Village of Richton Park

Village of Richton Park Richton Park, IL, United States
Dec 18, 2017
Full time
The Village of Richton Park (population 13,765) is seeking talented, experienced and motivated candidates for the position of Community & Economic Development Director. The Village of Richton Park is a mature community located in south Cook County, Illinois, approximately twenty-two (22) miles south of downtown Chicago. The Village of Richton Park spans along the famous Sauk Trail which was used by the Sauk and Pottawatomie tribes for moving between settlements and sacred areas, as well as being a stop along the Underground Railroad. The Village was incorporated in 1926, as the local Illinois Central Railroad Line crossing Sauk Trail became electrified. The Village lies adjacent to the communities of Matteson, Frankfort, Park Forest, and University Park. The Village provides a full range of municipal services with a budget of $17 million and 150 employees. The Community & Economic Development Director is appointed by the Village Manager.   The Community & Economic Development Director is an integral part of the executive management team responsible for the supervision and facilitation of key decisions concerning long range and day-to-day planning, zoning, economic development, building and code enforcement activities. The Department of Community & Economic Development is comprised of the three divisions including Planning and Zoning, Economic Development and Building and Code Enforcement.  The department has six full-time employees, two part-time employees and contracts for plumbing and electrical inspections and some economic development activities. Department staff serves as liaison to several advisory boards including the Planning and Zoning Commission, Economic Development Commission and Beautification Committee.   The successful candidate will have the combination of interpersonal skills, technical competency and professional resilience to lead and guide the Village of Richton Park in its future growth efforts.  The Village is seeking an experienced professional with a minimum of seven to ten years’ management experience in Planning, Zoning and Economic Development including five years of supervisory experience. Previous Building and Code Enforcement responsibility is also essential. Candidates must possess a minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration, Economic Development or related field. Individuals with AICP and/or, CEcD certifications and a Master’s degree are desired.     The Village of Richton Park is offering a competitive benefits package and a starting salary range projected to be $105,000+/- DOQ. Candidates should apply online at including cover letter, résumé and contact information for five professional references. The Village of Richton Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce.   Application deadline: January 19, 2018