Assistant Director

Employer: Kitsap County
Job Title: Assistant Director
Job Type: Regular/Full-time
Division: Department of Community Development
Location: Port Orchard, WA
Opening Date: 07/12/2019
Closing Date: 08/05/2019
Salary: $85,737.60 - $121,201.60 Annually

Job Description: 

Kitsap County is seeking an experienced leader to join the executive management team as the ASSISTANT DIRECTOR for its Department of Community Development (DCD). The DCD Assistant Director will provide strategic oversight and leadership to the long-range planning, environmental services, and development services & engineering (current planning) sections. The successful incumbent will be part of DCD's leadership team, reporting directly to the DCD Director and working in collaboration with executive managers in the DCD structure and in other County Departments. This position is perfect for a hands-on leader who seeks a challenge, values public service, and who wants to make a visible and lasting impact on local communities.

Job Duties:

Some of the job duties include:

  • Plan, organize, and manage land use development projects and applications, community planning functions including but not limited to comprehensive plan and its subarea plans updates.
  • Oversee implementation of planning programs (public engagement, climate change, sustainable development).
  • Lead the natural resources coordination functions, which include the management of the associated grant funding programs.
  • Mediate, negotiate and facilitate the planning process that balances the public and private interests, as well as the Tribal treaty rights, while ensuring consistency with statutory requirements, as well as adopted policies and regulations of Kitsap County.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Planning or closely related field; AND
  • Five (5) years of experience in community development and project review; AND
  • Three (3) years of experience in a supervisory or managerial role; OR
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Substantial exposure to urban growth issues similar to the Washington Growth Management Act is required.

How to Apply:
Apply online