Director of Community and Economic Development

Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency - Louisville, KY (30+ days ago)3.0



Class Title: Director of Community and Economic Development

Division: Community and Economic Development

Supervisor: Executive Director

Supervises: All Division Personnel

Class Characteristics: Under general executive direction, plans, organizes, directs, coordinates and evaluates all activities and programs of the Division; responsible for the professional and administrative work in directing the activities of the Community and Economic Development Division; performs related duties as required.

General Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Plans, organizes, directs, coordinates and evaluates all activities and programs of the Community and Economic Development Division.
  • Supervises all personnel assigned to the Division.
  • Coordinates activities of the Division with efforts of other units of the agency, and other public and service agencies.
  • Serves as liaison between the Department for Local Government, other state agencies, and city and county officials.
  • Provides technical assistance to local county and municipal governments.
  • Supervises and participates in CDBG project administration.
  • Assists local governments with grant and loan applications.
  • Visits local governments and monitors ongoing projects.
  • Coordinates the development and writing of the Agency's Work Element Objectives and the JFA Annual and Semi-Annual Narrative reports.
  • At the direction of the Executive Director, represents the agency and/or Division at federal/state/local meetings/associations.
  • Responsible for Tourism promotions.
  • Prepares personnel policy manuals, job descriptions, pay plans, and other personnel assistance to member governments.
  • Responsible for facilities management.

Non-essential: None.


Training and Experience: Bachelors degree in public administration, urban planning or related field supplemented with 7 years experience in the public administration/planning field including 3 years direct supervisory and policy development experience.

Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Extensive knowledge of the organization, functions, and problems of local governments.
  • Extensive knowledge of federal and state laws and administrative regulations, programs, policies, and guidelines relating to all areas of responsibility within the Division.
  • Extensive knowledge of grants application procedures.
  • Extensive knowledge of human resources administration, budgeting, community development, planning and zoning, data collection and analysis, and other areas of responsibility within the Division.
  • Knowledge of facilities management.


  • Arbitration skills.
  • Skill in the use of computers and other office equipment.
  • Skill in oral and written communications.
  • Public speaking skills.


  • Ability to plan, organize, direct, coordinate and evaluate the work of professional and technical personnel engaged in office and field work.
  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationship with Division Directors, staff, elected officials, citizens, local government employees, community agencies, job applicants and general public.
  • Ability to read, comprehend, and make decisions in compliance with laws and administrative regulations.
  • Ability to supervise the preparation and maintenance of required reports and records.
  • Ability to monitor local government projects funded by federal and state agencies.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and against frequent deadlines.
  • Public speaking abilities.


Instructions: Very general; must use own judgment most of the time.

Processes: Must frequently refine existing work methods and development of new techniques, concepts and programs within established limits or policies.

Review of Work: Work is generally not reviewed unless requested.

Analytical Requirements: Assignments frequently involve decisions based on a wide knowledge of many factors where application of advanced or technical concepts are predominantly required.

Tools, Equipment and Vehicles Used: Normal office equipment (computers, copier, telephone, fax machine, etc.)

Physical Requirements of the Job: Work is typically performed indoors in a climate controlled environment sitting at desk or table; lifting light objects (up to 25 pounds) is a requirement of the job; must operate vehicle as job requirement.

Contacts: Public and internal contacts requiring tact and diplomacy is required.

Confidential Information: Regular use of confidential information is a job requirement.

Mental Effort: Heavy.

Interruptions: Frequent.

Special Licensing Requirements: Must possess and maintain a valid drivers license.

Availability: Must be able to attend meetings during evenings and weekends.

Certification Requirements: None.

Additional Requirements: None.

Overtime Provision: Exempt.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $50,000.00 to $60,000.00 /year


  • Bachelor's (Required)