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Village of Park Forest Hiring for

An award-winning, progressive community with a stellar reputation for professional local governance, the Village of Park Forest seeks to fill the position of Director of Community Development. A politically and financially stable organization with a long-standing culture for employee job satisfaction, the outgoing Director is retiring after more than 40 years with the Village. A diverse workplace, the result of proactive steps taken over several decades, Park Forest seeks candidates with visionary leadership and excellent supervisory skills to oversee code enforcement and building plan review operations. The Department also includes one of the longest tenured housing authorities in the Chicagoland area. Staff oversight includes 8 full-time personnel plus seasonal hires. Ideal candidates should have municipal community development experience and a working knowledge of building codes (local codes, BOCA, etc.). An excellent ability to interpret building code requirements and interact with the public is critical. A bachelor's degree in architecture, planning, engineering, public administration, political science, or similar area of emphasis is desired.

Salary range for position is $114,812 to $151,186 plus excellent benefits. Starting salary commensurate with successful candidate’s experience. More details can be found at the employment page of the Village of Park Forest website:

Application deadline: February 2, 2024. The Village of Park Forest is an equal opportunity employer which strives to be a welcoming and inclusive place for all; improving how we recruit, empower, and retain the most diverse and very best talent, ensuring careers in public service that will continue to attract the brightest candidates for coming generations.

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