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Development Review Services Manager

City of Portland, Maine | Portland, ME

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Department of Planning & Urban Development - The City of Portland, Maine, has an opening for a Development Review Services Manager in our City Planning Division. This is an opportunity to work with a great team on issues of sustainable development in one of the best small cities in the country!  The Development Review Services Manager manages a staff of professional planners, technical staff and/or consultants, and support functions to ensure the City’s development review program is effective, responsive to developer needs, accountable to the public, and adaptable to changing community conditions. Specific responsibilities include performing supervisory, administrative, systems development and development review work related to the administration of codes, regulations, ordinances, standards, and guidelines pertaining to development in the City to ensure the orderly growth and quality of life in Portland’s residential, commercial, historic and industrial districts.   The ability to understand, interpret and implement all technical, qualitative, and legal requirements within City codes, policies, regulations, standards and guidelines, as well as state and federal law in the areas of site design, civil engineering, landscape architecture, urban design, environmental design, architecture, stormwater management, traffic engineering, neighborhood conservation, and other associated fields as they relate to the responsibilities of the position.  The selected candidate will have to have a strong record of working as first point of contact and communication for developers and the public who are seeking information and guidance about the City’s development review program.  The Development Review Services Manager reports to the City Planning Division Director.  This position requires graduation from a four-year college or university with a specialization in planning, public administration, engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, or other applicable field.  A graduate degree is preferred.  Considerable experience in systems development and implementation of public policy, administration and enforcement of municipal development review regulations and working knowledge of site development, architecture, landscape architecture or civil engineering.  Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory criminal background check.   

Salary range is $72,774 - $86,892/year

Deadline for applications for this position is Tuesday, March 26, 2019.


City Benefits - 

Permanent, full-time employees receive a generous benefits package which includes 12 ½ paid holidays; employee health insurance; sick and vacation leave; optional life, dental and income protection insurances; choice of retirement plans; and tuition reduction program with the University of Southern Maine.  


The City of Portland is strongly committed to diversity in its workforce.

Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.


To apply online or to download the City’s application form, log on to the Job Opportunities page of the City’s website,


Apply at/send cover letter and resume to the

City of Portland, Maine

Human Resources Office

389 Congress St., Room 115

 Portland, ME 04101

Tel. (207) 874-8624, Fax (207) 874-8937

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Posted On: 2019-03-15 17:50:27
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Telecommute: No
Categories: Engineering, Municipal, Strategy - Planning
Job Type: Regular
Job Status: Full Time
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Additional Contact Info

389 Congress Street, Room 115
Portland, Maine 04101
Contact: Kathleen Vosmus
Phone: 207-874-8624