Community Development Director

City of Fairmont

Fairmont, MN United States

The City of Fairmont is looking for a Community Development Director. This position is responsible for organizing and directing the full range of the City’s community development operations as they relate to planning, zoning, and economic development; residential and commercial ordinance administration; property maintenance codes and enforcement; supervision of Community Development Department personnel; development and implementation of a Lakes Management Plan; involvement in other special plans, projects, and authorities/commissions; and other duties as assigned. The Community Development Director will report to the City Administrator. The typical work hours for this position are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday.


Qualifications for this position include possession of a bachelor's degree in community planning, economic development, public administration, or related field as well as five years of progressively responsible experience in planning, economic development, community development, and housing and/or redevelopment, including some supervisory experience. Preferred qualifications include American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certifications; Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) or Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certifications; and a master’s degree in community planning, economic development, public administration, or related field.


Visit the City’s website ( to view the complete job description and application instructions. The deadline to apply is 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17th.


The City of Fairmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

Experience Level
Mid II (4-8 years)
AICP Level
Community or Neighborhood Development
Salary Range
$49.84/hour – $63.09/hour

Contact Information

100 Downtown Plaza
Fairmont, MN
United States
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