Permitting & Inspections Department – Search Extended - The City of Portland is seeking a highly motivated, dynamic, skilled individual to direct the operations of a one-stop permitting, licensing and inspections department. This department includes permitting, zoning, inspections, business licensing, and housing safety. The Department Director will build on prior work to improve the overall customer experience by continuing the development, implementation and evaluation of processes and protocols to increase efficiency and effectiveness. The successful candidate will have considerable knowledge of best practices in municipal permitting, licensing and inspections functions; significant management experience (at least 10 years, with at least 5 years in a senior management role) in complex environments, particularly with process development and evaluation as well as staff training and development; demonstrated experience with budget development and management; strong communication skills and the ability to collaborate with diverse groups; as well as the ability to learn quickly with a positive attitude. Bachelor’s degree from a college or university required, with a master’s degree preferred. Candidates with any combination of experience, education and training that provides the requisite skills will be considered.
The City of Portland is widely recognized as a well-managed, full-service municipality providing valued services to its residents. For fiscal year 2020, the City Council approved a budget of $263 million with total full-time equivalent of 1395 positions.
The City of Portland offers a comprehensive portfolio of benefits to its workforce. For eligible employees, benefits include health, dental, life insurance, income protection plans, and flexible spending accounts. Additionally, pension plans and retirement savings programs are offered.