Planning and Community Development Director

Town of Oakland

Oakland, TN United States

The Town of Oakland is seeking a strong, innovative, engaging, and visionary Planning and Community Development Director to oversee the Town’s planning, zoning, development reviews, and planning initiatives. The Town of Oakland is a rapidly growing community; the Director of Planning and Community Development will have wide-ranging responsibilities within the Town’s organization. This position is responsible for the administration, direction, supervision, and operation of the Planning and Community Development Department.


Minimum Qualifications:

• Graduation from accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, Architecture, Engineering, or Public Administration required. (Master’s Degree desired)

• Five (5) to seven (7) years of increasingly responsible administrative experience involving planning and zoning required.

• Experience in city or county government desired.

• Direct department budgetary experience required.

• American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification preferred.


This is a full-time salaried exempt position with a salary range of $49,920 - $62,380 depending upon qualifications and experience. The Town of Oakland is an EOE/Drug Free Workplace employer. Cover letters and resumes should be submitted on or before Wednesday, July 28, 2021. Please submit to: Attention: Town Manager, Town of Oakland, P.O. Box 56, Oakland, TN 38060 or emailed to:

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The Town of Oakland does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability.


Experience Level
Mid II (4-8 years)
AICP Level
Land Use and Development Regulation and Zoning
Salary Range
$49,920 - $62,380

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