Community Development and Zoning Director


The city of McMinnville is looking for qualified applicants for the position of director for the Community Development and Zoning Department. Primary responsibilities include overall supervision of the department including budgetary responsibility.  The position reports to the City Administrator.  Duties include:  MS4 manager; floodplain coordination; ADA coordinator for the city; advanced computer skills including Geographical Information Systems (GIS); overall enforcement of building, sign, demolition, fire property maintenance and related municipal codes; developing short and long term plans to use land for growth and revitalization; review construction plans and make inspections ensuring compliance with codes on zoning, planning, building and plumbing work; maintains and updates the city’s zoning ordinances; liaison with property owners, developers and contractors to obtain voluntary code compliance; issues citations and appears in court when necessary; investigates and enforces complaints of codes violations; maintains detailed records and reports.  Successful applicants will possess the proven ability to maintain effective working relationships with the public, city officials and other employees and prepare and present accurate reports to the governing body; BS in Architecture, GIS, Planning or related field supplemented by course work and experience in the building or planning trades or seven years of credible work experience; five years of increasing responsibility in GIS planning or building inspection with some experience in a supervisory or consultative capacity; possession of a valid TN operator’s license, physically able to work outside year round; climb heights, crawl under houses and function in confined spaces.  Must meet residency requirements as defined in the city’s personnel policy manual.  Other preferred training and experience includes certifications or ability to obtain within one year in residential and commercial building inspection; residential and commercial plumbing inspector; state of TN licensed electrician; state of TN licensed plumber; HVAC certification.  Must pass a physical exam by a city designated physician to confirm ability to perform all essential duties required of this position.  This is a full-time salaried exempt position with a salary range of $73,486 - $87,238 depending on qualifications.  Job description and on-line application can be found at  All applications must be received no later than June 18, 2021. EOE / Drug Free Worplace.