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Community Development Director

$60,000 – $70,000 yearly

City of Fairway

Last Updated: 5/08/22

Job Description

TITLE: Community Development Director DEPARTMENT: Administration

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt WORK WEEK: 40 hours


The Community Development Director is responsible for review of residential and commercial redevelopment and construction activity within the City. The work requires both technical and professional skills, frequent interaction with the public including residents, developers, architects, engineers, contractors, Council, Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals for the City and other governmental agencies.

Requires ability to review construction documents for conformity to the building codes, zoning, health and safety ordinances. This position works closely with the Administration Department and reports to the City Administrator. Community Development Director provides technical assistance pertaining to City development, advises City officials about development issues, researches, prepares and presents reports and recommendations on development activities.


Permits/Plans Review

  • Administers building permit process, reviews applications and plans, issues permits, certificates of occupancy, calculates/collects fees and generates various building permit activity reports.
  • Coordinates with 3rd party vendor scheduling of inspections, reviews inspection reports and billing.
  • Maintains building permits and plans and tracks permit expiration deadlines and sends notifications.
  • Serves as Floodplain Administrator including administration of Floodplain Development Permits.
  • Prepares staff reports and makes recommendations regarding projects and codes to the City Council and Administration Committee.
  • Attends City Council Meetings as necessary

Planning Commission/Board of Zoning Appeals/City Council

  • Assists applicants for the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) and Planning Commission (PC) with applications and explains City Ordinances and code requirements.
  • Reviews applications and plans for new construction, rezoning, replats, public hearings for BZA and PC, prepares staff reports and packets, posts meeting packet on website and attends PC and BZA meetings.
  • Researches codes, drafts language and makes recommendations to Planning Commission regarding Zoning and Land Development Ordinances and Comprehensive Plan.
  • Prepares staff reports and attends City Council meetings as required.

Code Enforcement/Rental Inspection

  • Assists, as needed, Community Services Officer with Code Enforcement complaints and property maintenance issues.


  • Assists, as needed, Administration Department with answering telephone calls and assists with walk in traffic.
  • Basic knowledge of Fairway City services in order to direct residents to the correct department for assistance.
  • Performs special projects as assigned.
  • Performs other miscellaneous duties as assigned.


Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, and related codes.
  • Ability to interpret and apply policies, procedures, laws, codes, and regulations.
  • Adept at working in busy office environment and using computer, copier, fax, scanning, various software applications and ability to learn new applications.
  • Skilled at multi-tasking projects, work with interruptions and adjust accordingly.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and solid mathematical aptitude.
  • Ability to work independently, as part of a team and with the public.
  • Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Possess valid Kansas driver’s license, clean driving record and ability to safely operate City vehicle.

Education and Experience

  • Four-year college or university with degree in planning, civil engineering, architecture or combination of education and work experience in related field preferred. A combination of equivalent education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities maybe considered.
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in building trades, plan review, inspection, or equivalent training.
  • International Code Council (ICC) Certifications required or ability to obtain within 3 years from date of hire.
  • Certified Building Official (CBO) certification from the International Code Council (ICC) or the ability to obtain such certification within three (3) years from date of hire
  • Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) certification from International Code Council (ICC) or the ability to obtain such certification within three (3) years from date of hire.

Starting salary range: $60,000 - $70,000 depending on qualifications.

Company Details

Fairway, Kansas, United States
The City of Fairway is a city of the second class located in Northeast Johnson County.  Incorporated in 1949,  Fairway is a beautiful residential community with nearly 4,000 residents, 1800 homes and 60 businesses, Fairway is a small, but significant City.  The City offers many services including: Law Enforcement Public Works Building Inspections and Codes Administration Parks...