City Hall Employment

Director of Community Development 

The Director of Community Development is responsible for the direct administration and implementation of municipal development programs and projects, including commercial, industrial, residential and downtown redevelopment activities/opportunities. This is a hands-on position that actively manages all community development programs including, but not limited to, the downtown façade program, retail recruitment, residential land development, industrial expansion, Chamber of Commerce relations, public information, social media and newsletter, State/Federal grant programs, Comprehensive Plan update, Enterprise Zone, Tax Increment Financing program, Downtown Strategic Plan, economic development inquiries, website updates, Warren County CEO Program, outside community/economic development meetings and events.


Work is performed in conjunction with and under the administrative direction of the City Administrator. A bachelor’s degree in urban/regional planning, public administration, geography or related field is required, with three years of community development experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).  Knowledge of laws, ordinances and State/Federal programs available to local government, project management skills and proficient computer office application will be necessary. Salary dependent upon qualifications. Possession of a valid Class D Illinois vehicle operator’s license or an equivalent license issued by the candidate’s state of residence. The position will require the selected candidate to establish residency inside the corporate limits of the City of Monmouth within six months of appointment. The position is appointed by the Monmouth City Council upon the joint recommendation of the Mayor and the City Administrator.


Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary history to Lewis Steinbrecher, City Administrator, City Hall, 100 E. Broadway Avenue, Monmouth, IL 61462, by August 31, 2017.