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Please click on the link below for a Village of Cary general job application.

                                    Job Application

Community Development Director

The Village of Cary, IL (18,271), a northwest suburb of Chicago, is seeking a full-time Community Development Director. The ideal candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills, strong customer service skills and a passion for public service. 

The Community Development Director will be responsible for overseeing Economic Development, Planning and Zoning, Building and Code Enforcement.  The position reports directly to the Village Administrator.  The selected candidate will have the opportunity to implement numerous initiatives outlined in the recently updated Comprehensive Plan which is expected to be approved this December.  These projects include a complete update to the zoning ordinance, revising the sign ordinance, enhancing the Village’s gateways and guiding improvements to the downtown. The candidate will also lead the Village’s efforts in helping to secure development projects for properties in public and private ownership.  The Village has several vacant parcels in private ownership including approximately 40 acres of vacant property of the Village’s western gateway.  In addition, there are several developable parcels in public ownership including a 16 acre vacant school site adjacent to downtown and a 100 acre active gravel mine site which is scheduled to be deeded to the Village within the next three (3) years.  The Village is seeking an individual who is flexible in working both independently and as part of a team to complete these Village objectives.    


A bachelor’s degree in urban planning, public administration or related field.  A master’s degree and AICP certification is preferred.  Candidates must have a minimum of seven (7) years of increasingly responsible experience, with three (3) years of supervisory experience.  A similar combination of education and experience may be considered.    


The salary range for the position is $105,000+/- depending on qualifications.  This is an exempt position.  The Village of Cary offers a comprehensive benefit package.   

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter and five (5) professional references to Hard copies or faxed resumes will not be accepted. Position is open until filled, however, first review of resumes will begin on December 5, 2014.  The selected finalist will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment criminal background check, reference check and post offer physical with drug screening.   For more information about the Village of Cary, please visit our website at 

The Village of Cary is an Equal Opportunity Employer.