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Community Development Director, Village of Mokena, IL

Mokena, Illinois, population 19,887 is a suburban community located approximately 35 miles southwest of Chicago in northeastern Will County. The Village of Mokena is a family-oriented community with outstanding schools, parks, and excellent municipal services. The Village is seeking professional, innovative, and self-motivated candidates interested in serving in the Community Development Director position.

The Community Development Director is responsible for administrative and supervisory duties of the Community Development Department. Responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of land planning and development as well as building code administration, inspection services and code enforcement. The Community Development Department currently includes a planning technician, building inspector, code enforcement officer and customer service staff. The Village is seeking candidates with strong leadership and communication skills who wish to join a professional management team. All Village employees are expected to embrace the motto, “Where Our Customers Always Come First”.

The successful candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree. A master’s degree and/or AICP designation is desirable. Candidates should also have a minimum of five years of progressively responsible public and/or private sector experience. Additional qualifications to include (but not limited to) excellent communication and presentation skills (both oral and written), the ability to think proactively and develop strategic plans, and the ability to coordinate and work well within the management team/other staff members.

The annual salary range is $125,780-$144,581 (DOQ). The Village offers an excellent benefit package, including participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, health, dental, vision and life insurance.

Interested applicants should

  1. Review the full job description located on the Village webpage;

  2. Submit a cover letter;

  3. Submit a resume; and

  4. Submit a list of five professional references to the Village of Mokena, c/o Village Administrator via email to

Position open until filled. No phone calls. The Village of Mokena is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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