Development Services Director, City of De Pere, WI

November 13, 2019

As an employer, the City of De Pere is a positive, team-oriented organization with a commitment to providing exceptional customer service to its community.  The City of De Pere provides an engaging work environment focused on collaboration and team building.  De Pere strives to attract, develop, and retain critical talent by promoting a diversity of thought, valuing differing perspectives, and empowering employees to share their authentic viewpoints at all levels and functions within the City.


The City of De Pere is seeking a Development Services Director to oversee the City’s economic development program to promote the growth and development of the City’s economic base, assist in the retention and expansion of existing businesses, and vigorously seek out new businesses for the City.  This position oversees the functions of the Development Services Department which includes Economic Development, Planning, Zoning, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Building Inspection and Code Enforcement.  Full position details are available on our website; click on the Jobs icon and then the Position Title.    




  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Planning and/or Public Administration; Master’s Degree preferred.

  2. Four to five years of experience in a related field. 

  3. American Institute of Certified Planners and Economic Development Finance Professional certifications are highly desirable. 

  4. Valid unencumbered Wisconsin driver’s license and safe driving record. 


A combination of education and experience may be considered.


The full salary range is $97,801 - $133,182 plus an excellent benefits package.  


Typical Work Schedule:

The normal work schedule is Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Hours from Memorial Day - Labor Day are Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


How to Apply:

Apply online at; click on the Jobs icon and then the Position Title.


Applications are being accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin approximately November 21, 2019. Tentative interview schedule – We anticipate that that phone interviews will take place the week of December 2nd. Interviews will take place the early part of the week of December 16th.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer seeking a talented and diverse workforce. 

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