The City of Apache Junction is seeking a Development Services Director. The ideal candidate is a creative, communicative, customer-service oriented, and proven development professional who has outstanding leadership and interpersonal skills, and possesses a solid understanding of planning and economic development. Desirable candidates will have a proven track record of effectively leading change, improving customer service, and building productive relationships with elected officials, residents, developers, local businesses, and a wide variety of other internal and external stakeholders. Successful candidates will be skilled negotiators with the ability to effectively deal with developers and other governmental representatives. Candidates who are experienced in the development of master planned communities will also be favorably considered. While a technical background in development services is expected, strong management and leadership skills are of the utmost importance. Understanding and striving to find a productive balance between growth and development with tradition, heritage, and existing residents and small businesses will also lead the candidate to success in this position.