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Assistant City Manager of Community Development


Listing Summary

The City of Lilburn is seeking an Assistant City Manager of Community Development to join and serve as a key member of the City’s leadership team with the direct responsibility of management of assigned departments and effective implantation of Citywide strategic initiatives and policies. This position serves as the development leader for the city, assisting the City Manager with establishing short-term and long-term development and redevelopment plans to meet the city’s strategic growth and development objectives. It is important to note that responsibilities are broad in scope and involve highly sensitive and publicly visible projects that require a high degree of policy, program, and management discretion.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced, ethical, and dedicated leader who can succeed in an organization that strives for a culture of excellence with accountability, continuous improvement, and communication among its core values. The candidate must be people focused, exhibit an exemplary customer service approach, and have a strong commitment to public service. 

About the Position:

This position is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of city government assigned departments, to include the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Oversees and coordinates all land use planning and zoning, zoning enforcement, land development ordinances, building permits/inspections, film permits, business licensing, alcohol licensing, stormwater, economic development, community development, capital projects, public information, City events, and grant efforts in support of the community’s and organization’s policies, goals, and objectives.
  • Provides primary staff support to the Lilburn Downtown Development Authority and oversees the activities of the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals.
  • Serves as Acting City Manager in the absence of the City Manager.
  • Develops and implements the economic development strategy for the City of Lilburn.
  • Responsible for oversight and implementation of capital projects in the city’s five-year capital improvement program.
  • Monitors the budget for assigned departments and work units.
  • Responsible for the City’s Comprehensive Plan updates and other planning initiatives.
  • Meets regularly with potential developers and attends Lilburn Community Improvement District meetings.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of a communication plan with oversight of the city’s website, social media, and print media.
  • Attends City Council meetings, makes presentations to boards, civic groups, homeowners associations and businesses. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Candidate Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, economic development, urban planning or related field from an accredited university; A Master’s degree in Public Administration is highly preferred. • A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible supervisory experience or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience sufficient to perform the essential duties of this position. • Downtown development/economic development experience in local government required. • Capital project management experience required. • Certification as Certified Planner (AICP) or as Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) preferred.

The expected starting salary range for this position will be determined based on the qualifications of the selected candidate. The City offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, and vision coverage. Additionally, life insurance and long-term disability benefits are paid by the City. The City participates in the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) Employee Retirement Defined Contribution 401(a) program and a Deferred Compensation 457 (b) plan. A monthly car allowance and executive leave are additional benefits. Interested candidates may submit an application online at or may download the employment application, along with a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references. Completed applications can be sent to: Department of Human Resources, 340 Main Street, Lilburn, GA 30047. Any questions, please call (770) 638-2233

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