Community Development Services Director

Open Until Filled
First Review Deadline: 4:30pm on November 9, 2018
Starting Salary Range: $7,333 - $8,166 per month 

The City of Blaine, Washington, is a coastal community of 5,100 people, with a unique location on the US/Canada border. Blaine offers a small town environment just outside a major metropolitan area. Blaine is only 45 minutes from downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, one of the world’s most beautiful and dynamic cities. All major services are available in Bellingham, WA, only 30 minutes away, including shopping, theaters, dining, three colleges, a hospital and an airport. Interstate-5 provides easy access to Seattle, WA, two hours to the south.  

Blaine offers a beautiful location and mild coastal climate where temperatures rarely exceed 80 degrees in the summer and winter snows are a novelty. Blaine’s attractive climate and location make it a destination for visitors to Semiahmoo Resort and Spa. The City’s four-star resort hosts conferences and visitors from around the northwest.

Blaine offers access to unlimited outdoor recreation, with the inland marine waters of the Salish Sea for boating, fishing, and day trips to the San Juan Islands. The Cascade Mountains are less than an hour’s drive, offering hiking, skiing, camping, hunting and fishing. Locals like to boast that they can ski in the morning and sea kayak or golf in the afternoon.  


Under general direction of the City Manager, oversees the operations of the Community Development Services Department including department administration, managing staff, overseeing consultants, being directly involved in long and short-range planning, oversight of building code compliance, comprehensive planning, development review, building review, code enforcement, facilities planning, and tourism development. Participates as a key member of the City’s management team and works closely with the City Manager on economic development.  

The Community Development Services Department includes planning, building, code enforcement and tourism development. 

Starting salary is $7,333 to $8,166 per month. The position is independently contracted. The City offers an excellent benefit package including:
Participation in WA State Retirement
Health benefits at 90-percent 
Vision care benefits at 100-percent
Dental benefits at 100-percent
5% Deferred Compensation
12 paid holidays (10 plus 2 floating)
26 paid vacation days
10 paid administrative leave days
12 annual sick leave days

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply for the position. Please submit the following documents to the attention of Samuel Crawford, 435 Martin Street, Suite 3000, Blaine, WA 98230:

Cover Letter
City of Blaine Application Form
Qualifications Checklist
Supplemental Questionnaire

These documents can be submitted via email to

Job Description

The first review deadline is 4:30 pm on Friday, November 9, 2018; open until filled.

The City of Blaine is an Equal Opportunity Employer.