Planning Manager

Under general direction, to manage the function of the Planning Division, providing a wide range of city planning services and supervision, including administrative, current planning and advanced planning activities; perform technical planning work and other duties as required.

Examples of Duties:
Directs the operation of the Planning Division and provides technical analysis of the application of planning and zoning laws, municipal code, general plan and other technical documents.
Supervises and coordinates the functions of planning.
Develops and implements department policies and procedures, plans and goals.
Conducts and attends staff meetings, Planning Commission and other meetings of boards and committees, the City Council and other community functions.
Prepares or supervises preparation of environmental documents, planning and zoning studies, and general plan elements.
Analyzes, develops and presents recommendations on complex planning, zoning and development proposals to the Planning Commission and City Council.

Typical Qualifications:
Knowledge of:
Theory, principles and practices of public administration and urban planning.
Local, State and Federal rules, regulations and requirements pertaining to planning and zoning.
Development processing and environmental review procedures.
Principles and practices of effective supervision and training.
Principles of budget administration and control.
Ability to:
Supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff.
Analyze, research and compile technical and statistical information.
Analyze development plans, land use compatibility and design.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other governmental agencies and others contacted in course of work.
Education/Experience
Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university in Urban Planning, Public Administration or closely related field plus five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in professional planning and public administration, with two (2) years of supervisory experience is required.

Valid California Driver License, class C, required at time of hire.