Chief of Planning & GIS

East Bay Regional Park District (Park District) is offering a rewarding opportunity for an experienced, highly energetic, and forward-thinking planning professional to become the Chief of Planning & GIS. Reporting directly to the Assistant General Manager of Acquisition, Stewardship and Development Division, the Chief of Planning & GIS is the Park District’s primary steward in open space protection, natural resource conservation, and planning for regional recreation amenities with intergovernmental and regulatory agencies, and various public and private groups. Top candidates will have a proven record of accomplishments in successful stakeholder engagement on land use planning matters of conservation and preservation or climate action planning with well-honed project management skills and a collaborative style. Department oversight includes three units (Advance Planning, Current Planning, and GIS Services) with 15 FTEs positions. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic leader with strong public service and environmental preservation ethics along with broad knowledge in a variety of key areas including master plans, land use, urban planning regulations, natural resource protection, and CEQA environmental laws. This position requires a Bachelor’s degree and 6 years of experience with 4 years of management responsibilities. The salary range is $143,208 to $182,749 with possible future merit steps up to $211,557. The District also offers an attractive benefits package including CalPERS retirement.
Interested candidates should apply by submitting a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, and current salary to by October 9, 2017. Confidential inquiries welcomed to Heather Renschler at (916) 630-4900.