Deputy Director of Planning

Los Angeles, with a population of 4 million, is the second-largest city in the United States, and the most populous city in the state of California. The City is seeking a talented, energetic, and committed leader who will work collaboratively in a results-oriented organization to serve as the next Deputy Director of Planning. An experienced and innovative manager who is task-oriented and accomplishment driven will be valued. The selected candidate will have a broad working knowledge of California planning principles and practices along with CEQA knowledge and/or experience. The ideal candidate will be well versed in both current and advanced planning and be capable of implementing a process that allows customers to obtain planning/zoning entitlements without impediment. The City will be working on contracts, master plans, zoning codes, and the updating of the general plan. An individual who can navigate through the governmental bureaucracy will excel in this position. A motivated manager who emphasizes team building and is comfortable working in the public eye will be well suited to the position. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in urban planning, urban studies, urban design, environmental studies, architecture, landscape architecture, or closely related fields (an advanced degree in the above-mentioned fields and/or AICP certification would be highly desirable); and five years of professional managerial experience in the planning department of a federal, state, or municipal government, directing and managing through subordinate managers and supervisors, long-range and current planning projects, policy planning, and providing planning services to the public. The salary range is $145,867 – $181,217 and is based on qualifications. The City also offers an attractive benefits package. If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please apply online at Please contact Gary Phillips at (916) 784-9080 should you have any questions. Brochure available. The first review of resumes will begin July 10, 2015.