Planning Division Manager

The City of Thousand Oaks is seeking an innovative and proactive Planning Division Manager with a positive, forward-thinking perspective. The Planning Division Manager will manage all planning functions (development, advance, and environmental planning). The position reports to the Deputy Community Development Director.
The Planning Division Manager will assist in integrating the City’s vision, goals, and people strategy with the business strategy of the Community Development Department; managing, planning and organizing Community Development services, programs, and operations; developing and implementing policy; crafting and accomplishing department and City objectives, goals, and performance metrics within guidelines established by the City Council and City Manager. The Planning Division Manager must exercise a high degree of judgment and discretion along with political acumen and an understanding of the needs of the business community.

Ideal candidate:

The position requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public or business administration, architecture, urban/environmental planning or a related field. A Master’s degree is highly desirable. Certification by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is desirable.
The position also requires eight years of increasingly relevant, responsible, progressive, comprehensive experience. Related work experience includes urban planning, environmental analysis, plan review, and permit processing services, including two years of management/supervisory responsibility. Knowledge of, and experience with, development of mixed-use projects, e-planning and e-permitting are desirable.
Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a Class C California driver’s license is required.

Please refer to the job announcement and recruitment brochure at for additional information about the position.