Planning Services Director

Near Nature, Near Perfect-Nestled in the Inland Northwest at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Spokane, Washington, (population over 210,000) is a vibrant growing community that still has a small-town feel. The City is seeking a Planning Services Director capable of providing strategic leadership and support to the Planning Services Department. The ideal candidate will plan, organize, administer and direct the activities of the Planning Department, which consists of a staff of approximately 10+ employees. The ideal candidate will assist the Division Director in developing and implementing long-range strategies to ensure the economic health and vitality of the City. The incoming Director will provide leadership and coordinate assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies. The selected individual will be expected to execute independent judgment and action within City policies in budgeting, resource management and public policy. In this role, the Director will serve as the secretary to the City Plan Commission and serve as the Chief Planning Professional. The ideal candidate must possess eight years of progressively responsible professional planning experience, along with a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design or a related field (or a combination of education, training and/or experience that provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class). Professional Certification through the American Institute of Certified Planners is a plus! The salary for the Planning Services Director ranges from $89,763.12 to $110,893.68 dependent upon qualifications. The City also offers an attractive benefits package. Apply online at Contact Joel Bryden at (916) 784-9080 with questions. Filing deadline is October 23, 2015.