Director of Planning & Community Development

Date Posted: 01/23/2017
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Employer: City of Santa Cruz, CA
Start Date: 01/23/2017
Compensation Range: $142,068 - $181,284 year
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Work Description

Director of Planning & Community Development
City of Santa Cruz, CA

The popular seaside community of Santa Cruz (pop. 64,632) lies 75 miles south of San Francisco along the San Lorenzo River between the Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay. The Planning & Community Development Department is supported by a staff of 36.5 FTE and an annual operating budget of $7.2 million. The department is organized across four divisions: Current Planning, Advance Planning, Code Compliance, and Building & Safety.

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic and highly strategic leader. In addition, he/she will be an empowering and energizing people manager with exceptional interpersonal skills and a history of effective relationship building. Deep knowledge of contemporary planning principles will be expected. Six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in urban planning, which includes at least two years of management experience, is required. A Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Public Administration, or related discipline is required. A Master’s degree and/or AICP certification is preferred.

Salary range $142,068 – $181,284 (additional 2% increase pending). Compensation also includes competitive benefits package. This recruitment will close at midnight on Monday, February 20, 2017. For detailed brochure and to apply online, visit

Teri Black • 424.296.3111
Bradley Wardle • 650.450.3299

How to Apply

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