San Diego – California

Through operational excellence and attention to customer service, Planning & Development Services (PDS) strives to balance community, economic and environmental interests to ensure the highest quality of life for the public of San Diego County.

The County of San Diego is seeking a dynamic, independent, and innovative leader to fill a Chief position for the Code Compliance Division. This unclassified management level position is in Planning & Development Services (PDS), which is part the County’s Land Use & Environment Group. Under the administrative direction of PDS executive management, this unclassified management position will be responsible for providing leadership and oversight over all functions and activities of the assigned division.

Qualifying candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, or certified equivalency for foreign studies, AND, five (5) years of experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the classification, which must include two years of management or supervision; OR, a combination of experience and/or education as stated above. Note: A master’s degree or higher degree may substitute for a total of one year. In order for education to substitute for work experience as indicated above, college level coursework must demonstrate progress toward a degree and may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.

Desirable Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree or higher in public administration, urban studies, urban design, planning, environmental science, architecture, engineering, law, or a related field, and at least five years of professional level planning experience in the public or private sector is highly desirable. Ideal candidates will also have at least two years of full supervisory or management level experience in a planning, land use, design or environmental field.

Applications may be accessed and submitted online. To apply, go to then link to Jobs.

In addition to completing the application, please submit an updated résumé indicating academic degrees held and dates conferred, employment history and positions held, dates of service, areas of experience, levels of responsibility, key duties performed, reporting structure, number of direct reports or staff, and salary information.
Applications and résumés will be initially screened for minimum qualifications. An evaluation board will convene to review submittals and identify top competitors to be considered for further evaluation.

Closing date will be Monday, July 4, 2016.