Encinitas – CA
The City of Encinitas is seeking an experienced and talented leader with a strong technical and managerial background to join the City Manager’s leadership team and serve as the Director of Planning and Building.


The City Manager is looking for an energetic, creative and experienced leader who has the ability to work effectively with the community, leadership team and staff across the organization. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience as an accessible, approachable, and motivating director with a strong focus on customer service. In addition to a high level of planning knowledge, the ideal candidate must possess extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of organizational management, budgeting, administration and personnel management along with excellent interpersonal, communication and written skills.



A Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in a related field plus seven years of recent professional managerial experience, which includes at least three years of supervision and experience in public sector planning, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Public sector management experience and extensive experience working with the California Coastal Commission are preferred.




The compensation for this position is competitive and the negotiated salary will be dependent on qualifications and experience. The monthly salary range is $8,156 to $13,911. The City offers a competitive benefits package including a cafeteria allowance towards medical, dental and vision insurance. The City pays life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance and long term disability. The City contracts with CalPERS for retirement and does not participate in Social Security.


A completed City application, a concise but informative cover letter to include the reasons of interest, a resume and five professional references are required by Monday, February 15, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. Please visit www.encinitasca.gov to apply. All required documents must be uploaded through the City’s link to NeoGov prior to the deadline. The City will not accept emailed, faxed or hard copies of the required documents listed above.