Job Title: Director, Planning and Development Services

Job Location: San Diego

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Job Description:

The County of San Diego is accepting résumés for the position of:  Director, Planning & Development Services

This executive management position is responsible for providing leadership and oversight over Planning and Development Services, a department with over 200 employees and a budget of $47.7 million.  PDS is responsible for long-range land use planning, including building, code compliance, County of San Diego’s General Plan and Community Plans, Climate Action Plan (CAP) and Zoning Ordinance. The department evaluates land use projects for regulatory compliance, sustainability, and environmental impacts. PDS also provides review, permit, inspection, and code compliance services throughout the unincorporated county to ensure healthy, safe, and thriving communities. PDS advises the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission on all land use projects, policies, and programs in the unincorporated county.


The ideal candidate will possess a professional history that demonstrates the following leadership competencies and attributes:

  • Executive management level experience over a planning department with varied functions such as long-range planning, sustainability, code compliance, project planning, and development
  • Provide overall leadership and oversight for all programs to ensure a customer service-oriented management philosophy which transcends all levels of the organization, shape divisional processes, procedures, and goals that maintain and enhance our vision
  • Implement strategic and innovative operational planning that anticipates future consequences and maintain the department at the forefront of sustainability planning and development services
  • Represent PDS and the County at the local, state, and national level; collaborating with planning representatives from various agencies; demonstrating organizational and political awareness of sensitive issues
  • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills to lead strategies within the organization and with


Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  Please click here for a complete job description.

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Apply by date: 05/19/2021