San Jose – California

City of San José, CA
Planning, Building & Code Enforcement

Division Manager, Planning Division
Annual salary range: $87,879 – $134,222 DOQ
The actual salary will depend on the qualifications and experience of the individual selected.
The City provides a competitive array of benefits.

Application deadline: Friday, March 14, 2014 at 5pm PDT

As the 10th largest city in the United States, San José’s Planning program provides exciting opportunities for Planners to make significant contributions and advancements to the profession in the areas of development review, ordinance and policy work, data analytics and mapping, community-based plans, environmental review, and other General Plan implementation activities. The award-winning Envision San José 2040 General Plan expresses the City’s ongoing commitment to a leadership role in the advancement of an innovation-based economy, the development and implementation of environmental policies, and the utilization of land use planning best practices to shape San José’s future.

Under the supervision of the Planning Official (Deputy Director), the Division Managers are responsible for the day-to-day operations of assigned Planning functions which include service delivery, performance measurement, supervision of staff, direct customer service, process improvements, and budgeting. As with all Planning Division positions, the work of the Division Managers advances the vision of San José as embodied in its General Plan, while in collaboration with staff in Planning, Building and Code Enforcement (PBCE), other City Departments, customers, and the community. PBCE is recruiting to fill three permanent Division Manager positions in the Planning Division that will be responsible for management oversight, quality control, and technical expertise for a combination of Planning programs to include Environmental Sustainability, Planning Development Review and Long Range Planning. The Department is seeking well-rounded candidates with the ability to perform in any of the positions due to the Department’s practice of rotating staff.

Minimum Qualifications include any combination of training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university preferably in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning, Geography, or a related field and a minimum of six years of progressively responsible experience including three years of supervisory experience and two years’ experience as a Senior Planner or other position related to land use development.

To be considered, submit a cover letter, list of six work-related references (who will not be contacted without prior notice), indication of current salary and a resume that reflects the size of staff and budgets you have managed. Your resume should indicate both months and years of beginning/ending dates of positions held. Submit the requested materials to:

Pam Derby
CPS HR Consulting
241 Lathrop Way
Sacramento, CA 95815
Ph: 916-471-3126
Fx: 916-561-7205

To view an online brochure for this position visit:
City of San José – Planning, Building & Code Enforcement website:

The City of San José is an equal opportunity employer.