Job Title: Land Use/Environmental Planning Manager-Land Use Environment
Job Location: San Diego
Employer Website: https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/pds.html
The County of San Diego is currently accepting job applications for Land Use/Environmental Planning Manager-Land Use Environment Option. The eligible list will be used to fill immediate vacancies with the Advance Planning and Project Planning Divisions of Planning & Development Services (PDS), as well as vacancies that may occur in other PDS divisions.
Planning & Development Services
The County of San Diego is committed to helping communities thrive while protecting the region’s unique and diverse natural resources. PDS is responsible for long range land use planning, including the County of San Diego’s General Plan, Climate Action Plan (CAP), and Zoning Ordinance. The department evaluates land use projects for regulatory compliance and environmental impacts, manages long range planning policy formulation, and related ordinances. PDS advises the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission on all land use projects, policy, and programs in the unincorporated county. PDS has seven major divisions: Sustainability, Long Range Planning, Building Services, Code Compliance, Land Development, Project Planning, and Support Services.
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.
For additional information on PDS, click here.
You are invited to apply for Land Use/Environmental Planning Manager (LUEP Manager); if selected, you will be an integral part of our mission. Our department is located at the County Operations Center, a modern 44-acre regional complex in Kearney Mesa. The Operations Center includes 18 structures and houses 19 departments, including an employee gym/workout center.
The Land Use/Environmental Planning Manager is responsible for coordinating and directing the work of planning staff and consultants involved in project management, preparation and review of land development, guidance, and evaluation of land use projects. Examples of projects include master plan communities, Climate Action Plan, form based codes, community plan updates, discretionary entitlements such as General Plan amendments, rezones, major use permits and tentative maps, and associated environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
One LUEP Manager will work with the Long Range Planning Division. The division is focused on maintaining the County’s General Plan, a document that provides the framework for future growth and development in the County. The Division also maintains the County’s Zoning Ordinance with regular updates with revised regulations to serve public health, safety and general welfare.
A second Project Planning LUEP Manager will be responsible for planning, coordinating, reviewing, and directing the work of clerical, technical, planning and resource management staff involved in the processing, project management, and documentation of land use projects as required by Federal, State, and local regulations.
A third Project Planning LUEP Manager will be responsible for coordinating, reviewing, and directing the work of a team of environmental planners involved in the processing, review and development of documents required in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for land use projects.
Ideal Candidate Profile
The ideal candidate for Land Use/Environmental Planning Manager-Land Use/Environment Option will possess the following experience, attributes, and traits:
•Successful experience in managing, mentoring, and coaching staff
•Demonstrate proven professional project management experience in the planning, land use, and environmental fields
•Demonstrate a high degree of motivation and progressive thinking
•Demonstrate proven experience in developing policies and ordinances within a fast-paced and high-profile environment
•Demonstrate a strong willingness to continually learn and grow professionally
•Maintain a professional and management perspective and objective demeanor when positive or difficult situations occur
•Review and handle complex projects involving several functional groups
•Communicate effectively in verbal and written form, is a good presenter and listener
•Demonstrate good leadership, interpersonal, and teamwork skills, including building relationships and collaborating with others to keep projects moving in a positive direction
•Learn and understand the perspectives of others, and embrace diversity and inclusiveness
If you believe that you possess these qualities, PDS would be an ideal place for you. PDS has a great culture that values collaboration and teamwork.
1. A master’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency in urban studies, urban planning, geography, anthropology, biology, geology, ecology, zoology, environmental management, landscape architecture, engineering or a closely related field; AND three (3) years of professional level regulatory planning, land use permit processing, long-range planning, or environmental management experience with a public or private land use agency. Professional level experience must be at the level equivalent to a Land Use/Environmental Planner III with the County of San Diego; OR
2. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency in the same fields listed in number 1 above; AND four (4) years of professional level regulatory planning, land use permit processing, long-range planning, or environmental management experience with a public or private land use agency. Professional level experience must be at the level equivalent to a Land Use/Environmental Planner III with the County of San Diego; OR
3. One (1) year of experience as a Land Use/Environmental Planner III with the County of San Diego.
Notes: Professional level land use/environmental planning experience supervising/managing a multi-disciplinary team, acceptable to the County, in a public or private agency may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis, for up to two years of the education requirement.
Apply by date: 02/11/2021