Job Title: Planning Director

Job Location: San Diego

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Job Description:

City of San Diego, California

Planning Director
Salary: Compensation and benefits are negotiable depending on the experience and qualifications of the chosen candidate.
The city provides an array of benefits.
Application deadline: Open until filled.
First resume review: Friday, February 4, 2022.

Come shape the future of the nation’s 8th largest city! The City of San Diego, CA, seeks its next Planning Director.

The Planning Director will be a crucial player in Mayor Todd Gloria’s initiatives to improve the quality of life for the City’s residents and visitors. Be a part of the City’s history as you lead a team of 70 planning professionals tackling initiatives in housing availability and affordability, environmental justice, community planning, park planning, historic preservation, conservation and resource protection, and infrastructure planning.

The ideal candidate will be a trendsetter able to use their tenured urban planning and policy development background to create and execute plans that shape innovative solutions to these pressing issues. A sound political acumen involving internal employees while building rapport with external community stakeholders will be vital in this role. The selected candidate must have substantial experience in urban planning, a passion for creating great places, and a desire to foster a more equitable and sustainable future. The individual will demonstrate excellent leadership; possess superior analytical, written, and verbal communication; and be skilled in organizational, program, and project management.

To view additional qualifications and submit your résumé, cover letter, and a list of six work-related references (two supervisors, two direct reports and two colleagues), please go to our website:

For information about this position, please contact:

Andrew Nelson
CPS HR Consulting

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The City of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer.

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Apply by date: 02/04/2022