Job Title: Planning Manager

Job Location: Chula Vista

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Job Description:

The City is seeking a highly motivated Planning Manager to organize, direct, manage and coordinate the activities of the Planning Division within the Development Services Department; coordinate division activities with other divisions and departments; and provide highly responsible and complex staff assistance to the Director and Assistant Director of Development Services. The major areas of responsibility are:

  • Assume management responsibility and provide leadership for all Planning Division activities including current and advanced planning; manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned programs; recommend and administer policies and procedures.
  • Develop and implement procedures for the processing of work; analyze proposed projects and prepare staff reports, including recommendations on action to be taken and related justification; confer with developers and citizens on proposed projects and give direction and advice on how to gain compliance with City policies, codes, and regulations.
  • Act as Zoning Administrator and perform all duties required thereof by the municipal code; manage the General Plan, Zoning Code, Subdivision Code, environmental process, adopted development policies and mapping system.
  • Provide professional support to the Planning Commission; make presentations to the City Council and other groups concerning planning projects; prepare or direct the preparation of detailed studies related to proposed developments, long range plans, and special projects, as assigned; may conduct general administrative projects concerning matters outside the scope of the planning function.

Qualified candidates, at minimum, will have the equivalent of five (5) years of increasingly responsible professional planning experience, including increasingly responsible experience performing varied and complex planning work, two years of which have included supervising professional staff AND training equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Urban Studies, City and Regional Planning, Environmental Planning, Public Administration, or a closely related field. A Master’s degree in a related field and American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification are highly desirable.

To be considered, candidates must submit a City application, comprehensive resume and letter of interest via our website by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 26, 2021. For more information or to apply online, please visit the City’s website at

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Apply by date: 05/03/2021