Encinitas – CA

Incumbents are responsible for managing and supervising Planning & Building division operations and staff.

Examples of Important and Essential Duties:

  • Supervises employees to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff are trained; and making hiring, termination and disciplinary recommendations.
  • Provides code interpretation to the public, City staff, and other interested parties during meetings, over the counter, over the telephone, via e-mail, or through written correspondence; provides complex staff support to various City Council subcommittees and advisory committees; manages and supervises administrative staff
  • Reviews and authorizes written reports developed by subordinate staff; prepares reports for the City Council and the Planning Commission; reviews and authorizes Notices of Decisions relative to development projects; writes staff reports to the Planning Commission and City Council for projects or policy interpretation.
  • Represents the City on various regional planning committees and task forces; attends Planning Commission and/or City Council meetings as the primary staff representative or as presenting staff member; provides guidance relative to code interpretation and procedures to staff during presentation and/or deliberation; provides support to City Attorney, City Manager, and/or City Council when legal issues arise related to land development projects; attends closed sessions to discuss legal options during real or anticipated litigation; testifies during depositions or at trial when land development questions are raised.
  • Provides policy direction, coordination, and supervision of assigned programs and/or projects; may oversee and supervise Housing Division and Environmental Coordination; may serve as the Hearing Officer for zoning public hearings for development projects required by code to have a public hearing and projects in the Coastal Commission appeal zone.
  • Assists in developing and administering division budget; provides budget oversight of expenditures for assigned division, including consultant payments, payments for legal notices, conferences and training, and supplies and materials.
  • Completes, submits, and processes grant applications in support of various City programs.
  • Serves as the Acting Planning & Building Director in his/her absence.
  • Act as Zoning Administrator and serve as the City’s Hearing Officer for Zoning Administration
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level

The Ideal Candidate will have knowledge of: managerial principles; applicable General Plans, Specific Plans, and Local Coastal Program provisions; negotiation and mediation techniques; parliamentary procedures; real estate and property acquisition procedures; customer service principles; Municipal planning principles; research methods; mathematical concepts; site planning and architectural design principles; budgeting principles; principles and practices of urban planning and development; planning terminology, methods, materials, practices, and techniques; applicable federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, codes, rules, and regulations, including state planning and zoning laws and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) The ideal candidate will have skills in: monitoring and evaluating employees; prioritizing and assigning work; operating computers and related software applications; providing customer service; managing projects; managing multiple priorities simultaneously; interpreting planning and zoning programs to the general public; performing mathematical calculations; reading site plans, building plans, grading plans, and other development-oriented documents; developing and administering budgets; analyzing, interpreting, and understanding technical and statistical information; developing and implementing City Codes and policies related to land use and development responding to changing policies and environment; conducting negotiations and mediations; creating and giving presentations; speaking in public; preparing, reviewing, and maintaining reports and documents; communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Training and Experience: Master’s Degree, plus two years’ experience at the Senior Planner level, including two years of supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Specialized experience and knowledge of zoning, subdivisions, land use, planning and design theories, codes and procedures is required.

Annual Rate of Pay: $85,262 to $125,971, plus excellent benefits

Application Process and Closing Date: A completed City application and supplemental questionnaire are required and must be received in the Human Resources Department no later than 12:00 pm (Noon) Wednesday, December 18, 2013. Resumes received in lieu of applications, late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Postmarks not accepted. Contact Human Resources at 760/633-2727 for an application; visit our website at www.EncinitasCA.gov or apply at City Hall, 505 S. Vulcan Avenue, Encinitas, CA 92024.