The City of Pinole with a diverse population of over 19,000 is located in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, on the shores of San Pablo Bay in West Contra Costa County. Much of the land has gently rolling hills with steeper hills paralleling on the north and south. In addition to its natural setting, the City of Pinole is known for its rich architectural heritage and historic past.
The Planning Manager of the Development Services Department is a single-position class. The Planning Manager oversees all planning, zoning, building functions, code enforcement, general plan amendments, and zoning amendments, and is the staff chair for the Planning Commission. The manager prepares and presents numerous reports for both the Planning Commission and City Council. The position oversees a staff of 3.48 FTEs. The ability to provide high levels of guidance and certainty in facilitating entitlement processes is a key priority and will be augmented through a focus on service, operational efficiencies, and high levels of urgency throughout the process. The new Manager will have a strong commitment and passion for customer service and community engagement.
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in planning, architecture, urban development, engineering or a related field and at least four years of progressively responsible professional experience in all facets of community development/city planning work. Strong technical knowledge of urban and regional planning and familiarity with local zoning ordinances, environmental and landmark issues will assist with both current and future planning considerations. A Master’s degree and AICP are desirable. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at www.averyassoc.net/current-searches/to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura by May 31, 2019.