Planning Manager

City of Pismo Beach
Pismo Beach, CA
United States
Professional Areas: 
Budgeting and Operations
Code Enforcement
Community Development
Community Engagement
Economic Development
Land-Use Management
Landscape Architecture
Parks and Recreation
Planning Law
Public Policy
Regional Planning
Urban Design
Zoning Administration
Experience Level: 
AICP Certification: 
$95,392.13 - $115,959.73 Annually

Working in one of the most dynamic and energetic communities on the Central Coast of California, the next Planning Manager will uniquely impact the future of the Pismo Beach Community. Being Classic California means enjoying a flourishing beach community feel that preserves its heritage, while embracing a positive tomorrow for its residents, businesses, and visitors. If you are interested in working for an innovative city, consider this position and the Central Coast as an opportunity to find work-life balance. 

The ideal candidate will be an action-oriented leader with a history of notable achievements, including experience in managing complex projects and programs including General Plan/Zoning Code amendments, affordable housing projects and short-term rental licensing/enforcement. The City is in the beginning phase of updating its Local Coastal Program which, when complete, will help shape the City's future for decades. The Planning Manager will play a key support role in this effort.

The individual will manage the day to day operations of the Planning Division and will, occasionally, serve as the Acting Community Development Director. The ideal candidate will be an effective and engaged mentor with a consistent history of investing in the development and continuous growth of his/her staff. The Planning Manager must be an exceptional communicator and have the ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders.

Under general direction, plans, organizes, oversees, coordinates, and reviews the work of professional, technical, and administrative staff performing difficult and complex professional and technical support related to all programs and activities of the Planning Division, including current and advance planning and preparing environmental reviews; manages the effective use of the City's planning resources to improve organizational productivity and customer service; provides highly complex and responsible support to the Community Development Director, City Council, Planning Commission, City advisory commissions and committees, and others in areas of expertise; and performs related work as required.

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Published on:
June 28, 2019 - 9:18am
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