Director of Planning and Community Development
The City of South Pasadena is currently recruiting for the Director of Planning and Community Development. Located just six miles from downtown Los Angeles, this highly desirable community is home to a diverse population of 26,000 within its 3.44 square miles. South Pasadena prides itself on its quiet tree-filled neighborhoods, walkable business districts, historic charm, highly ranked schools, and light rail access to Los Angeles, Pasadena and the Southland. The Department is currently engaged in a variety of pivotal projects including update of the General Plan, creation of new affordable housing policies, launch of new public art programs, and drafting of a new economic development plan. The City is also experiencing a notable turnover of commercial properties and a significant increase in new development applications.
Under administrative direction of the City Manager, the Planning and Community Development Director plans, manages, oversees, and directs the general organization, supervision, financial management, and efficient operation of the Planning and Community Development Department, which includes Planning, Building, Arts & Economic Development and Code Enforcement functions; coordinates activities with other City officials, departments, outside agencies, contractors, organizations and the public; provides responsible and complex staff support to the City Manager and City Council; and performs other related duties as required
Education/Experience: Any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for acceptable job performance, such as: A bachelor's degree with major course work in urban planning, public or business administration or a related field, plus five years of progressively responsible experience in municipal planning, community and economic development, or housing program administration, including two years as a top or executive level manager of a large, complex organization. A Master's Degree in a related field is highly desirable.