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Planning Division Manager

City of East Palo Alto
East Palo Alto, CA
United States
Experience Level: 
AICP Certification: 
$55.65 - 67.64 (Hourly)

The Opportunity

The City of East Palo Alto is experiencing the most of development in the City’s history. Currently, the City is processing development applications for nearly three (3) million square feet of non-residential and an estimated 1,000 residential units. If you are a dynamic leader seeking to manage a great team responsible for processing high-profile projects, this may be the opportunity for you;


This classification is FLSA exempt and reports directly to the Community and Economic Development Director; provides direction, training and direct supervision of subordinate professional, technical and administrative support staff 


This is full-time, At-Will Management position that performs a variety of managerial, supervisory, technical, and professional duties related to current and advance planning and special projects; provides supervision and oversight of daily planning operations; trains and evaluates personnel in Planning Division; performs related duties as required.




Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a degree in Land-Use Planning, Urban Planning, Public Administration, Business Administration, Community Development, or a closely related field; and




Three (3) to Five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in urban planning with emphasis in current and advance planning. Two (2) years of supervisory experience is preferred.  



Licenses and/or Certifications:

  • Valid California Class C Driver’s License and a good driving record, at the time of appointment.
  • AICP Certification



Master’s Degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration, Business Administration, Community Development, or closely related field is desirable, and will substitute one-year of experience.


Compensation and Benefits


CalPERS  Classic Members — 2.5% @ 55 formula

(Employee pays 8% employee contribution. Three year average final compensation.)

CalPERS New Members — 2% @ 62 formula

(Employee pays 6.25% employee contribution.  Three year average final compensation.)



Medical: City pays 100% of Employee Coverage for Kaiser and 65% Dependent Coverage

If employee chooses to upgrade to Sutter Health, there will be an additional cost to the employee.

Dental:  City pays full cost for employee only

Life Insurance: City pays for coverage of $100,000

Long Term Disability: City paid

State Disability Insurance: Employee paid

Management Leave:  up to 60 hours / year

Holidays: 12 paid holidays / year

Vacation: Two-weeks per year

Sick Leave: 8 hours / month

Optional Benefits: Flex (125) Plan with Supplemental Benefits

Alternative Work Schedule: May be available based on the needs of the Department


Application & Selection Process


To be considered, please submit your cover letter, application and supplemental information at:   The first review of applications will start on December 6, 2019. The City reserves the right to end or extend the recruitment at that time.


Application packets will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in this brochure and job description (s). Candidates deemed to have the most relevant qualifications by the City may be invited to the panel interview. The most qualified candidates, as determined by the City, will be invited to the final interviews. 

For additional information contact:

Irene Camarena

Human Resources Manager

Phone: (650) 853-3187 

Email: [email protected]


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Published on:
November 22, 2019 - 10:52am
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