Land Use/Environmental Planning Manager
The County of San Diego is currently accepting job applications for Land Use/Environmental Planning Manager - Land Use Environmental Option. The eligibility list will be used to fill an immediate vacancy with the Project Planning Division of Planning & Development Services (PDS), as well as other vacancies that may occur in other PDS divisions.
Planning & Development Services
Planning & Development Services (PDS) is responsible for recommending how and where our communities will grow through programs such as the County's General Plan and community plans. PDS reviews development applications in the unincorporated County to ensure they are properly designed and safely constructed. Other services include code compliance to ensure public health and safety, as well as hosting the County's sustainability efforts. PDS has six divisions: Advance Planning, Building Services, Code Compliance, Land Development, Project Planning, and Support Services. For additional information on this department, please click here.
The Land Use/Environmental Planning Manager is responsible for coordinating and directing the work of planning staff and consultants involved in project management, preparation and review of land development, guidance, and evaluation of land use projects.
Ideal Candidate Profile
The ideal candidate for Land Use/Environmental Planning Manager - Land Use/Environment Option will possess the following experience, attributes, and traits:
- Successful experience in managing, mentoring, and coaching staff
- Demonstrate proven professional project management experience in the planning, land use, and environmental fields
- Demonstrate a high degree of motivation and progressive thinking
- Demonstrate proven experience in developing at policies and ordinances within a fast-paced and high-profile environment
- Demonstrate a strong willingness to continually learn and grow professionally
- Maintain a professional and management perspective and objective demeanor when positive or difficult situations occur
- Review and handle complex projects involving several functional groups
- Communicating effectively in verbal and written form; good presenter and listener
- Demonstrate good leadership, interpersonal, and teamwork skills, including building relationships and collaborating with others in order to keep projects moving in a positive direction
- Learn and understand the perspectives of others, and embrace diversity and inclusiveness
If you believe that you possess these qualities, then PDS would be an ideal place for your talents. PDS has a great culture that values collaboration and teamwork.
- A master's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency in urban studies, urban planning, geography, anthropology, biology, geology, ecology, zoology, environmental management, landscape architecture, engineering or a closely related field; AND three (3) years of professional level regulatory planning, land use permit processing, long-range planning, or environmental management experience with a public or private land use agency. Professional level experience must be at the level equivalent to a Land Use/Environmental Planner III with the County of San Diego; OR
- A bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency in the same fields listed in number 1 above; AND four (4) years of professional level regulatory planning, land use permit processing, long-range planning, or environmental management experience with a public or private land use agency. Professional level experience must be at the level equivalent to a Land Use/Environmental Planner III with the County of San Diego; OR
- One (1) year of experience as a Land Use/Environmental Planner III with the County of San Diego.
Notes: Professional level land use/environmental planning experience supervising/managing a multi-disciplinary team, acceptable to the County, in a public or private agency may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis, for up to two years of the education requirement.
Applicants must provide verification of their degree(s) during Step 1 of the on-line application submittal process.