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Group Program Manager-Planning & Development Services

County of San Diego
San Diego, CA
United States
Experience Level: 
AICP Certification: 

The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced, high profile and demanding environment; has depth and breadth of experience in the disciplines of strategic planning, project management, concept development, and performance measurement.  The ideal candidate will possess excellent written communication skills.

  • The ideal candidate will also possess a professional history that demonstrates the following leadership competencies and attributes:
  • Knowledge of laws, ordinances, and regulations related to planning and land use, such as CEQA and NEPA; and how these laws  affect departmental operations.
  • Stays current on industry best practices and successful implementation.
  • Anticipates and prepares for opportunities not obvious to others to improve the status quo. Commits self and others to improve performance and reach challenging goals.
  • Thinks strategically and anticipates future consequences and trends while applying knowledge appropriately.


Qualifying candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency, AND, three (3) years of experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the classification; OR, a combination of experience and/or education as stated above. 

Note: A master’s degree or higher degree may substitute for a total of one (1) year. In order for education to substitute for work experience as indicated above, college level coursework must demonstrate progress toward a degree and may be substituted on a year-for-year basis. 

Desirable Qualifications: At least two years of experience managing professional staff engaged in the preparation and review of complex planning, land use, and environmental projects and programs in a public or private planning agency, company, or  organization.

Published on:
July 27, 2020 - 7:30am
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