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Planning Director

City of Malibu
Malibu, CA
United States
Professional Areas: 
Code Enforcement
Community Development
Community Engagement
Planning Law
Public Policy
Regional Planning
Zoning Administration
Experience Level: 
AICP Certification: 
Salary Range: $139,810 - $182,419 annually, plus excellent benefits

The City of Malibu is a unique coastal environment with a well-informed, highly engaged community of approximately 13,000. The community places a high priority on thoughtful planning. Challenges include balancing protection of the rural character and natural resources treasured by the community and the pressures of being a very popular visitor destination with large amounts of public open space under multi-agency control.

The Planning Director oversees and coordinates a complex development review (current planning) process involving local zoning and the City’s certified Local Coastal Program, as well as long range planning and ensuring compliance with state and federal mandates and annual Council work plan goals. As the City is still recovering from the Woolsey Fire of November 2018 which destroyed 450 homes, the position is also responsible for ensuring an effective, streamlined review process for fire rebuild projects. The Planning Director also oversees the City’s code enforcement program.

A Bachelor’s degree is required. Master’s degree and AICP are highly desirable. Please visit for a more detailed description and formal announcement, including benefits. Apply online. EOE/ADA

Published on:
August 17, 2020 - 11:07am
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