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Chief, Long Range Planning

County of San Diego, Planning & Development Services
San Diego, CA
United States
AICP Certification: 
Not required
$125,000 - $135,000 Annually

The County of San Diego is seeking a dynamic, independent, and innovative leader to fill a vacancy for Chief, Departmental Operations for the Long Range Planning Division. This unclassified management level position is in Planning & Development Services (PDS), which is part of the County’s Land Use & Environment Group; and will report to PDS executive management.

The Chief of Long Range Planning leads efforts on regional issues, preparing Community Plan updates and periodic updates to the General Plan, and developing and implementing a blueprint to address Housing Affordability in the unincorporated area.  The Chief of Long Range Planning leads the teams that conduct research and policy analysis; develop ordinances and guidelines; develop and implement programs; engage in equitable community outreach; and other related efforts to ensure the County’s vision for where future growth will occur and how neighborhoods should be changing.


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, negotiating, and outcome-based performance management; have experience in land use, environmental, and sustainability planning; and have strong relationship building and collaboration skills with a track record of getting things done. Additionally, the ideal candidate will be a detail and solution-oriented individual responsible for ensuring excellent customer service and working collaboratively with stakeholders.

Published on:
December 29, 2020 - 12:33pm
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