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WHO WE ARE
The Department of Planning and Building oversees dynamic projects involving land use and building in the unincorporated areas of San Luis Obispo County. With over 100 staff, the Planning and Building team performs all land use planning and construction permitting functions including policies, programs, permitting, environmental review and zoning enforcement.
Our leadership team is committed to providing vital services to the community.
Current Planning Projects and Initiatives:
Under direction, the Planning Deputy Director will plan, organize and direct Planning operations and activities, which is a major organizational segment of the Planning and Building Department. They will use their leadership experience to coordinate and direct personnel, resources, projects and communications to meet community and department needs.
For a full job description, click here.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:
The Successful Candidate
Education and Experience
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree. A bachelor's degree in urban and regional planning, architecture, landscape architecture, geography, natural resources management, environmental, physical or life science, engineering, architecture, construction management or a closely related field is preferred.
In addition, six years of increasingly responsible experience in the development and implementation of planning programs, projects and services, two of which need to be in a supervisory position.
Licenses and Certificates
A valid driver license is required at the time of application. A valid CALIFORNIA driver license is required at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment.
HOW TO APPLY:
Applications, including answers to supplemental questions, must be submitted online by the final filing date. To apply for this position, visit our website HERE. Most County recruitments require you to respond to supplemental questions as part of the application process. We recommend that you review these questions prior to beginning your application.
An initial application review will be conducted. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and are best qualified will be invited to participate in selection activities which may include online assessments, performance exams, written exams, and interviews.
Final candidates will be required to have an in-depth background review performed before proceeding in the process. Please note that references will not be contacted until the end of the process.
If you have questions or would like to discuss the opportunity further, please contact Human Resources at [email protected]. Confidential inquiries are welcomed.
For further information regarding the County of San Luis Obispo, visit our website at www.slocounty.ca.gov.
Reasonable Accommodation Notice:
Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. Please call 805-781-5959 for assistance or e-mail [email protected] for more information.