Group Program Manager - Planning & Development Services-Sustainability

County of San Diego

San Diego , CA

Experience Level: Mid-Level

Salary: $120,000 to $130,000 Annually

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Group Program Manager - Sustainability

The County of San Diego is seeking a dynamic, independent, and innovative leader to fill a vacancy for Group Program Manager. This unclassified management position is in the Department of Planning & Development Services (PDS), which is part of the County’s Land Use & Environment Group; and will be responsible for assisting the Chief, Departmental Operations in providing leadership and oversight over functions and activities of the Sustainability Planning Division. 

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Planning and Development Services (PDS)

The County of San Diego is committed to helping communities thrive while protecting the region's unique and diverse natural resources. Through operational excellence and attention to customer service, the PDS department strives to balance community, economic and environmental interests to ensure the highest quality of life for the public of San Diego County.

PDS is responsible for long-range land use planning, including the County of San Diego's General Plan, Climate Action Plan (CAP), and Zoning Ordinance. The department evaluates land use projects for regulatory compliance and environmental impacts, and manages long-range planning policy formulation, and related ordinances. PDS advises the Board of Supervisors and the Planning Commission on all land use projects, policy, and programs in the unincorporated county. PDS has seven major divisions: Sustainability, Long Range Planning, Building Services, Code Compliance, Land Development, Project Planning, and Support Services. PDS has an annual budget of $51.4 million and a total of 232 employees.

Sustainability Planning Division 

The Sustainability Planning Division is preparing a new CAP and Environmental Impact Report in partnership with residents, businesses, and environmental groups. The CAP will evaluate the community and local government greenhouse gas emission sources and will include an updated greenhouse gas emissions inventory and projections. Evaluation of existing greenhouse reduction measures and opportunities for new measures will be performed to determine how the 2030 greenhouse gas reduction target and 2050 reduction goal will be met. The Division will also be preparing a North County Multiple Species Conservation Program (MSCP) and processing some amendments to the South County MSCP among several initiatives focused on sustaining the region for generations to come.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must possess the following:   A bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency certificate AND three (3) years of experience which demonstrate the ability to perform the essential functions of the classification, OR a combination of education and/or experience 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 stated above, college level coursework must demonstrate progress toward a degree and may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.

How to Apply

1. Complete the online application at; select the Current Job Postings link, Job Number 21031805UPDS

2. Attach your résumé and cover letter

3. Attach a copy of college degree, final transcript, diploma, or foreign studies equivalency certificate (if degree was obtained outside of the U.S.)

This recruitment will remain open until filled. A first review of submittals will take place during the week of July 12, 2021. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for consideration.


Posted June 24, 2021, 10:24 AM PDT

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