Planning Manager

City of South Pasadena

South Pasadena, CA

Experience Level: Mid-Level

AICP Certification: AICP Not required

Salary: $95,556.00 to $128,052.00

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Purpose
Under administrative direction, to manage, supervise and coordinate the assigned activities and operations within the Planning and Community Development Department including processing current planning applications, advanced planning functions, capital projects, and environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act;  coordinates assigned activities with other divisions, outside agencies, and the general public; and provides highly responsible and complex staff assistance to the Director of Planning and Community Development.

Distinguishing Characteristics
This position is distinguished from the Associate Planner and Senior Planner level by its management of a variety of administrative and support functions of the highest complexity. A person in this position has the ability to manage special projects, which typically require substantial knowledge of the department's operations. 
 
Examples of Duties The duties listed below are examples of the work typically performed by employees in this class. An employee may not be assigned all duties listed and may be assigned duties that are not listed below:
Assume management responsibility for assigned services and activities of the Planning Division including current and advanced planning functions, programs, and services; review and process community development, environmental, and planning projects and applications to ensure consistency with policies and procedures; oversee public counter services, permitting, and plan check review.
 
Manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for assigned programs; recommend and administer policies and procedures.
Monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; recommend, within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; identify and recommend opportunities for improvement.
Plan, direct, coordinate and review the work plan for planning staff; assign work activities, projects and programs; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems.
 
Assists the Director of Planning and Community Development in planning, developing, overseeing and administering the Department’s objectives, policies, programs, procedures and services, including organizing, managing, and providing administrative direction and oversight for major functions and activities.
Researches, analyzes and interprets data collected, and makes recommendations on potential programs; prepares and administers budgets; drafts RFPs/RFQs and selects consultants/contractors; coordinates administrative activities for a variety of City programs.
 
Select, train, motivate and evaluate planning personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures; oversee the work of contractors and consultants.
Assures the systematic implementation of the General Plan for the City; meets with developers, engineers, property owners, contractors, and other agencies to discuss project proposals, pre-applications, feasibility analysis, and/or status of development projects; responds to and/or assists with resolving difficult and sensitive public inquiries and complaints.
Prepares, reviews and presents staff reports to the City Council, Planning Commission, and boards and other commissions, and assists with maintaining official department files; coordinates committee activities, meetings, and related responsibilities; represents the City with other government agencies and community groups.
Participates in the development and administration of the annual budget; participates in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitors and approve expenditures; implements adjustments.
Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of planning and community development.
Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Posted September 14, 2021, 9:05 AM PDT


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