Deputy Community Development Director - Operations

City of Thousand Oaks

Thousand Oaks, CA

Experience Level: Senior

AICP Certification: AICP Preferred

Salary: $138,567.94 - $207,851.90 Annually

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We are seeking an innovative and proactive Deputy Community Development Director with a positive, forward-thinking perspective. The Deputy Community Development Director - Operations will manage process improvement initiatives department-wide, one of which is for the City to be a leader in e-planning and e-permitting through a new land management system implementation. This Deputy will also be responsible for code compliance, open space planning, CDBG/housing, budget, and administrative services. This Deputy will serve as back-up liaison to the Planning Commission.

The Deputy Community Development Director will assist in integrating the City’s vision, goals, and people strategy with the business strategy of the Community Development Department; directing, planning and organizing Community Development services, programs, and operations; developing and implementing policy; crafting and accomplishing department and City objectives, goals, and performance metrics within guidelines established by the City Council and City Manager. The Deputy Community Development Director must exercise a high degree of judgment and discretion along with political acumen and an understanding of the needs of the business community.

The City is experiencing a high volume of development applications, including residential, commercial, assisted living, and industrial projects. There is also significant interest in downtown revitalization, including mixed-use projects. Some key initiatives on the horizon for the Deputy Director include:

  • Implementation of the Thousand Oaks Boulevard Specific Plan, which is a downtown revitalization project that includes mixed-use development and focuses on an attractive, dynamic, and pedestrian-oriented environment
  • Administration of process improvement initiatives, including e-planning and e-permitting
  • Leading staff to be innovative, collaborative, excel in community outreach, promote continuous improvement and continue moving forward in an enthusiastic and professional manner
  • Shaping and positively influencing the Community Development Department environment by supporting a culture of collaboration and project ownership by employees
  • Identification, development and promotion of innovative strategies and technological solutions to maximize service delivery. Working across department lines to promote collaboration in order to improve efficiencies
  • Development and implementation of key performance metrics to measure operational effectiveness, identify areas of success and areas for improvement
  • Planning and executing staffing and operational strategies to provide high quality, cost-effective services to external and internal customers

Please refer to the recruitment brochure for additional information about the position and qualities of the ideal Deputy Community Development Director.

Ideal Candidate

  • The position requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public or business administration, engineering, architecture, urban planning or a related field. A Master’s degree is highly desirable. Certification by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is desirable.
  • The position also requires seven years of increasingly relevant, responsible, progressive, comprehensive experience. Related work experience includes urban planning, economic development, environmental analysis, building inspection, plan review, code compliance, housing and permit processing services, including five years of management/supervisory responsibility.
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, development of mixed-use projects, e-planning and e-permitting are  highly desirable.
  • Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a Class C California driver’s license is required.


Job PDF:  Deputy Community Development Director Operations 2021.pdf

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Posted November 5, 2021, 1:10 PM PDT

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