Planning Manager

City of Elk Grove
Elk Grove, CA
United States
April 7, 2017
Professional Area: 
Land-Use Management
5-7 years
AICP Certification: 
Salary Range: 
$97,792 - $131,051 annually, DOQ.

Elk Grove is the second largest city in Sacramento County with a population exceeding 167,000 residents. Its unique blend of small town hospitality and city amenities makes it an ideal place. With a proud heritage and an even brighter future, the City was ranked one of the fastest growing economies in the U.S. and earned a place among the top 20 places in California to raise a family thanks to its family-friendly lifestyle and top performing schools. From its Old Town District to the California Northstate University campus, Elk Grove is an eclectic blend of the past, present and future.

The Planning Manager position is an exceptionally exciting and newly-created position. The new Planning Manager will play a key role in the process of converting from contracted planning services to a full-scale, in-house planning function. Under the direction of the Development Services Director, the Planning Manager will be responsible for hiring and managing three permanent planning staff and an administrative assistant; with additional services supplemented by on call planning contracts. Elk Grove has long been known for its entrepreneurial, creative and customer friendly environment. Maintaining and enhancing those services remains one of the top priorities. As the organizational expert in planning issues, the Planning Manager will provide the hands-on daily expertise in guiding the Planning Division.

This position requires five or more years of increasingly responsible professional experience, with at least two years of administrative and/or lead supervisory experience in environmental and land use planning along with a BA/BS degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in urban planning, public administration or a related field. A Master’s degree and/or AICP certification is desirable. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at to upload your letter of interest, resume, salary history and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura by May 5, 2017.

Paul Kimura and/or Cris Piasecki
Avery Associates
3½ N. Santa Cruz Ave., Suite A
Los Gatos, CA 95030


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