Deputy Director of Planning

County of Siskiyou
Yreka, CA
United States
July 28, 2017
Professional Area: 
Community Development
Regional Planning
5-7 years
Salary Range: 
Open depending on the qualifications of the individual (current top step is $87,000)

Siskiyou County is located in beautiful Northern California on the Oregon border and features spectacular natural beauty and scenic cities and towns. The County encompasses parts of five National Forests, six scenic rivers as well as numerous lakes, streams and creeks.  Some of California’s best mountain biking, hiking, fishing, snowmobiling, backpacking, kayaking, prospecting, bird-watching, skiing and a number of other outdoor recreation activities can be enjoyed here. Stunning properties are still affordable throughout Siskiyou County, offering breathtaking views and quiet, safe communities with clean air and water.

The Community Development Agency, comprised of 21 employees, is
 organized into three divisions: Environmental Health, Planning and Building. The Deputy Director of Planning serves as the head of the Planning and Building Department and reports directly to the Community Development Director. Within those divisions, staff and the Director provide
 support to the Planning Commission, LAFCO and the Local Council of Governments and
 administers the Community Block Grant Program. The new Deputy Director will work closely with the Community Development Director and the Board of Supervisors to ensure that the Department as a whole is meeting the needs of the County. A creative and seasoned project manager with a deep planning background will be the ideal fit for this role. He or she will have a demonstrated ability to manage and develop a cohesive team environment to push this department forward.

The ideal candidate will have at least five years of related work experience in performing planning work, and at least two years in a management role as well as experience with both current and advanced rural planning. Must possess substantial experience with preparing and reviewing CEQA related documents and codes. A Bachelor’s degree in planning or a related field is desirable. The annual salary for this position is open depending on the qualifications of the individual (current top step is $87,000). 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 Bill Avery by August 29, 2017.

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


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