PLANNING DIRECTOR

CA HUMBOLDT COUNTY, CA | Temporary

Post Date: 01/20/2016 Job ID: 1416 Municipal Skills and Departments: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT/PLANNING Pay Rate: 0.00
A government organization in Humboldt County, CA is looking for an Planning Director to fill a vacancy within the Planning Division. This is a full-time position working for at least 3 to 6+ months and can very likely become temp-to-hire. Compensation is DOE/DOQ.

PRIMARY DUTIES:
Plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates all Planning Division activities including current and advanced planning and code enforcement activities; prepares and administers the Division s budget.
Develops and implements procedures for the processing of work; analyzes proposed projects and prepares staff reports, including recommendations on action to be taken and related justification; confers with developers and citizens on proposed projects and gives direction and advice on how to gain compliance with City policies, codes, and regulations.
Selects, supervises, and evaluates the work of consultants and integrates consultants work into the Division s work program.
Reviews community growth patterns, trends in land use, community needs, and other factors in originating recommendations for controlling and regulating community development.
Serves as Secretary to and provides administrative support to the Planning Commission; makes presentations to the City Council and other groups concerning planning projects; prepares or directs the preparation of detailed studies related to proposed developments, long range plans, and special projects, as assigned; may conduct general administrative projects concerning matters outside the scope of the planning function.
Coordinates planning activities with those of other City departments and outside agencies; addresses public complaints regarding land use and planning activities.
Evaluates Division staffing arrangements, staffing levels, and work assignments and makes necessary recommendations to the Department Director; sets performance standards for Division staff and evaluates performance; submits hiring and termination recommendations for Division staff to the Department Director.
Education and Experience:
A Bachelor s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in Urban Studies, City and Regional Planning, Environmental Planning, Public Administration, or related field. A Master s degree in a related field and American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification are highly desirable. A minimum of five years of extensive, increasingly responsible administrative and supervisory experience in urban planning, or a related field; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below.


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