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CHIEF, DEPARTMENTAL OPERATIONS | COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO
PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT SERVICES | PROJECT PLANNING DIVISION
The County of San Diego is seeking a dynamic, independent, and innovative leader to fill a Chief position for the Project Planning Division. This unclassified management level position is in Planning & Development Services (PDS), which is part the County’s Land Use & Environment Group. Under the administrative direction of PDS executive management, this unclassified management position will be responsible for providing leadership and oversight over all functions and activities of the assigned division.
PROJECT PLANNING DIVISION
The Project Planning Division is responsible for reviewing “discretionary” projects. Those are projects that builders and homeowners cannot do “by right,” but which may be approved by PDS’s Director, the Zoning Administrator, the Planning Commission, or the Board of Supervisors depending on project conditions. Discretionary projects include lot splits, major subdivisions, and conditionally-permitted uses. The Project Planning Division staff also processes applicants’ requests for General Plan Amendments and Zoning changes. The Project Planning Division has a budget of $10 million and a total of 23 full-time employees.
PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
Through operational excellence and attention to customer service, PDS strives to balance community, economic, and environmental interests to ensure the highest quality of life for the public of San Diego County. PDS has six major divisions: Advance Planning, Building Services, Code Compliance, Land Development, Project Planning, and Support Services. PDS has an annual budget of $49.9 million and a total of 223 employees. For additional information on this department, click here.
PDS has received numerous awards from external organizations including:
- National Association of Counties (NACo) Parcel Analysis Research Tool
- American Planning Association, San Diego Chapter Public Outreach—Climate Action Plan
- NACo Planning & Development Services Document Library
- NACo Planning & Development Expedited Hiring Events
- California State Association of Counties (CSAC) Land Development Process Reorganization
- AEP, San Diego Chapter Climate Action Plan
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, or certified equivalency for foreign studies, AND, five (5) years of experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the classification, which must include two years of management or supervision; OR, a combination of experience and/or education as stated above.
Note: A master’s degree or higher degree may substitute for a total of one year. In order for education to substitute for work experience as indicated above, college level coursework must demonstrate progress toward a degree and may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.
Note: Qualifying experience will include CAO Staff Officer or Project Manager experience that involves leading projects.
The anticipated hiring range upon appointment for this position will be $115,000 – $125,000 annually depending on qualifications.
Résumés may be submitted on-line at www.sdcounty.ca.gov, select the link for jobs. Résumés should include academic degrees held, employment history and positions held, dates of employment, areas of experience, levels of responsibility, reporting structure, key duties performed, and number of direct reports or staff. An evaluation board will convene to review submittals and identify top competitors to be considered for further evaluation. This recruitment will remain open until filled. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for consideration.
The first review of resumes will take place during the week of August 20, 2018.
To apply for this job please visit www.governmentjobs.com.