Planning Manager

East Bay
1/15/2019 at 5pm or until 999 applicants
$11,124.00-$13,907.00 Annually

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


100 Civic Plaza Dublin, 94568


This is an exciting career opportunity to serve as a key team member of a progressive organization in a community where high-quality growth and superior customer services are the norm.  Under administrative direction of the Community Development Director, the Planning Manager plans, organizes and directs the activities and programs of the Planning Division including zoning, code enforcement, processing of permits, subdivisions, and environmental review, administration, participates in the transportation and capital improvement planning, housing programs, and the general plan.



The following duties are normal for this classification.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.


  • Plans, organizes, directs and coordinates all Planning Division activities including advance and current planning and code enforcement activities; prepares and administers the Division budget.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for the Division to assure the efficient and effective operation of the Planning Division.
  • Hires, supervises, trains and evaluates Planning Division personnel; interprets City policies and procedures to employees; is responsible for morale and productivity of assigned staff.
  • Manages consultant contracts for the Division and the work performed by consulting contract staff.
  • Develops operational policies and procedures to ensure effective departmental operation and provides for continuous improvement of the Planning Division.
  • Reviews community growth patterns, trends in land use, community needs and other factors in originating recommendations for controlling and regulating community development.
  • Establishes systems to ensure consistency within the Division.
  • Functions as a Project Manager on highly complex Planning Division projects; prepares complex reports, letters and newsletters.
  • Makes presentations to the City Council, Planning Commission and other groups; explains Division policies to the public and developers; may conduct general administrative projects concerning matters outside the scope of the Planning function.
  • Develops and implements Division goals, objectives, policies and priorities.
  • Confers with and provides professional assistance to members of City departments on matters related to functional areas of responsibility.
  • Establishes and maintains liaisons with appropriate government bodies, private firms, organizations or individuals to assist in achieving City objectives and ensuring compliance with appropriate laws and development standards.
  • Meets with representatives, professionals, citizens and organizations to encourage action or resolve problems related to the Division's activities and projects; and effectively provides training and direction consistent with the City’s commitment to exceptional customer service.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Ideal Candidate


  1. Education:  Graduation from a four-year college or university with major course work in city or regional planning, urban planning, or a closely related field. A Master’s degree in a related field is preferred
  2. Experience: Five years of progressively responsible, professional level experience in current and advanced planning which includes at least two years of supervisory experience. Local government, large-scale development and planned growth management experience is highly desirable.
  3. Licenses, Certificates: Possession of a valid California Class C drivers’ license and Certificate of Automobile Insurance for Personal Liability
  4. Special Requirements: Must have the willingness and ability to: work the hours necessary to accomplish the assigned duties, including evening and week-end hours; attend evening meetings; travel out of town and attend workshops, conferences, seminars during work and non-work hours.



  • Principles, practices, standards, information sources and trends in the fields of current and/or advance planning, affordable housing, local, state and federal laws applicable to planning, zoning, subdivision and environmental review.
  • Land use, physical design, demographics, environmental, social and economic concepts, including public and private financing and capital improvements.
  • Application, modification, and interrelationships between ordinances, policies, standards, procedures, and practices associated with the planning function.
  • Computer technology and statistical analysis techniques related to municipal planning
  • Local government organizations and the functions and practices of a municipal planning division.
  • Principles and practices of budget preparation, budget administration, goals and objectives development and work planning.
  • Methods and practices of community organization and citizen participation.
  • Supervisory principles and practices including training and evaluation.



  • Plan, organize, assign, review and evaluate the work of assigned staff.
  • Learn, interpret, and apply City, department and division rules, regulations, policies and practices.
  • Interpret laws, policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Analyze complex operational and administrative problems, evaluate alternatives and recommend or adopt effective courses of action.
  • Negotiate project conditions of approval
  • Work well under the urgency of deadlines.
  • Develop and implement goals, objectives, policies, procedures, work standards and management controls, including the application of project management techniques.
  • Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials and make clear oral presentations.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Utilize a personal computer to perform word process, spreadsheet and specialized functions.
  • Facilitate meetings with representatives, professionals, citizens and organizations to achieve problem solving.
  • Exercise sound, fair and consistent independent judgment; provide technical assistance and staff leadership to various boards and commissions.
  • Exemplify and foster an enthusiastic, resourceful and effective service attitude with the public and all who are contacted in the course of the work.
  • Participate, foster and encourage all members of the division to work as members of a team; and establish and maintain cooperative-working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.


  • Classic CalPERS Members – 2.7%@55; EPMC 0%; 7% Cost Sharing; Single Highest Year
  • New CalPERS Members Tier effective 1/1/13 – 2.0%@62; 3.05 Cost Sharing; 3-Year Final Avg. Compensation
  • Pay-for-Performance system available
  • Choice of medical plans through PERS with the City contributing up to $1,780.00 per month
  • Post-retirement medical provided under Government Code Section 22892(b) as established by the Public Employees’ Medical and Hospital Care Act (PEMHCA) through CalPERS; PEMHCA Minimum.
  • City-paid full family dental insurance
  • City-paid single vision plan; optional family coverage
  • IRS Section 125 plan/$900 annual account seed money (HRA)
  • City-paid $50,000 term life insurance
  • City-paid long-term disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Education reimbursement program
  • Thirteen paid holidays (including one floating holiday) per year
  • Car Allowance – $190 per month.
  • Administrative Time Off – 64 hours of administrative leave annually, with the option of being paid for up to 32    hours
  • Approximately 24 days per year of General Leave in lieu of traditional sick & vacation leave; increases with longevity

In addition to the above benefits, the City offers voluntary participation in a deferred compensation program, short-term disability program, supplemental life insurance, Dependent Care Assistance program, Commute Alternate Program, and a credit union. The City of Dublin does not participate in the Social Security system except for a mandatory Medicare.

Special Instructions

If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please apply online at www.CalOpps.org. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 15, 2019.  The City of Dublin does not accept applications by fax or e-mail except through www.CalOpps.org.

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