This agency is not using CalOpps to accept online applications for this recruitment. Please read the job announcement for details on how to apply.
PLANNING DIVISION MANAGER
Community Development Department
$10,499 - $14,000 monthly plus excellent benefits
APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: Friday, February 22, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
ABOUT THE POSITION
City of Gilroy is recruiting for the position of Planning Division Manager. The goal of the Community Development Department is to effectively and efficiently manage the development goals of the city while creating an environment that encourages business expansion and development consistent with the city’s guiding documents. The Planning Division Manager for the City of Gilroy needs to have a broad depth and breadth of related experience and the desire and ability to engage and embrace the common goal of a high-quality livable city that through proper planning can meet the diverse needs of the Gilroy community.
Under the general supervision of the Community Development Director, direct, plan, supervise, and coordinate the work of the Planning Division. The Planning Division includes the Planning, Housing & Community Development Block Grant, and Code Enforcement Sections.
Working closely with an outside consultant, coordinate and manage the creation of the new Gilroy General Plan, Zoning Ordinance Update and Master Plans.
Support and encourage economic development in all processes including the entitlement process, business retention and expansion, collaboration with organizations and business owners, and learning and using innovative ideas for economic development.
Implement process improvements that reduce processing time for planning applications and environmental clearance.
Work with the Public Works Department and a consultant to design a customer and staff user friendly and functional work space for a one stop shop including the relocation of Planning Division staff to the City Hall Annex.
Provide technical and project management assistance to the Deputy Director and consultant for the Land Management Software needs analysis, RFQ-RFP and implementation.
Assist the Public Works Department in the needs analysis, RFQ-RFP for a Geographic Information System to support the Land Management Software, including staff and the public’s information needs.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Assist in development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities of the City Council.
Plan, organize, manage, and perform the functions and activities of the Division, including long-range and current planning, code enforcement, environmental review, housing and community development, and special projects.
Coordinate the development processing procedures of the City; see that coordination is maintained between various City departments, outside governmental agencies, and citizen groups for development processing functions.
Serve as staff and prepare or direct preparation of reports and recommendations to the Community Development Director, City Administrator, City Council, Planning Commission, and other boards and commissions.
Manage the functions and activities of the Housing & Community Development Section including oversight of CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) and city Housing Trust Funds.
Manage and provide oversight of the Code Enforcement Section, including planning, building, and related municipal code enforcement.
Review and remain current with legislation and legal opinions that may affect activities of the Division.
Meet with and advise developers and general public regarding development applications and processes; explain purposes, regulations, and directives of accepted development practices.
Serve as Acting Community Development Director as required.
Prepare and administer various Federal and State grant programs.
Represent the City and assist in preparation of studies with regional planning groups and organizations.
Administer and supervise work performed by contract professional consultants.
Prepare and administer the Planning Division budget.
Supervise, train, and evaluate professional, technical and clerical subordinates.
Perform related duties as assigned.
1. A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited College or University with major coursework in urban planning or a related field considered useful in City planning. A Master's degree is highly desirable and may be substituted for one year of the required professional planning experience.
2. Five years of professional-level experience in the field of urban planning and zoning administration, including at least two years in a supervisory capacity.
3. Possess and maintain a valid California Driver License and a safe driving record necessary to operate assigned vehicle(s).
4. Pass an employment check and Department of Justice criminal record check for employment.