Thousand Oaks

Planning Division Manager

Ventura County
1/7/2019 at 5pm
$103,842.00-$155,763.00 Annually

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


2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Human Resources, 2nd Floor, Thousand Oaks, 91362


The City of Thousand Oaks is seeking an innovative and proactive Planning Division Manager with a positive, forward-thinking perspective.   The Planning Division Manager will manage all planning functions (development, advance, and environmental planning).  The position reports to the Deputy Community Development Director.


The Planning Division Manager will assist in integrating the City’s vision, goals, and people strategy with the business strategy of the Community Development Department; managing, planning and organizing Community Development services, programs, and operations; developing and implementing policy; crafting and accomplishing department and City objectives, goals, and performance metrics within guidelines established by the City Council and City Manager.  The Planning Division Manager must exercise a high degree of judgment and discretion along with political acumen and an understanding of the needs of the business community.

Ideal Candidate

The position requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public or business administration, architecture, urban/environmental planning or a related field.  A Master’s degree is highly desirable.  Certification by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is desirable.


The position also requires eight years of increasingly relevant, responsible, progressive, comprehensive experience.  Related work experience includes urban planning, environmental analysis, plan review, and permit processing services, including two years of management/supervisory responsibility.  Knowledge of, and experience with, development of mixed-use projects, e-planning and e-permitting are desirable.


Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a Class C California driver’s license is required.



The City provides excellent benefits. Please view benefits on our City website.

Special Instructions


REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION - The City of Thousand Oaks makes reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities to participate in the selection process. If you wish to request an accommodation in order to participate in the selection process, you must inform the Human Resources Department in writing no later than the final filing date. Applicants requesting an accommodation should document the request including the type and extent of accommodations requested to participate in the selection process and/or perform the duties of the job for which applied.

Veteran’s Preference - In order to qualify for Veteran’s Preference a Form DD214, or other acceptable proof of service, must be submitted by the deadline date/time noted in the job announcement. Any veteran who has successfully completed all phases of a selection process for employment with the City shall be granted a final interview regardless of his or her ranking on the eligibility list, providing he/she meets the criteria for an eligible veteran.


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