Deputy Director of Planning

Recruitment #24-7125-001


The Deputy Director of Planning is an unclassified position reporting to the Director of Planning, Neighborhoods & Development and ultimately reporting to the City Manager. The Deputy is responsible for assisting in the organizing and managing of daily activities of the department. Performs managerial and supervisory professional planning work.

The incumbent is responsible for assisting the Director with general oversight, management, and support of seven (7) major program components comprised of: Planning, Community Engagement, Economic Development, Housing Inspection, Community Development, Building Services and Mediation, including the management of the associated budget of these programs and staff development. The Deputy is assigned complex projects requiring extensive planning, technology, and best-practices knowledge and experience. Studies and reports are prepared on various departmental activities requiring specialized knowledge.

Maintains and facilitates working relationships with citizens, neighborhood organizations, elected and appointed officials, and City departments and agencies. May represent the City on various Boards and/or Committees. Must have extensive knowledge of the principles, methods, and practices of City planning and be knowledgeable of laws and ordinances affecting the planning, development, and zoning processes. The incumbent is responsible for presenting technical information clearly, concisely, and in an interesting manner to lay groups and the general public orally and in writing.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college and ten (10) years of management level experience is required.

A Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Planning, or Engineering can be substituted for two (2) years of experience. 

For each year experience working in Planning, Engineering or Community Development, one (1) year management level experience may be substituted.

License Requirements

Must have a valid driver's license at time of appointment and maintain as a condition of employment.

Special Requirements

A.I.C.P. (American Institute of Certified Planners) certification is strongly desired.


Applications must specifically address each of the minimum qualifications, directly showing how each is met.

Background Check 
A background investigation and evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity is required prior to employment. All candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position, including current city employees seeking transfer, promotion, demotion, etc. into a classified position.

Medical Examination & Drug and Nicotine Testing 
Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a job-related medical examination including drug screen. Applicants offered employment with the City will be required to pass a nicotine screening. Newly hired employees must remain tobacco and nicotine free as a condition of continued employment. The Tobacco and Nicotine Free Hiring Policy does not apply to current City employees.

An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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