Placer County

Community Development Resource Agency Director (#19882)

$85.49-$106.76 Hourly / $14,818.27-$18,505.07 Monthly / $177,819.20-$222,060.80 Yearly



To plan, organize, direct and review the activities and operations of the Community Development Resource Agency including directing those County government functions which provide land use planning, infrastructure planning, management of natural resources, building and safety services and other permit and land use services to the citizens of Placer County; to coordinate assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies; and to provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the County Executive Officer.

The Agency includes two divisions: Planning, Building and Safety and one department of Engineering and Surveying; among other land use and conservation planning functions, Agency Director may also exercise oversight over divisions or agency functions relative to infrastructure development, permit processing, construction inspection, plan check, map check and environmental review processes.


The Director level recognizes classes with full responsibility for the administration of a County department.



Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assign functional responsibility and individual projects to the various divisions of the Community Development Resource Agency; provides leadership to senior staff and Agency personnel; determines line of authority and responsibility for subordinate managers.
  • Coordinate activities of divisions to reduce or eliminate overlap; allocate new functions to the appropriate division; establish and interpret policies for subordinate managers.
  • Direct and oversee policy development activities; plan for the short and long term goals and objectives for the Community Development Resource Agency; coordinate with and assist department heads and subordinate managers in setting goals for the various sections of the Community Development Resource Agency; evaluate the effectiveness of the various programs in the Community Development Resource Agency and implement improvements as needed; direct the establishment of general priorities, including determining budgetary needs.
  • Oversee all planning division functions to include: plan, organize, direct and review the activities and operations of the planning function including current and advanced planning and code enforcement. Select and evaluate the performance of top level subordinate managers, and direct their training and development; apply management strategies and techniques to maximize the performance, creativity, and decision-making of Community Development Resource Agency’s executive and senior staffers (e.g., team building, strategic management, risk taking).
  • Direct the preparation and evaluation of the Agency’s budget; determine the relative priority of budget requests and meet with the Board of Supervisors and County Executive Officer to explain the reasons for these requests.
  • Consult with and advise the Board of Supervisors, County Executive Officer and County department heads on policies and plans involving the Community Development Resource Agency; meet with citizen groups, the media and business representatives of other governmental agencies to plan and coordinate items of common interest; discuss and explain new proposals with County department heads.
  • Stay abreast of contemporary issues facing the Agency; research and prepare technical and administrative reports and studies; prepare written correspondence as necessary.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience:  Seven years of increasingly responsible experience in planning and community development, including three years of executive level responsibility.

Training:  Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in planning, urban design, public administration or a related field.


Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of agency management.
  • Principles and practices of community development, land management and resource conservation.
  • Principles and practices of advanced and current planning.
  • Principles and practices of public finance and administration including, budgeting, contract administration, fiscal management, organizational development, human resources management.
  • Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building and conflict resolution.
  • Pertinent local, State and Federal laws, rules and regulations.
  • Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and operational needs.

Ability to:

  • Direct and coordinate a major organization with diverse functions.
  • On a continuous basis, analyze budget and technical reports; interpret and evaluate staff report and related documents; know and interpret laws, regulations, codes and procedures; observe performance and evaluate staff; problem solve department related issues; and explain and interpret policy.
  • On a continuous basis, sit at desk and in meetings for long periods of time. Intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone, and communicate through written means.
  • Develop and implement Agency policies and procedures; define problem areas and policy issues.
  • Lead and motivate others.
  • Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion; exhibit tact and diplomacy in difficult and politically difficult situations.
  • Successfully develop, control and administer Agency budget and expenditures.
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Interpret and apply County and Agency policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate assigned personnel.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Direct and coordinate a major organization with diverse functions.

CLASS: 19882; EST: 3/29/2005; REV: 1/1/2010;