Deputy Community Development Director

City of Thousand Oaks

We are seeking an innovative and proactive Deputy Community Development Director with a positive, forward-thinking perspective. The Deputy Community Development Director – Planning and Development Services will direct and manage all planning functions (development, advance and environmental planning) from concept to final inspection, and will oversee permit processing, planning, and building functions. This Deputy will also serve as Department liaison to the Planning Commission. The position reports to the Community Development Director.

The Deputy Community Development Director will assist in integrating the City’s vision, goals, and people strategy with the business strategy of the Community Development Department; directing, 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 Deputy Community Development Director must exercise a high degree of judgment and discretion along with political acumen and an understanding of the needs of the business community. The position requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public or business administration, engineering, architecture, urban 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, economic development, environmental analysis, building inspection, plan review, code compliance, housing and permit processing services, including five 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.

Please refer to the job announcement/recruitment brochure at for additional information about the ideal candidate. Filing Deadline: Monday, October 2, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.

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