Environmental Services Director

City of Simi Valley
Until Filled

The City is seeking an Environmental Services Director to lead its dynamic Environmental Services team. The Director will assume full responsibility for department services and activities including building and safety, environmental processing under California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), advanced planning, development entitlements, assisted housing and community development block grant programs, special projects and administrative services programs. The Director of Environmental Services is an at-will, executive position reporting to the City Manager’s Office.

Duties include directing staff in providing excellent customer service to all external and internal customers; managing and implementing department goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for each assigned division; establishing appropriate service and staffing levels; monitoring and evaluating efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures, and allocating resources; planning, directing, and coordinating the Environmental Services Department work plan; assigning projects and programmatic areas of responsibility; meeting with staff to identify and resolve problems; managing and participating in the development and administration of the department’s budget; monitoring various service contracts for compliance with established performance levels; following-up and ensuring corrective action is taken as necessary; representing the Environmental Services Department to other City departments, elected officials, and outside agencies; preparing and presenting staff reports; responding to and resolving difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints; participating on a variety of boards, commissions, and committees; and providing staff assistance to the City Manager.

Ideal Candidate

  • Be a strategic and solutions-oriented department director.
  • Anticipate emerging planning and building and safety trends that could impact the community positively.
  • Have the ability to build consensus and provide a positive work environment.
  • Mentor and lead a department with a mix of experienced and new staff due to recent retirements.
  • Have the ability to create strategies to approach redevelopment pressures in the community including housing.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public administration, urban planning, business administration, or related field is required. A Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Six years of increasingly responsible environmental services experience, including three years of management and administrative responsibility, is also required.
  • Possession of an AICP, Building Official or similar professional certification in a related field is desirable.

Application and Recruitment Process

For first consideration, please apply by January 3, 2019.Please submit a comprehensive resume, cover letter, and six professional references (who will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment) via e-mail to Jamie Cross, Human Resources Analyst jcross@simivalley.org. Resumes should reflect years and months of positions held as well as the size of the previous program you have managed.

Resumes will be screened to determine the most qualified candidates, based on a combination of education, career experience, and accomplishments. Select candidates will be invited to participate in panel interviews to take place the week of January 21st. The selected candidate will be subjected to an extensive reference and background check. Applicants seeking Veteran’s Preferences must submit form DD214 along with their resume.

For additional information about this position, please contact Jamie Cross at (805) 583-6337.

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