Planning Manager

City Of Ukiah   Ukiah, CA   Full-time     Other
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Posted on November 12, 2020

$82,821.71 - $100,677.60

Open until filled


At least three years of increasingly responsible experience performing varied and complex municipal planning work and a Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Architecture, Public Administration, Urban Studies, or a closely related field is required. A Master’s

degree in one of these fields or a related field and/or AICP certification is desirable and may be substituted for one year of experience. CEQA and/or NEPA familiarity is expected.



Reporting to the Director of Community Development, and supported by an integrated and close‐knit team of a second Planning Manager, a Building Official, and Building Inspector, the Planning Manager administers, coordinates, and/or directly implements the activities of the Planning and/or Housing Divisions. Planning Managers focus in different areas of specialization, depending on interests and qualifications and the priorities of the Department. One Planning Manager position primarily focuses in the area of housing and community and economic development, including CDBG and HOME grant and project management and implementing the City’s Housing Element. The other position primarily focuses in general planning, including over the counter planning permits and current planning. Both Planning Managers will be involved in long range planning, including the rare opportunity to play an important role in the development and implementation of the City’s 2040 General Plan and be involved in other major projects currently in development. Guided by a strong customer service orientation, the ideal candidate will be a proactive problem solver who enjoys the teamwork and camaraderie that comes with achieving exceptional quality in projects, programming, and planning analysis within a fast‐paced and highly engaging work environment. The candidate selected should be capable of managing multiple priorities simultaneously, while also being a self‐starter and able to oversee and coordinate major housing and community development projects and programs. The selected candidate should also be an effective and articulate communicator, able to establish and maintain professional relationships, build consensus, and collaborate with internal staff as well as with the community.



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Applications will be reviewed by a screening committee and those applicants who appear to be among the best qualified will be selected for the examination process.

This process may include a variety of techniques designed to test applicants' knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties and responsibilities of the job.

An Eligibility List will be established by ranking candidates by their overall score and a selection will be made from the candidates on this list. All employment offers are subject to a City‐paid physical examination and a thorough reference and background check.