Director of Planning

Job Information

Job Category

Land Use, Rural Planning

Company Name

County of Calaveras

Position Level


Job Description

Under general direction of the Board of Supervisors, plans and organizes the activities of the County Planning Department; administers the general plan and zoning ordinance, subdivisions, land use permits, specific plans, and planned developments; develops policies; represents the Planning Department in meetings with the Board of Supervisors, County Administrative Officer, commissions, committees, community agencies, and other public groups; and performs related work as required.

Required Skills / Experience / Education

Skill and Ability to: Direct, plan, organize, manage and coordinate the functions and programs of the Planning Department; exhibit strong administrative, organizational and managerial aptitude; select, motivate and evaluate staff and provide for their training and professional development; develop departmental budget and control expenditures; review the work of department staff and resolve problems; recognize operational problems and implement effective solutions; oversee the development, maintenance, and preparation of planning statistics, records, and reports; effectively represent the Planning Department in contacts with the public, community organizations, and other government agencies; make presentations to the Board of Supervisors, other agencies and the public; organize and conduct major research studies; prepare and supervise the preparation of difficult, complex, and specialized planning projects; determine the appropriate level of environmental review for various projects and assess mitigation measures for effectiveness; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships at all organizational levels as well as with other agencies and the public; display and maintain the highest degree of maturity, integrity, loyalty, accountability and good judgment; and maintain the County’s commitment to provide excellent customer service. Education, Training and Experience: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in land use planning or a related field AND five years of planning experience in a public agency, with at least three (3) years at a supervisory level. Certification by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is preferred but not required.

US Citizenship Required?


Will security clearance be required?


Salary Range

$148,990.40 annually

Other Benefits

We offer a competitive benefits package to meet the needs of all employees and their family members. Please view our benefit page:

Job Start Date


Position Type

Permanent Full-Time



Primary Language Required




Job Location

Location Address

891 Mountain Ranch Road
San Andreas, California

Contact Information

Hiring Contact Name

Kate Hust


[email protected]

Phone Number

(209) 754-2885