Environmental, Land Use
County of San Diego
Job DescriptionThe County of San Diego Announces An Exceptional Management Level Opportunity LAND USE/ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING MANAGER-Environmental Services Interviews will take place the week of October 2, 2023. Job offers for selected candidates will be made the week of October 16, 2023. Future Salary Increase ** July 2024 - 3.68% increase to base pay (2.75% Across-the-Board + .93% Market Increase) The County of San Diego is currently accepting applications for Land Use/Environmental Planning Manager. This job classification is assigned to county departments within the Land Use/Environment Group (LUEG). Current vacancy is with the Department of Public Work's Environmental Services Unit. Environmental Services Unit Environmental Services Unit coordinates environmental clearance for public infrastructure projects to minimize County liability risks during design, CEQA & NEPA environmental review, development permitting, and construction phases of capital and maintenance projects across all DPW programs. The unit is responsible for substantial decisions in developing project scopes, managing project budgets, managing regulatory compliance, addressing community concerns, and resolving environmental concerns during construction. In addition to supporting capital and maintenance projects, the unit reviews other agency permits that may affect public infrastructure; threads with other County departments on major projects such as Multiple Species Conservation Program (MSCP), Climate Action Plan, and sustainability; facilitates environmental coordination and consistency across the enterprise; manages the US Army Corps Regional General Permit 53 (RGP 53) for culvert maintenance; and secures and maintains mitigation sites. The unit also supports other County departments for environmental review of private and public projects, including DEHQ for review of new composting, recycling, and landfill sites and Housing and Community Development Services for review of federal-aid projects, including Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). Work Location: The selected candidates may be assigned a hybrid schedule consisting of teleworking or working remotely; and working at the County Operations Center in Kearny Mesa. Ideal Candidate The ideal candidate for Land Use/Environmental Planning Manager will possess the following experience, attributes, and traits:
- Successful outcomes in managing, mentoring, and coaching staff
- Professional project management experience including managing budgets and timelines in the planning, land use, and environmental areas
- A high degree of motivation and progressive thinking
- Experience with local, State, and Federal environmental laws and regulations including the California Environmental Quality Act and/or National Environmental Policy Act
- Experience with state and federal regulatory permitting and in obtaining resource agency permits
- A strong willingness to continually learn and grow professionally
- A professional and management perspective and objective demeanor when positive or negative/difficult situations occur
- A customer-service focused attitude and experience in cultivating customer service within internal and external teams
- Experience in reviewing and handling complex projects involving multiple functional groups/consultants, and outside agencies or jurisdictions
- Experience with consultant contracts and managing large, multidisciplinary task orders
- Ability to communicate effectively to different audiences in both verbal and written form; and skills in presenting and listening effectively
- Management success through good leadership, interpersonal, and teamwork skills, including building relationships and collaborating with others to keep projects moving in a positive direction
- Willingness to seek out and understand the perspectives of others, and embrace diversity and inclusiveness
- Experience with public outreach and incorporating feedback into project design and environmental documents
Required Skills / Experience / EducationMinimum Qualifications A master's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency in urban studies, urban planning, geography, anthropology, biology, geology, ecology, zoology, environmental management, landscape architecture, engineering or a closely related field; AND, three (3) years of professional level regulatory planning, land use permit processing, long-range planning, or environmental management experience with a public or private land use agency. Professional level experience must be at the level equivalent to a Land Use/Environmental Planner III within the County of San Diego; OR, A bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency in urban studies, urban planning, geography, anthropology, biology, geology, ecology, zoology, environmental management, landscape architecture, engineering or a closely related field; AND, four (4) years of professional level regulatory planning, land use permit processing, long-range planning, or environmental management experience with a public or private land use agency. Professional level experience must be at the level equivalent to a Land Use/Environmental Planner III within the County of San Diego; OR, One (1) year of experience as a Land Use/Environmental Planner III with the County of San Diego. Note: Professional-level land use/environmental planning experience supervising/managing a multi-disciplinary team, acceptable to the County, in a public or private agency may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis, for up to two years of the education requirement. If interested, apply directly online at: https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/hr.
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$110,448.00 - $134,264.00 Annually
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5510 Overland Ave.
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County of San Diego Department of Human Resources