Planning Manager

Job Information

Job Category

Land Use, Parks Planning, Rural Planning, Transportation, Urban Design

Company Name

City of Manhattan Beach

Position Level


Job Description

The City of Manhattan Beach is seeking a knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and experienced Planning Manager with strong communication skills to lead the Community Development Department - Planning Division as a collaborative team player working in a boutique high-service-level community, a technical knowledge in the field of planning, and a predisposition to customer service. Under administrative direction, the Planning Manager plans, organizes, and manages the Planning Division of the Community Development Department as related to planning, zoning, and environmental assessments, and related Codes, policies and regulations; manages staff, projects, operations, and budgeting; and performs other related work as assigned.

Required Skills / Experience / Education

Education/Training/Experience: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Urban Planning, Architecture, or a closely related field is required. Seven (7) years of responsible professional urban planning and environmental planning experience is required, preferably including two (2) or more years of project management and supervisory work. Masters’ Degree in Planning can be substituted for one (1) year of professional planning experience; Masters’ in Public or Business Administration can substitute for one (1) year of supervisory work. The American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) accreditation is preferred. Licenses/Certificates/Special Requirements: A valid Class C California driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record. Ability to work extended hours and attend City functions and evening meetings. Application filing deadline is Sunday, May 28, 2023. All applicants will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in this job announcement. Candidates will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process. Meeting the minimum requirements listed in this job announcement does not guarantee advancement in subsequent phases of the selection process. The selection process may be changed as deemed necessary by the City Human Resources Department. The selection process will consist of the following component and weight: Oral Interview (100%) * The oral panel interview is tentatively scheduled on June 12, 2023. If you need special assistance in the recruitment process please contact the Human Resources Department at (310) 802-5258.

US Citizenship Required?


Will security clearance be required?


Salary Range

$133,308.00 - $174,912.00 Annually

Job Start Date


Position Type

Permanent Full-Time



Primary Language Required


Job Location

Location Address


Contact Information

Hiring Contact Name

City of Manhattan Beach


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