Assistant Director – Planning & Community Environment

Job Description

Assistant Director – Planning & Community Environment

City of Palo Alto, CA



Recognized as the global leader in cutting-edge technology, medicine and green innovation, Palo Alto (pop. 70,000) is the birthplace of the Silicon Valley. The city’s creative economy causes the population to double during the daytime as the community is home to Stanford University as well as approximately 100,000 jobs. Supported by more than 30 team members, the Planning & Community Environment Department currently encompasses Long Range Planning, Current Planning, Historic Preservation, and Code Enforcement. In the coming months, the City’s Development Services functions will be restructured into a new division within the Department.


The Assistant Director will be charged with overseeing Current and Long Range Planning. A professional who excels in a dynamic and demanding environment, the ideal candidate will be a superior people manager with exceptional interpersonal skills and extensive urban planning expertise. Eight years of relevant experience that includes at least five years of management experience and a bachelor’s degree is required. Master’s degree and/or AICP certification preferred.


The salary range goes up to $207,272; salary is supplemented by a competitive benefits package. This recruitment will close on Sunday, March 31, 2019. Visit for detailed recruitment brochure and to apply online.



Teri Black ● 424.296.3111

Bradley Wardle ● 650.450.3299

Job Information

Position Title: Assistant Director – Planning & Community Environment

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US Citizenship: yes

Security Clearance: no

Salary Range: up to $207,272

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Start Date: March 1, 2019

Position Type: Permanent

Travel: None

Language: English

Contact Information

Name: City of Palo Alto, CA



Phone: 424.296.3111



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