Planning Manager

Job Description

The City of Ventura is now accepting applications for the position of Planning Manager. The Planning Manager is part of the Community Development Department and is an important member of the Department's leadership team. To be considered for this exciting opportunity, submit an online application and supplemental questions by the first application review, December 2, 2019.

The Planning Manager, reporting to the Assistant Community Development Director, is responsible for planning, organizing and managing the activities and operations of the planning work program which includes development and implementation of multiple current and long-range planning programs, including a comprehensive update to the General Plan. These programs currently include zoning, land use, environmental review, design review, and related municipal plans and policies of the City. The Planning Manager also, serves as technical advisor to the Planning Commission, Design Review Committee and Historic Preservation Committee.

The ideal candidate will be a high energy professional who is comfortable leading and managing in a dynamic environment. Offering impressive depth in contemporary urban planning principles and practices, he/she will be an outstanding mentor and people manager who is committed to continuous improvement and exceptional customer service.


Job Information

Position Title: Planning Manager

Position Level:

Position Reports To:

Required Skills/Experience/Education:

A combination of education, training and/or experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in urban planning, business, economics, architecture, environmental studies, public administration, engineering or a related field and five years of professional planning experience with at least two years of administrative and supervisory responsibility for a major planning function. A Master's degree is preferred.


  • Certificate: American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification is desirable.



US Citizenship: no

Security Clearance: no

Salary Range: $110,631-$148,248 DOQ

Other Benefits: The City offers a total compensation package that includes both a generous salary plus excellent benefits!

Start Date: January 1, 1970

Position Type: Permanent

Travel: None

Language: Spanish

Contact Information

Name: City of Ventura

Address: 501 Poli Street Ventura CA 93001





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