The City of Santa Barbara Community Development Department is seeking a motivated, dynamic and knowledgeable City Planner. Under administrative direction of the Community Development Director, plans, organizes, manages, and directs the work of the Planning Division; develops policy involving the interpretation of complex laws, rules, regulations and sensitive, and often controversial, land use issues; participates in major current planning, advanced planning, design review and historic preservation, special studies, and zoning functions of the City; leads major studies and projects; manages staff, programs, contract services, and division budget; makes presentations and provides staff support to the City Council, Planning Commission, other boards and commissions, and outside officials; and performs related duties as assigned.
The City Planner acts as division manager and has broad responsibility for planning policies, programs, and services within the City, under the guidance of the Community Development Director. The position requires a thorough knowledge of physical, social, and economic principles of urban and resource planning and the ability to integrate diverse planning activities with the overall objectives of the community. The City Planner is distinguished from the Principal Planner by its broader knowledge of environmental, regional, and community planning and zoning laws and regulations, municipal budget practices, and Planning Division administrative duties.
If you are interested in this position, please apply by Monday, April 17, 2023.