Principal Planner

San Joaquin County
(209) 468-3370

The Position
The Principal Planner assists the Deputy Director in planning, coordinating and initiating planning activities. This management level position supervises the staff of the Planning/Development Services Division,  participates  in special or advanced planning projects, and may represent the Director of Community Development in planning matters as assigned.  For a detailed description of typical duties associated with this position, please click here.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate is expected to model a strong work ethic and leadership skills, including accountability to oneself and others while demonstrating the ability to be a collaborative and innovative problem solver. The candidate will possess exceptional communication skills and a working knowledge of the planning and development services projects, programs and activities in a government setting with a proven ability to effectively build and manage teams, utilizing superior interpersonal and analytical skills with a high level of integrity combined with an ethical and fair philosophy.
Candidates must have the ability to leverage the technical expertise of internal and external resources while managing competing demands with well-developed organizational and decision-making skills that demonstrate innovation and fiscal responsibility.

The Department
The Community Development Department assists the Board of Supervisors and the Planning Commission to provide the means of attaining an environment that protects the health, safety and welfare of the citizens; make the most judicious use of the county’s resources; reflect the public’s values; and be consistent with the individual community’s values. The department currently has 56 full-time allocated positions for the 2021-22 Fiscal Year.
The Planning/Development Services Division processes building and development projects, including any necessary environmental review, and prepares reports for the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors. This Division also prepares, maintains, and implements the Development Title and the General Plan. Code Enforcement staff are responsible for investigating complaints and providing enforcement services for violations of the County’s Development Title.  The Building Inspection Division protects the public’s health and safety by regulating new building construction, inspecting existing buildings, and by reviewing all new development projects.  Additional department functions include Administration, Fire Prevention, and Geographic Information Systems.

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