San Bernardino County is offering an outstanding career opportunity for a highly experienced land use planning professional interested in boldly leading the Land Use Services Department. Ideally, the successful candidate will have a broad background in urban planning and development complemented by a track record of success in managing a multi-faceted and public facing local government organization. The Director of Land Use Services is at-will, appointed by the Chief Executive Officer, and reports directly to the County Chief Operating Officer. The Land Use Services Department provides oversight for land use in the unincorporated areas of the County. It begins with the County’s Countywide Plan (general plan) and extends to review of land use applications, adherence to building codes, and enforcement of ordinances. The department of nearly 190 employees is dedicated to ensuring balance in the areas of housing, business, recreational, and environmental health needs for the community. The ideal candidate will be an engaging professional with the ability to advance key issues on a variety of overlapping and often competing topics that include community development and planning; housing; code enforcement, conservation and open space (including agriculture); surface mining, building and safety, and engineering.
Requires a Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years of administrative and/or management experience in a complex organization with responsibility for budget development and management, financial analysis, fiscal administration, capital improvement projects, operations, and intergovernmental liaison. Experience working for a city, county, or public sector special district; in-depth knowledge of related service programs and California land-use laws and regulations is preferred. A Master’s Degree is desirable.
The successful candidate will receive a highly competitive salary with an excellent executive benefits package that considers employment history and track record of success.