The City of Bakersfield is the 9th largest city in California and the 52nd largest city in the United States and growing, with over 1,300 new housing starts in 2013. Bakersfield is located in the heart of Kern County and the southern San Joaquin Valley with a dynamic and diversified economy.
The Planning Director reports to the Community Development Director and supervises a staff of 24 persons. Functions within the Planning Division include: Plans & Permitting, Current Planning, Advanced Planning, Economic Development, Grants and Housing, and Historic Preservation. The latter three functions were absorbed into the Planning Division in the last two years.
Bakersfield is proud of its pro-business, pro-growth climate and seeks an individual that can continue to successfully lead the Planning Division in providing prompt customer service while delivering quality projects to the community. Bakersfield also has an expanding economy and seeks an individual with the innovativeness and ingenuity to assist the Community Development Director in the development of an effective economic development strategy to attract and retain business to the City. This is a significant career opportunity for a planning professional seeking to apply their talents in a large city with tremendous growth and development opportunities.
For complete job details and application please visit our website at www.bakersfieldjobs.us