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Planning Director

  • Planning/Redevelopment
  • July 31, 2014

Essential Information

EmployerCity of Bakersfield
Street Address 1600 Truxtun Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Website URL www.bakersfieldjobs.us

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

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Additional Information

Contact: Human Resources

Industry: Public Sector

Manages Others: yes

Deadline Information: Continuous until sufficient qualified applications have been received.

Salary Range: $9,138 - $11,108 /Month

Benefits: VACATION: Accrual rate is determined by bargaining unit. 1-4 years of service: 10 days per year. 5-13 years of service: 15 days per year. 14+ years of service: 20 days per year.

HOLIDAYS: 13 paid holidays per year.

SICK LEAVE: Earned at the rate of one working day per month of service to a maximum of 120 days; portions therafter may be convertible.

ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE: 10 days per year for General Supervisory and Management employees.

INSURANCE: The City and the employee share contributions for premiums for health insurance coverage. The City provides life insurance benefits based on bargaining unit.

RETIREMENT: Benefits are provided by the City's participation in the Public Employee's Retirement System (PERS). 2% @ 62 for new hire Miscellaneous

Job Duration/Time: Full-time

County: Kern