Community Development Director - City of Manhattan Beach, CA

Immortalized in the song, “Surfin’ U.S.A.”, Manhattan Beach (pop. 36,000) features 40 acres of recreational beach and a pier with an aquarium, 54 acres of developed parks, a 9-hole golf course and 2 community centers. The City boasts a charming downtown, arts and cultural opportunities, and special events throughout the year. Under a council-manager form of government, the organization consists of 5 elected councilmembers and an elected treasurer, and 306 full-time and 180 part-time employees. The Community Development Director oversees a $6.2 million budget and staff of 30 full-time equivalent positions for all planning and zoning, intergovernmental relations with planning agencies, implementation of the City’s Local Coastal Plan and Housing Element, building inspection, code enforcement, citywide integration of permitting software, cell-tower siting, and environmental sustainability programs.

The City is seeking a collaborative team-oriented individual with strong leadership and communication skills, experience working in a boutique community, a record of effectiveness with the California Coastal Commission, technical knowledge in the field of Planning, and a predisposition to customer service. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in Urban and Regional Planning, Geography, Public Administration or a related field is required. Eight years of responsible professional, administrative and managerial experience involving planning, zoning, and community development matters within local government is required, including three or more years of supervisory work is also required. The annual salary range is $159,780 to $208,236, and the City provides a competitive benefit package.

Filing deadline is September 16, 2019.
Resumes are acknowledged within 2 business days.