Deputy Community Development Director - City of Stockton, California

Stockton is a renewed city!  Stockton is a city that is perhaps better prepared for the future than any other city in California, with a thorough understanding of its operations and finances, and the tools to adjust to economic conditions for decades into the future. There are 38 dedicated City employees, supplemented with additional contract staff, serving the community of Stockton in the Community Development Department with a budget of $10.3 million.  The department is comprised of the Building & Life Safety Division, Planning & Engineering Services Division, and the Business Operations Division. As the new Deputy Director of the Community Development/Planning and Engineering, the selected candidate will have the opportunity to make an impact on the community’s future through quality development. Bringing creativity and vision, the Deputy Director will have division level responsibility for the overall direction and administration of the City’s planning function which involves current and advanced planning functions and engineering services related to private development. The Deputy Director will report to the Community Development Director and depending on the major initiative, will report to the Assistant Director. The Deputy Director will lead the department with a policy-centered focus, while directing, implementing and maintaining the General Plan, most notably the Housing Element. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in city or regional planning, urban design, transportation planning and economic development, housing and neighborhood development, or a related field required. In addition, the candidate selected will possess at least five years in planning and community development to include programming, budgeting, and process improvement implementation. Two years of this experience must be at a managerial level. Desirable qualifications include a Master’s Degree in an appropriate field, certification as a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners or experience dealing with state and federally-funded programs. 

Filing deadline is March 26, 2018.
Resumes are acknowledged within 2 business days.

Please send your cover letter and resume electronically to: apply@peckhamandmckenney.com

Call Josh Agnew at (970) 581-6741 for more information.