City of Vallejo, Planning Manager
The City of Vallejo is recruiting for the position of Planning Manager. This position will direct, manage, supervise, and coordinate the programs and activities of the Planning Division within the Economic Development Department; coordinate assigned activities with other City departments, divisions, and outside agencies; and provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Community and Economic Development Director.
The Planning Manager will lead the Planning Division in guiding private development, coordinating public-private partnerships, and updating and implementing City codes in accordance with State law and the City’s adopted policy documents. This role will offer tremendous growth for the new Planning Manager as Vallejo’s exciting and complex projects and fast pace will provide tremendous opportunities for learning and career development. This position reports to the Community and Economic Development Director and manages a staff of 5 employees with a budget of $1.0M. Major focus areas include implementing improvements in the development review process, participating as a critical member of the Community and Economic Development Department leadership team, enhancing the Planning Division’s interface with the public, assisting residents, developers, businesses and real estate professionals with land use questions and procedures; and conducting development-related environmental review.
Key priorities and projects for the Planning Manager include preparation and implementation of the comprehensive updates of the General Plan and Development Code and the Sonoma Boulevard Specific Plan, establishing the community’s vision for the next 25 years; facilitating the entitlement process key downtown, opportunity sites and underdeveloped infill properties that will serve as catalysts for high quality development, improving and establishing best practices to streamline and to increase certainty in the development review process, and preparing ordinance and design guidelines to reflect the continuing transformation and increasing modernization of the community.