City of Antioch – Planning Manager

Antioch is one of California’s oldest cities, with a growing population of professionals and skilled workers. Ideally situated on the banks of the San Joaquin River, the City of Antioch offers an abundance of recreational opportunities and cultural facilities and serves as a center point to Northern California, particularly linking the San Francisco/East Bay region to Sacramento and the Central Valley. With a population of over 114,000 residents and growing, the City of Antioch is the second largest city in Contra Costa County. Families with dreams of home ownership come to Antioch for its stunning neighborhoods, parks, and natural beauty. Land remains plentiful and affordable, compared with other parts of the Bay Area.

The Planning Manager is one of three divisional managers, including the Building Inspection Services Manager and Code Enforcement Manager reporting to the Director of Community Development. With responsibility for current and advanced planning functions, the Planning Manager oversees a staff of four comprised of two senior planners, an associate planner, and a planning technician. The essential priority for this role will be the comprehensive General Plan update. The Planning Manager will have complete control and oversight of this project with the last update completed in 2003. Moving forward, it’s expected that there will be a large focus on in-fill, re-investment, and revitalization projects. The Housing Element has already been initiated with new and ambitious housing policies and the Zoning Ordinance will also need to be updated following the completion of the General Plan.

Experience within an urban setting with numerous in-fill projects will be ideal in this role. The position will require five or more years of increasingly responsible urban or regional planning experience including two years of supervisorial and project management responsibility along with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in urban or regional planning or a related field. A Master’s degree in urban or regional planning is desirable and a valid American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification is highly desirable.

The salary range for this position is $121,236 – $147,372 annually, DOQ. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura by August 13, 2021.