City of Berkeley – Deputy Director of Planning

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The City of Berkeley has an opening for a Deputy Director of Planning.  Under the general direction of the Director of Planning and Development performs complex, difficult operation, administrative, information systems, statistical and other management analyses in support of activities and functions; makes recommendations for action and assists in policy, procedure and information systems development and implementation; may direct the activities and programs of the codes and inspections, advanced or current planning division; performs related work as assigned.

The Deputy Director of Planning has responsibility for planning, developing, administering and evaluating operation program plans, policy, budgets and schedules for all planning programs in collaboration with Planning operating divisions and other Planning staff. This class works directly with the Division Directors to implement management systems. The incumbent is also responsible to assure that all Planning programs are managed and that resources are utilized efficiently. The Deputy Director of Planning must coordinate with the Director of Planning on issues concerning programs and reviews.

The Deputy Director of Planning has division level responsibilities for the overall direction and administration of one of the City’s planning functions, i.e., codes and inspections, current or advanced planning. Incumbents will be expected to demonstrate skills and knowledge particular to that function. The incumbent is responsible for formulating policy, developing goals and objectives, supervising staff, planning, developing and administering the assigned division’s budget and directing day-to-day operations. The Deputy Director of Planning is distinguished from the Planning Director in that the latter has overall management responsibility for all aspects of physical planning, including zoning, code enforcement, transportation and capital improvement planning, and administration.