City of Citrus Heights – Planning Manager

The position will coordinate, direct, organize, and plan activities of the Planning Division, including current and long-range planning, development plan review, general plan and specific plans. The Planning Manager receives administrative direction from the Community Development Director, and exercises direct supervision over assigned supervisory, professional, technical, and office support personnel.   This position assigns work activities, projects and programs, monitors workflow, and reviews and evaluates work products, methods and procedures. The Planning Manager prepares the division’s budget, coordinates staff training, conducts performance evaluations, educates the public regarding City standards in order to create an improved community, and communicates regularly with neighborhoods, businesses, Planning Commission, City Council, and the community –at-large to keep them apprised of the work and goals of the Planning Division.  Additionally, this position manages and implements the City’s General Plan, zoning, and subdivision ordinances, as well as Grant funding. This position will also play an important role in the city’s business licensing program.

Experience and Training

Five years of increasingly responsible experience in planning, including two years of supervisory responsibility.


Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in planning, public administration, business administration, community development, or a related field. Master’s degree in a related field is desirable.


May need to possess a valid California driver’s license and proof of automobile liability insurance as required by the position.


Possession of an American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certificate is highly desirable.