City of Hayward – Planning Manager

DEADLINE TO APPLY : October 22, 2021 @ 5:00 PM

Monthly Salary: $11,864— $14,421 (Plus excellent benefits package: See the Benefit Summary on the City’s Human Resources webpage for more details.)



The City of Hayward is excited to announce its recruitment for the position of Planning Manager. The Planning Manager plans, directs, supervises, and coordinates the work of the Planning Division of the Development Services Department. This entails administering the City’s general plan, neighborhood and specific plans, the zoning ordinance and related development regulations as designated.


The Planning Division of the Development Services Department provides guidance in accordance and utilization of State and Federal laws, City General Plan, variety of Specific Plans and City Zoning Ordinances, towards development and growth of the City of Hayward. Through the implementation of eight guiding principles, the Planning Division upholds the community’s vision to preserve the fundamental qualities that make Hayward an exceptional place to work, live and visit.


Depending upon assignment, duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assists in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for the division to assure the efficient and effective operation of the Planning Division
  • Plans, organizes, controls, and evaluates the functions and activities of the Planning Division, including general, neighborhood and specific planning; project planning; subdivision engineering; and landscape design
  • Develops and administers general, neighborhood and specific plans, as well as the zoning, sign and parking regulations
  • Coordinates advance planning and development review with outside governmental agencies and citizens groups
  • Develops forms and procedures for processing applications for zoning and development permits and other development processing activities

 A complete job description and list of duties can be found at


Any combination of equivalent experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and  abilities would qualify. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

EXPERIENCE: Four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience of a supervisory, administrative or professional nature in planning development processing, or a related field

EDUCATION: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in planning, public administration or a related field. A Master’s degree in Planning, Public Administration or related field is desirable, as is membership in the American Institute of Certified Planners.

LICENSES/CERTIFICATE: Possession and maintenance of a valid Class C California Driver’s License.