City of San Bruno – Community Development Director

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  • Annual Salary    $163,656 — $200,832*
  • *3% increase scheduled for January 2019
  • Application Deadline:  5pm on Friday, August 24, 2018


The City of San Bruno is seeking an energetic and forward thinking leader to serve as its next Community Development Director. As the City continues to grow in population and develop within the burgeoning San Francisco Bay Area, now is an exciting time to join the San Bruno executive team. Currently, the City is working with YouTube and other property owners in the Bayhill Office Park, along with the community, to develop the Bayhill Specific Plan – a long-range plan to guide how the area could be developed over the next 20 years and beyond. Additionally, there are several efforts currently underway and others on the horizon to help shape and cultivate San Bruno’s future. These include:

  • Implementing the City’s Transit Corridors Plan (TCP)
  • Adopting a Streetscape Plan to articulate the community’s vision of revitalizing the downtown commercial corridor and surrounding areas
  • Adopting the Climate Action Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Completing the Comprehensive Downtown Parking Management Plan  as well as the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan to address parking and commute solutions
  • Supporting mixed-use development projects throughout the community, including building 30 affordable multi-family units for faculty and staff of the local community college district


The Community Development Department is responsible for long-range and current planning activities, economic development activities, environmental review, building plan checks and inspections, and code enforcement. The Director reports directly to the City Manager as a key member of the executive team, and is responsible for leading the Department’s delivery of a broad scope of services to the community, while managing an annual budget of approximately $4.3 million. The Director will lead, mentor, and manage thirteen (13) staff members, including one long-term planning manager, one senior planner and two associate planners, one building official, two community development technicians, two building inspectors, and three code enforcement officers.


The ideal candidate shall possess strong, hands-on technical skills in planning and community development as well as proven management and leadership skills. Prior experience with economic development (business attraction and retention) is highly desired. An individual who is skilled in managing people and processes, identifying improvement opportunities within operations, and delivering well-researched options and solutions is preferred. The selected candidate shall be a self-confident leader, who can quickly gain credibility among staff and build relationships with members of the community. The Director shall serve as a coach and mentor to staff and will cultivate an environment that balances the need for quality planning with customer service to the development community. The ideal candidate shall demonstrate a commitment to working as a member of an executive team, partnering with other city departments, and serving the community of residents and businesses in a diverse community.


  • Graduation from an accredited university with a bachelor’s degree in planning, public administration, business administration, or related field
  • Five (5) years experience in community and/or economic development
  • Possession of a valid California driver’s license


  • CalPERS retirement formula of 2.7%@55 for classic members and 2%@62 for PEPRA members
  • Employer-subsidized medical/dental/vision/prescription plan with employee contribution
  • 100 hours management leave annually with an annual option to cash out
  • 10-23 vacation days annually based on years of service
  • 12 sick days annually
  • 14.5 holidays annually
  • $1,000 personal and professional reimbursement annually
  • $300 monthly vehicle allowance
  • Deferred compensation matching at 1% of biweekly salary
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Home loan program
  • City-paid life insurance and long-term disability insurance


Interested candidates are invited to submit applications online at by 5pm on Friday, August 24, 2018. After an initial screening of applications, those candidates that best meet the City’s needs will be invited to participate further in the recruitment process.

Applications must be received by

5:00pm Friday, August 24, 2018

Questions regarding the application process can be directed to San Bruno Human Resources

(650) 616-7055

The City of San Bruno is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and as such does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, gender, religion, ancestry, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other status protected by law, in its employment actions, decisions, policies and practices.  If you require special accommodations, please contact us to discuss your needs.