The award‐winning San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) is a small state agency located in the San Francisco’s Civic Center. BCDC has planning and regulatory responsibility over development in San Francisco Bay and along the Bay’s nine-county shoreline. BCDC is guided in its decisions by its laws, the McAteer-Petris Act and the Suisun Marsh Preservation Act, the San Francisco Bay Plan, and special plans for specific areas around the Bay.
The City of Oakley is hiring a full-time Planning Technician to assist with a wide variety of functions including technical planning work, code compliance, and administrative support functions. Under direction from supervisory staff, the incumbent would assist the public on matters related to planning, zoning, and code regulations. This position will also work with the Economic Development and Code Enforcement Divisions by providing administrative support.
The City of Cotati has long been considered the “Hub” of Sonoma County, by virtue of its central location. Surrounded by vineyards and woodlands, Cotati offers all the benefits of living in a small city, with the cultural advantages of being located near major urban centers and a highly acclaimed university. The City of Cotati is seeking an excellent communicator and a skilled administrator to serve as the Director of Community Development. The City desires a candidate who is an innovative and forward-thinking professional who will lead staff to develop creative and collaborative approaches with the development community that balance varying community interests and help move the City’s vision forward.
As a Planner, you will process and coordinate complex planning applications as well as research, prepare, and create planning studies, plans, projects, and reports regarding land use, environmental compliance and protection, economic development, solid waste planning, and related topics. The ideal candidate has public agency planning experience administering local ordinances and State and Federal statutes, and
- Interpreted legal descriptions, market data, blue prints, and maps
- Experience accurately creating, reviewing, and maintaining records and reports
- Experience creating technical guidance documents and employing data visualization techniques
- The proven ability to effectively communicate and work well with others, including providing effective customer service support
- Sound judgment, and strong analytical and organizational skills
The Community Development Director is the hands-on department head-level position that has the challenge of independently directing, supervising and participating in the day-to-day operations of the Department. Responsibilities include current and advanced planning, zoning and subdivision administration, environmental review, storm water, land use code enforcement, transportation planning, and administration of affordable housing programs. This position reports and serves at-will to an experienced City Manager, is an integral part of the overall City Management Team, and works closely with a City Council that has historically respected the professional advice and input of staff. The Director serves as staff liaison to the five-member City Planning Commission, and directs and supervises a part-time (24 hours per week) Assistant Planner and a part-time Code Enforcement Officer (civilian).
The City of Sunnyvale is seeking a Permit Center Manager to oversee Permit Center operations. The ideal candidate will possess technical expertise in the building codes, have strong organizational and administrative skills, be solutions oriented, will provide direct lead to four full-time staff members and develop collaborative relationships with staff throughout the City. Consistent with the focus on service is the timely processing of permits and development plans and scheduling of inspections made more challenging by a strong economic environment with unprecedented levels of development activity.
ESA, an employee owned company, is seeking a senior level planner with 10 or more years of experience to lead our Northern California Community Planning Group. The person filling this position may be located in our Sacramento, Oakland, San Francisco or Petaluma office. The position will provide guidance and technical oversight of the community planning team and projects, and contribute to ESA’s legacy of innovation, creativity, quality service and best practices. Typical projects include general plans, specific plans, master plans, downtown plans, zoning codes, housing plans, local coastal programs, resilience programs and related planning and environmental studies. The candidate must demonstrate a successful track record of team building, project management and proactive business development, and will be responsible for facilitating the growth of the Community Planning Group. The position will report to ESA’s Northern California Community Development Director and will participate as a member of the Community Development Leadership Team.
The City of San Bruno is seeking an energetic and forward thinking leader to serve as the City’s Planning and Housing Manager. 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 Community Development Department. The Planning and Housing Manager performs a variety of routine and complex administrative, technical, managerial, supervisory, and professional work related to housing and current and long-range planning in the City.
This position involves leading project teams to develop innovative plans and solutions for public, private, and non-profit clients. The successful candidate will work as part of a multidisciplinary team that provides land use and policy planning, urban design, and community engagement services. Typical projects may include general plans, specific plans, downtown plans, streetscapes, and campus master plans.
MIG, Inc.—a national planning, design, management, communications, and technology firm with 250 employees in 14 U.S. offices—is looking for dynamic urban planners and designers to join our Berkeley, Sacramento, and San Diego offices. For consideration, we ask that you have an education and professional background in urban planning or urban design and foremost, a passion to work with a creative, driven team dedicated to creating great places.