ASSISTANT PLANNING DIRECTOR

Job Specifications

Class Code:

GC8 

Analyst: 

JAD, TC 

Date Originated:

 

Dates Revised:

8/83 2/85 1/89 1/90 7/04 3/10 

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY

DEFINITION

Under administrative direction of the Planning Director, to plan, organize and direct one or more divisions of the Planning Department; to act as the director in the absence of the Planning Director; and to do other work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Positions in this class manage the operation of one or more divisions of the Planning Department. Incumbents are accountable and responsible for the delivery of effective and efficient services.† †The incumbent may act as the director in the absence of the department head.

TYPICAL TASKS

Plans, organizes, directs and coordinates through subordinate managers the work of staff in one or more divisions of the Planning Department; supervises, trains and evaluates the work of subordinate managers; prepares and administers the operating budget for one or more divisions; participates in development of department budget; may analyze, plan and oversee permit processing functions; may analyze, plan and coordinate long range planning, and affordable housing programs; works closely with other departments and agencies to develop joint procedures; responds to changes in regulations to meet County goals† and solve administrative challenges; evaluates and establishes division policies and procedures, formulates improvements and implements changes to regulations and service delivery; represents the department in working with and responding to† other departments, agencies, community groups, and customers; consults with the Director and other management staff on work programs, schedules, policies and program development; represents the department at meetings; prepares and/or reviews reports and correspondence; performs complex and difficult special assignments and projects; attends meetings and conferences.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

Knowledge:

Ability to:

Training and Experience: Any combination of training and experience, that would provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying. A typical way to obtain this knowledge would be:

A Bachelorís degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in planning, geography, engineering, public administration, or a related field.

AND

Five years of increasingly responsible professional planning experience including 2 years of supervisory responsibility.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License or the employee must be able to provide suitable transportation, which is approved by the appointing authority.

Bargaining Unit: 06

EEOC Job Category: 01

Occupational Grouping: 28

Workers' Comp Code: 0053