Deputy Community Development Director

City of Thousand Oaks
Until Filled

We are seeking an innovative and proactive Deputy Community Development Director with a positive, forward-thinking perspective.  The Deputy Director will play a key role in the General Plan Update and the Civic Center Master Plan Process.  He or she will direct and manage process improvement initiatives department-wide, one of which is for the City to be a leader in e-planning and e-permitting.  This Deputy will also be responsible for code compliance, open space planning support, CDBG/housing, budget, and administrative services.  This Deputy will serve as back-up liaison to the Planning Commission.

The Deputy Community Development Director will assist in integrating the City’s vision and goals with the business strategy of the Community Development Department; directing, planning and organizing Community Development services, programs, and operations, developing and implementing policy; crafting and accomplishing department and City objectives, goals, and performance metrics within guidelines established by the City Council and City Manager.  The Deputy Community Development Director must exercise a high-degree of judgment and discretion along with political acumen and an understanding of the needs of the business community.

The position requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public or business administration, engineering, architecture, urban planning or a related field.  A Master’s degree is highly desirable.  Certification by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is desirable. The position also requires eight years of increasingly relevant, responsible, progressive, comprehensive experience.  Related work experience includes urban planning, economic development, environmental analysis, building inspection, plan review, code compliance, housing and permit processing services, including five years of management/supervisory responsibility.  Knowledge of, and experience with, development of mixed-use projects, e-planning and e-permitting are highly desirable. 
Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a Class C California driver’s license is required.
First review of candidates:  Friday, July 5, 2019
For additional information, and to review the recruitment brochure, please visit our website at or contact Human Resources at (805) 449-2144.