Director of Planning & Inspections

City of Big Bear Lake

The City of Big Bear Lake is located in Southern California and is a popular tourist destination, nestled in the heart of the San Bernardino National Forest at an elevation of 6,752’.  Visitors and residents enjoy the beautiful alpine lake, mountain ski resorts and four seasons of outdoor recreational opportunities. Big Bear Lake is located approximately two hours from major metropolitan cities, such as Los Angeles and San Diego.  The City’s year-round population is approximately 5,500 residents, but the community welcomes between 20,000 to 100,000 weekend and holiday visitors depending upon the season and special events schedule.
The Director of Planning & Inspections is a management level position responsible for a wide variety of professional duties related to long-term planning, development plan review, permit issuance and building inspection functions, ensuring they are performed in conformance with all applicable Federal/State laws, the General Plan, City policies, accepted planning and safe construction practices, and building code compliance regulations. Also, this position will ensure the City’s Development Code, Housing Element, and other community development and building related ordinances and policies are updated to reflect the General Plan, changes to Federal/State laws, and community values as directed by the City Council and Planning Commission.  In addition, the successful candidate will be the primary City representative responsible for all Planning Commission related activities.  Overall, this Director will be accountable for working with the City’s residents, business owners, contractors, developers and community stakeholders to promote effective customer service within the Planning & Inspections department and ensure applications, permits and inspections are processed and completed in a professional, timely and  responsible  manner.

Experience: Six years of increasingly responsible professional experience involving municipal Planning and/or municipal community development related activities which has included urban/regional planning, building and/or community development related functions; four years supervisory experience.

Education: A bachelor’s degree in urban or regional planning, engineering, public administration or a closely related field.
Certification by the American Institute of Certified Planners is highly desirable.
 Annual Salary Range $130,270 - $158,870 Based Upon Qualifications.

Candidates Must Apply By Friday, July 24, 2020.

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