Environmental Services Director

City of Simi Valley

The Position
The City is looking for an Environmental Services Director to lead a dynamic Environmental Services team. The Director will assume full management responsibility for all department services and activities including building and safety, environmental processing under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), advanced planning, development entitlements, assisted housing and community development block grant programs, code enforcement, neighborhood councils, homeless services, animal services, special projects and administrative services programs, as well as any other responsibilities that may be added. The Director of Environmental Services is an at-will, executive position reporting to the City Manager’s Office.
Duties include directing staff in providing excellent customer service to all external and internal customers; managing and implementing department goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for each assigned division; establishing appropriate service and staffing levels; monitoring and evaluating efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures, and allocating resources; planning, directing, and coordinating the Environmental Services Department work plan; assigning projects and programmatic areas of responsibility; meeting with staff to identify and resolve problems; managing and participating in the development and administration of the department’s budget; monitoring various service contracts for compliance with established performance levels; following-up and ensuring corrective action is taken as necessary; representing the Environmental Services Department to other City departments, elected officials, and outside agencies; preparing and presenting staff reports; responding to and resolving difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints; participating on a variety of boards, commissions, and committees; and providing staff assistance to the City Manager.
Ideal Candidate
The Ideal Candidate will possess:
  • ​Demonstrated experience to motivate a large diverse staff and manage various projectsAbility to develop and implement performance metrics and measurable goals for staff while providing a positive work environment
  • Experience in resolving code enforcement cases
  • Ability to implement changes to ensure excellence in customer service and customer experience for internal and external customers
  • Vision to guide the areas of responsibility through a change from a development community to an in-fill community 
Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public administration, urban planning, business administration, or related field is required. A Master’s degree is preferred.  Six years of increasingly responsible environmental services experience, including three years of management and administrative responsibility is also required.

Application & Recruitment Process 
The final filing date is July 8, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. To be considered, please submit a comprehensive resume, cover letter, and six professional references (who will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment) via e-mail to Jamie Cross, Human Resources Analyst at jcross@simivalley.org. Resumes should reflect years and months of positions held as well as the size of the previous program you have managed.

Resumes will be screened to determine the most qualified candidates, based on a combination of education, career experience, and accomplishments. Select candidates will be invited to participate in panel interviews tentatively scheduled for August 8, 2019.  The selected candidate will be subjected to an extensive reference and background check. Applicants seeking Veteran’s Preferences must submit form DD214 along with their resume.
For additional information about this position, please contact Jamie Cross at (805) 583-6337 or visit our CalOpps page at https://www.calopps.org/simi-valley/job-19870003.