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Assistant Director of Planning and Development
Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation / Alhambra, CA
Posted on: February 18, 2021
Application Deadline: 3/11/2021
An unsurpassed executive leadership opportunity to make a difference
by expanding equitable access to parks that serve all of Los Angeles
County’s communities and urban populations, the most diverse and
populous county in the nation.
This unclassified position oversees the Planning and Development
Agency and plays an instrumental role to ensure that County parks,
trails, and buildings are well planned, designed, constructed, and
preserved; socially and culturally relevant; equitably located; physically
accessible; and safe. Join an award-winning Department that
promotes equity and inclusion by prioritizing work in our most
vulnerable and underserved communities.
Planning Division oversees master planning, environmental compliance,
land management, sustainability and trails planning, while
Development Division oversees design and construction project
management. Together, Planning and Development Agency provides
essential mission-led guidance and technical support for the
Department and leads efforts to identify and implement sound
strategies that promote positive, equity-focused, environmentally just
and sustainable results.
Required Experience / Skills / Education
The ideal candidate will have strong leadership skills in managing operations, people, and change; and a proven ability to achieve desired organizational services and outcomes. The candidate will have strong interpersonal skills and political savvy to open pathways to effective partnerships with other government agencies, elected officials, community groups, and the public. Additionally, the successful candidate will present a proven track record of building dedicated and engaged teams of experienced professionals empowered to provide outstanding services to local communities.
Four years of experience managing an agency, organization or firm in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning, Natural Resources Management, Engineering, Environmental Science Planning Field or a closely related field.
A valid California Class “C” driver license or the ability to utilize an alternative transportation
method when needed to carry out essential job-related functions.
Graduation from an accredited college with a master’s degree in Architecture, Landscape
Architecture, Urban Planning, Natural Resources Management, Engineering, Environmental Science Planning Field or a closely related field.
Strong writing, presentation and public speaking skills.
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