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Assistant Director of Planning and Development
City of Fresno / Fresno
Posted on: May 28, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
The Assistant Director of Planning and Development assists in the planning, direction, organization, and review of the assigned operations. In this capacity, the incumbent exercises judgment and discretion in the administration and direction of an assigned group of operating divisions. The Assistant Director is responsible for the oversight of daily operations and may, in the absence of the Director, assume those duties. In addition, the Assistant Director is responsible for tactical level planning related to strategic plans, and policies and develops operational goals. Incumbents act as a technical advisor to the Director and the City Manager and attends meetings of the City Council, boards, commissions, and committees. The Assistant Director participates in the preparation and administration of the Department’s annual operating budget and works with the City Manager regarding current and anticipated City and departmental needs, prioritization of those needs, and the feasibility of alternative approaches to meeting them. The Assistant Director is expected to facilitate and coordinate activities with other departments within the City of Fresno, as well as outside agencies. This particular Assistant Director vacancy will be responsible for the Housing & Community Development Division and the Parking Division.
This is an unclassified position in which the incumbent serves at the will of the Department Director.
The salary for the Assistant Director of Planning & Development, dependent upon qualifications, ranges from $115,056 to $161,520.
Required Experience / Skills / Education
The Department Director is seeking a service and solution-oriented person that understands large on and off-street parking operations, housing and community development, and who possesses excellent leadership skills. An innovative leader who understands how multidisciplinary collaborative efforts enhance the ability to provide best in class service will do well in this position. The ideal candidate will have a record of straightforward and open communication and a willingness to make effective decisions within the parameters of the position, as well as the ability to effectively manage conflicting perspectives. The ideal candidate will also have a strong background in project management, program administration, and overseeing fiscal programs consisting of multiple fund sources with complex regulatory requirements. The Assistant Director is a key member of the Department’s executive management team, recognizing this position is a vital element that works together with others to support the Mayor and Council’s vision for the City of Fresno. A candidate with a strong record of collaborative work with internal and external stakeholders would be highly valued, as the Assistant Director must be able to develop positive relationships with staff, other City departments, the public, and a number of other agencies. The Assistant Director must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive reports, records, and other written materials for a variety of audiences. A background that includes a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Business Administration, Public Administration, Regional Planning or a related field and five (5) years of progressively responsible and directly related management experience will be considered qualifying for this position. A Master’s degree in a related field is highly desirable. Possession of a valid California Driver’s License is required at time of appointment.
If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please submit a letter of interest, your resume and five references to:
Sandra Chavez Martin, Human Resources Manager
City of Fresno Personnel Services
2600 Fresno Street, Room 1030 Fresno, California 93721