Job Opportunity

Planning Director
Riverside County

Date Posted:

March 25, 2014


$123,973 – $194,921 Annually


The Transportation and Land Management Agency (TLMA) is recruiting a Planning Director to lead the Planning Department.  Reporting to the Director of TLMA, the Planning Director is responsible for developing effective County land use planning, policies and procedures; land use application processing; and comprehensive long-term general planning in accordance with State laws and County ordinances and policies.  The Planning Department operates with a $4.9 million budget and 20 full-time staff working in two regional offices.

Competitive candidates will be results-oriented, politically savvy executives with extensive planning experience able to handle a wide range of planning cases.  With the County’s population projected to double over the next 30 years, the Planning Director will provide strength through leadership to build quality communities.

Spanning from the Eastern border of Orange County to the Arizona border, Riverside is the fourth largest county in California and the eleventh most populous county in the United States.  The County’s land mirrors the diversity of its 2.2 million residents–with over 7,200 square miles of fertile river valleys, low deserts, mountains, foothills and rolling plains.  This combination of geographic size and diverse topography challenges the Planning Department to provide timely and responsive service to all members of the public while promoting innovative development that effectively accommodates a balance of housing, employment, preservation, and service opportunities for our burgeoning County.

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Education: Bachelor’s degree in planning, transportation planning, public administration, urban geography, architecture, civil engineering, environmental sciences, landscape architecture, or a closely related field. A Master’s Degree or Juris Doctorate is highly desired.

Experience: Six years of professional environmental and/or land use planning experience including three years of responsible management, supervisory or administrative experience (A Master’s degree in planning may be substituted for up to one year of the required experience).

How to Apply:

Please email your resume and detailed cover letter to:

Erik Collier

Senior Human Resources Analyst

(951) 955-8878

Filing Deadline:

This position will remain open until filled.

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