Job Opportunity

Chief of Planning
Monterey County

Date Posted:

October 1, 2019


$116,016 – $158,364 annually, DOQ


The Chief of Planning is responsible for managing a unit of 20 FTEs. Planning functions include regulating development activity in the unincorporated areas of the County, preparing and implementing land use policy and regulations, providing information to the public, and reviewing development projects, building construction and design, grading and erosion control, as well as assisting in the preparation of a countywide Park Master Plan. In addition, Planning has the responsibility of preparing and reviewing environmental documents for development within the County, processing discretionary land use permits, conducting code enforcement of land use regulations, and maintaining long-range planning documents.


Land use and planning expertise with extensive knowledge of the state regulatory environment, including CEQA and the Subdivision Map Act are a critical need. This position requires five years of administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in the general management of land use planning as well as graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in urban and regional planning, national resource management, landscape architecture, geography, environmental, engineering or a closely related field. A Master’s degree is highly desirable.

How to Apply:

To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura by October 28, 2019.

Filing Deadline:

October 28, 2019

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