Situated 12 miles from the majestic foothill mountains, the beautiful City of San Marino, CA (approximate 13,000 population) is located northeast of Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Valley. Incorporated in 1913, San Marino is primarily a residential community known for expansive properties surrounded by beautiful gardens, wide streets, well maintained parkways and top performing schools. With a focus on resident services and community engagement, the City of San Marino is recognized for its police and fire services, library, parks and community amenities, and planning and zoning that maintain the community’s high-quality residential character. San Marino residents, including long-time homeowners and young families, are well educated, successful, highly engaged with, and proud of, their City.
Reporting to the City Manager, the City is seeking an engaging and dynamic community development professional to be its next Director of Community Development. The Community Development Department is responsible for maintaining the high-quality residential character of San Marino by administering and enforcing local and state regulations applicable to construction on private property within the City. Included in this responsibility is the review of construction plans, issuance of permits, and field inspection of projects from foundation through final completion of buildings.
The Director of Community Development will have a passion for preserving the City’s unique residential character and history in the face of changing legislation at the State level to housing and building philosophies. The successful candidate will be an integral member of the City’s Executive Team. With a team of 10.5 FTEs, the Director oversees Planning, Building & Safety, Code Enforcement, Business Licenses, and Economic Development with a FY21-22 Adopted Operating budget of $2.4 million.
Requires a combination of education and experience such as a bachelor’s degree (a master’s degree desired) from an accredited college or university with major course work in Urban Planning or a related field; and seven years of experience in planning, community development, or a related field, with at least two years in a management capacity. American Institute of Certified Planner membership is desirable, but not required, and experience or expertise in design and historic preservation is preferred. Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license is required, as is compliance with the City’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
Annual Base Salary: $143,501 to $182,167