Located on the coast halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, approximately 260,000 people call San Luis Obispo County home. The County’s natural beauty includes beaches, lakes, mountains, wetlands, elfin forests, and state/county parks. A perfect Mediterranean marine climate keeps San Luis Obispo sunny and warm year-round. The strong local economy is dominated by tourism, agriculture and viticulture, fishing, the California Polytechnic State University, and a growing sector of information and technology businesses. Residents of San Luis Obispo County enjoy an excellent quality of life in one of the most beautiful areas in the state.
The Planning and Building Director position is appointed by the County Administrative Officer and will work closely with the County Board of Supervisors. In addition, he or she will have significant interactions with the CAO’s office, the Planning Commission, County Counsel’s office and the general community. The new Director must ensure the various perspectives and interests of all constituents are considered. The County of San Luis Obispo is seeking a candidate who will be a responsive and service oriented professional providing exceptional leadership and expertise in the management and oversight of the various departmental operations.
The successful candidate will have experience in urban and rural planning, land use, building, and community development; candidates must have previous experience with CEQA and the Coastal Act. The new Director must possess at least five years of increasingly responsible management experience in planning and building and a Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Public Administration, Geography, Architecture or a related field. A Master's degree is highly desirable. The annual salary is currently up to $178,797; experience and qualifications will be considered. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal to upload your letter of interest, resume, salary history and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Bill Avery by March 5, 2018.