Community Development Director
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Community Development Director
Job Classifications
City of Foster City
Estero Municipal Improvement District
Job Specification
Under general direction of the City Manager to manage the overall operation of the Planning Department, including planning, zoning and subdivision functions; and to do related work as required.
Plans, organizes, directs and controls the administrative and technical phases of city planning; reviews reports, maps and documents prepared by the department staff; reviews planning, zoning and subdivision studies; responsible for implementation of the Master Plan, and recommends revisions as required; responsible for the development of environmental impact reports; assures compliance with zoning ordinances; serves as staff liaison to the Planning Commission; consults with citizens and officials in planning and zoning problems; directs the administration and preparation of the annual department budget; serves as the liaison between the City and residents, as well as the commercial and industrial community; coordinates planning activities with regional and county agencies; supervises all department personnel.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:  Principles and practices of community planning; applicable laws affecting planning and zoning, administrative and budgetary procedures; principles of management and training.
Ability to:  Collect, analyze and interpret data pertaining to planning and zoning; prepare oral and written reports; plan, organize, direct and control the work of others; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way would be:
Education:  Graduation from a recognized college or university with a Baccalaureate Degree in Planning, Urban Studies or a related field.
Experience:  Five years of increasingly responsible full time paid professional experience in Planning.
SALARY:  $13,126 - $15,954 per month

City Hall - 610 Foster City Blvd.
Foster City, CA 94404
(650) 286-3200