Job Title Director of Planning
Location San Andreas, CA
Min Salary $140,000.00
Max Salary $140,000.00
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Min Experience 5 Years
Position Id EB-1151902837
Job Description

Director of Planning - Calaveras County

Sequence has been exclusively retained by Calaveras County, California to fill the organizations key Director of Planning role. This is currently the most high-profile position of its like in County Government in the State of California.

The Director of Planning is the principal manager for the County’s Planning Department and serves as a key member of the County management team. The Planning Department, with a robust staff of professionals, functions separately from the County department operating under the general direction of the County Administrative Officer (the Director is appointed by the Board of Supervisors).


Calaveras is a diverse and engaged community that offers a variety of interesting planning efforts and initiatives. The geographical setting and historical significance provides unique planning challenges such as preserving the historical heritage of the County, supporting agriculture, at the same time facilitating and promoting economic growth and sustaining an overall quality of life. The Planning Director works closely with representatives of the County’s Building, Public Works and Environment Management agencies as well as the Calaveras Council of Governments and local special districts to implement applicable land use policies. Combined, these responsibilities make this assignment a highly visible position that will regularly make presentations to the Planning Commission, the Board of Supervisors, and a variety of community groups and organizations.


The Planning Department managed by the role is responsible for review and approval of development applications including CEQA review, applying zoning standards to building permit review, and implementation of the General Plan. The Department is also responsible for FEMA flood hazard mitigation compliance as well as administration of the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act.

The department has a wide variety of current projects underway, including:

  • A new General Plan adopted in 2019 with numerous implementation measures being prioritized and developed
  • Comprehensive zoning ordinance update, updating vacation rental and agri-tourism provisions
  • Preparation and adoption of a GHG reduction plan
  • New ordinance development for open space requirements and dark skies
  • Refinement of cannabis regulations
  • Housing Element implementation
  • Development of several community plans
  • Implementing AB 273 standards for CEQA documents.

General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • General administration, coordination, and management of the Planning division.
  • Represent the department in public and official contacts.
  • Provides advice and consultation to other staff on complex planning and land use issues and problems to facilitate the completion of studies.
  • Develops and monitors application processing procedures.
  • Conducts complex special studies and prepares reports and recommendations; coordinates functions of assigned division and programs.
  • Prepares long range studies for amendment and revision of the County General Plan, special reports and policy recommendations.
  • Prepares and manages the Planning Division's budget.
  • Meets and discusses issues with the public and governmental agencies.
  • Develops reports and correspondence.
  • Develops and implements ordinances, policies and procedures related to Division's functions.
  • Trains, evaluates and supervises staff.
  • Make public presentations.

The ideal candidate will have a strong foundation in General Plan law, the California Environmental Quality Act, the Subdivision Map Act and Planning and Zoning laws, along with knowledge of affordable housing and grant programs. Excellent presentation and public speaking skills, a strong sense of diplomacy, and an open, receptive interpersonal style are also key attributes for this assignment.

For immediate consideration, apply here, via Calaveras County Government Portal, or through our corporate website at or submit to:

Sequence Staffing
2008 Opportunity Drive, Suite 150
Roseville, CA 95678
Phone: 916-782-6900

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