Planning & Environmental Manager

  • City of Oxnard
  • Oxnard, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Administration and Management Architecture Building and Safety Code Enforcement and Inspections Planning and Development Management, Mid to Senior Level
  • Salary: 97886 USD
  • Salary Top: 161301
  • Negotiable/DOQ: Yes
  • Apply By: Jul 11, 2022

Job Description

JOB TITLE: Planning & Environmental Manager

AGENCY: City of Oxnard


FILING DEADLINE:  Open until filled

SALARY RANGE:  $97,886.05 - $161,301.92 DOE



The Planning & Environmental Manager performs a variety of supervisory, administrative, and technical work in the direction of current planning programs; participates in the development and implementation of major planning functions of the City, including permitting, annexation, land use, zoning, coastal planning, environmental issues and related municipal plans and policies; and performs related duties as assigned. Additional administrative responsibilities including overseeing staff projects and the review and preparation of project reports for submission to Planning Commission, City Council and other federal, state and county regulatory agencies.


This is an exciting time of growth and development to join a city that recently passed a one and a half cent sales tax, has a significant CIP list, a major downtown development plan, 3000 housing units in the permitting process with an estimated 1000 units under construction, numerous commercial/industrial and residential/mixed use projects, housing/homeless programs and more!



The ideal candidate will be a visionary and transformational leader who understands the effectiveness of being a team player and leading from the front. This position requires a results-oriented, problem solver who thrives in a collaborative environment. The successful candidate will build and maintain a departmental culture of open and honest communication, creatively working together, while implementing practical process improvements and enterprise solutions. The ideal candidate will be a customer service focused leader who understands the need to provide and keep timelines, bring fresh ideas and resolution to challenging situations, and have the confidence, compassion, and ability to have honest and open conversations when necessary. The next Planning & Environmental Manager will have solid organizational skills, the ability to manage changing priorities, and a willingness to delegate appropriately to navigate projects and programs from inception to completion in a timely manner.


Key Attributes, Skills, and Characteristics

  • A successful track record implementing permit process improvements and procedures to meet customer demand and satisfaction. A willingness to try new things is imperative.
  • A background of leadership in a busy, public-sector organization with strong technical knowledge (CEQA, Subdivision Map Act, etc.) and solid regulatory planning skills.
  • A willingness to invest in staff development, employee growth, and to build a results oriented, high performing, team-oriented work culture.
  • Be detail oriented and ensure high levels of quality work products.
  • Exceptional political acumen to build trust, confidence, and credibility with all stakeholders.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills with in-depth knowledge of federal, state, and local ordinances, laws, and developmental codes and compliance.
  • An effective manager of projects and people. A team builder and collaborator that exhibits leadership and a positive presence while building and maintaining effective relationships with a diverse staff and the public.
  • Financial acumen to administer and identify budget problems and devise procedural change and resolution.
  • Theories, principles, procedures, standards, practices, information sources and trends in the fields of current planning; land use, coastal planning, physical design, demographic, environmental, and social/economic concepts as applied to municipal planning.



The normal workweek is Monday-Thursday, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, and alternating Fridays, 8:00 am- 5:00 pm. This position may be required to be available to work additional hours as needed to respond to workload needs.


For more details about this opportunity, please visit the job brochure at:


To be considered, please submit a resume, cover letter, and five professional references (who will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment) at:


Resumes should reflect years and months of positions held, as well as size of staff and budgets you have managed.


For additional information, please contact:

Frank Rojas at: (510) 495-0448 or Email:


Carlo Zabala at: (510) 342-3233 or Email:



The City of Oxnard is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from all qualified applicants. We do not  discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, medical condition, disability, or sexual orientation.

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