Planning Manager (Open Until Filled)

  • 2600 Fresno Street, Fresno, California
  • Jun 03, 2022
Full Time Administration and Management Planning and Development
  • Salary: 9206.00 - 11217.00 USD

Job Description

Position Description

Recruitment is Open Until Filled and may close at any time.

The Planning Manager is responsible for managing the staff engaged in the full range of government planning services. Incumbents plan, organize, supervise and participate in advanced, highly-complex professional planning activities within assigned operational areas, which may include utility development projects, and advance or current planning programs.

The current vacancy is in the Department of Public Works, Traffic Operations and Planning Division. The incumbent will manage, complete and/or assist with tasks such as: preparation of transportation planning documents, such as the Active Transportation Plan; providing CEQA oversight for City capital improvement projects, including transportation projects DPU pipeline projects, and PARCS, Police and Fire capital projects. The incumbent will work with the ATP Coordinator and Grant Administrator to implement active transportation and safety improvements; facilitate a neighborhood traffic calming program, including processing and facilitating speed hump requests and installations; working with other departments in maintaining and updating the high-injury network; serving as a liaison to regional and state committees focusing on safety; and coordinating safety efforts throughout the region with Fresno COG, Fresno County and the City of Clovis.

The Planning Manager will have a high focus on completion and management of CEQA documents for City of Fresno capital improvement projects, coupled with planning for safe and efficient transportation infrastructure for vehicular and non-vehicular modes of transportation.

In this unclassified position the incumbent serves at the will of the Department Director.

Conditions of Employment

All newly hired and current City employees are required to comply with Administrative Order 6-30 "Employee Covid-19 Safety Protocols." For more information, please visit: Personnel Services | Policies and MOU's (

Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule

The City of Fresno offers an attractive and competitive salary and benefits package. The salary range for Planning Manager is dependent upon qualifications. The range for this position is between $104,112 - $126,864 annually. The employee benefits package, as noted below, is subject to change and includes:

BENEFITS: UNIT 14 Classification City of Management Employee Association (CFMEA)

HEALTH INSURANCE: The City contributes toward monthly premiums for PPO medical, dental and vision for employee and dependents.
FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT: IRS 125 Plan for health and dependent care expenses.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Voluntary 457 plan with Fidelity Investments to increase your retirement savings. City contributes $75 per month.
SUPPLEMENTAL SICK- 40 hours per fiscal year. 80 hours lifetime maximum
MANAGEMENT LEAVE: 60 hours per fiscal year.
BILINGUAL PREMIUM: PAY: $100 per month
ANNUAL LEAVE: Accrue 15.55 hours per month with cash out provisions.
HOLIDAYS: Ten (10) City-observed annual holidays plus birthday and two (2) personal days.
LIFE INSURANCE: Benefit equal to annual salary; premium paid by The City.
LONG-TERM DISABILITY: Benefit equal to 66.66% of monthly salary up to $7,500 per month after 30 days of disability; premium paid by The City.
HEALTH REIMBURSEMENT ARRANGEMENT: To reimburse retirement medical insurance and qualified medical expenses.
BILINGUAL PREMIUM: PAY: $100 per month
RETIREMENT: City of Fresno Retirement Systems, one of the best funded public systems in the state. Reciprocity with other CA public agencies. Vested in Retirement benefits after 5 years of service. City employees do not participate in Social Security.
DROP (Deferred Retirement Option Program): an optional, voluntary program that allows an employee to deposit retirement benefits in a special savings account within the Retirement System while continuing to work for the City of Fresno for up to 10 years. Participation minimum is age 50 and vested. Benefits includes ownership of accumulated funds, compound interest earnings, and alternative distribution options.

Additional information regarding the City of Fresno benefits is available at

The Requirements

Qualified Candidates Must Possess:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in planning, engineering, architecture, public administration, social sciences, business or a related field and four years of progressively responsible leadership and supervisory experience in government planning or in the administration of a public utility. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year for year basis, up to a maximum of two years;


Associates Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in planning, engineering, architecture, public administration, social sciences, business or a related field; and six years of progressively responsible leadership and supervisory experience in government planning or the administration of a public utility.

A copy of your degree must be uploaded to your application for verification of requisite requirements. Application lacking this documentation may be rejected.

Possession of a valid California Driver's License is required at time of appointment. Candidates considered for hire must provide proof of a valid driver's license and current copy of their driving record.

Selection Process

To pursue this phenomenal career opportunity, please visit our website at To apply, please complete an employment application and upload your letter of interest, resume, and five work-related references.

A select group of candidates will be invited to interview. Applicants deemed to have the most relevant qualifications will be referred for further consideration.

The Community

The City of Fresno is the largest city in the San Joaquin Valley and the fifth largest city in California, with a population of more than 545,000 residents. Fresno is the financial core of the San Joaquin Valley, and its economy relies on its large-scale agricultural production. Revitalization of Downtown Fresno's core and the construction of High Speed Rail are two of many exciting projects that continue to successfully support Fresno's growing economy.

Located in the geographical center of California, Fresno offers many sights. From fertile agricultural fields, an abundance of lakes, and the snowy Sierra Nevada mountain range, the scenic variety in Fresno is large. Fresno also features a diverse selection of dining, shopping, farmers markets, vibrant arts and culture, wineries, as well as a variety of attractions. With 300 days of sunshine a year, the climate in Fresno is the source of its agricultural productivity, and allows year-round recreational activities including sailing, snow and water skiing, fishing, backpacking, and golfing.

Los Angeles is approximately four hours south and the San Francisco Bay Area is approximately three hours north. Fresno is located in proximity to three sites of natural beauty: Yosemite National Park, Kings Canyon National Park, and Sequoia National Park. Residents and visitors alike enjoy these scenes and others, including the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Pacific Ocean.

Another advantage to living in Fresno is the exceptional housing that is available at lower price levels than California's other large metropolitan areas. The current median home price in Fresno is approximately $370,000. There are four large school districts in the Fresno area: Fresno Unified, Central Unified, Sanger Unified and Clovis Unified. Fresno is the home of California State University, Fresno, as well as a number of other colleges and universities.

The people of Fresno enjoy a wide variety of social, cultural, athletic, educational and recreational activities in an affordable and clean living environment.

City Government
Fresno is a full-service charter city operating under a strong mayor form of government. There are seven Council Members. The Council appoints the City Attorney and the City Clerk. The Mayor is elected at- large and does not serve on the Council, but has veto power over certain actions taken by the City Council. The City Manager, who is appointed by the Mayor, is responsible for appointing all other department heads in the City.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Fresno is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information please refer to our Career Opportunities web page on the City of Fresno web site.

Closing Date/Time: 08/31/2022

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


Job Address

2600 Fresno Street, Fresno, California 93721 United States View Map