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Director of Planning

City of Berkeley, CA

2 Nov 17
8 Dec 17
$146,232 - $201,024
Job Function
Planning Director

Full Time

Related Topics

Community Planning
Job Location

2180 Milvia St, Berkeley, CA 94704






2180 Milvia Street
Berkeley , CA 94704

Form of Govt

Council-Manager (City)


Chief appointed official position was recognized by ICMA in 1923 as a Council-Manager position.

The City of Berkeley is recruiting for a Director of Planning who shares Berkeley’s values and is a transformational leader with a commitment to equitable development, and a demonstrated track record of working collaboratively to get things done. Outstanding administrative leadership experience and people management skills are essential to create a best in class planning & development department that is highly responsive to all stakeholder needs.
The Director of Planning & Building is a key member of the City’s Executive Team, reports to the City Manager, and will revise and establish new policies and procedures that support new programs and key department priorities that facilitate the City’s mission of enhancing the livability and resilience of Berkeley’s built environment. The Director will oversee a total operating budget of $18 million and 80 employees for FY 2018.
The regional search is on for this community centric, pragmatic, politically astute leader who combines the education, experience, drive and passion to make Berkeley an innovative and solution oriented planning organization that effectively manages the growth and development of the City. If this is the challenge you are seeking and you can demonstrate the ability to succeed, we invite you to review the profile at and submit your resume and a thoughtful letter of interest that outlines what you would bring to the City of Berkeley as its next Director of Planning. Confidential inquiries are welcomed. Please contact Brett Byers at 323-403-8279, or Bill Hawkins, 310-348-8800,

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