The City of Grants Pass seeks a Planning Manager(classification title: Principal Planner) to lead the Planning Division within the Community Development Department. This position will oversee a $1.2M division budget, six staff, and current and long-range planning in the city, including development and updates for all land use programs, complex planning projects, the Comprehensive Plan, and Development Code.
The Planning Manager will serve as staff liaison to the Urban Area Planning Commission and oversee staffing of the Housing Advisory Committee and Historical Buildings and Sites Commission. Additionally, this position will direct consultants and oversee their projects, review and present staff reports, connect with other regional partners, and keep informed of legislative changes that may impact planning and land use in the State of Oregon.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate a high level of emotional intelligence and political savvy, effectively lead and develop staff, breakdown silos and work effectively across other departments and divisions, keep informed of and apply for appropriate grants, leverage resources and technology to continue to improve processes and efficiencies, and engage the community to ensure they are informed on what is happening within their community and neighborhoods.
This is an excellent opportunity to apply your experience and knowledge to support an engaged community with gorgeous natural resources and an urban center.