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Planning Director, Town of Los Altos Hills, California
Date Posted: 6/12/2019
Job Location: Los Alto Hills, California
The Town of Los Altos Hills is actively seeking an experienced and responsive individual to lead the Planning and Building Department as its Planning Director. The Planning Director oversees the Town’s development review processes and code enforcement activities to ensure compliance with local, state and federal land use and environmental regulations while simultaneously providing professional and responsive services to the public.
The Planning Director will have the ability to effectively manage and coordinate a comprehensive catalog of planning, building and code enforcement activities, including:
• Managing all planning activities, including the processing and review of administrative and discretionary land use applications.
• Overseeing all building activities of the Town; coordinating the planning development process.
• Sustaining and adapting current practices to enforce planning, zoning and building laws.
• Providing recommendations on discretionary land use requests to Planning Commission and City Council.
• Providing thorough analysis and making recommendations to Town staff, Planning Commission and City Council regarding planning related topics, including General Plan amendments and proposed or adopted legislation and other legal considerations.
• Providing general oversight and management of departmental work including budgeting and oversight of consultants.
The ideal candidate will:
• Possess knowledge of all relevant planning, building and code enforcement professional standards.
• Uphold the Town’s dedication to the preservation of a “residential-agricultural” lifestyle while heading development, zoning and General Plan activities.
• Demonstrate exceptional customer service skills; provide professional and responsive service to residents and developers.
• Have working knowledge of TRakiT (or comparable) Permitting System.
• Recruit, support, and retain effective and professional staff.
• Demonstrate impartial and objective communication and collaboration skills with the Planning Commission, City Council, assigned committees, residents and developers.
• Engage and utilize Town committees and volunteers.
• Have knowledge of, or willingness to learn about, local natural habitats.
Qualifications and Requirements: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, including major course work in urban planning, geography, architecture and/or related fields. A master’s degree in city planning or related field or American Institute of Certified Planners certifications, is desired. Five years of progressively responsible related management or supervisory experience in urban or environment planning, preferably within a public agency. Substantial experience collaborating with diverse public and private interests and engaging with community volunteers is desirable.
A full description of the position, the Town, position requirements, salary range and benefits is available here. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by July 12th, 2019 to:
Management Partners, Attn: Nancy Hetrick. Please contact Nancy at 408-437-5400 with any questions.
Project Manager, Management Partners
Date Posted: 6/17/2019
Job Location: Western U.S.
We are seeking talented project managers to oversee projects ranging from specific operational reviews (e.g., community development, public works, parks and recreation, administrative services), to organizational assessments of large and small governmental departments; innovative governmental reorganizations and special projects; and top to bottom fiscal and budget troubleshooting.
Our project managers are responsible for completing projects successfully, including ensuring that all of the work by team members and the production of final deliverables meet our high standards for clear writing, rigorous analysis and succinct, actionable recommendations.Each project requires careful data collection, analysis, conclusions based on the information gathered, recommendations, discussion with the clients, and preparation of a report. Management Partners applies a team approach to all we do, and we get to the finish line with each of our projects with a commitment to quality and usefulness for the client.
A successful Project Manager has:
• A solid understanding of local government operations
• Proven ability to lead teams in carrying out complex projects
excellent writing skills
• Strong computer skills (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, internet navigation, with desired experience with SharePoint or similar online document management platforms)
• Willingness to travel, at a manageable pace, to meet with clients and team members
• Minimum of bachelor of arts, with relevant master’s degree preferred
experience in multiple jurisdictions is a plus.
This job is an opportunity to have great flexibility in your schedule, work with an “A” team, enjoy rewarding collaboration with fellow professionals, and make real contributions to the improvement of local governments (cities, counties and special districts). More details on the job can be found here. Compensation is competitive and DOQ. EOE/AA. Interested parties should email a résumé and cover letter to us.
Management Analyst, Management Partners
Date Posted: 10/22/2018
Job Location: San Jose, California
Management Partners is seeking candidates desiring to have impact in a wide range of local government settings to work in our San Jose office. The ideal candidates will possess the analytical, organization, and creative thinking skills that will make them a vital member of a high-performing team.
Under the direction of a project manager, typical assignments may include:
• Gathering data from publicly available sources, as well as direct contact with clients
• Designing and administering surveys and other data gathering tools
• Conducting complex analytical research, including comparative analyses, best practice research, budget analysis and strategies, and service delivery studies
• Collaborating with project team to prepare analysis, recommendations and implementation plans for clients, including written reports and visual presentations.
The ideal candidate possesses genuine curiosity about local governments and is willing to ask questions but also able to work independently while researching new topics. This position will operate in a multi-task environment and coordinate many assignments simultaneously, so at a minimum the applicant should be able to effectively plan, organize and prioritize competing responsibilities to complete work in a timely and accurate manner. We are looking for someone who is creative and eager to explore new analytical tools and presentation techniques.
Applicants should have strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, and internet navigation. Experience with PowerPoint and Visio is preferred. Familiarity with local government organizations (cities and counties) is desirable, as is experience working in local government.
Bachelor’s degree required, with a master’s degree in public administration or related field preferred. Experience with local government is a plus. Must be energetic, adaptable, have good writing, analytical, and computer skills, and be willing to travel to serve clients and support projects. Salary DOQ. EOE/AA. Interested parties should email a résumé and cover letter to us.
In addition, Management Partners is always interested in hearing from qualified individuals who are devoted to public service innovation. If you would like to contact us, you may email a résumé and cover letter to us. Thank you for your interest.