Planning Manager

  • Hayward, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Administration and Management Planning and Development
  • Salary: $142,376.00 - $173,056.00 Annually USD

Job Description


DEADLINE TO APPLY : Open Until Filled: Next Review Date - Monday, January 31, 2022
The City of Hayward is excited to announce its recruitment for the position of Planning Manager. The Planning Manager plans, directs, supervises, and coordinates the work of the Planning Division of the Development Services Department. This entails administering the City's general plan, neighborhood and specific plans, the zoning ordinance and related development regulations as designated by the City Planning Director, and direct the processing of development permit applications.

Essential Duties

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
Assists in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for the division to assure the efficient and effective operation of the Planning Division.
Plans, organizes, controls, and evaluates the functions and activities of the Planning Division, including general, neighborhood and specific planning; project planning; subdivision engineering; and landscape design.
Develops and administers general, neighborhood and specific plans, as well as the zoning, sign and parking regulations.
Coordinates advance planning and development review with outside governmental agencies and citizens groups.
Develops forms and procedures for processing applications for zoning and development permits and other development processing activities.
Prepares and/or reviews reports and recommendations relating to applications for development and related code amendments and environmental assessment procedures.
Serves as staff and prepares or directs preparation of reports, studies, analyses and recommendations for the Planning Commission.
Presents staff recommendations to the City Council, council committees, boards, commissions, civic groups, and the general public.
Meets with developers and the general public regarding advance planning efforts, development applications and processes to explain purposes, regulations, policies and accepted development practices.
Assists in budget preparation and administration, including providing analysis and recommendations on fees for the Planning Division.
Supervises, trains, and evaluates professional, technical and clerical staff.
Analyzes and recommends improvements to existing services and operating systems of the Planning Division. Develops and maintains systems and records that provide for proper evaluation, control, and documentation of assigned operations.
Coordinates Planning Division programs with other governmental agencies.
Performs related work as necessary.
Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of city, county, and regional planning.
  • Principles and practices of long-range and current planning, including zoning administration, site planning, subdivisions, architecture, and landscape architecture.
  • State laws and municipal and county ordinances governing land use, zoning, subdivisions, and environmental regulations.
  • General principles and practices of effective administration, budget preparation and personnel management.
  • Cost recovery techniques and fee structuring.
  • General computer programs i.e. word processing programs, spreadsheets and tracking.
Ability to:
  • Plan, organize, and coordinate complex planning projects and studies.
  • Plan, organize, coordinate and supervise the work of professional and technical staff, including monitoring work schedules and evaluating the work of subordinates.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, developers, consultants, the Department Director, governmental officials, and public bodies.
  • Interpret and apply zoning regulations and planning concepts to unusual or difficult land use problems.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
  • Read and interpret development plans and specifications.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities are:
Experience : Four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience of a supervisory, administrative or professional nature in planning, development processing, or a related field.
Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in planning, public administration or a related field. A Master's degree in Planning, Public Administration or related field is desirable, as is membership in the American Institute of Certified Planners.
Licenses and Certifications: Possession and maintenance of a valid Class C California Driver's License.

Supplemental Information


Candidates must submit a completed City of Hayward job application and responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire which fully describe the nature of their professional experience and qualifications. Applications submitted without all required materials will not be considered.

Based on the information provided, employment applications will be reviewed for minimum qualifications. Those best qualified may be invited to the next phase of the process, which may include an oral, practical, written examination and/or supplemental questionnaires reviewed by subject matter experts.

The examination process will result in a ranked eligible register of candidates for hiring consideration by the department derived from any of the exam processes mentioned above. Actual hire depends on success in the departmental selection process.

Candidates under final consideration for employment with the City should expect to undergo an employment background/reference check that may include, but is not limited to: employment history, confirmation of educational credentials and degrees, licenses including driver's license, registrations, certificates, and other credentials as part of the appointment process. Some positions, depending on the nature of the work, also require a credit check and a review of Summary Criminal History obtained from the State Department of Justice through Live Scan Fingerprinting.

Applicants will be notified electronically via Government Jobs as to their status in the selection process. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure they can receive email notice from Neogov/Government Jobs and the City of Hayward. Tentative Dates are as follows (PLEASE NOTE, DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT THE CITY'S DISCRETION):

Examination & Selection Process

Date Minimum Qualifications Reviewed TBD Subject Matter Expert Review TBD Oral Panel Interview TBD


Candidates are encouraged to apply online at under the Current Vacancies tab or at Paper applications can be obtained by visiting the Human Resources Department at Hayward City Hall located at 777 B Street, Hayward, CA 94541. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Apply prior to the closing time of the job announcement and allow at least one (1) hour to submit your application if you are a new user to the system. Our on-line application system is provided by Government Jobs. If you have problems while applying online, please contact the Government Jobs Help Desk at (855) 524-5627.
The City of Hayward is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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