The County of Sonoma is seeking an exceptional leader to serve as the Deputy Director – Planning. Known as Permit Sonoma, the Permit and Resource Management Department will benefit from a Deputy Director with expertise in leading a diverse team, outstanding technical breadth and depth, and exceptional interpersonal and presentation skills. Any combination of education and/or training which would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed is qualifying. Normally, possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with academic coursework in planning, geography, architecture, landscape architecture, economics, environmental studies, technical writing, physical and biological sciences, physical-, biological-, social-, and human-environmental relationships, or closely related courses would provide such opportunity. Graduate coursework in planning-related and management subjects is highly desirable. The typical candidate will have had at least four (4) years of professional land-use planning experience with complex planning projects, including project leadership and the preparation of environmental reports. Experience in an administrative or supervisory capacity is required. The annual salary range for the Deputy Director – Planning position is $117,400-$142,696; placement within this range is dependent upon qualifications.