First Review of Resumes: March 12, 2021
Incorporated in 1876, Martinez is the County seat of Contra Costa County. The City is located along the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers in the central part of the County and home to approximately 38, 373 residents. Respecting its past but with an eye to the future, Martinez is in the process of modernizing both its infrastructure and its downtown. The City is seeking a strong manager with proven leadership capabilities to serve as the new Planning Manager. The ideal candidate will be someone with both a strong technical background and the interpersonal skills necessary to build and maintain positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. He or she will be someone who is fair and supportive with staff, encourages professional development, and embraces the role of mentor. This position will require a responsive, service-minded individual who takes initiative and thrives in a dynamic, fast-moving environment. The minimum requirements for this position are a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Public Administration, Urban Studies, or a closely related field; a Master’s degree in Urban Planning in highly desirable; a minimum of four (4) years of directly related professional urban planning experience; and two (2) years of which must have included supervisory responsibilities. Candidates must also possess, or have the ability to obtain, a valid California Driver’s License. The annual salary range for the incoming Planning Manager is $125,652-$173,940; placement within this range is dependent upon qualifications.