Town of Los Altos Hills, CA

Community Development Director

Filing Deadline: June 05, 2023
Carmen Valdez

Bob Murray & Associates
1544 Eureka Road, Suite 280 • Roseville, CA 95661
(916) 784-9080 • Fax (916) 784-1985

Detailed Description : PDF

Tentative interview date: July 11, 2023.

Incorporated in 1956, the Town of Los Altos Hills is a premier Silicon Valley residential community located adjacent to the City of Los Altos, 35 miles south of San Francisco, five (5) miles south of Stanford University, and 17 miles north of downtown San Jose. The advocates of incorporation were dedicated to the “preservation of the rural atmosphere of the foothills and orderly and unhurried growth.” The Town of Los Altos Hills is justifiably proud of its Pathway System, one of the most unique features of the Town. This system of pathways, which comprises approximately 80 miles of beautiful trails and off-road paths meanders around and connects most of the community, as a sort of sidewalk. With the cooperation of the residents, through easements and donations, this unique system is designed to allow users to appreciate the natural beauty of the Town at their own leisure, whether by walking, running, bicycling, or even on horseback, and in the process get acquainted with other residents. Reporting to the City Manager, the Community Development Director is responsible for directing the Town’s Planning, Building, Code Enforcement, and Sustainability Division and is responsible for coordinating the development review process to ensure compliance with planning and building requirements. The Town of Los Altos Hills is seeking a results-oriented, collaborative, and seasoned Community Development Director. The ideal candidate will support the team, advocate for staff, and will have the ability to deal constructively with conflict and develop a consensus. The new Director should have a thorough knowledge of State and local planning and zoning standards, the California Environmental Quality Act, the Subdivision Map Act, and current techniques of urban planning. Qualified candidates for the Community Development Director position possess a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major study in urban planning, geography, architecture, or a related field, a Master’s Degree is highly desirable; and five (5) years of experience in a supervisory position in urban or environmental planning, preferably with a public agency.

The annual salary range for the Community Development Director is $174,932 to $236,159; placement within this range is dependent on qualifications and experience.