City of Calistoga, CA

Planning and Building Director

Filing Deadline: January 07, 2024
Gary Phillips

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

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Do you appreciate service-oriented communities where neighbors help their neighbors? Do you love delectable farm-to-table food and award-winning wines? Do you adore charming small cities with vibrant downtowns? Are you ready to serve every day in a destination community that most only get to visit for mere days at a time? Then consider Calistoga for your next career opportunity! The City of Calistoga, known as the “Crown of Napa Valley”, is located at the northern end of the Napa Valley, 75 miles from San Francisco. A serene valley nestled among beautiful mountains, Calistoga has all the charm of a small town while possessing that expected level of sophistication associated with world-class tourist destinations. The City is approximately 2.6 square miles with a diverse estimated population of approximately 5,200. The City`s primary economic base is tourism. Residents and visitors alike enjoy Calistoga’s walkable downtown, safe neighborhoods, health and wellness options, and outdoor recreation. The vineyards and commercial wineries, fine shops, cafes and restaurants, world famous mineral hot springs, local museum, and tourist accommodations featuring mud baths and spa treatments combine to make the City of Calistoga an ideal place to live as well as a destination for tourists from around the world.

Under administrative direction, the Planning and Building Director is responsible for organizing, managing, and providing directions for all functions and activities of the Planning and Building Department. This includes planning, permitting, building inspection, code compliance, and special projects. The City of Calistoga is seeking an experienced professional with strong project management skills and a desire to achieve the City Council’s goals which include creating a community that can provide sufficient housing for those who work in the community while also maintaining Calistoga’s distinctive small-town charm. The ideal candidate will be a terrific listener, strategic thinker, and creative problem solver with a hands-on approach. The position requires excellent communication skills and the ability to build relationships and collaborate. The City is seeking someone who is experienced in having frequent interaction with the City Manager, citizen advisory bodies, and the general public. Those with excellent diplomacy, a commitment to public service, and who are politically astute but apolitical will be ideal.

The salary range for the Planning and Building Director position is $187,736 – $228,190. The City also offers an attractive benefits package.