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Director of Development Services for the City of Poway California

City of Poway
Poway, California
The monthly salary range is $13,473 to $18,862. In addition, the city offers excellent benefits.
Closing date
Mar 30, 2024

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The City of Poway is strategically located in the center of San Diego County, just three miles east of Interstate 15 and 20 miles north of downtown San Diego. Nestled in the coastal foothills, Poway has successfully maintained the feel of a traditional American hometown despite its size (population of approximately 50,026). A family-oriented community, Poway repeatedly ranks as one of the best places in the area to raise a family and as one of the safest cities in California. This community has distinguished itself as the “City in the Country,” boasting both rural and urban amenities, and is as much characterized by mature landscaping and rolling foothills as it is by a state-of-the-art business park and a broad range of shopping and dining opportunities. Attractive residential neighborhoods are complemented by 55 miles of hiking, riding, and jogging trails, over 7,000 acres of dedicated open space, and many recreational facilities, including the Lake Poway Recreation area, Old Poway Park, the Poway Center for Performing Arts, and the Mickey Cafagna Community Center. A wide range of community events, classes, and recreational opportunities also take place throughout the year, contributing to the City’s sense of community and small-town feel.

The Development Services Department 

The current Director of Development Services, Robert Manis, is retiring from the City of Poway after more than 16 years of service to Poway and more than 30 years of service in the public sector. With big shoes to fill, we have opened the recruitment for the Director position. The Director oversees a department budget of $7.5 million and a team of 26 Full-Time Equivalent employees. The responsibilities of the Department include traditional activities of administering and implementing the city’s planning, land use, building, code enforcement, and engineering functions. Other activities include providing customer service for all permit activities, developing land use ordinances and various specific plans, and reviewing development plans while ensuring sound and workable development programs are designed and maintained for the city. Department staff complete inspections of all capital improvement and development projects, manage traffic safety, design activities, and implement State and Federal Stormwater regulations. The department manages engineering conceptual designs, monitors and reviews environmental documents, administers building safety programs, maintains demographic information, researches and analyzes policy alternatives, and serves as a liaison between members of the public and other departments involved in processing development applications. The Department also administers the City’s Affordable Housing programs.

To view the full job brochure, including qualifications of the position and information on how to apply, please visit our jobs page Development Services Director | Job Details tab | Career Pages ( 


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