Assistant Director of Planning and Development Services

City of San Marcos
March 14, 2019
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San Marcos, Texas, is ideally located midway between the metropolitan areas of San Antonio and Austin. Named one of the “Best Places to Raise Your Kids” by Business Week and the “#1 Retirement Community” by Forbes, residents enjoy convenient access to an array of amenities and unmatched recreational opportunities.

The City of San Marcos operates under the council-manager form of government, with a fiscal year budget of $229,369,260 and 735 employees. The San Marcos Planning and Development Department serves today’s community development needs, while actively planning for the needs of tomorrow. Under limited direction of the Planning Director, the Assistant Director of Planning and Development Services provides leadership in establishing policy for the municipal planning, zoning, and development activities of the City.

The City of San Marcos is recruiting a highly ethical, dedicated, and hard-working urban planning professional with proven supervisory and managerial experience who can help San Marcos evolve into an even more attractive, livable, and sustainable community as its Assistant Director of Planning and Development Services. A bachelor’s degree in urban planning or a related field from an accredited college or university is required; a master’s degree is preferred. Seven years of progressively responsible, full-time work experience in municipal planning and development services, including supervisory and managerial experience, is required. The selected candidate must possess AICP certification within one year of hire date. Starting salary is between $100,000 - $120,000, depending on qualifications and experience.

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For more information on this position contact:

Mike Tanner, Senior Vice President
Strategic Government Resources

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