City of Big Bear Lake, Planning Director

An outstanding executive career opportunity awaits a talented planning professional in one of the nation’s premiere resort communities. The City of Big Bear Lake is four-season resort community located a short distance from the Los Angeles Metropolitan area and attracts a large number of visitors from Southern California and beyond. Serving a full-time population of just over 5,000 residents, the City covers an area of approximately 6.95 square miles on Big Bear Lake's south shore. The City is organized to provide services for many, many more than its permanent population. As such, it has a much larger budget, staff, and capacity than cities of comparable size. Reporting to the Director of Development Services, the Planning Director oversees four staff and a contractor who perform a full range of planning functions for the City of Big Bear Lake. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Urban Planning, Public Administration, or related field and seven years of increasingly responsible, related, public sector experience with minimum of five years of supervisory experience is required. A Master’s degree is highly desirable, as is an AICP certification. The annual salary range is $120,000-$140,000, DOQ. The City offers an excellent benefits package including San Bernardino County Employees Retirement Association (SBCERA), a well-funded system that offers reciprocity to other plans including CalPERS. The City currently offers a formula of 2% @ 55 with prior qualifying public service or, effective January 1, 2013, a formula of 2.5% @ 67 for new participants. Interested candidates must apply no later than April 10, 2019 by sending a compelling cover letter and a comprehensive resume to Confidential inquiries are welcomed to Mr. Greg Nelson at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at