City of San Mateo, CA, Planning Manager

Located on the San Francisco Peninsula, the City of San Mateo serves a diverse community of 104,570 and offers an extraordinary quality of life characterized by safe neighborhoods, quality city services and assets, a welcoming culture and ideal location. Overseeing the Planning Division within the Community Development Department, the Planning Manager is responsible for Current and Advanced Planning which is supported by seven full-time planners along with shared administrative and policy support team members.

The candidate selected will have an opportunity to be involved in the City’s General Plan update and several major projects currently in development. The ideal candidate will be a proactive problem solver with a strong customer orientation. Previous success with modernizing and streamlining business processes and practices will be considered favorably. Five years of increasingly responsible municipal planning work, including one year of supervisory experience, and a Bachelor’s degree is required. A Master’s degree and/or AICP certification is highly desirable.

Salary range $147,097 - $175,447; salary supplemented by an attractive benefits package. Closing date: Sunday, August 23, 2020. For detailed brochure and to apply online visit

Suzanne Mason - 562.631.2500
Teri Black - 424.296.3111