Assistant Director – Planning & Development Services, City of Palo Alto, CA

Recognized as the global leader in cutting-edge technology, medicine and green innovation, Palo Alto (pop. 68,000) is the birthplace of the Silicon Valley. The city’s creative economy causes the population to double during the daytime as the community is home to Stanford University as well as approximately 100,000 jobs. Supported by more than 50 team members and an $18 million budget, the Planning & Development Services Department currently encompasses Long Range and Current Planning, Code Enforcement, Development Center, Building Inspection, Data Analysis and Business Operations.

The Assistant Director will be charged with overseeing the Planning Official and Building Official. A professional who excels in a dynamic and demanding environment, the ideal candidate will be a superior people manager with exceptional interpersonal skills and extensive urban planning expertise. Eight years of relevant experience that includes at least five years of management experience and a bachelor’s degree is required.

The salary range goes up to $222,082; salary is supplemented by a competitive benefits package. This recruitment closes on Monday, May 30, 2022. Visit for detailed recruitment brochure and to apply online.

Suzanne Mason • 562.631.2500
Teri Black • 424.296.3111