Planning and Building Services Director
Town of Fairfax, CA

The Town of Fairfax (located in central/west Marin County, California) is offering an outstanding career opportunity for a Planning and Building Services Director. Reporting to the Town Manager, this key leadership position will be responsible for planning, supervising, and coordinating the Town's planning and zoning activities, overseeing the building inspection activities of the Town, as well as administering the General Plan including a specific focus on the housing element, state mandates, and monitoring pending legislation. The Director will be expected to oversee as well as personally perform the more technical and complex aspects of the work of the Department. The Department of Planning and Building Services has a FY2022-23 annual operating budget of approximately $1.1 million. In addition to the Director, the Planning and Building Services Department is staffed with 2 FTEs, 1 PTE, and is further complemented by other contract building and planning consultants. The ideal candidate will be a strategic and innovative thinker with a keen understanding of California and Federal planning laws, and one who is comfortable operating in a very public facing position with an active and engaged community.

Requires a Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of increasingly responsible and broad experience in professional planning work, preferably in the public sector, including management and supervisory experience. A Master’s degree may be substituted for one year of required experience.

The annual salary range for this position is $151,171 to $175,000. The Town offers benefits, including CalPERS retirement. Candidates should be aware that the Town of Fairfax does not participate in Social Security.

Interested candidates should apply immediately by submitting a compelling cover letter and comprehensive resume to Confidential inquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Ms. Heather Renschler, Ralph Andersen & Associates at (916) 630-4900. Alternatively, candidates may request or schedule a date/time for a discussion by emailing Detailed brochure available at