County of Santa Barbara, California
The Energy and Minerals Division
Planning and Community Development Managers are encouraged to apply.
Energy and Minerals Division Manager
Annual salary range: $94,248.68 to $128,718.51 DOE/DOQ
Salary range includes unit cash allowance of $6,149.26 per year. This salary range reflects the negotiable range for hire.
Application deadline: Monday, March 19, 2018.
Santa Barbara County – a blend of colorful history, distinctive and legendary central California lifestyle. Basking in a lush, year-round Mediterranean climate, a thriving arts community, and scenic wine country, Santa Barbara instills all the components of a world-class destination – without the masses. Known world-wide for its exceptional beauty and magnificent weather, Santa Barbara County boasts crystal-clear air, stunning scenery, glistening, palm-lined beaches, and an average of 300 days of sunshine per year. The Energy and Minerals Division was established in 1982 in response to a rapid increase of onshore and offshore oil and gas development in Santa Barbara County and related production and transportation facilities.
Santa Barbara County is seeking a dynamic leader with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and strength in a municipal regulatory environment, strong management and political acumen, and a proven track record overseeing multiple successful programs. This position requires a solid understanding of California planning regulations and requirements, the ability and confidence to build and maintain credibility with the regulatory community, and County Board of Supervisors, a strong focus on customer service, and the desire to get up to speed quickly on zoning, code enforcement, permit compliance, land use planning, and large offshore oil and gas projects. This position leads a current staff of seven but will increase to 10 as the Division expands. This position also administers a $450,000 mitigation program. The Energy and Minerals Division Manager will work as part of a management team with three other division managers and reports to the Assistant Director of Planning and Development.
The ideal candidate will be a proven or emerging leader who has worked successfully on high profile projects, responds well in high pressure situations, makes wise decisions, possesses planning expertise, and has both high integrity and public service values. Excellent written and verbal communication, and interpersonal skills are required to work effectively with staff, as well as industry officials, elected officials, community members, boards, special interest groups, associations, multiple community planning commissions, and Federal, State and local agency representatives. The successful candidate will maintain a culture that is trusted by the community and can build professional credibility through open communication and transparency in a highly regulated and political environment. An individual with a smart, honest, and positive presence is ideal for this unique, one of a kind opportunity.