Planning Director

  • Peckham & McKenney
  • City of Westlake Village, CA
  • Dec 30, 2020
Full time Government Management

Job Description


Planning Director

Westlake Village, CA



Known for its spectacular location and natural beauty, neighborhood atmosphere, services available to residents, open space and adjacency to points of destination throughout Southern California, the City of Westlake Village (pop. 8,378) is one of the most desirable communities to live, work and recreate in California.  The City is seeking a creative, thoughtful leader, and a strategic thinker to serve as its new Planning Director.


The ideal candidate will be a detailed, engaged, collaborative, inclusive, astute, and enthusiastic individual that possesses and employs big-picture skills and perspectives to address current and prospective local and regional planning matters and policy issues in a dynamic, fast paced environment.  Moreover, the successful applicant must be a “people person,” have maturity for working with the public, staff, homeowners’ associations and consultants; serve as a role-model and mentor for staff; be articulate and approachable; convey confidence, and engender trust.  This position requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in urban planning or a related field, and at least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in municipal planning and management.  A Master’s degree with major coursework in community development, urban planning or a related field or AICP certification, and 3 years of experience as a supervisor is highly preferred.


The City offers a competitive salary based on experience and qualifications, plus a competitive benefit health and retirement package.


To apply for this exciting career opportunity, please visit our website at:


Peckham & McKenney


Resumes are acknowledged within two business days.  Call Tony Dahlerbruch at (866) 912-1919 for more information. A detailed brochure is available at


Filing deadline is January 29, 2021.