The County of Santa Barbara, CA is seeking a Director of Planning and Development. The ideal candidate will be a visionary and transformational leader who understands the effectiveness of being a team player and leading from the front. This position requires a results-oriented, problem solver who thrives in a collaborative environment. The successful candidate will build and maintain a departmental culture where employees will thrive in an environment of open and honest communication, creatively working together, and practical process improvement and enterprise solutions. A visionary leader with fresh ideas, compassion and enthusiasm for a dedicated staff and receptive community, and a willingness to try new things is imperative. A background of leadership in a large, public sector organization is ideal. Strong technical knowledge (CEQA, Subdivision Map Act, etc.) and regulatory planning skills combined with a willingness to invest in staff development and community relationships, and a commitment to the organizational vision and mission are a must – a passion for the work and a sense of humor are helpful.