City of Escalon

In California’s Central Valley, Escalon is an attractive City of 7,472 persons in a productive agricultural area of San Joaquin County. Settled in 1852, the name Escalon translates to “Stepping Stone’ and the history of the place is steeped in agriculture. The City is surrounded on all sides by scenic land and open spaces. It has been called the landed of peaches, because of its incredible agricultural diversity.

The City of Escalon is a full service general law City with five Council members elected at large, with the Mayor appointed every two years. As elected officials, the City Council members represent the citizens of Escalon in the governing process and act on their behalf with regards to regional and local issues as well as State and Federal Legislation.

The City of Escalon has an adopted general fund operating budget for FY 2022/2023 of $5,192,433 and a citywide budget of $17,345,362. The City has 32 FTE positions and 20 part time employees. Operating departments within the City include Community Development, Public Works, Recreation and Community Services, Utilities, Engineering, Finance, Police, Human Resources, and Transit.

The ideal candidate for the Development and Community Services Manager position is a professional who possesses experience and education in government development planning and community relations. This manager will be collaborative, committed to exceptional customer service, and able to motivate and maximize the skills of staff and consultants to accomplish department goals and objectives.

The candidate will possess knowledge of public policy, state planning and environmental regulations, city zoning requirements, economic development, code enforcement and community engagement practices. Desirable strengths include the ability to coordinate assigned activities with other city departments, officials, outside agencies, clients, local residents, community groups, private businesses and the public; in addition to the ability to foster cooperative working relationships.

This is a department head classification who is responsible for the oversight and management of planning, building and engineering for the city including the oversight of specialized consultant contracts. The City is looking for a municipal government professional to add to the dynamic and highly functioning management team serving the community of Escalon.


  • EXPERIENCE: At least three years responsible experience in a planning, research and development, management, or administrative capacity. Governmental agency experience is desirable.
  • EDUCATION: Education including a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Planning, Community Development, Public Administration, or related field.

The Salary Range for the position is $106,217 – $129,107 D.O.Q. To apply for this exciting career opportunity, please send a compelling cover letter and your detailed resume electronically to PLEASE APPLY IMMEDIATELY AS THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME UPON RECEIVING ENOUGH QUALIFIED APPLICANTS. Please contact Bob Hall at (714) 309-9104 should you have any questions regarding this position or the recruitment process. Follow this link to view the Development & Community Services Brochure.

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