City of Rancho Palos Verdes

City of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Situated on the coast of the Pacific Ocean and among the bucolic hills and bluffs of the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Los Angeles County, the City of Rancho Palos Verdes is a contract City with a diverse and active population of approximately 41,000Residents enjoy 7.5 miles of beach and dramatic cliff coastline, the 1,500-acre Palos Verdes Nature Preserve, and hundreds more acres of open space with a network of hiking, equestrian, and bicycle trails. Rancho Palos Verdes is a low-tax, low density, semi-rural environment that has served the community under the Council-Manager form of government since its incorporation in 1973.

The successful candidate as Community Development Director will be a confident, amicable, collaborative and team oriented leader, working manager, and coach/mentor who has a sense of humor; understands and supports City Manager engagement; knowledgeable of planning, zoning and permitting; familiar with coastal matters; communicative; and dedicated to professional management and planning.  The ideal applicant is an individual who is flexible for addressing changing priorities, welcoming and embracing of community engagement, and inherently predisposed to serving as a guide and trainer of staff to retain, achieve and attract the best people and what they can offer.

The City is offering a competitive salary range of $124,239 to $211,082, depending on the  qualifications, education and experience of the selected candidate. In addition, the City provides the following benefit package.

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

Peckham & McKenney

Please do not hesitate to contact Anton “Tony” Dahlerbruch at (866) 912-1919 if you have any questions regarding this position or recruitment process.  Resumes will be acknowledged within 2 business days.

Filing deadline: June 16, 2023.

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