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2407 Deputy Community Development Director/City Engineer

Deputy Community Development Director/City Engineer

Paso Robles, CA, USA

Paso Robles, CA, USA

City of Paso Robles

Greg Nelson and Bryan Noblett


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Deputy Community Development Director/City Engineer

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Ideally located in one of California’s leading wine countries and minutes from the Central Coast, Paso Robles is an outstanding location to advance your career. The City is searching for a Deputy Community Development Director/City Engineer, this opportunity is at the intersection of exciting professional challenges and an unbeatable quality of life.


El Paso de Robles, or "The Pass of the Oaks," is located halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, in San Luis Obispo County. Paso Robles, surrounded by scenic rolling oak woodlands, is one of California’s premier wine regions, and is only 27 miles from the beautiful beaches of the Central Coast. This thriving community of over 30,000 actively engaged residents possesses the benefits of a suburban-rural community while retaining a small-town feel. With over 200 wineries nearby and a bustling downtown with a variety of excellent restaurants and specialty retail, Paso Robles is fast becoming one of the most desirable places to live, work, and play.


Reporting to the Community Development Director, the Deputy Community Development Director/City Engineer is a key member of the City’s staff and is responsible for the overall leadership and performance of the City Engineering Division. This position will coordinate directly with applicants, homeowners and the general public.  Excellent communication skills, tact and soft skills are key to this position. The Deputy Community Development Director/City Engineer plans, coordinates, and oversees the daily operations and activities of the Engineering Division, including the traffic/intelligent transportation system engineering, storm drainage engineering, water distribution engineering, and wastewater engineering. In addition, the Deputy Community Development Director/City Engineer works closely with the Utilities Department to ensure development plans are consistent with all City utility requirements; reviews and updates subdivision plans and regulations, technology plans, goals, equipment needs, construction plans, and site development permits; prepares plan checks and conditions of approval for planning entitlement projects; and serves as a liaison between city officials, city departments, department personnel, local businesses, engineers, developers, the school board, home builders, contractors, utility companies, and other related agencies, boards, commissions, or groups regarding engineering issues.

The most successful candidate will have effective communication skills and the ability to translate and present complex concepts to governing bodies and community groups; excellent time and project management skills; experience in negotiations, and the ability to ensure outcomes align with the values and needs of the community; and developed leadership skills that can harness the contributions of the team to fulfill the City Council’s goals and the vision established in the City’s General Plan.


Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying, although licensure is a strict requirement. A typical way to obtain the required education and experience is:

  • Education: Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university with major course work in a related field.

  • Experience: Seven years of increasingly responsible experience in a related field, including a minimum of three years in a managerial role.

  • Licensure: Must possess a California Professional Civil Engineer license.


The salary range for the Deputy Community Development Director/City Engineer is up to $185,657, with placement salary dependent on qualifications. In addition, retirement is provided by CalPERS. Classic Tier 2 membership will be enrolled at the 2.0% at 60 benefit formula. New members hired after 1/1/2023 (PEPRA) will be enrolled at the 2% at 62 benefit formula.

Additional benefit information is detailed in the .pdf recruitment brochure at


For first consideration, interested candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter and résumé below as this recruitment will close once a sufficiently strong candidate pool has been established. 

Confidential inquiries are welcomed to:

Greg Nelson | | (916) 550-4100

Bryan Noblett || (916) 550-4100

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