City of Camarillo

The City of Camarillo (approximately 70,000) is one of California’s most desirable communities to live, work and recreate.  Located in the heart of Ventura County at the base of the Conejo foothills and surrounded by scenic mountains and highly productive agricultural land, the City is known for a highly educated workforce, modern industrial buildings, strong relationships with local business, and connectivity to regional transportation networks.  The City is home to numerous well known institutions and business including California State University – Channel Islands, the Camarillo Premium Outlets, Las Posas Plaza Shopping Center, and the downtown district known as “Old Town”. Additionally, the City as an organization has a well-established and well-deserved reputation for actions and decisions in a collaborative, thoughtful, deliberative and transparent manner for delivering quality services, serving the public, achieving City goals and objectives, and providing an excellent quality of life for residents.  

As a community with opportunities for growth and development as well as urban planning challenges associated with development of vacant land and transitional housing for unsheltered individuals experiencing homelessness, the City of Camarillo is seeking an astute, proactive, and experienced Director to further its commitment to maintaining residential character, open space, and community aesthetics.  The ideal candidate is committed to team building, organizational development strategic planning and process improvements.  As such, the ideal candidate is working Director technically proficient in Planning as well as a communicator, collaborator, mentor/coach, and champion/leader for working effectively and with elected and appointed officials, the community, regional partners, and the City team.  This position requires with a combination of education and experience that would likely provide the knowledge and abilities to perform the tasks carried out by a Community Development Director.  Typical background and experience includes a Bachelor’s degree, 8 years of urban planning related experience, and 3 years of management and administrative responsibility.

The City offers a competitive salary of $166,404 – $249,606 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 October 20, 2023.