Director of Forward Planning - CA - Sacramento
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Director of Forward Planning
CA - Sacramento

KB Home, a Fortune 1000 NYSE company and one of America's premier homebuilders, has an immediate employment opportunity available. The Company operates in 10 states across the nation from California to Florida.

KB Home is one of the largest and most recognized homebuilding companies in the United States. Since its founding in 1957, the company has built more than half a million quality homes. KB Home's unique homebuilding approach lets each buyer customize their new home from lot location to floor plan and design features. As a leader in utilizing state-of-the-art sustainable building practices, all KB homes are highly energy efficient and meet strict ENERGY STAR® guidelines. This helps to lower monthly utility costs for homeowners, which the company demonstrates with its proprietary KB Home Energy Performance Guide® (EPG®). KB Home has been named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award winner for five straight years and a WaterSense© Partner of the Year for four consecutive years.

Job Summary:     The Director, Forward Planning is responsible for overseeing all coordination with Director of Land Development and Feasibility to meet the Divisions business strategies.  The Director, Forward Planning will be the primary planning liaison between KB Home and director level staff of the Governmental Agencies during the entitlement process as well as all departments in the Divisions.  The position will be responsible for strategizing the best processes with complete oversight of architecture, improvement plans, development permits, and agency approvals for all new communities.
Acquisition Support- Responsible for assisting the acquisition team as needed with regards to planning, entitlement, or final engineering timelines and costs.
Land Schedules- Responsible for overseeing all project schedule for all new communities to ensure compliance with land committee approved timelines.
Land Budgets- Responsible for overseeing all fee and technical budgets for all new communities to ensure compliance with Land Committee approved budgets. This included oversight of the bidding, vetting, and hiring of consultants.
Human Resource Management- Responsible for the day to day personnel management of the planning staff including reviews, disciplinary action, promotions, training, etc.
Entitlements- Responsible overseeing and/or performing the following:
• Processing through approval of Environmental Impact Reports (EIR), Mitigated Negative Declarations, etc.
• Processing applications for Planned Development, Rezoning, Tentative Map, Development Agreements, Design Review, General Plan Amendments, Variances, etc.
• Attend, participate, and present at City Council, Planning Commission, Public Outreach Events, etc.
• Work with Local, State and Federal agency staff on behalf of KB Home.
Final Engineering and Permitting- Responsible for overseeing and/or performing the following Processing and approvals:
• Tentative Maps, Final Maps, and Condo Plans.
• Improvement Plans (in-tract and off-tract)
• Landscape Plans (model, production, parks, and other public amenities, etc.)
• Architectural and Structural Plans
• SWPPP and/or WQMP Plans (including all filings of NOI, NOT, etc.)
• Misc. Plot Plans, Precise Grading Plans, and Phasing Plans.
• Encroachment Permits, Environmental Permits, Building Permits, etc.
• Agency Agreements (Affordable Housing, Subdivision Improvement, Development, Reimbursement, etc.)
• Lot-line adjustments, Right-of-Way (ROW) Acquisitions, Easements, Land Dedications, etc.
• Form and fund Community Facilities Districts, Assessment Districts, etc.

Education:  Bachelor’s Degree required in Public Planning, Real Estate, Business Administration, or Engineering (or similar discipline).

Experience:  Must have 6-8 years of experience in managing 7+ employees, including at least 5 years of land acquisition, planning, or development related experience. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 
• Technical expert of environmental planning, master planning, platting, and civil engineering.
• Strong analytical, organizational and communication skills required
• Strong market and financial analysis experience
• Proven strength in management, interpersonal and presentation skills
• Proven ability to manage multiple priorities in efficient and accurate manner
• Consistently shows attention to detail 
• Intermediate computer skills are a necessity (Excel, Microsoft Project)

Work Requirements
• Must work 8-hour days (during core business hours) with flexibility for longer hours as needed
• Must conduct business in a professional and ethical manner to potential buyers, external business associates and coworkers to reinforce goodwill and profitability for the company.


Find out why KB Home is attracting and retaining the best employees! If you are interested and qualified, please apply now. KB Home provides above average compensation packages and earnings potential, full benefits, an outstanding 401K matching program, bonus plans and amazing promotional opportunities. KB Home is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse work team. Diversity is important to KB Home!