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Assistant Manager

Santa Barbara, CA
October 22, 2019

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**** ***** *****, ***** ******* CA 93101 805-***-****


Strong Project Manager

Communications and Public Relations Specialist

Over 32 years experience. 17 years as a supervisor.

Excels at building strong interpersonal relationships.


Exceptional problem solving and conflict resolution skills.

Meets deadlines and budgets.

Handles complex projects from inception to completion.


B.S., Environmental Sciences, 1985

University of California – Riverside


Independent Contractor, Environmental Planning & Design

June 2009 to September 2011

Key strengths and expertise include:

Budget Preparation and Accounting

Public Outreach and Community Relations

Public Presentations

Staff Training

Contract Procurement and Administration

Research/Analysis and Regulatory Compliance

Construction Management

Technical Reports

Proficient with:

Microsoft (MS) Word

MS PowerPoint

MS Excel


Independent Contractor, Steven M. Grimaud Construction

April 2007 to June 2009

Supervising Planner/Planner III, Santa Barbara County

Planning & Development, February 2004 to March 2007

City Planner, City of Paso Robles Community Development

July 2002 to January 2004

Senior Planner, City of Chino Hills Community Development

November 1995 to July 2002

Senior Planner, City of Ontario Planning

December 1990 to November 1995

Associate Planner, City of Claremont Community Development

April 1988 to December 1990

Riverside Assistant Planner, Riverside County Planning

September 1985 to April 1988


Project Administrator, Geosyntec Consultants

July 2019 to October 2019

Key strengths and expertise include:

Customer Service

Business Development, Marketing, and Public Relations

Invoice Preparation, Accounting, and Billing

Deli Clerk, Albertsons

April 2019 to July 2019

Independent Contractor, D’s Boatworks

November 2014 to April 2019

Independent Contractor, Senior Care & Aquatic Therapy

November 2011 to November 2014


Environmental Planning & Design Services

June 2009 to September 2011

Independent Consultant. Assist homeowners with design and installation of drought tolerant landscaping. Obtain approvals for minor residential additions. Provide construction oversight.

Steven M. Grimaud Construction

April 2007 to June 2009

Contractor’s Assistant. Manage construction activities. Secure land use approvals and construction permits. Review construction plans for completeness and internal consistency. Check calculations of the quantities of building materials required.

County of Santa Barbara

February 2004 to March 2007

Supervising Planner. Supervised a team of 11 professional staff in the review and processing of development applications and permits. Lead planner assigned to implement expedited and streamlined permit review.

Served on continuous improvement team. Prepared meeting agendas, arranged attendees, and compiled meeting minutes.

Reviewed/prepared technical reports, project conditions of approval, and environmental documents. Monitored construction projects in the field for compliance with project conditions.

Established budgets, priorities, and schedules for staff; maintained project databases; and, directed and managed multi-disciplinary technical review and input on projects.

City of Paso Robles

July 2002 to January 2004

City Planner. Managed the planning department. Prepared the departmental budget. Supervised seven professional staff. Prepared staff evaluations. Served as the City’s environmental compliance officer.

Compiled press releases and informational packets. Established positive relationships with representatives of community organizations, federal/state/local agencies, city management, staff, and the public.

Reviewed/ analyzed and processed development applications (Subdivisions, ordinance amendments, zone changes, agricultural preserve contracts, building plans, general plan amendments, planned developments, and annexations). Prepared/processed a comprehensive update of the City’s General Plan and the Airport Master Plan and Land Use Plan updates. Staffed various committees that were appointed to review and comment on the updates. Prepared meeting agendas and minutes.

Prepared a variety of technical reports. Made public presentations. Formulated and presented policy options for Planning Commission and City Council consideration.

City of Chino Hills

November 1995 to July 2002

City of Chino Hills (Continued)

November 1995 to July 2002

Senior Planner. Reviewed, analyzed, and processed development applications, including site plans, building plans, and permits for the 776,000-square foot COSTCO commercial center, the 153,000 square foot Sears Great Indoors store, and the 250-acre Fairfield Ranch mixed-use community.

Negotiated/administered development agreements for these projects. Administered the capital improvement projects (roads, landscaping, sewer, water, traffic signals) for each, after: 1) preparing and releasing requests for qualifications/requests for proposals; 2) analyzing and certifying qualifications; 3) evaluating bids received; and, 4) securing contracts with lowest qualified bidders.

Provided project management, construction oversight, land use planning, and environmental services to developers, engineers, and contractors after procuring the contractor, defining the project scope, obtaining the funds for the work, and obtaining approval from the customer.

Established contractor procurement policies and implementation policies. Developed contractor evaluation and selection criteria, as well as cost-accounting procedures.

Developed/implemented goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for current and long-range assignments. Conducted public workshops on key planning projects and issues.

City of Ontario

December 1990 to November 1995

Senior Planner. Directed and managed the Advanced Planning Division, including supervising three planners.

Reviewed, analyzed, and processed applications for the 2 million square foot Mills Super-Regional Mall, the 230,000-square foot Ontario Convention Center, the City’s 8,200-acre Sphere of Influence Planning Program, and various Specific Plans.

Served as liaison to the Redevelopment Agency for City redevelopment projects. Provided staff support to the Agency in securing permits, entitlements, and environmental clearances.

Established procedures to comply with federal and state environmental laws. Created programs to implement air quality and trip reduction measures as part of development.

City of Claremont

April 1988 to December 1990

Associate Planner. Manager of controversial projects, including Baldy View Estates, Indian Hill Town Center, and Centerpiece-Griswold’s Old Schoolhouse. Processed new development projects, including land use analysis, environmental assessment, design review, building plan check, and site inspection.

Staffed the City’s environmental quality commission. Served as the City’s environmental compliance officer. Supervised case processing to ensure compliance with planning, zoning, development, and environmental laws.

County of Riverside

September 1985 to April 1988

Associate/Assistant Planner. Rezoned various San Bernardino Mountain Resort communities (Idyllwild, Pine Cove, Garner Valley, and Pinon Flats) after soliciting the involvement of residents and property-owners. Project manager of large development projects, including Specific/Community Plans. Trained Junior and Assistant Planners


Geosyntec Consultants

July 2019 to October 2019

Project Administrator. Prepare invoices. Process expense reports. Assist project managers with contract management.


April 2019 to July 2019

Deli Clerk. Serve customers. Prepare salads. Fry chicken, chicken wings, potato wedges, and ribs. Slice meats and cheeses. Bake/roast whole chickens and individual chicken pieces.

D’s Boatworks

November 2014 to April 2019

Independent Consultant. Assist with business development, marketing, and client relations. Maintain client accounts. Prepare invoices.

Senior Care & Aquatic Therapy

November 2011 to November 2014

Independent Contractor. Assist non-ambulatory senior citizen with his daily routine and aquatic therapy.

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