Supervisors on Friday to interview finalists for SLO County planning director post

Four finalists, including two in-house candidates, will interview Friday morning with the Board of Supervisors for the job of director of planning and building.

The job became vacant in June 2009, when Vic Holanda resigned. Kami Griffin has been acting director.

Griffin is a finalist, as is Chuck Stevenson, manager of the county's Long-Range Planning Division.

The others are Greg Fuz, planning director for the city of Pleasant Hill in the San Francisco Bay Area; and Jason Giffen, land-use chief for San Diego County.

The salary will be negotiated. The range is $125,500 to $152,500.

Supervisor Bruce Gibson said an announcement Friday is unlikely. Even if the board makes a choice, which is not a certainty, it will have to negotiate a contract.

Nonetheless, “we're on the back end of recruitment,” said Ken Tasseff of the Human Resources Department, who has been working with the Board of Supervisors on the hiring process.

The closed-door meeting of the Board of Supervisors begins at 9 a.m.