Assistant Planner/Associate Planner

ASSISTANT PLANNER
$4,625 – $6,367 Per Month
ASSOCIATE PLANNER
$5,451 – $7,505 Per Month

Mission Viejo is a 17.4 square mile community in south Orange County, California with its population at 100,000. It is located about halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, along the east side of Interstate 5. The City of Mission Viejo is committed to providing services that are responsive, innovative, fiscally sound, and that will result in a caring community where people are the difference. With competitive pay, an assortment of benefits, and opportunities to develop skills while having a healthy work/life balance, it’s a great place to work!

Currently, there is one (1) full-time vacancy scheduled to work Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Community Development Department assigned to City Hall. Selection of an applicant to fill the vacancy may be made from either classification and will be based on the applicants that most closely meets the requirements of the position and best suits the particular needs of the City of Mission Viejo. The schedule and assignment which includes after hours Commission and/or City Council meetings may vary depending on the needs of the City. This is an exempt position in the City’s Supervisory/Administrative group.

Under direct or general supervision, performs a variety of professional and technical routine to complex activities in the field of current and advance planning, including review of development and land use applications, zoning, site plan and environmental review; may serve as project manager for development applications; completes technical assessments, prepares written project analyses and provides professional advice and assistance to the public on planning, community development, zoning, permits and environmental review; assists with and completes preparation of City Ordinances; and performs related work as required.

QUALIFICATIONS and LICENSE:
Assistant Planner: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in urban planning, community development, business or public administration or a related field and one (1) year of professional experience in planning, zoning and related community development activities. Possession of a Master’s degree in either city planning or public administration with emphasis in city planning is highly desirable.

Associate Planner: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in urban planning, community development, business or public administration or a related field and three (3) years of professional experience in planning, zoning and related community development activities. Possession of a Master’s degree in either city planning or public administration with emphasis in city planning is highly desirable.

APPLY BY: 3:00 p.m., October 30, 2017. Applicants are required to apply on-line directly by visiting the City’s website at http://cityofmissionviejo.org/HumanResources/. Applicants are encouraged to review the entire Assistant Planner and Associate Planner job descriptions by visiting the City’s website at http://cityofmissionviejo.org. For more information, contact the Human Resources Division at (949) 470-3008.