Assistant Planner

The City of Arcadia is seeking a motivated, driven, team-oriented Assistant Planner to perform professional level work in current and advance planning; provide information and assistance to developers and the public on planning related matters; and provide highly technical and responsible support to the Planning Division.

The ideal candidate will have strong written and oral communication skills and knowledge of principals and practices of urban planning and development. Under general supervision, the Assistant Planner will also:

-Advise property owners and petitioners of the effect and implications of zoning and development actions;

-Respond to telephone and counter inquiries for information, advise and assist regarding the effects of construction and land use regulations and policies, and demographic and economic situations on development opportunities and proposals;

-Review and assist in the preparation and process of rezoning, variance, conditional use permit, subdivision, design review and other similar planning related applications;

-Monitor the implementation of development and land use plans and applications within specific timeframes for compliance with planning and environmental regulations and policies;

-Evaluate and resolve problems arising from conflicts between proposed development and land use plans and the various regulations, policies, design guidelines, and processes that govern construction, development and land use; assist in the redesigning of projects at the design and construction stages as necessary;

-Provide technical support, staff reports, and make oral presentations to the Planning Commission, Modification Committee, City Council and other committees; serve as alternate representative for the Planning Director’s Committee of the SGVCOG; participate in public meetings as necessary;

-Monitor and evaluate the effects and implications of regional planning and development issues on the City of Arcadia; coordinate with SCAG and the SGVCOG;

-Research and draft covenants, resolutions, and ordinances for review; analyze, and interpret social, economic, population, and land use data and trends; prepare written reports on various planning matters and elements of the General Plan;

-Coordinate confer with, and advise architects, builders, attorneys, contractors, engineers, and the general public regarding City development policies and standards; property maintenance and zoning code compliance; and performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

For a complete description of this job classification, please visit the City’s website at


Experience: One year of directly related municipal planning experience is desirable. Experience with ArcGIS is desirable.

Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Urban and Regional Planning, Architecture, Public Administration, or a related field.

License/Certificate: Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver’s license.

Special Requirements: Ability to work in a standard office environment. Ability to travel to different sites and locations.

THE SELECTION PROCESS: Applications will be reviewed and those candidates whose applications indicate they have met the minimum requirements will be further considered to continue in the recruitment process. The selection process may consist of: Application Evaluation (Qualifying) and Oral Interview (100%). The City reserves the right to limit the number of interviews conducted. The interview score determines ranking on the eligibility list. Pre-employment background checks and medical examinations are additional requirements for hire. Failure in either of these areas will result in removal from the recruitment process. Please Note: If you have a disability that may require an accommodation in the selection process, please notify Human Resources in writing when you submit your application.

A completed City Application will be accepted until Friday, February 19, 2016. Please visit the City’s Career Website at to submit an online application along with any application materials relevant to the position. Resumes will be accepted but not in lieu of a completed City application.application.