Associate Planner

San Clemente, incorporated in 1928, is a general law city operating under the Council-Manager form of government. The city is a popular southern Orange County beach community which enjoys a year-round moderate climate averaging 70 degrees and is centrally located between Los Angeles and San Diego. The city is 18.45 square miles in area and has a current population of approximately 65,500. The City has approximately 190 full-time employees.


The beautiful Southern California coastal City of San Clemente is seeking a qualified individual to serve as Associate Planner. This position performs a variety of general and specialized professional planning functions, including conducting studies, analyzing data, and preparing reports on current planning projects; to coordinate and manage all activities related to assigned projects; and to provide information and assistance to developers, the business community and the public on planning and development related matters.


Associate Planner: This is the full journey level class within the Planner series. Employees within this class are distinguished from the Assistant Planner by the performance of the full range of duties as assigned including assuming responsibility for advanced planning projects, management of planning projects, and preparation of complex planning reports. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.


Two years of increasingly responsible experience in urban planning at the Assistant Planner level. Historic Preservation experience is highly desired. (**Note: Due to department and community needs, candidates with Current Urban/Land use, Historic Preservation, municipal public agency experience will be given first consideration.)

Equivalent to a Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in planning, architecture, political science, public administration, or a related field.