Associate Planner

Examples of Duties:
The Associate Planner receives and reviews planning applications, development plans, documents, technical studies and reports for completeness and compliance with the City’s General Plan, ordinances, regional plans and pertinent Federal and State law; conducts environmental reviews for simple to moderately complex projects for compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Under supervision, prepares and/or oversees initial studies, and negative declarations; assists in the research and preparation of General Plan and Zoning Amendments; assists with Economic Development projects, perform various research assignments related to Economic Development; prepare, maintain and analyze Business Registration databases; analyzes and provides recommendations for enforcement of Business Registration program. May assist in maintaining the Department web pages on the City’s website.

Training and Experience:
Any combination equivalent to experience and training that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for acceptable job performance. Example combinations include a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in planning, architecture, urban studies, geography, public administration or closely related field; expertise in Geographical Informational System (GIS); three years of progressively responsible professional experience; or any combination of education, experience, and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities. A Master’s degree and AICP is desirable.