Planning Assistant

Position Overview:

The City of Torrance is looking for a results driven team member who wants the opportunity to use their skills to make an impact on the community and carry out the City’s General Plan. Planning Assistants perform entry-level work in municipal planning and environmental review. Applicants should have experience in compiling, recording, and analyzing data for planning activities; conducting field surveys and conducting project site analysis; preparing maps, charts, graphs, and diagrams for use in planning studies; reviewing proposals and applications for development.

Benefits: Plus great benefits!

Candidate Profile:
Minimum Requirements:

Any combination of education/experience that is equivalent to:

Education: Graduation from an accredited college with a major in Planning, Architecture, Geography, Public Administration, Engineering or a related field; and

Experience: Six (6) months of MUNICIPAL planning experience in one or more of the following areas: planning, redevelopment, general plan and research, design/development administration, and/or housing activities.

License: A valid California Class C Driver’s License.

The ideal candidate should possess:
• Ability to read blueprints
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
• Ability to make presentations in a public setting
• Ability to prioritize tasks and work with time constraints
• Ability to work occasional weekends and nights
• A high comfort level with technology

How to Apply:
Interested candidates must submit an online City application. Apply on-line at www.TorranceCA.Gov/523.htm.

The Filing period begins June 15, 2015 and closes July 10, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.