Planning Technician

City of Malibu
Malibu, CA
United States
Experience Level: 
Entry Level
AICP Certification: 
Not required
$60,968 - $79,549 (plus excellent benefits)

The Planning Technician provides daily technical support to the Planning Department team and plays a significant role in providing information at the Planning public counter. This is an entry-level position in the planning profession and will expose the staff member to a wide variety of interesting planning projects in a small, dynamic coastal city.  

Ideal Candidate 

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of land use planning laws and practices, and knowledge of California local government and coastal planning. Some knowledge of environmental resource planning, building and/or engineering concepts is helpful. The ability to interpret topographic maps, architectural drawings and site plans is required. The ideal candidate will have excellent customer service skills and be able to effectively interact with the public in a positive and helpful manner in addition to handling multiple projects while working comfortably in a fast-paced team environment. Skill in Microsoft programs is required; optional skills include ArcView (GIS), Adobe Acrobat, InDesign, Photoshop and/or Google SketchUP.

Minimum Qualifications Required

Bachelor of Arts degree in urban planning or related field;  AA degree and one year of experience working in planning may be substituted for completion of a BA degree. Experience working in a professional planning environment is desired, especially work experience at a public counter or in a California coastal community. Must possess a valid California Class C Driver License and have a satisfactory driving record. 

Application Deadline 

Friday, Nov 2, 2018, at 4:00 p.m.

Applicants must submit a completed online City Employment Application and Resume by the filing deadline. Visit for more information about this position and to apply online. If you have questions or need special accommodations with the recruitment process, please contact Germain Hernandez at (310) 456-2489 ext. 219. The City of Malibu is an equal opportunity employer.

Published on:
October 3, 2018 - 4:17pm
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