Senior Planner

City of Mill Valley
Mill Valley, CA
United States
Professional Areas: 
Community Development
Land-Use Management
Zoning Administration
Other topics
Experience Level: 
AICP Certification: 
$7441 - $9975/month

Filing Deadline: 5:00pm Sunday, October 28, 2018

Tentative interview date: Friday, November 9, 2018

Apply HERE.

The City of Mill Valley is pleased to announce a recruitment for the position of Senior Planner in our Planning & Building Department.

Under general direction, the Senior Planner will lead, oversee, and perform complex professional level duties and services related to current and advance planning activities; provide technical guidance and training to other planning and technical staff; oversee the day-to-day operation of the planning counter and current planning projects, particularly in the areas of single-family, multi-family and commercial design review. The Senior Planner will work with City departments, the Planning Commission, external agencies, the business community, neighborhood associations, and the general public on policies and procedures, regulations, design guidelines and other related land use, environmental and planning policies and procedures; and provide support to the Director of Planning and Building.


The ideal candidate will have an excellent understanding of the principles, practices, and techniques of urban planning. They will have a keen eye for detail, exemplary customer service skills, and a passion for public service. The ideal candidate should also have a strong track record of exercising good judgement and a proven ability to communicate with a wide range of audiences.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture or a closely related field. Advanced degree is preferred.
  • Seven to ten years of increasingly responsible planning experience.
  • Experience working with two or more similar public agencies in California is preferred.


The City of Mill Valley is 10 miles north of San Francisco and 40 miles from California’s famous wine country. Mill Valley is a town with a rich and eclectic cultural history and a lively and engaged citizenry.

Mill Valley is primarily a suburban community, with distinctive residential neighborhoods representing the many eras of the town’s growth from a small mill town to the modern full service city it is today. Our population’s approximately 14,000 residents live in a 4.8 square mile area, although we serve as the center for a larger unincorporated Mill Valley area with more than 30,000 residents.

With a staff of almost 150 full-time employees and an annual operating budget of $41 million, the City of Mill Valley prides itself on efficient, effective and courteous service delivery with a commitment to operational excellence.


The twelve-member Planning & Building Department is responsible for the administration of the City’s building and zoning ordinances (including design review, environmental assessment, permitting and inspections), implementation of the General Plan, and enforcement of Municipal Code.

$7,441 - $9,975/ Month DOE

The City of Mill Valley is pleased to offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, life, and long-term disability insurances, a 457-deferred compensation plan, retirement through CalPERS and generous leave.


  1. To apply, please visit
  2. Utilizing the application process in the above link, please also upload your Cover Letter and Resume.
Published on:
October 4, 2018 - 7:55am
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