Under general supervision, the Senior Planner performs complex planning and land use activities for the Community Development Department. The position is responsible for processes and planning activities related to the planning and zoning division; assisting the Department in a wide range of tasks, and working to serve the interests of the City and its citizens. This is a highly responsible position that demands an exceptionally high level of customer service and diplomacy. The Senior Planner position performs professional level work in the field of current planning and long-range planning including land use, zoning and related development issues, and serving as a liaison to elected and appointed bodies. Work responsibilities extend to providing work direction to other planning staff.