Principal Planner

City of Sunnyvale
Sunnyvale, CA
United States
Professional Areas: 
Community Development
Sustainability Planning
Zoning Administration
Experience Level: 
AICP Certification: 
$118,875 - $139,852 Annually

The City of Sunnyvale has an exciting opportunity for two Principal Planners to join its Planning Division in the Community Development Department. We are looking for dynamic Planning professionals to provide management-level experience with innovative approaches to planning issues, including sustainable development, leading-edge area plans, increased focus on high-level architecture, adaptation due to climate change, focused growth in transit locations, coordination with large company growth plans, and interface with acclaimed development professionals.
Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Community Development, the Planning Division is organized into three teams which are overseen by Principal Planners who plan, direct, perform and supervise a variety of complex technical planning activities, and related work as required, relative to the assigned area of responsibility.

  • The Current Planning Team reviews and acts or makes recommendations on planning applications and performs reviews of building permit applications and business licenses for zoning compliance. (Vacant)
  • The Administrative Support Team supports the Assistant Director and all Planners for the City. This position acts as the Zoning Administrator, overseeing regulatory processes and issues related to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and other regulatory compliance and requirements, process improvements, training needs, coordination with area governments and other administrative and supervisory functions. (Vacant)
  • The Policy Planning Team works on study issues, new area plans, and General Plan updates, conducting intergovernmental reviews of other agencies' proposals and pending legislation.

As the City of Sunnyvale experiences many changes, the Planning Division continues to lead the efforts to guide new development in positive ways.

The City of Sunnyvale provides an excellent benefits package. A complete application consists of a City application and responses to the supplemental questionnaire.  The position opens May 6, 2019 and final filing date is May 28, 2019 at 5:00 pm. For complete information regarding this current opportunity, please visit: and click on JOBS.

Published on:
May 7, 2019 - 9:22am
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