Assistant/Associate Planner

City of Piedmont
Piedmont, CA
United States
Professional Areas: 
Community Development
Public/Nonprofit Administration
Urban Design
Experience Level: 
AICP Certification: 
Not required

Assistant/Associate Planner

Base Salary Asst. Planner: $6,008 - $7,302 (+3% salary increase effective 7/1/19)

Base Salary Assoc. Planner: $6,481 – $7,876 (+3% salary increase effective 7/1/19)

 Closing Date/Time: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 @ 5 p.m.

We’re recruiting to fill one vacancy within the Planning Department.  Depending upon qualifications, the City is seeking to hire at either the Assistant or Associate level. 

To obtain the complete job announcement, employment application and supplemental questionnaire, please visit our website: or call 510-420-3047.

Under direct and general supervision, performs various professional field and office planning work related to current and advance planning, including review of development, architectural design,  and land use applications, zoning, site plans, and environmental analysis and document review; provides professional support work in managing, implementing, and monitoring environmental and transportation related projects and programs; provides complex professional staff assistance to the Director of Planning, other departments, and the public in areas of expertise; performs a variety of studies and prepares and presents staff reports; and performs related work as required.

Assistant Planner:  This is the first experienced-level class in the professional planning series.  Initially under close supervision, incumbents with basic planning experience perform professional and technical planning work in current, advance, and/or environmental planning activities.  As experience is gained, assignments become more varied and are performed with greater independence.  Positions at this level usually perform most of the duties required of the positions at the Associate level, but are not expected to function at the same skill level and usually exercise less independent discretion and judgment in matters related to work procedures and methods.  Work is usually supervised while in progress and fits an established structure or pattern.  Exceptions or changes in procedures are explained in detail as they arise.

Associate Planner:  This is the full journey-level class in the professional planning series.  Incumbents are expected to perform the full range of professional and technical planning work in all of the following areas: current, advance, and/or environmental planning activities, and daily departmental operations, in addition to providing project management and administration.  Positions at this level are distinguished from the Assistant level by the performance of the full range of duties as assigned, working independently and exercising judgment and initiative.  Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. 

Positions in the professional planner class series are flexibly staffed and positions at the Associate level are normally filled by advancement from the Assistant level requiring two (2) years of experience at the Assistant-level and after gaining the knowledge, skill, experience, licenses, and certifications which meet the qualifications for and after demonstrating the ability to perform the work of the higher-level class.  When filled from the outside, the employee is required to have three (3) years of experience that allows the employee to meet the qualification standards for the Associate level.

Published on:
May 29, 2019 - 11:49am
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