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Assistant Planner

City of San Gabriel
San Gabriel, CA
United States
AICP Certification: 
Not required
$5,228 - $6,355


The City of San Gabriel’s Community Development Department is recruiting for Assistant Planner to join its team.  This position provides an exceptional opportunity for the ideal candidate to grow their planning career with our historic “City with a Mission.”  A career with the City of San Gabriel offers excellent pay and benefits, a full array of programs to work on, outstanding training and career development opportunities, and a great location for living and working in Southern California.


The ideal candidate aspires to be an outstanding planning professional and is self-motivated, outgoing, willing, and prepared to work for a multifaceted department that provides planning, design, and economic development services.  The ideal candidate will have outstanding work ethic, judgment, communications skills, empathy, and interpersonal tact.  Most importantly, the ideal candidate will understand and exemplify the principles of public service and the organizational mission for the City of San Gabriel.


Under immediate direction of the Planning Manager, the Assistant Planner performs professional short and long-range planning functions of moderate difficulty; assists the public with land use, development, and environmental matters; prepares research and staff reports for the Planning Commission, Design Review Commission, and City Council; and conducts field inspections.  The Assistant Planner also reviews projects for zoning compliance, design and environmental issues, and supports the department’s ongoing initiatives in historic preservation, advanced planning, housing, sustainability, and development code revisions; responds to inquiries and provides information over the front counter to applicants, developers, consultants, outside agencies, the public and other City departments regarding land use, development, and environmental regulations and procedures; and performs other related duties as assigned.


Any combination of experience and education may be considered.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:

  • Bachelor’s degree in planning or equivalent from an accredited institution;
  • One year (1) of full-time employment in urban and regional planning, redevelopment, or related field.

Required Certifications/Licenses/Competencies

Candidates for this position must possess and meet the following:

  • Possess a valid California Class “C” Driver’s License;
  • Must maintain a satisfactory driving record throughout employment with the City.

Desirable Qualifications

  • One year (1) of experience working in a local government agency/district is desirable.


  • Candidates must complete a City of San Gabriel online application.  Applications must be thoroughly prepared and include the following three items as attachments: (1) cover letter, (2) professional résumé, and (3) copies of all professional certifications required and/or applicable for the position.  Failure to submit a thoroughly prepared application along with items 1-3 may be disqualifying.  To apply, please visit  The filing period for this recruitment will close at 5:00pm on Thursday, March 12, 2020 OR when a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received, whichever occurs first.  Faxed, emailed, and/or hard copy applications will not be accepted.


    The following is the tentative schedule for this recruitment.  Please prepare and make arrangements to accommodate the schedule in advance.  Note that this schedule may be modified if the City deems it necessary.

  • Application Period…… February 7 – March 12, 2020
  • Oral Panel Interview… Week of March 23, 2020
  • Selection Interview….. Week of  March 30, 2020
  • Tentative Start Date… April 27, 2020
Published on:
February 10, 2020 - 3:47pm
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