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Associate Planner

City of San Gabriel
San Gabriel, CA
United States
Experience Level: 
AICP Certification: 
Not required
$5,959 - $7,243


The City of San Gabriel Community Development Department is recruiting for Associate Planner.   This is an integral position within the City’s Planning Division and it provides an outstanding opportunity for a planning professional to further their 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 is an up-and-coming planning professional who is highly motivated, analytical, personable, enthusiastic, and prepared to work for a multifaceted department that provides planning, design, and economic development services.  The ideal candidate will have outstanding written and oral communication skills, strong analytical abilities, exceptional technical and mathematic abilities, sound judgement and tact, and excellent organizational skills.  The ideal candidate will also work well under pressure, effectively manage time-sensitive deadlines, and have a strong understanding of the Subdivision Map Act, Planning and Zoning Law, and the California Environmental Quality Act.  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 general supervision, the Associate Planner performs professional level work in the field of current and/or advance planning and provides highly technical and responsible support to the planning division.  The Associate Planner reviews plans in accordance with federal, state, and local codes; processes planning applications in accordance with the City’s zoning code; prepares and presents reports; makes recommendations; provides information and assistance to applicants, developers, consultants, outside agencies, and the public on matters regarding land use, development, and environmental review; and performs other related duties as assigned.

The Associate Planner is responsible for understanding, presenting, and applying government planning rules and regulations, principles and practices, and laws to issues concerning the General Plan, zoning, land, redevelopment, economic development, and the environment.  This position is also responsible for effectively and tactfully presenting planning projects and preparing effective written communications regarding complex planning issues.


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;
  • Three years (3) of experience in urban regional planning, redevelopment, or a closely related field.

Required Certifications/Licenses/Competencies

Candidates for this position must meet the following requirements:

  • Possess and/or obtain a California’s Class C Driver’s License prior to appointment;
  • Maintain a California Class C Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record throughout employment.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Local government experience 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 Monday, March 23, 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.


Published on:
March 19, 2020 - 1:33pm
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