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Senior Planner- Diablo

County of San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, CA
United States
Professional Areas: 
Regional Planning
Experience Level: 
$80,641.60 - $98,030.40 Annually

The Department of Planning and Building oversees exciting and dynamic projects involving land use in the unincorporated areas of San Luis Obispo County. We are a department of ninety-three staff committed to the protection of life, safety and the welfare of the environment and our community.

The Diablo Canyon Power Plant is expected to cease operation in the year 2025. This presents a once in a lifetime opportunity to work with an experienced Nuclear Power Plant Decommissioning Manager and Principal Environmental Specialist to process land use applications and manage the preparation of the Environmental Impact report and related technical studies.

The Role
The Senior Planner for the Diablo Canyon Power Plant Decommissioning Team will use their industrial permitting and land use planning experience to manage complex, multi-faceted projects under direction of the Nuclear Power Plant Decommissioning Manager.

We are expecting to hold Department Level interviews for this position 6/28/21-6/29/21.


If You Are:
Driven and motivated by complex projects
A confident verbal and written communicator
Team oriented
Experienced in California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
Experienced in reviewing Environmental Impact Reports
Familiar with Federal, State, and local land use and environmental laws, ordinances, regulations, and standards
Knowledgeable about environmental disciplines covered under CEQA, such as biology, cultural resources, transportation, public services, hydrology and noise.
Passionate about working with the community and are excited about contributing to a project with far reaching public interest, this opportunity is for you.

Graduation from an accredited institution with either a Bachelor's or Master’s degree in urban and regional planning, architecture, landscape architecture, geography, natural resources management, environmental, physical or life science, or a closely related field.

Four years of professional level experience in urban and regional planning and environmental review/analysis or environmental impact assessment work which requires a state approved specialized professional license or certification.


To apply for this position or view a full job description, visit our website linked. This job specification closes for applications on 06/16/21.

Applications, including answers to supplemental questions, must be submitted online by the final filing date. Most County recruitments require you to respond to supplemental questions as part of the application process. We recommend that you review these questions prior to beginning your application.

An initial application review will be conducted. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and are best qualified will be invited to participate in selection activities which may include online assessments, performance exams, written exams, and interviews.

Final candidates will be required to have an in-depth background review performed before proceeding in the process. Please note that references will not be contacted until the end of the process.

If you have questions or would like to discuss the opportunity further, please contact Human Resources at [email protected]. Confidential inquiries are welcomed.

For further information regarding the County of San Luis Obispo, visit our website at


Reasonable Accommodation Notice:

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. Please call 805-781-5959 for assistance or e-mail [email protected] for more information.

Published on:
June 8, 2021 - 11:47am
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