Senior Planner

City of Rancho Cordova, CA

Rancho Cordova, CA

Experience Level: Senior

AICP Certification: AICP Preferred

Salary: Salary range: $92,000 - $113,000/year + benefits

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The City of Rancho Cordova is actively recruiting for an experienced Senior Planner who is seeking a new career opportunity to manage staff and lead projects with the goal of enhancing the quality of life in our community.  The ideal candidate has a history of successful project management in the areas of complex development/environmental review, long-range planning, special studies, zoning and general plan updates.  The ability to lead and mentor staff is key, along with outstanding communication skills and a sincere interest in civic engagement activities.  


  • Minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in environmental, land use, and/or long-range planning; and
  • Four (4) years of supervisory and project management responsibility; and
  • Equivalent to completion of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with course work in urban and regional planning, environmental studies, or a related field; and
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver's license.


Located in the eastern part of Sacramento County, Rancho Cordova is a thriving urban community near the beautiful American River with a population of just over 75,000. The city has earned many accolades and awards, such as  “All-American City”,  “Best Places to Work Finalist”, and “Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community.”    

The City provides staff with a robust benefit plan, including

  • Choice of a generous monthly stipend for Medical/Dental/Vision; or Cash in Lieu of Medical Insurance
  • CalPERS Retirement
  • Universal Time Off (combined vacation and sick leave)
  • 12 paid holidays per year
  • Tuition Reimbursement (up to $2500/year)
  • And much more

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply immediately @

Posted June 30, 2021, 8:21 AM PDT

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