Assistant/Associate Planner

City of Ventura

Ventura, CA

Experience Level: Mid-Level

AICP Certification: AICP Preferred

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The City of Ventura is hiring!   We are actively interviewing for the position of Assistant and Associate Planner.  This is a flexibly staffed position and candidates are hired at an appropriate level based on their overall education and work experience.  Interested candidates should submit their application for immediate consideration.  This is an exciting time to join the City of Ventura’s Community Development Department - Planning Division.

The Assistant/Associate Planner performs professional planning work involving land use planning, environmental analysis, and/or historic preservation. In addition, the position performs planning work with design review, public policy and ordinance development, economic development, green technology in economic development, and CDBG/HOME program implementation or other related areas. 

The ideal candidate for this position will have demonstrated technical expertise in development review with a background in current planning, historic preservation, urban design, housing, or economic development. This person is results oriented with a proven track record to reach solutions while understand the importance of excellent customer service. The ideal candidate will understand how to facilitate projects, negotiate agreements, and work collaboratively with individuals representing diverse interests. The selected person will be a team player with passion and interest in community development, economic vitality, and sustainability.

Salary and Benefits

The City offers a total compensation package that includes both a generous salary plus excellent benefit! Salary:  $67,026.75 - $99,140.91 Annually DOQ.


A combination of education, training, and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in City Planning, Architecture, Environmental Studies, Economics or closely related field, and depending on assignment, qualifying experience as described below, in the following areas: land use planning, economic development, environmental analysis, historic preservation, design review, general plan policy and ordinance development, green technology in economic development,  or CDBG/HOME programs.

Assistant Planner: One year of responsible professional planning experience or project management experience in assigned area.

Associate Planner: Three years of increasingly responsible professional planning experience or project management and program development experience in assigned area. A related master's degree is highly desirable. Prior experience in historic preservation, urban design, and working with community councils and advisory boards is highly desirable.

Certificates: AICP certification is desirable.

To Apply

This recruitment is open until filled. Applications are reviewed on a continuous basis.  Interested candidates should apply for immediate consideration..

To be considered for this career opportunity, please complete an online City Job Application and supplemental questionnaire.  Please note, the recruitment may close without notice. Go to and Apply!  EEO/ADA

Posted September 22, 2021, 1:32 PM PDT

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