Assistant Planner

City of Campbell

Campbell, CA

Experience Level: Mid-Level

AICP Certification: AICP Not required

Salary: $8,099.87 - $9,843.60 per month DOE

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The City of Campbell announces an employment opportunity for: 

Assistant Planner

Open Date: Monday, October 4, 2021 

Close Date: Friday, October 22, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

$8,099.87 - $9,843.60 per month DOE

Assistant Planner: To perform a variety of professional planning duties including zoning and planning administration, environmental review, plan preparation, and special projects; and to prepare reports and recommendations relative to assigned area of responsibility.

The Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate for this position will understand the principals of urban planning and regulatory requirements, including zoning and processes for managing land use applications.  This individual will be ready to work with a close knit team in Planning and Community Development that is focused on customer service, open communication, professional growth, and continued process improvements, including the development and implementation of progressive plans and programs that support the City of Campbell.

Typical Duties: Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Receives and processes planning applications; performs field investigations; prepares reports for and presents to the  Planning Commission, City Council and other boards and commissions; conducts research and prepares recommendations on planning issues and ordinances; works at the public counter and responds to phone/email inquiries, provides information on planning and zoning issues to applicants, the general public and other departments; assists with research and completion of advanced planning projects; may perform code enforcement activities; establishes and maintains appropriate files, and prepares correspondence as required; builds and maintains positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees, outside agencies, consultants and the public using principles of good customer service; and performs other duties as required.

Ability to: Write accurate and concise technical reports and memoranda; explain planning and zoning requirements clearly to the public, applicants and other departments; research, analyze and summarize planning issues; Read, understand and interpret a variety of maps, site plans, architectural drawings, specifications, environmental impact reports, ordinances, and regulations related to work.  On a continuous basis, sit at desk or in meetings for long periods of time; twist and reach office equipment; stand, walk, bend, climb, or squat while conducting field checks; write and use keyboard to communicate through written means; visually differentiate between colors on land use maps; and lift or carry weight of 10 pounds or less. Use a computer, calculator, telephone, facsimile machine, photocopy machine, and microfilm reader printer. Analyze situations quickly and objectively and determine proper course of action.  Attend evening meetings. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Knowledge of: Fundamental planning principles, role and function of general plans and zoning ordinances; California planning, subdivision and environmental law and their relationship to day to day activities of a planning department; scope and function of a planning department and its relationship to other City departments; research methods and report preparation.

Minimum Qualifications: Education and Experience: Graduation from college with a degree in city planning, or a closely related field.  Internship or para‑professional experience in city planning is highly desirable.

Possession of: Valid California Driver's License

Application Process: This recruitment will close on Friday, October 22, 2021 at 5 p.m. City employment applications may be obtained from the City of Campbell Human Resources Division, 70 N. First Street, Campbell, CA 95008; the City’s website at or apply online through

Applications may not be emailed or faxed. Please do not substitute “see résumé” on the employment history section of the applications.  Résumés should be attached separately. A completed employment application must be received by the Human Resources Division by the closing date.

Testing Process: Following initial screening of applications, those applicants with the most appropriate qualifications will be invited to continue in the selection process.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please call City of Campbell Human Resources at 408-866-2122 or email [email protected].

Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, including employment verification and a Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprint check. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose a conviction will result in disqualification or termination.

Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or testing process should advise the Human Resources Division upon submittal of application. Documentation of the need for accommodation must accompany the request. The City of Campbell is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Posted October 1, 2021, 8:46 AM PDT

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