Planner III Provisional Position

Alameda County Planning Department

Hayward, CA

Salary: Annual Salary: $92,839.50-$111,832.50, Hours: 37.5 per week/75 per pay period

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Under direction, to carry out projects in city, county and regional planning; to conduct research and develop assigned planning and zoning programs involved in the preparation, implementation, and revision of the County general plan; to prepare extensive reports, including statistical data and graphic material; and to do related work as required.

*Provisional Appointment: For a provisional appointment, a civil service exam is not required. Provisional appointments are temporary, lasting only until an examination for the position can be given. The appointment ends when the examination is completed.

You do not gain tenure in the position. However, to obtain a regular position, the appointee will need to compete successfully in a County exam when open.

You will earn vacation, sick leave, paid holidays and are eligible to receive medical and dental benefits.

Distinguishing Features

Planner III’s are responsible for carrying out major projects in planning with little technical supervision during the course of a project. They instruct and give work direction to lower-level planners. The work of Planner III’s is assigned and reviewed by Senior Planners or Assistant Planning Directors. Positions in this class differ from those in the next lower class of Planner II in that the latter assist Planner III’s, carry out less difficult planning projects, and may be assigned full time to zoning work. Planner III’s differ from Senior Planners as Senior Planners have continuing responsibility for a major section and programs of the Planning Department and continuing supervision of professional staff.

Please email a PDF of your completed County application after applying at  to [email protected].


Posted October 13, 2021, 4:28 PM PDT

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