Senior Planner

City of Stanton

Stanton, CA

Salary: $7,437 - $9,492 per month

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WORK SCHEDULE: Monday - Thursday, 7 am - 6 pm

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION: The purpose of positions in this classification is to perform complex professional planning tasks for assigned projects including planning, development, economic development, housing, building and other development related services and functions; to serve as project manager on complex development related projects and issues; and to provide competent advice to the Community/Economic Development Director, City Manager, various commissions, and the City Council. 


The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Manage the most complex development related projects and issues; plan, prioritize, assign, oversee, and review the work of City staff and contractors responsible for planning, housing, economic development/planning and other related services and functions. 
  • Inspect buildings and examine plans and specifications of new construction additions and alterations to residential, commercial, and industrial buildings to determine compliance with the provisions of applicable codes, ordinances, and regulations.
  • Perform long-range planning tasks related to zoning and other code revisions.
  • Accept and analyze development applications; prepare appropriate noticing; attend public hearings and follow up on matters requiring a zoning administration decision.
  • Manage housing related issues, including administration of housing rehabilitation loans and sales; rentals and maintenance of city-owned low income housing; relocation of residents; and coordination of resource services for residents. 
  • Ensure project compliance with federal, State and City regulations and codes related to environmental review, labor standards, fair housing, equal opportunity, procurement and financial management. 
  • Coordinate economic development efforts through communication with the business community, other City departments and outside agencies. Confer with professionals, agencies, and the general public to acquire information, coordinate community and economic development matters provide information regarding City development requirements, and facilitate agreement on acceptable site plans.
  • Serve as liaison with various groups and participate in professional groups and committees. Assist the public at the front counter and over the phone by providing information on development, planning and zoning regulations.
  • Conduct and supervise studies; develop and present reports and recommendations on various issues related to assigned projects.
  • Research, analyze, and interpret fiscal, economic, business development, and housing data and trends; prepare written staff reports, financial statements and agenda items; prepare and present reports to the City Council, commissions, committees, and boards.
  • Perform technical research related to the General Plan, land use, and other related development ordinances; interpret and apply laws and regulations.
  • Conduct needs assessments; assist in determining program priorities and identifying areas of economic and community development needs; analyze the effectiveness of existing programs.
  • Maintain current knowledge of best practices, trends and innovations in the field of development services and functions.
  • Prepare and disseminate press releases and notices; provide information to media representatives regarding public and private projects.
  • Participate in the preparation of grant funding applications for City projects and programs and in monitoring, and reporting grant funding activities.
  • Assist with budget preparation, reports, correspondence and other documents.
  • Use a computer to perform job-related tasks.


Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Five years of progressively responsible professional urban planning, development, engineering, or related experience in a municipality.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in urban planning, architecture, engineering, public administration, or a related field.

APPLY BY: Tuesday, March 28, 2023. If you are interested in this outstanding career opportunity, please visit the City's website: to submit an application or to view a detailed employment announcement. For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Human Resources at (714) 890-4225.

Posted March 9, 2023, 6:20 PM PST

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