Assistant/Associate Planner

City of Mill Valley
Mill Valley, CA
United States
Professional Areas: 
Community Development
Land-Use Management
Landscape Architecture
Planning Law
Urban Design
Zoning Administration
Experience Level: 
Entry Level
AICP Certification: 
Not required
Assistant Planner: $5,688 - $7,622/ Month DOE Associate Planner: $6,362 - $8,524/ Month DOE

Assistant Planner:$5,688 - $7,622/ Month DOE

Associate Planner:$6,362 - $8,524/ Month DOE

FILING DEADLINE: is 5:00 P.M. Thursday, July 19, 2018

The City of Mill Valley is pleased to announce a recruitment for one full-time position in our Planning & Building Department. This position will be filled as either an Assistant Planner or Associate Planner, depending on the qualifications and experience of the chosen candidate.

Under general supervision, the Assistant or Associate Planner will conduct routine current planning activities such as design review, environmental review, subdivisions, use permits, and variance applications. There is an opportunity to work on advance planning and policy work as well. The Assistant or Associate Planner interacts with the community on a regular, ongoing basis, and works closely with other team members including building inspectors, code enforcement, administration, Planning Commission, and City Council. This position will exercise occasional supervision of administrative aides, interns, consultants, or others.


The ideal candidate will have an excellent understanding of the principles, practices, and techniques of urban planning. They will have a keen eye for detail, exemplary customer service skills, and a passion for public service. The ideal candidate should also have a strong track record of exercising good judgement and a proven ability to communicate with a wide range of audiences.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture or a closely related field.
  • Minimum of one-year of professional land-use planning experience (three years for the Associate Planner).


The City of Mill Valley is 10 miles north of San Francisco and 40 miles from California’s famous wine country. Mill Valley is a town with a rich and eclectic cultural history and a lively and engaged citizenry.

Mill Valley is primarily a suburban community, with distinctive residential neighborhoods representing the many eras of the town’s growth from a small mill town to the modern full service city it is today. Our population’s approximately 14,000 residents live in a 4.8 square mile area, although we serve as the center for a larger unincorporated Mill Valley area with more than 30,000 residents.

With a staff of almost 150 full-time employees and an annual operating budget of $41 million, the City of Mill Valley prides itself on efficient, effective and courteous service delivery with a commitment to operational excellence.


The twelve-member Planning & Building Department is responsible for the administration of the City’s building and zoning ordinances (including design review, environmental assessment, permitting and inspections), implementation of the General Plan, and enforcement of Municipal Code.

Published on:
June 27, 2018 - 1:24pm
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