Assistant Planner

City of Martinez
Martinez, CA
United States
$61,728 - $73,920/Year DOE

The City of Martinez is expanding its Community and Economic Development Department! In order to address increased development applications and the City's desire to provide excellent customer service, we are adding an Assistant Planner position. In addition, after 13 years, the City's Senior Planner retired and the City is replacing that position with the higher level position of City Planner. These positions will serve in the Planning Division of the Community and Economic Development Department.

Under general supervision, performs a variety of duties relating to the collection, analysis, and presentation of technical land use and City planning data, performs related and other work as required.


Reviews project applications for consistency with City zoning ordinance, general plans, and other regulations; prepares staff reports, coordinates project review with other City divisions, departments and other public agencies; accepts applications for and processes variances, use permits, and other land use procedures; conducts or assists in research on subjects such as: physical resources, environmental conditions, populations, economics, land use, housing, transportation; prepares or reviews environmental impact statements; attends public meetings and presents planning staff reports; meets with applicants, the general public and other officials, contributes to the formulation of general plans, general plan elements, specific plans, zoning ordinances and related projects; may supervise and perform evaluations on subordinate employees.


Minimum: Graduation from a four year college or university with a major in city or regional planning, architecture, geography, or a closely related field; two years of experience in planning, preferably in a municipality OR one year of graduate study in a related field plus one year of experience; possession of a valid California driver's license, ability to pass a pre-employment physical examination, drug screen and background investigation. 

Desirable: Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures of city planning, including current trends and economic and engineering aspects of planning problems; of standards applied to the analysis of land use, transportation and circulation, coning, and master plans; of commonly applied zoning codes and ordinances; of statistical methods; of mathematics used in determining land areas and elevations; of the techniques and tools used in mapping and drafting; of the common sources of urban growth and planning information; and of the principles of public administration and local government organization. Ability to independently collect, analyze, interpret, and apply data pertaining to complex planning and zoning or special project situations; to prepare clear and concise reports; to learn and apply the standards and procedures pertaining to the work; to devise and prepare graphic illustrations; to work cooperatively with others; and to carry out written and oral instructions.

A select number of the most experienced and best qualified applicants will be invited to participate in an oral board interview (weighted at 100%).

At the time of application, please be prepared with any electronic file attachments that you will be submitting.

Published on:
July 11, 2018 - 2:47pm
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