Assistant Planner

City of Glendora
Glendora, CA
United States

The City of Glendora seeks a highly motivated, team player and driven individual to join the Glendora Team in the Planning Department. The Planning Department oversees five activity areas including Planning, Environmental Services, Housing Authority, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), and the Village Business Improvement District (BID) and supports the Project Review Committee, Planning Commission BID Board, and City Council in their review of activities overseen by the Planning Department.

The ideal candidate will be able to interface cooperatively with both the public and internal customers, able to work on a team and sometimes independently, and interpret zoning codes, CEQA, site planning and architecture/urban designs, complete plan checks, write reports and make presentations. If you have excellent communication and problem solving skills, thrive in a fast paced environment and would enjoy working on a strong team, we invite your application!

Under general supervision, the Assistant Planner performs professional current or long range planning work. Routine tasks and duties are assigned to this position in the fields of current or advanced planning which requires the application of fundamental planning principles. Assignments are generally moderately difficult in scope and work is usually supervised while in progress; however as experience is acquired, the incumbent is assigned more difficult and complex duties.

Some of the typical duties of the Assistant Planner include but are not limited to, the following:

  • Conducts assignments involving current and long range planning projects; confers with applicants and agency representatives to identify problems; evaluates data and proposes methods to resolve conflicting issues of plan implementation, zoning requirements, and environmental impact.
  • Evaluates current development projects by detailed review of plans for architectural, zoning and general plan requirements; performs field surveys to identify problems and upon completion of projects to ensure conformance with applicable requirements, discusses recommendations with builders, developers, architects, and real estate professionals.
  • Conducts research; prepares planning reports including staff reports, negative declarations and special studies.
  • Confers and advises architects, engineers, attorneys, developers, and the general public regarding City development procedures and processes.
  • Responds to inquiries, both orally and in writing; applies planning policies, state laws and local ordinances, or explains procedures; provides assistance to the Planning Commission, City Council, and other committees and commissions; attends Planning Commission meetings; prepares staff reports including graphic presentations; make presentations to the Planning Commission, City Council and other committees.
  • Coordinates planning activities, special studies, and reports with consultants, other departments, state, county, and federal agencies; schedules project review committee meetings to solicit preliminary review comments from affected departments.
  • Reviews business licenses for compliance with zoning; negotiates contracts and prepares agreements; monitors contract provisions; coordinates financing provisions with the Finance Department; ensures compliance with applicable laws.
  • May have lead supervision over interns, and technicians.

For a complete job description, applicants may go to the City's website at contact the Human Resources & Risk Management Department.

Education and/or Experience
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge would be A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with major work in planning, architecture, environmental design, landscape architecture, or a related field and two years of related work experience.

Knowledge and Skill Levels
Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of planning; related state and federal laws, ordinances, rules and regulations; the California Environmental Quality Act; Subdivision Map Act; site planning and architectural review; building and engineering principals; ability to read plans and maps including grading plans.


Special Requirements
Possession of or ability to obtain a Class C California driver's license and a satisfactory driving record during the course of employment.




A completed online employment application is required and must be submitted at Incomplete, late, emailed, faxed, and hard copy applications are not accepted. Resumes are not considered in lieu of the required employment application available at CalOpps. Certificates, resumes, and cover letters must be uploaded with your application on the CalOpps website. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Please notify the Human Resources & Risk Management Department in advance if you require special accommodations to participate in any phase of the selection process.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be able to interface cooperatively with both the public and internal customers, able to work on a team and sometimes independently, and interpret zoning codes, CEQA, site planning and architecture/urban designs, complete plan checks, write reports and make presentations.  If you have excellent communication and problem solving skills, thrive in a fast paced environment and would enjoy working on a strong team, we invite your application!


THE CITY OF GLENDORA: Glendora, “Pride of the Foothills,” (pop. 50,000+) is nestled at the base of the scenic San Gabriel Mountains, in Los Angeles County. Located approximately 27 miles from downtown Los Angeles, Glendora offers convenient access to major commercial, cultural, educational and recreational areas in Southern California. The City boasts excellent public and private schools, lush parks, comprehensive community services and one of the lowest crime rates in Los Angeles County. Glendora's diversified business community ranges from the downtown "Village” to corporate headquarters of major companies. Glendora is also one of Southern California's most attractive residential communities, with a variety of homes, from cozy turn-of-the-century cottages to prestigious executive hillside estates. From tree-lined neighborhood streets and quaint downtown Village shops to the modern architecture of the City’s business center, Glendora is a haven from the fast pace of the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: This is an Open/Promotional Recruitment. Only those candidates who appear best qualified, based on the requirements listed on the front of this flyer and review of all submitted applications, resumes and supplemental materials for background, experience and training, will be invited to any combination of written, performance or panel interview appraisals to further evaluate their job related experience, knowledge, skills and abilities. It is the candidate's responsibility to accurately provide all pertinent information on the application. The City of Glendora will NOT accept any additions, corrections or revisions to candidate's applications after the eligibility determination has been made. Candidates will be notified of all times and dates of examinations. Probationary work test period is one year.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE: For non-executive Open Recruitments, three additional points will be added to the passing score of veterans who are honorably discharged with one year or more of active military duty. The DD-214 form must be submitted at time of application.

SALARIES: All stated salaries are based on present information, subject to change. Appointments are generally made at the first step of a five step pay plan. All salaries are subject to statutory payroll deductions. Federal law requires that all new employees contribute 1.45% of their monthly salary to the Medicare system. All City employees are paid on a biweekly basis, for a total of 26 pay periods per year.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Applicants must be free from conditions that would preclude satisfactory performance of the essential functions of the job applied for. Applicants for positions in the Police Department must pass a written exam, oral interview, administrative review, polygraph, background investigation, physical exam and drug screen test. Subsequent to a job offer, the City of Glendora requires a pre-employment physical examination. Candidates will be examined by a City physician, at City expense, before the appointment is approved. Candidates are cautioned not to resign or give notice to present employers until they qualify on the medical examination. The City of Glendora conforms to State and Federal obligations to make reasonable accommodation for applicants and workers with disabilities. Please notify the Human Resources & Risk Management Department in advance if you require special accommodations to participate in any phase of the selection process.

RETIREMENT: Retirement benefits for all full-time employees are provided by the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS). An employee who is hired by the City from another CalPERS agency or an agency with CalPERS reciprocity, or with a break in service 6 months or less, (aka “Classic” member) shall receive the CalPERS benefit formula of 2% at 60 and pay the 7% member contribution. An employee who is a new enrollment in CalPERS, is not coming from an agency with CalPERS reciprocity, or has a break in service greater than 6 months (aka “New” member), shall be enrolled in the CalPERS benefit formula of 2% at 62 and pay the 6.25% member contribution. No contributions are paid by the City or employee into the Social Security system.

INSURANCE: The City provides a flexible benefit plan of $850 per month from which employees pay their medical, dental and dependent vision insurance premiums. An additional $200 per month is available for city offered medical plans. The City pays the employee's vision insurance premium and provides a $30,000 life insurance policy.

VACATION: Vacation for employees with less than 5 years of service is 10 working days per year. Employees earn longevity vacation credit at the rate of 1 additional working day per year after 5 years service to a maximum of 18 working days.

HOLIDAYS: Glendora Municipal Employee Association employees receive 12 City holidays (96 hours) each calendar year (subject to the provisions in the MOU), and one floating holiday (8 hours) each fiscal year.

SICK LEAVE: Sick leave is accumulated at the rate of 3.69 hours per pay period with unlimited accumulation. Sick leave is converted to service credit upon retirement when retirement date is within four months of employment separation.

EMERGENCY SERVICE: In accordance with California Government Code 3100, all City of Glendora employees are disaster service workers and may be required to report for duty, or remain on duty, in the event of an emergency or disaster.

EDUCATION INCENTIVE PROGRAM: A tuition reimbursement program for approved courses is offered to permanent employees to encourage increased knowledge and work proficiency.

E-VERIFY: To comply with federal law, the City of Glendora participates in E-Verify. All newly hired employees are required through this electronic system established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to verify their identity and employment eligibility. Section 1 of the Form I-9 will be completed on your first day of employment. On your first day, but no later than your third day, you will need to bring original documentation to verify your eligibility to work in the U.S.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: All Glendora Municipal Employee Association employees must have and maintain a permanent primary residence within 65 miles or less of Glendora City Hall.

The level and type of benefits provided by the City of Glendora to employees are subject to change as a result of periodic contract amendments between recognized employee associations and the City.

The City of Glendora is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The City does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, religion, national origin, marital status, medical condition or disability.

Glendora Municipal Employee Association employees are subject to an agency shop fee or service fee upon commencement of City employment.




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August 6, 2018 - 4:41pm
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