City of Antioch, Assistant/Associate Planner

Under general supervision (Assistant Planner), or direction (Associate Planner), performs professional level work in the fields of current and advance planning; conducts special projects and research as assigned; prepares reports and recommendations relative to assigned area of responsibility; and interprets economic development, planning and zoning for the public and other departments.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: The following are distinguishing characteristics for each position within the Planner job series.

Assistant Planner – This is the second level class in the Planner series. This class is distinguished from the Associate Planner by the performance of more routine tasks and duties. Employees work independently, receiving only occasional instruction or assistance. Incumbents are responsible for a variety of planning projects of average difficulty and are expected to direct them to completion. Advancement to the Associate Planner level is based on management judgment, and requires considerable knowledge of all aspects of urban planning including zoning, land use, environmental regulations, and the General Plan and Municipal Code.

Associate Planner – This is the full journey level class in the Planner series. Employees within this class are distinguished from the Assistant Planner by the performance of the full range of urban planning duties. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.


A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in urban planning, regional planning, or a related field.

Two years of increasingly responsible professional current and/or advance planning experience.

License or Certificate:
Possession of an appropriate, valid driver’s license.

APPLY NOW:  This position will close for application review on 9/1/17. For complete information and to apply online, click the “Job Opportunities” link on the City’s website at:

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