City of Tulare, Principal Planner

Under general direction, supervises and coordinates assigned planning activities and operations within the Planning Department; plans, organizes, oversees, coordinates, and administers  projects and programs within the Planning Department; performs the full-range of advanced planning duties, including serving as project manager for complex development and/or environmental mitigation projects; provides professional assistance to the Economic and Community Development Director and/or Economic and Community Development Deputy Director, the City Council, appointed boards and commissions, and others in areas of expertise; oversees, reviews, and performs a variety of studies and prepares and presents staff reports; and performs related work as required.


Education and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university with major course work in urban planning, economics, or public or business administration, or a related field and six (6) years of responsible planning or related experience in a public agency, including two (2) years of supervisory experience.  A Master’s degree in planning is desirable.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid Class C California’s driver’s license.
  • Membership in the American Institute of Certified Planners (A.I.C.P.) is highly desirable.

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