Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District – Planner III

Do you have a passion for outdoor recreation and open space? Do you seek an opportunity to work on a variety of planning, design and construction projects that focus on preservation and public use of open space?  With the passage of the Measure AA bond measure in 2014, Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District has been ramping up project planning and delivery to fulfill the commitments made to the public regarding greater outdoor recreational access and environmental education, protected open space lands, and natural resource restoration.

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Strategic Economics – Associate

Associates conduct data analysis, modeling, and qualitative research for  a variety of projects that may include: real estate market analysis; development feasibility (pro forma) analysis; fiscal impact analysis; regional economic development strategies; transit economic benefits; infrastructure finance, and plan implementation strategies.

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Coastal Program Analyst – Environmental Justice/Tribal Consultation or Federal Consistency/Transportation Planning

The California Coastal Commission is seeking a new talented addition to its Executive Division with assignments in other units. The Commission is a small State agency that is charged with protecting coastal resources and managing coastal development in California. The mission of the Commission is to implement the Coastal Act and to provide for the balanced use of the coastal zone and to protect, restore, and enhance coastal and marine resources for the continuing benefit of current and future generations. Employees at the Commission enjoy working on a broad range of issues to plan for and manage coastal land uses while protecting important coastal resources including wetlands, habitats that support rare and endangered species, scenic landscapes and views to the sea, public shoreline access and recreation opportunities. The Commission’s staff includes dedicated planners, scientists, attorneys and administrative staff.

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City/County of San Francisco – Planning Department – Project Manager

Salary: $141,024.00/year

Application Deadline: 1/17/2019 5:00 PM PST

The San Francisco Planning Department (CPC) is seeking an experienced Project Manager who has a proven track record of success in driving large-scale transportation, engineering and/or planning projects and the ability to manage relationships with community, city, state and federal organizations. This position is critical to support the City’s current and future development and transportation needs. The ideal candidate will have strong project and time management experience within a complex system of governance and the ability to incorporate problem solving, critical thinking and tactical execution into their daily work.

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City of Dublin – Planning Manager

SALARY: $11,124 -$ 13,907 per month plus excellent benefits

DESCRIPTION: This is an exciting career opportunity to serve as a key team member of a progressive organization in a community where high-quality growth and superior customer services are the norm.  Under administrative direction of the Community Development Director, the Planning Manager plans, organizes and directs the activities and programs of the Planning Division including zoning, code enforcement, processing of permits, subdivisions, and environmental review, administration, participates in the transportation and capital improvement planning, housing programs, and the general plan.

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City of Benicia – Assistant Planner

You are invited to apply to the City of Benicia to be the next Assistant Planner. Benicia is seeking an energetic, versatile planning professional who is looking for the chance to make a difference. Benicia is a small town (28,000 population) with large city operations in the Bay Area. As an Assistant Planner, you will report to the Principal Planner, an experienced planning professional who is looking to grow her staff. You will work on a variety of projects, including historic preservation, design review, new and updated regulations, current planning and customer service.

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City of Novato – Planner I (Limited Term)

The Planning Division is seeking a planning professional who is self-motivated with excellent time management and customer service skills.  The ideal candidate possesses strong analytical, writing, and public presentation abilities, while exercising careful judgment and performing thoughtful problem solving.  In addition, the ideal candidate is detail oriented and enjoys working collaboratively with colleagues and members of the public.



The Planning Division has two primary functions:

  • Assisting the community, and ultimately the City Council, plan for the City’s future development, and
  • Reviewing proposed development projects for conformance with the City’s adopted policies and ordinances and environmental laws.

The Division is responsible for maintain and implementing the City’s General Plan and Zoning Ordinance, which guide development decisions, and the City’s Climate Change Action Plan which seeks to lower emissions of greenhouse gases and adapt to the effects of climate change.

The Planning staff work with prospective applicants and neighbors to assure that new development improves the area and is consistent with adopted community-wide objectives.

The Division provides staff support to the Planning Commission and Design Review Commission. To learn more about the Planning Division, visit our website.


To perform professional level work in the field of current and advanced planning; and to provide information and assistance to developers, the business community and the public on planning, housing, and development related matters; and process development permit applications.

This is the entry level class in the professional planning series. Work activities involve the responsibility for assignments in the fields of current or advance planning or environmental analysis which require the application of fundamental planning principles. Assignments are generally limited in scope and within the design and procedural framework established by higher level employees. However, as experience is acquired, the employee performs with increasing independence. Planner I positions are normally considered to be training positions. As assigned responsibilities and breadth of knowledge increase with experience, incumbents are expected to be performing at a journey level and to be reassigned to the next higher class of Planner II at the end of the specified training period.


Some directly related planning experience is desirable, such as an internship with a planning agency or private firm engaged in planning, or an agency/firm focused on land development (architecture, civil engineering, etc.)


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

The City of Novato is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Online Applications Only:

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