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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East Bay Regional Park District – Senior Planner

The East Bay Regional Park District has an exciting opportunity to join our team, planning for new parks and open space in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.  The Senior Planner will conduct varied planning projects in current planning, environmental review (CEQA) or regional trails and will communicate with outside agencies in neighboring jurisdictions in order to advocate and protect District interests and to implement the planning goals and policies and capital improvement projects of the District’s 2013 Master Plan.  There is currently one vacancy located at the Park District’s Administrative Headquarters in Oakland, CA.

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City of Rohnert Park – Planner III – Housing Specialist

The City of Rohnert Park is located in the North Bay Area, 45 miles north from San Francisco, in the heart of Sonoma County’s wine country and home to Sonoma State University.  We are actively implementing a General Plan with a strong focus on sustainable growth, working to develop a downtown for the City, actively working with the development community to construct new projects, and seeking to develop and implement a housing program to meet key community objectives.

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City of Mountain View – Deputy Zoning Administrator

Why Consider The City of Mountain View? It’s simple. You’ll be joining a team of talented professionals in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment dedicated to serving the Mountain View community. At the City of Mountain View, you will work alongside a team of enthusiastic, focused and highly motivated professionals, who contribute their talents and commitment in providing essential public services to our residents and businesses on a daily basis.

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CSG Consultants, Inc. – Assistant Planner

This is an entry level professional position in the classified service.  Incumbents in this classification represent the municipality before the public on land use matters.  Responsibilities include basic professional level planning services in the areas of current planning and advanced planning; and to provide assistance to higher level management staff, as well as demonstrating good diplomatic skills in dealing with the public and staff.

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CSG Consultings, Inc. – Associate Planner

The Associate Planner is the journey level classification in the professional Planner series. An incumbent in this classification is responsible for performing, with regular supervision, routine to complex planning duties in the administration of land use regulations, General Plan, environmental review, and design review. Depending on area of expertise, an Associate Planner may be primarily assigned to one or more of the following specialties: current planning, advanced or long-range planning, architectural review, transportation planning, or Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping.

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Alameda County Planning Department – Planner I

The Planner I position is located in the Planning Department of the Community Development Agency in Hayward.  Under supervision, incumbents are assigned less difficult planning and zoning projects and/or assist higher level staff members with more complex projects.  Duties include: assists in conducting background studies for the general plan; preparing and assembling maps, charts, tables, and reports; conducts planning, zoning and environmental studies and research; assists in the reviewing, processing, investigating and evaluating development applications of various types. To apply, please see the complete position description here on the County website.

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Alameda County Planning Department – Planner II

The Planner II position is located in the Planning Department of the Community Development Agency in Hayward.  Incumbents work on less difficult planning projects under the supervision of a Senior Planner or assist a Planner III with a major planning project.  With experience, the Planner II can assume responsibility for carrying out projects of expanded scope.  Duties may include preparing background studies for the General Plan, Plan Elements and Amendments; assisting in preparing specific plans, environmental impact reports and zoning studies; and the analysis of subdivision, site development review and zoning applications. To apply, please submit your online application here

The Alameda County Community Development Agency’s mission is to enhance the quality of life of Alameda County residents and plan for the future well-being of the County’s diverse communities; to balance the physical, economic and social needs of County residents through land use planning, environmental management, neighborhood improvement, and community development, and to promote and protect agriculture, the environment, economic vitality and human health.  To learn more about the Alameda County Community Development Agency, visit the website

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority – Senior Transportation Planner – Modeling/GIS

Job Summary

Under direction, the Senior Transportation Planner supervises professional planners, support staff and consultants, carries out activities that provide direction for future transportation services and improvements, and identifies and secures transportation funds.This is the first supervisory level involving responsibility for a major functional area. Substantial judgment and initiative are essential for resolving problems and making recommendations with regard to various projects.

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