Associate Planner for the City of Sebastopol

Salary: $ 6,632 – $8,143 Monthly

Deadline to Apply: April 30, 2021 at 5:00 P.M. PST

The City of Sebastopol is searching for qualified, innovative, well-organized, and team-oriented candidates to apply for the exciting position of Associate Planner.

Incumbents in this position are responsible for performing various complex, professional-level office and field planning work related to current and advanced municipal planning, including review of development and land use applications, zoning, site plans, and environmental documents; provides professional advice and assistance to the public on planning, zoning, permits, and environmental review; provides complex professional staff assistance to the Planning Director, other departments, and the public. This position  requires the ability to exercise sound judgement in the interpretation, application, and explanation of a wide variety of City policies, procedures, and regulations as well as applicable local, State and Federal laws.

Regional Government Services (RGS) and its staff is conducting this recruitment for the City of Sebastopol. 

The Associate Planner should have knowledge of and/or experience with a wide variety of current and/or advanced planning projects and issues. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


A minimum of two (2) years of professional planning experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Municipal or regional planning experience preferred but not required.


Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in City Planning or a closely related field. A Master’s degree in a relevant field may substitute for up to one (1) year of experience.


Possession of, or ability to obtain a valid California Driver’s license. Possession of American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification a plus.


TO APPLY: To view the complete job announcement and to apply for this exciting opportunity, candidates should complete an online application and required supplemental questionnaire and go to:

The City of Sebastopol is an Equal Opportunity Employer