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.

The Assistant Planner will help with a variety of initiatives, including online permitting, supporting boards and commissions, and Downtown Historic District Design Guidelines finalization and implementation. The Community Development Department leads cross-department efforts with a small, skilled staff. Benicia’s two historic districts, industrial park, oil refinery, location on the waterfront, and two interstate freeways give planners a chance to work on a variety of projects and develop broad skills. The City of Benicia offers a great working environment, including generous benefits. If you’re looking for a challenge, a rewarding place to work, and a place to grow, consider Benicia!