City of Berkeley – Principal Planner

The City of Berkeley is currently hiring a Principal Planner in the Land Use Planning Division’s Current Projects Group. The Current Projects Group is responsible for administration and interpretation of the Zoning Ordinance. The ideal candidate will have experience working on high-profile, complex projects that require an understanding of planning practices, planning history and planning ethics.

Additionally, the Principal Planner will have experience working with Boards and Commissions, supervising staff, and providing excellent customer service. The Principal Planner will serve as the Zoning Officer, manage major multi-faceted projects and will develop work plans that guide the Division’s and Department’s efforts. The minimum qualifications include equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university with major course work in city or regional planning, urban planning or a closely related field and five (5) years of responsible and complex planning experience., a deep understanding of planning practices, excellent communication skills, and a keen interest in municipal planning and public service.

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