City of Scotts Valley – Senior Planner

The Senior Planner position will report to the Community Development Director on a variety of projects, and will be responsible for both current and advanced planning activities, including processing of complex development projects. The position will also assist planning staff and coordinate with the Building Department.

The ideal candidate will be able to review complex projects, prepare reports, analyze data, and provide consultation to other Planning staff members. Persons with a high level of integrity, enthusiasm for their work, and an ability to work well with clients of all types, is desired. Planners have the opportunity to gain a broad range of experience and the satisfaction of taking a project from inception to completion.

Specific competencies should include strong interpersonal skills and predisposition for innovation, ability to write and communicate verbally with a variety of audiences. Skill in budgeting, financial and personnel management is essential. Technical knowledge of planning principles and practices, CEQA, NEPA and Affordable Housing is desired.

This position requires a person who is flexible, a good listener and able to work on a variety of projects at one time. Knowledge of CEQA is a must. Public communication skills are important in this team work environment.

The Senior Planner will be involved in a variety of projects. This is a “hands on” position where the successful candidate will have the rewarding opportunity to directly shape and influence the future of the community!

Salary is currently under review. More detailed information, including a job flyer and complete job description are available on the City’s website at the following link:

To Apply:  Please visit our website to apply for this opportunity. A completed City application is required and can be obtained on the City’s website at the following link:

Resumes will be screened according to qualifications. The most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the City’s interview process. References will be contacted only following candidate approval.

Filing Deadline: Monday, September 24, 2018 (A City Employment Application is required)

If you have questions, please contact:
Tracy Ferrara, City Clerk
1 Civic Center Drive
Scotts Valley, CA 95066