County of Contra Costa – Planner I

This is the entry-level position in the Planner series at Contra Costa County. We are looking for someone who is:

Detail oriented. You will create reports and general plans which contain data and facts which must be accurate.
Interested in learning more about planning. There are many planning fields to gain experience and expertise.
Great at interpreting laws and ordinances. You will review permit applications and must be able to interpret and apply law and ordinances appropriately.

What you will typically be responsible for:
Conducting studies for written reports
Working on general plans, specific plans and related projects
Preparing staff reports on matters related to the different Planning Fields
Advising the public on procedural requirements related to application requests
Reviewing applications for permits and variances
Preparing correspondence on routine planning matters

A few reasons you might love this job:
Flexibility! Many employees work a 9/80 schedule
There is room for staff to offer recommendations and ideas
You will work with a group of outstanding and caring colleagues
You will have the ability to learn about multiple fields in planning
You will work in a supportive and collaborative atmosphere

A few challenges you might face in this job:
You will be expected to handle a high volume of projects
You will need to exhibit tact when dealing with the public
You will need to navigate California’s regulatory environment

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