County of Santa Cruz – Planner Series

  • Conduct planning studies and analyses
  • Review and act as Project Manager to process land use development applications of all types
  • May serve as Environmental Coordinator administering the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and other technical environmental programs
  • May serve as Project Leader and subject area specialist in Policy, Development Review and Environmental Administration
  • May serve to review and recommend policy changes, resolve complex problems, review and analyze State laws and regulations and develop operating procedures in the Cannabis Licensing Office

Live, Work & Play in Beautiful Santa Cruz County!

We’re seeking multi-talented Planner professionals to join our Santa Cruz team.

Planner II, Journey Level: $6,037 – 7,642 / Month

Planner III, Senior/Advanced Journey Level: $6,654 – 8,424 / Month

Planner IV, Subject Area Expert: $7,720 – 9,765 / Month

You Come With:

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and trends of public planning
  • An understanding of statistical research methods as applied to the collection and tabulation of data affecting public planning
  • The principles and techniques of gathering and analyzing data
  • Basic statistical methods and procedures used in planning studies
  • Long range and regulatory planning practices
  • Knowledge of laws and regulations related to planning, zoning and environmental protection

We offer:

  • Various robust benefit plans with the County contributing generously toward the total cost of the plans
  • CalPERS retirement and Social Security
  • Generous vacation, sick and holiday leave pay
  • The opportunity to work, live and play in beautiful Santa Cruz!

County of Santa Cruz Personnel Mission Statement: In collaboration with our customers, we will recruit, develop, support, and retain an ethical, professional, and diverse workforce dedicated to serving the community.

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