County of Sonoma – Planner II & III

As a Planner, you will process and coordinate complex planning applications as well as research, prepare, and create planning studies, plans, projects, and reports regarding land use, environmental compliance and protection, economic development, solid waste planning, and related topics. The ideal candidate has public agency planning experience administering local ordinances and State and Federal statutes, and

  • Interpreted legal descriptions, market data, blue prints, and maps
  • Experience accurately creating, reviewing, and maintaining records and reports
  • Experience creating technical guidance documents and employing data visualization techniques
  • The proven ability to effectively communicate and work well with others, including providing effective customer service support
  • Sound judgment, and strong analytical and organizational skills

What We Offer

The County of Sonoma offers career growth and development, the opportunity to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment, and the satisfaction of knowing that you’re working to better the community. You can also look forward to a competitive total compensation package, including*:

  • An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $500 and ongoing education/training opportunities
  • Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
  • County paid premium contribution to several health plan options
  • County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
  • Retirement fully integrated with Social Security
  • May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment
  • Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance

Starting salary up to $43.89/hour ($91,603/year), a cash allowance of $600/month, and a competitive total compensation package!*

We are currently recruiting for positions at the II and/or III levels, depending upon experience. If you are interested in applying at multiple levels, you must apply to the separate recruitments being conducted for each level.

*Salary is negotiable and benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. For more information & to apply online, visit or call 707-565-2331. EOE Apply Now!