Planner – County of Marin (San Rafael) – Advance Planning, Climate Change & Sea Level Rise

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$6,919 – $8,269 / Month

The Marin County Community Development Agency is recruiting for a Planner to join the Long- Range Planning and Community team of the Planning Division.

Marin County is widely recognized as an award-winning leader in addressing the unprecedented challenges of sea level rise, achieved through creativity, innovation, and an extra-ordinary collaboration with science, educational, engineering and advocacy organizations (see The Planner will join a dynamic team responsible for developing, updating, and implementing planning programs, including but not limited to, a Climate Adaptation and Resilience strategy for West Marin, the Safety Element of the Countywide Plan, the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan, the Local Coastal Program and the Development Code. This person will contribute to our culture as they analyze land use, environmental, economic and social data, legislation, policies and regulations, and the concerns and aspirations of all the County’s citizens to prepare and recommend policies, regulations, and programs that will allow the County to successfully respond to evolving conditions and shape its future.

The Highly Qualified Candidate:

  • Excels in professional planning, management and implementation activities related to climate change/sea level rise, land use planning and environmental resource
  • Applies a commitment to diversity when developing community engagement strategies and implementing planning programs.
  • Is a critical thinker who possesses excellent collaboration, organizational, public engagement, writing and presentation
  • Is effective in making presentations before Boards, Planning Commissions, public agencies and/or community groups.
  • Commands a broad knowledge of trends, technical information, policy alternatives and economic implications regarding climate change, sea level rise and land use planning and their relationship to other planning concerns.
  • Demonstrates dedication to planning and implementation work, displaying a high degree creativity, enthusiasm and self-reliance to achieve and maintain top levels of
  • Possesses excellent interpersonal skills, drive, a spirited sense of humor and a strong commitment to public service.
  • Can identify and integrate the best available science and the expertise of technical partners in a variety of disciplines into planning
  • Can reach across departmental and institutional boundaries to build productive relationships and
  • Demonstrates strong capabilities in standard office and database software, and skills in Geographic Information Systems, social media, and the
  • Seeks continuous improvement in knowledge, technical skills, and experience to enhance the quality of their
  • Is a self-starter who takes pride in their work and demonstrates a commitment to quality and the best possible


For more information about this position, including minimum qualifications, please click here: class specification.


Filing Deadline: This recruitment will close on April 26th, 2021 at 4pm PST. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of County application and supplemental application form. Apply online here or at: For any questions, please contact the Marin County HR Dept at or call (415) 473-2126.  EEO/TTY