The City of Sacramento – Assistant Planner

The City of Sacramento is opening up the list for Assistant Planner until March 5, 2020. Please note that, while the announcement mentions “Associate Planner”, this list is for Assistant Planner positions only. The list remains valid for 12 months and the City anticipates hiring people in the following types of roles. Please use the essay questions and/or a separate cover letter to provide information on interest/background in any of the following topic areas.

Neighborhood Planning

The Neighborhood Planning group is focused on revitalization of commercial corridors and transit areas within disadvantaged communities and will work closely with our economic development team, along with other departments, to reduce displacement and increase community ownership. The team is looking for people who are passionate about equitable development and working with diverse communities. Helpful skills include urban design, policy development, data research and analysis, document design, fiscal analysis, facilitation and public engagement, and project management. Please indicate whether you have experience/expertise in using certain software, including Esri ArcGIS, Adobe Creative Suite, etc. Proficiency/fluency in non-English languages is welcome.

New Growth

New Growth is seeking a planner who would perform a variety of assignments related to citywide growth, including but not limited to the following: perform research and analyze data; provide support and participate in special studies; work with City departments, wildlife agencies, various government jurisdictions, stakeholders and the public to ensure compliance with the Natomas Basin Habitat Conservation Plan; tracking and documenting compliance of mitigation measures as required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA); and attend and represent the City and the Department in public and official meetings. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of principles and practices of land use planning, communicate effectively orally and in writing, have an interest in urban growth boundaries, environmental planning (CEQA), and open space conservation.

Climate Action Plan Implementation

The Long Range Planning group is seeking a planner with experience with climate action plans (CAPs). Key responsibilities will include support for the implementation of the City’s various climate-related programs.  Responsibilities will include but are not limited to support for climate action plan monitoring and evaluation, research of best practices, and development of City policies and programs. The position will support coordination across City departments and with outside agencies and stakeholders, while also assisting with community engagement and public presentations.