Town of Portola Valley – Senior Planner

The Town of Portola Valley is seeking a motivated planning professional to join the team. The successful candidate will join a dynamic staff that works closely with the Town Council to advance Council’s priorities for the Town.  The Senior Planner will be the day-to-day manager for the Town’s Housing Element Update. The Town’s Regional Housing Needs Allocation is significantly higher than previous Housing Element cycles and the Town is undertaking an extensive community engagement process to plan for future housing needs. The Housing Element Update process will be grounded in discussions about safety; the San Andreas Fault runs through Town and wildfire safety is a critical priority.

The Senior Planner will closely support the Planning and Building Director and provide assistance as needed. They will also work on complex development applications and advanced planning assignments in support of the Council priorities. Depending on qualifications, the Senior Planner may oversee staff or consultants and be the lead staff for the Architectural and Site Control Commission. This position is ideal for a planner that wants to apply their skills and experience to manage projects, develop policy, and improve process in a fun environment.

Initial Filing Deadline: Monday, June 7, 2021

Salary- Within this range depending on qualifications: $110,000 – $130,000 annually

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