Assistant/Associate Planner

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • Posted 4 weeks ago

The City of Sonoma is seeking a highly qualified and dynamic candidate to fill the position of Assistant/Associate Planner This position performs professional and technical urban planning duties requiring specialized knowledge; to organize, assign and review work of assigned staff engaged in preparing staff reports to the Planning Commission; and to provide highly responsible support to assigned management. The Assistant/Associate Planner receives general direction from the Community Development Director and may receive technical and functional supervision from the Senior Planner.

The Assistant Planner is the entry-level class in the Professional Planner series. Positions in this class typically have little or no directly related work experience and work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks. The Assistant Planner class is distinguished from the Associate level by the performance of less than the full range of duties assigned to the Associate level. Incumbents work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks, progressing to general supervision as procedures and processes of assigned area of responsibility are learned.

The Associate Planner receives only occasional instruction or assistance as new, unusual or unique situations arise and is fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit. This position is supported by a Planning Technician.

A typical candidate will possess the equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in urban planning, public administration, or a related field.

The annual salary range for the Assistant Planner position is $85,624-$104,076 per year and for the Associate Planner is $101,107-$122,896 per year DOE. If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity please submit a cover letter, City of Sonoma employment application and comprehensive resume electronically to: City of Sonoma – Attention Cathy Lanning, Human Resources Manager, immediately, position is open until filled, for first consideration, apply by June 18, 2024, preliminary Zoom interviews will be held the week of July 7, 2024. View/Download a detailed recruitment brochure.

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