San Diego – California
If you are a planning or environmental professional with a passion for San Diego’s waterfront, we invite you to bring your skills to a world-class organization at the Port of San Diego. The Port is one of San Diego’s most unique public agencies responsible for managing over 34 miles of waterfront land, with developments ranging from public open space to hotels, retail and restaurants, and the maritime industry. Apply for a position today with our CEQA and Coastal Development team!


Under general supervision, reviews, processes and presents diverse and sensitive development plans and proposals; performs a variety of environmental and land use planning research, studies and analyses; develops, reviews and presents specialized graphic displays, reports, documents and correspondence; represents the Port or department in interactions with the public, tenants, other governmental agencies, member city representatives and internal contacts; assists in developing and maintaining the Port’s Master Plan; and performs related duties as assigned.


Associate Planner is the full working level professional class in the Planner class series. Incumbents perform a wide range of specialized and moderately complex land use and environmental planning review, studies and analyses requiring the application of technical expertise and the exercise of sound independent judgment and initiative consistent with legal, regulatory and policy provisions. Work is performed with limited supervision and direction, and results are reviewed for quality of research, analysis and recommendations.
Associate Planner is distinguished from Senior Planner in that the latter class is the advanced class in the planning class series and incumbents in the latter class typically carry out the most complex planning assignments, and provide supervision to a team of planners and technicians and are required to exercise significant problem-solving ability on complex or political issues involving frequent contact with elected and appointed officials.