Job Location: San Marcos

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Job Description:

The City of San Marcos Development Services Department has an exciting opportunity for an Associate Planner in the Planning Division. The Development Services Department provides a one-stop-shop for private development projects and handles everything from project entitlement approvals to construction permits while addressing violations of the City Ordinances related to land use and development

Under direction and general supervision, performs various professional field and office planning work related to current and advanced planning, including review of development and land use applications, zoning, site plans, and environmental documents; provides project management and administration; completes technical assessments and prepares written project analyses; provides professional assistance to the public on planning, community development, zoning, permits, and environmental review; provides staff assistance to the City Planner, other departments, and the public in areas of expertise; performs a variety of studies and prepares and presents staff reports.

This is the journey-level class in the professional planning series. Incumbents are expected to perform the full range of professional and technical planning work in all of the following areas: current, long-term, and/or environmental planning activities, and daily departmental operations, in addition to providing project management and administration. Positions at this level are distinguished from the Assistant level by the performance of the full range of duties as assigned, working independently and exercising judgment and initiative. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. This class is distinguished from the Senior Planner in the level of accountability, responsibility, and experience.

Positions in the professional planner class series are flexibly staffed and positions at the Associate level are normally filled by advancement from the Assistant level after gaining the knowledge, skill, and experience, which meet the qualifications for, and after demonstrating the ability to perform the work of the higher-level class. When filled from the outside, the employee is required to have prior related experience that allows the employee to meet the qualification standards for the Associate level.

Apply by: Monday, January 24, 2022
First Interview: 
February 8, 2022 (Interviews might be held virtually)
2nd Interview:
Week of February 14, 2022 – In Person

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Apply by date: 01/24/2022