Job Title: Associate Planner

Job Location: Poway

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Job Description:

The City of Poway organization is known for its professionalism and excellent customer service provided by talented and top notch employees. Staff members in the Planning Division of the Development Services Department administer and implement the City’s land use and zoning functions, process discretionary land use applications, and assure compliance with conditions of approval through various reviews and inspections. This division also ensures compliance with the Poway Municipal Code, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and other state and federal regulations.

If you are interested in public service and joining a team of passionate, creative and enthusiastic employees in the City of Poway’s Development Services Department, then we encourage you to apply for this position.

On July 20, 2021, the Poway City Council approved a new six year Salary & Benefits Plan between the City of Poway and the Management/Confidential Employee Group. The person hired for the Associate Planner position will receive a $7,500 stipend after hire, prorated based on the start date in the current fiscal year. The six year Salary &Benefit Plan also includes another $7,500 stipend in July 2022; a 3% wage increase in July 2023 and 5% wage increases in each of the final three years of the Salary & Benefit Plan.

Performs various professional field and office planning work related to current and advanced planning, including review of development and land use applications, zoning, geographical maps, site plans, and environmental documents; provides project management and administration; completes technical assessments and prepares written project analyses; provides professional advice and 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. Ensures the implementation of projects complies with project approvals.

Receives direct and general supervision from the City Planner or assigned supervisor.  Exercises no direct supervision over staff, only interns.  May provide technical and function direction to lower-level staff.

Minimum Qualifications


Three years of recent increasingly responsible related professional planning experience. Municipal planning experience is preferred.


A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education (i.e., minimum completed California units = 120 semester/180 quarter) from an accredited educational institution with major coursework in urban planning, community development, business or public administration, or a related field.

Licenses and Certifications:

A valid class C driver’s license or the ability to arrange alternate and timely means of transportation in the performance of assigned duties.

Link or email to apply:

Apply by date: 03/31/2022