Job Title: Land Use/Environmental Planner III – Housing Planning

Job Location: San Diego

Employer Website: Planning & Development Services, County of San Diego

Job Description:

Exceptional Professional Planning Career Opportunity – Be Part of An Innovative New County Program!

County of San Diego Planning & Development Services


This is a series recruitment subject to suspend on Sunday, January 26, 2020, at 11:59 p.m.

Effective January 3, 2020, the salary range for Land Use/Environmental Planner III will increase to $84,219.20 – $103,438.40.

The County of San Diego is currently accepting job applications for Land Use/Environmental Planner III – Housing Planning Option

The County of San Diego is also accepting job applications for Land Use/Environmental Planner II – Housing Planning Option

Planning & Development Services (PDS)

Planning & Development Services (PDS) is responsible for recommending how and where our communities will grow through programs such as the County’s General Plan and community plans. PDS reviews development applications in the unincorporated County to ensure they are properly designed and safely constructed. Other services include code compliance to ensure public health and safety, as well as hosting the County’s sustainability efforts. PDS has six divisions: Advance Planning, Building Services, Code Compliance, Land Development, Project Planning, and Support Services. 

Housing Planning Positions

The selected candidate for PDS’s Advance Planning Division will manage a variety of housing affordability planning efforts of varying complexity. These projects may include policy development and implementation, preparation of planning documents, public engagement meeting facilitation, outreach material presentation, or other long-range planning projects.

This is the lead level/first supervisory class in the Land Use/Environmental Planner series. The ideal candidate will have experience in land use, environmental, and housing planning and have a strong understanding and practice of project management fundamentals.

Relevant professional and/or academic experience can include but is not limited to the following: ordinance/policy development, community plans, public engagement, and collaborative partnerships.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency, in city and regional planning, urban planning, aviation management, landscape architecture, geography, archeology, biology with a concentration in wildlife and/or botany, geology, or any one of the following life and physical sciences, geography with a concentration in conservation of environmental quality, natural resources or physical geography, ecology, zoology, engineering with an emphasis in acoustics or environmental management, environmental science or a related field, AND, three (3) years of progressively responsible professional level experience performing environmental analysis, planning, research, data analysis, and computations, and preparing and presenting reports and graphics as it relates to land use/environmental planning. Experience must be at the level equivalent to a Land Use/Environmental Planner II within the County of San Diego; OR,
  2. A master’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency, in one of the fields stated above, AND, two (2) years of progressively responsible professional level experience as described above; OR,
  3. One (1) year of experience as a Land Use/Environmental Planner II with the County of San Diego.

Note: College documents, such as diplomas, official transcripts, unofficial transcripts, foreign equivalency certifications (if college education was obtained outside US), or letter of verification must be attached during Step 1 of the online application submittal process.

Evaluation Process

Qualified applicants will be placed on a twelve (12) month employment list based on scores received during the evaluation of information contained in their employment and supplemental

applications. Please ensure all information is complete and accurate, as the responses you provide on the supplemental application questionnaire will be reviewed using an automated evaluation system. If you are successful in the initial screening process, your application will be reviewed individually to confirm that the information you provided is accurate and qualifying.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of a job, on a case-by-case basis.



Link or email to apply:

Apply by date: 01/26/2020