San Diego – CA
This recruitment may temporarily suspend on December 04, 2016, at 11:59 p.m.

This is an ideal professional career opportunity that involves helping and facilitating essential public works projects while protecting the environment.

The County of San Diego is currently accepting applications for Land Use Environmental Planner I, Archaeology Option, to fill one vacancy in Planning & Development Services. A Land Use Environmental Planner I is responsible for performing professional environmental and planning studies, research, and data analysis to develop goals and policy recommendations for adoption by decision-making bodies. Incumbent may be consulting with local tribes. Working conditions may involve working in the field during varying frequencies. Fieldwork may involve exposure to wild and domesticated animals, poisonous plants, and long driving hours to survey sites.

The mission statement of Planning & Development Services is through operational excellence and attention to customer service, we strive to balance community, economic and environmental interests to ensure the highest quality of life for the public of San Diego County.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency, in Anthropology with an emphasis in Archaeology, AND one (1) year of professional level archaeological experience as it relates to land use/environmental planning. Experience must be at the level equivalent to a Junior Land Use/Environmental Planner 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 Anthropology with an emphasis in Archaeology; OR,
  3. One (1) year of experience as a Junior Land Use/Environmental Planner with the County of San Diego.
    Professional level land use/environmental planning experience in a public or private agency may substitute for education on a year for year basis, for up to two (2) years of the education requirement.

Required Attachments:

A copy of an official or unofficial transcript from an accredited U.S college or university, or a copy of a certified foreign studies equivalency must be submitted by the application deadline. Copies of diplomas are acceptable only if the major of Anthropology (Archaeology emphasis) is clearly stated on the diploma. These documents can be attached to the application during Step 1 of the application 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 an individual with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions of a job, on a case-by-case basis.

PER COUNTY RULES, THIS POSITION IS ELIGIBLE FOR APPOINTMENT AT STEP 1, $56,284.80. County employees are subject to the County Promotion Rule for Step Placement in Accordance with Comp Ord 1.3.5.