San Diego – California
The County of San Diego is currently accepting applications from qualified applicants for the position of:

Land Use/Environmental Planner III – Land Use/Environment Option

As a Land Use/Environmental Planner III, you will perform the most complex, difficult and sensitive environmental and/or planning projects and may serve as project leader for a major environmental and/or planning project or study. The current vacancy is located in the Department of Planning & Development Services. This list may also be used to fill future vacancies in other departments.

The ideal candidate is a knowledge worker who communicates effectively orally and in writing, is able to work in a fast-paced environment, has strategic perspective, leverages resources, demonstrates ethical behavior, and is supportive of change. The ideal candidate is also a team leader, coaches and develops others, and maximizes team effectiveness.

To qualify, you must have:

  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: 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.

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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.