Vista – California
NOTE: A first review of applications will take place May 28, 2015.

Under general direction, the Principal Planner plans, organizes, manages and participates in the daily work of the Planning Division of the Community Development Department. This position performs the most complex and difficult professional planning work of the division involving current and advance planning programs and other special projects. The Principal Planner is also responsible for directly participating in the daily functions of the Planning Division such as, but not limited to, answering Planning and Zoning phone calls, responding to Planning related inquiries at the public counter; reviewing and processing business licenses, home occupation permits, temporary use permits, etc.; and also serving as back-up for other planners when needed. In addition, this position assumes responsibility for major planning programs and the management of professional consultants and technical staff as directed or assigned. The Principal Planner reports to the City Planner.

Any combination of training, education and experience which demonstrates an ability to perform the duties of the position. A typical qualifying background is a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Urban/City Planning, Environmental Studies, Geography or a closely related field; and five years of municipal planning experience performing highly complex planning duties.

A City application form and supplemental questionnaire must be submitted. Application materials may be obtained from the City of Vista, Human Resources Office, 200 Civic Center Drive, Vista,
CA 92084 OR applicants can apply on line at Telephone: (760) 726-1340 Fax: (760) 639-6146.