Job Location: San Marcos

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Job Description:

The City of San Marcos is currently recruiting for a qualified Principal Planner to join the Planning Division of the Development Services Department. Historically one of the fastest growing cities in San Diego County, this is an exciting time to be a part of the City of San Marcos. San Marcos is purposefully shaping its emerging community, and as a Principal Planner, you will help guide that legacy.   

Summary Description
Under administrative direction, manages, oversees, coordinates, and participates in the most complex and difficult work of staff responsible for providing current and long range planning related services and activities in assigned program areas; manages multiple sensitive and complex projects in the areas of assignment requiring highly independent coordination with other City staff as well as outside agencies and groups; provides direct supervision to professional planning staff; and provides responsible administrative and highly complex technical staff assistance to the Planning Division Director.

Public Service
Serving the public is paramount to all that we do at City of San Marcos. We are driven to serve the more than 95,000 residents who count on us every day. Our Principal Planner must be responsive, tactful, collaborative, and accountable to our community and customers. This includes working with our residents and other stakeholder groups to deliver projects that make a positive impact.

The Right Perks

  • Earn a competitive salary, with a scheduled 2.00% salary range adjustment effective 7/1/2022.
  • Our 9/80 work week means you’ll have every other Friday off. Flexible work arrangement may be accommodated once you’ve had an opportunity to fully jump into the roles and responsibilities of the position and are working effectively with your team.
  • Generous health benefits for you and your family (all medical premiums employer paid at 90%, including family plans). Benefits effective the first of the month after hire date.
  • Ample time off: 13 paid holidays, 96 hours of sick leave and beginning at 80 hours of vacation leave annually.
  • Family focused benefits – 4 weeks of city paid maternity / paternity leave for new parents welcoming a new family member and 1 week of city paid grandparent leave for employees expanding their extended family.
  • Participate in the CalPERS retirement system (Classic members 2% @ 55, New members 2% @ 62), and Social Security.
  • Enhance your career by taking advantage of our Tuition Reimbursement Program – up to $1,500 per fiscal year which can also be used towards student loan repayment.

Recruitment Timeline

Application period closes: April 22, 2022 – 5:30pm
First Interview: Week of May 2, 2022 – Virtual
Second Interview: 
Week of May 8, 2022 – In person
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Apply by date: 04/22/2022