City of Chula Vista – CA
SENIOR PLANNER | City of Chula Vista

SALARY: $6,206.33 – $7,543.83 Monthly

DEFINITION: To perform the more difficult professional planning and environmental review work including research, analysis and technical studies in the development of planning projects and related planning activities; to ensure project compliance with a wide variety of local, State and Federal requirements; to provide assistance in interpreting, analyzing, and complying with environmental policies, rules and regulations; to perform initial environmental studies; and to perform related work.

POSITION SUMMARY: This current opening is in the Advance Planning section of the Development Services Department with an emphasis on habitat, environmental, and natural resource planning and policy matters as directed in the General Plan, Multiple Species Conservation Plan (MSCP), Otay Ranch Resource Management Plan (RMP) and other implementing plans. Along with the ability to perform a full range of Senior Planner level work, this position will be responsible for providing direction and guidance to other section/Departmental staff, other City departments, and other local jurisdictions and outside agencies in implementation of the MSCP and RMP, and in the preparation and/or review of projects and programs for compliance with the General Plan, MSCP, RMP and other related habitat and resource management plans and provisions. The position will also focus on open space planning activities, and on other matters related to advance planning in both a local and regional context. This position is to perform the more difficult professional planning work including research, analysis, technical study, internal and external collaboration, and report and presentation preparation in the development of plans, policies, projects and related activities. The position is expected to be able to accomplish such with a fairly high degree of independence, responsibility and accountability.


EXPERIENCE: Four years of increasingly responsible experience in planning involving city and/or regional planning work, including environmental-related program assignments; AND

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in planning, architecture, landscape architecture, environmental studies, natural resources management or a closely related field.

HOW TO APPLY: APPLY BY 10/16/15 12:00 PM at Candidates whose applications indicate education and experience most directly related to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process.