Coronado – CA

The Senior Planner position leads, oversees and performs complex professional level duties in support of the City’s planning function; assumes project responsibility for complex planning projects; serves as liaison with City departments, external agencies, commissions, the business community and the general public on the City’s general plan provisions, land use policies, zoning regulations and community development goals and objectives; ensures adherence to City and mandate rules, regulations codes, ordinances and standards; and provides highly complex and administrative support to the Director of Community Development.



The following tasks are typical for positions in this classification. Any single position may not perform all of these tasks and/or may perform similar related tasks not listed here:

  • Lead, oversee and perform highly complex professional level duties in the development, implementation and modification of the City’s urban planning and development programs and projects.
  • Conduct and/or serve as project manager on complex planning projects; develop scope ofwork; serve as liaison to City staff, developers, engineers, architects, consultants, property owners, the general public and external agencies on proposed development projects; develop project timelines and set priorities; assign work tasks and oversee the services of consultant staff; respond to issues and questions from City Council, City Manager, Planning Commission, the business community and the general public; facilitate and ensure planning projects and issues are completed or resolved in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Serve as facilitator and technical advisor on assigned planning projects; conduct meetings tointerpret, explain and communicate the City’s planning, land use, environmental, general plan and zoning requirements, guidelines, standards and regulations.
  • Direct and train employees in their areas of work including planning research and analysismethods, procedures and techniques; assign tasks; review and evaluate work products to ensure conformity to professional standards and guidelines.
  • Coordinate the selection and administration of professional consultant contracts; preparerequests for proposal; evaluate and assist in the selection of consultants; oversee and monitor performance to ensure compliance with contractual obligations and approved budgets.
  • Review and comment on planning and environmental review documents includingenvironmental impact reports, regional studies and proposed developments; circulate for comments to appropriate City staff; as requested, draft City comments on proposed projects.
  • Conduct complex studies to determine the feasibility or impact of current and proposedevelopment projects; research, compile, analyze, evaluate and present economic, demographic, social and environmental concepts, statistics and data; research applicable statutes, laws and regulations; prepare and present written and oral reports, graphs, tables and other documents.
  • Research, survey, develop concepts for, edit and revise staff reports for municipal code,General Plan and Local Coastal Program revisions.
  • Serve as staff on a variety of boards, commissions and committees involved in thedevelopment, adoption and implementation of City and regional planning projects; serve as City representative or advisor on assigned committees; prepare written reports; conduct oral and visual presentations.
  • Prepare a variety of business, technical and statistical correspondence in support of thedevelopment process including staff reports, briefs, contracts, agreements, memoranda, meeting agendas and related documents; utilize business and specialized software applications or geographic information systems to develop and design maps, charts and graphics.
  • Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends andinnovations in the field of urban planning and development.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.



  • Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
  • Experience: At least five years of increasingly responsible professional level planning experience.
  • Education/Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university major course work in urban planning or a related field.
  • Licenses and Certificates: Possession of a valid Class C California Driver’s License with a safe driving record.



$5,710 – $7,652/mo (Current salary under review)


CLOSING DATE: A completed City of Coronado on-line employment application and resume must be received in the Human Resources Division at (under the Quick Link to Employment) by 5:30 p.m. on May 18, 2015. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the City employment application.