San Diego – California
The Port of San Diego is currently seeking a Senior Planner to join its Development Services team in the Real Estate Development Department. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience in planning and a four-year degree with a major in environmental or urban planning, public policy or administration, or a closely related field. The ideal candidate will have experience with managing development projects of moderate complexity and overseeing the preparation of Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs) and Mitigated Negative Declarations (MNDs) pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Other desirable qualities include experience working directly with or for a public agency; experience with coastal development; certification with the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP); being a good communicator; working well with internal and external stakeholders and the public; experience presenting to governance boards and the public; strong political acumen; and being adaptive and versatile in a dynamic work environment.

Under direction, serves as a team leader or project manager over specialized planning functions; conducts research and performs a variety of specialized and complex planning studies, projects and assignments; develops and updates comprehensive and long-range plans and associated policies and programs; plans, organizes, oversees and evaluates the work of professional and technical staff; provides policy advice and represents the department and the Port with federal, state and local agencies; and performs related work as assigned.

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