Job Location: San Diego

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Job Description:

Annual Salary Range:
Senior Regional Planners: $81,525 – $126,364
Regional Planners (I/II/Associate*):
Regional Planner I: $53,833 – $83,442
Regional Planner II: $59,351 – $91,995
Associate Regional Planner: $65,435 – $101,424

Application Due Date: June 24, 2022
Expected Start Date: July 2022

Senior Regional Planners – There are two positions available, one will serve as the Project Manager for the 2025 Regional Plan and the other will contribute to the development and implementation of the Housing Acceleration Program. Both positions will contribute to regional planning projects and programs that support implementation of the Sustainable Communities Strategy of the 2021 Regional Plan.

Regional Planners (I, II, Associate*) – These positions will support the Sustainable Communities Planning & Implementation section with various studies and will provide staff support to the various working groups, task forces, and subcommittees. *Two Regional Planner positions are available, depending on the experience of the candidate, these positions will be filled at the I/II/Associate level.

Experience and Qualifications
Senior Regional Planners: A bachelor’s degree with major course work in public administration; urban, regional, or transportation planning; or a related field. A project management certification is desirable. A combination of education and recent work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

At least five years of recent, progressive project management experience in planning including some supervisory experience.

Demonstrated knowledge and experience with project management and program area contracts management, including preparing and maintaining comprehensive budgets, project management plans, schedules, RFPs, consultant scopes of work, and contract execution, tracking, and amendments; experience evaluating proposals, selecting and managing consultants; experience managing project teams.

Demonstrated experience developing programs and delivering projects and services in support of planning initiatives; experience coordinating and performing technical research and planning studies and evaluation.

Regional Planners (I, II, Associate): A bachelor’s degree with major course work in urban, regional, or transportation planning, public administration, geography, or a related field. A combination of education and recent work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

One to three years of increasingly responsible, professional regional planning experience is desirable.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of regional planning, particularly in the areas of land use, housing, equity, smart growth planning, and related fields.

Knowledge of federal and state laws, regulations, and requirements pertaining to land use, housing, equity, smart growth planning; ability to interpret relevant legislative and regulatory mandates impacting the San Diego region; familiarity with current trends.

Experience conducting technical research and planning studies; experience supporting the preparation of project reports, researching, and recommending alternatives.

Benefits and Salary
SANDAG offers comprehensive benefits, to include health, dental, and vision insurance as well as employee assistance, wellness, and
work/life balance programs. Additionally, SANDAG offers the following:

• 9/80 flexible work schedule
• Pay-for-performance merit increases
• CalPERS pension plan with employer and employee contributions
• Excellent health insurance options for employees and their families
• Education Assistance of up to $5,250 a year for regular employees
• A transit pass for use on the bus, express bus, Trolley, and Coaster at no cost to the employee
• Paid time off including 11 paid holidays, 2 floating holiday days, and 18 paid time off (PTO) days per year

Call (619) 699-1900 or visit for information. Application Due Date: 06/24/2022. EOE.

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Apply by date: Open until filled.