Job Title: Planner II / Planner II*Village – Planning and Development

The Planning & Development Department guides the physical development of the city by preserving our historic sites, planning what can be built where, and ensuring safe construction of buildings and infrastructure. A host of advisory and governing bodies of residents as well as elected officials provide oversight as the city grows and needs arise. The process is governed through development and enforcement of city codes and ordinances. There are multiple vacancies in the Planning and Development Department for Planner II and Planner II*Village. Currently, the zoning, site planning, village, and long-range sections have vacancies.


A Planner II in the zoning section serves on interdepartmental committees and coordinates large processes such as application screenings, annexations, regulatory license requests, school district notifications, text amendments, and the preparation of interpretation letters. Some Planner II’s may assist with hearing processes such as the Planning Commission or Zoning Adjustment Hearing. The position requires comprehension of a wide variety of City hearing processes and regulatory documents including the Zoning Ordinance, Special Planning Districts, Specific Plans, General Plan, and others.

A Planner II in the Long Range Section works with neighborhood and community groups to write plans, ordinances or studies and participates on interdepartmental committees. This position is distinguished from others in the class as extensive research and analysis skills and technical knowledge are required to write reports plus studies and review development plans. The position requires comprehension of a wide variety of city hearing processes and regulatory documents including the zoning ordinance, special planning districts, specific plans, general plan, and others.

A Planner II with the Village Planning assignment is responsible for providing support to a village planning committee on village related issues. Village Planners work with neighborhood and community groups to write plans, ordinances and studies relating to their villages, and participate on interdepartmental committees. Village Planners make presentations on plans, ordinances, studies, zoning cases and general plan amendments to neighborhood and community groups, Planning Commission, and City Council.

A Planner II in Site Planning is assigned to an interdisciplinary development review team. Responsibilities include reviewing plans for code compliance, providing assistance to developers, and attending development review meetings. A Site Planner II requires an understanding of many city codes and ordinances, including the zoning ordinance and subdivision ordinance, and a general knowledge the Ccty’s development process and submittal requirements. A Site Planner II negotiates with developers and other departments to implement stipulations established through public hearing processes and has a significant amount of autonomy in making project decisions.


  • Knowledge of zoning ordinances, State and Local codes, and all disciplines in the development process.
  • Knowledge of all disciplines in the development process.
  • Ability to attend public meetings.
  • Proficient written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present to diverse audiences.


  • Two years of experience in the field of urban planning.
  • Bachelor’s degree in city or urban planning, landscape architecture, engineering, architecture, political science, a related field, or a field related the specialty area.
  • Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted.
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The minimum qualifications listed above, plus:

  • Experience working with the public and providing exceptional customer service.
  • Experience with public presentations, meetings, and/or hearings.
  • Experience with plan review and preparing plans for submittal.
  • Experience as a planner in municipal/county or private sector.
  • Experience researching and writing reports.
  • Experience with Graphic Design or GIS.
  • Project Management experience.
  • Urban Design and design review experience.
  • Certified Planner from American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).
  • Bi-Lingual Spanish.


Recruitment closes May 24, 2023. All materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. on this date.

This is a position-based recruitment and generates a one time use only list. Once interviews are conducted and candidates are selected, this job posting will be considered closed and candidates will no longer be in consideration for the position applied for. This posting will not result in any ongoing eligibility list.


Apply online by completing the required information and attaching, as one document, your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. Only the highest qualified may be posted to the eligible to hire list. The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address.

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