Location: Stockton, CA

Senior Planner

Monthly Salary: $7,318.84 - $9,396.58

Closing: March 31, 2023

The City of Stockton is seeking to fill a Senior Planner position in the Community Development Department. The incumbent will perform work within all related sub-disciplines of planning, including current land use development, long range, environmental and housing. Leading efforts on revitalization of the City’s Downtown by contributing innovative ideas and forming collaborative relationships with stakeholders. Serving in a lead role on complex advance planning and development projects, including residential, mixed- use, commercial, industrial, and institutional proposals and overseeing the preparation of environmental documents in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act.

Incumbents will be responsible for processing legislative applications, such as zone changes and General Plan amendments; and applying analytical and problem-solving skills to address Stockton’s housing needs for all income levels. Consulting and advising property owners, architects, engineers, contractors and the general public regarding City policies, standards, and procedures; Presenting information to City Council, Planning Commission, and other groups.

Ideal Candidate

  • Strong knowledge and experience with coordinating the preparation of California Environmental Quality Act compliant environmental reports
  • Experience applying urban design principles and design guidelines
  • Experience with downtown revitalization/Specific Plans
  • A passion for City planning with demonstrated professional experience
  • Excellent time management, organizational, and communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving, decision making, and organizational skills

The successful candidate will work a City of Stockton 9/80 schedule: Hours would be between 7:30am to 5:30pm Mondays through Thursdays; 8:30am to 5:00 Fridays, with alternating Fridays off.

Equivalent to graduation from a four year college or university with major course work in City or regional planning, urban planning, or a closely related field, and four years of professional planning experience. Sub- professional or additional professional planning experience may be substituted for the education on a year- for-year basis to a maximum of two years. A Master's degree in City, regional or urban planning may be substituted for one year of the professional planning experience.

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