Senior Planner

City of Malibu, CA

Under direct or general supervision of the Planning Director, administers current and advanced planning activities, including serving as project manager for complex development applications; administers specified activities in such areas as zoning, redevelopment, housing, and advanced planning; provides information and assistance to property owners, developers, contractors, and the public; oversees, reviews, and performs a variety of studies and prepares and presents staff reports. Performs related work as required.

Ideal Candidate
Will have advanced knowledge of land use planning laws and practices, development and zoning administration, and California local government and coastal planning. Knowledge of site planning and architectural design principles, and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) are required. The ability to serve in a leadership role within the department, bringing experience, creative problem-solving and excellent customer service to the team. The Senior Planner will effectively manage their own caseload of complex current and/or long range projects, and serve as a mentor to junior staff, and a liaison to other departments and agencies. Will have excellent skills conducting meetings with applicants and the public regarding specific development projects and planning issues. The ability to administer complex current and long range planning, and related programs in an independent and cooperative manner is desirable.

Minimum Qualifications Required
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in urban planning, community development, business or public administration or related field and four (4) years of professional experience in planning, zoning, and related community development activities. A minimum of six (6) years of relevant, increasingly responsible experience and a Master’s degree in city planning, public administration or a closely related field are preferred. American Institute of Certified Planners certification is highly desirable. Must possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver License and satisfactory driving record.

Applicants must submit a completed online City Employment Application and Resume. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a City Employment Application. Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until the position is filled. The recruitment may close at any time. If you have questions or need special accommodations with the recruitment process, please contact Alicia Freeman at (310) 456-2489 ext. 219. The City of Malibu is an equal opportunity employer.

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

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Job Details

Job Function
Other Entry to Mid-Level
Position Type
Full Time

City of Malibu


23825 Stuart Ranch Rd
Malibu, CA 90265-4861
United States

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