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Overview

ASSISTANT PLANNER DEFINITION
Under general supervision, to perform professional planning assignments in the County Planning
Department; to participate in planning studies, environmental reviews, community design, and
general plan preparation; to assist with planning policy formulation and implementation; and to do related work as required.

ASSISTANT PLANNER DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
This is the entry and first working level in the professional Planner class series. Incumbents
receive relatively close supervision while performing basic planning assignments. This class
differs from the next higher level of Associate Planner in that Associate level incumbents have
greater decision-making latitude and more independent responsibilities in performing job
assignments. An incumbent at the Assistant Planner level who demonstrates sound work habits
and the ability to perform independent assignments may expect promotion to the Associate
Planner level, when the requisite experience has been gained.

ASSOCIATE PLANNER DEFINITION
Under direction, to perform a variety of assignments in the preparation and distribution of planning reports; to represent the Planning and Building Department to groups and organizations as directed; to perform technical reviews of land use and permit applications, environmental impact reports, and environmental statements; to assist with planning policy formulation and implementation; to explain ordinances, resolutions, regulations and County policies to the public; and to do related work as required.

ASSOCIATE PLANNER DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
This is the experienced working level in the professional Planner class series. Incumbents perform a variety of professional planning work with minimal guidance and supervision. Incumbents have greater decision-making latitude and work independence than Assistant Planners. However, they do not have the lead and work coordination responsibilities of a Senior Planner.

SENIOR PLANNER DEFINITION
Under direction, to perform a variety of the more difficult, complex, and specialized assignments in the preparation and distribution of planning reports; to represent the Planning and Building Department with groups and organizations as delegated; to perform technical reviews of land use and permit applications, environmental impact reports, and environmental statements; to assist with planning policy formulation and implementation; to explain ordinances, resolutions, regulations and County policies to the public; to provide lead direction and coordination for other staff; and to do related work as required.

SENIOR PLANNER DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
This is the most advanced working and lead level in the professional Planner class series. Incumbents perform a variety of the most complex and specialized professional planning work with minimal guidance and supervision. They also provide lead direction and work coordination for other staff. An incumbent may be assigned to represent the Planning and Building Department on standing committees. EOE

Additional Application:

Assistant Planner: Equivalent to graduation from a four (4) year college or university with major work in planning, or a closely related field. Previous experience performing technical planning support assignments is desirable. Associate Planner:: Two (2) years of responsible experience in public planning work equivalent to an Assistant Planner with Plumas County. Senior Planner:Two (2) years of responsible experience in public planning work equivalent to an Associate Planner with Plumas County. Special Requirements Possession of a valid and current California Driver's License issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 24
Education Required: Associate's
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Reference Check
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: $19.71
    Maximum Hourly Wage: $31.23
    Accessible by Public Transportation: Yes