• Full Time
  • Redlands, CA
  • Expiration Date: 2022-02-28

Website City of Redlands

Under general supervision to perform professional level work in the field of current and/or advance planning; to provide information and assistance to developers and the public on planning related matters; and to provide highly technical and responsible support to the Community Development Director.

Distinguishing Characteristics

This is the limited experience level in the professional Planner class series. Positions at this level usually perform most of the duties required of the positions at the Associate Planner level, but are not expected to function at the same skill level and usually exercise less independent discretion and judgment in matters related to work procedures and methods. Assignments require the application of fundamental planning principles. Work is usually supervised while in progress and fits an established structure or pattern. Exceptions or changes in procedures are explained in detail as they arise.

Examples of Duties

  • Checks plans submitted by developers and the public;
  • Reviews applications for completeness and accuracy;
  • Oversees, participates in, and coordinates special planning, zoning, and environmental studies;
    Prepares reports and findings;
  • Serves as staff to a variety of commissions, committees, and groups;
  • Prepares the agenda and appropriate reports;
  • Makes and presents findings and recommendations;
  • Presents planning and zoning matters to the Planning Commission and citizen committees;
  • Develops and presents recommendations on development permits, special use permits, variances, tentative tract maps, residential planned development permits, and other zoning applications;
  • Prepares appropriate reports;
  • Interprets planning and zoning regulations to the public at the counter, by telephone, and by letter;
  • Updates zoning map and coordinate with the General Plan;
  • Coordinates planning activities with other City departments and with outside agencies;
  • Participates in the work of professional and technical employees including data collection, analysis, plan formulation, and implementation of a wide variety of planning, zoning, and environmental review activities.
    Maintains detailed socio-economic data and other relevant statistics;
  • Performs inspections for projects for compliance with approved Plans, Planning/Historic Conditions of Approval, and other City requirements and/or ordinances;
  • Assists the Environmental Review Committee;
  • Prepares meeting agenda items and delivers presentations;
  • Processes and maintains Environmental Impact Reports and negative declarations; and
  • Performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations pertaining to general plans, housing, zoning and subdivision;
  • Statistical principles:
  • Principles and practices of urban planning and development;
  • Recent developments, current literature, sources of information, and research techniques related to the field of urban planning;
  • Modern office methods, practices, procedures, and related equipment;
    Mathematical principles;
  • Safe driving principles and practices;
  • California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA);
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA);
  • City and Regional Planning;
  • Architectural styles, history and design philosophies; and
  • Customer Service Skills

Ability to:

  • Interpret and apply the policies, procedures, laws, codes, and regulations pertaining to assigned programs and functions;
  • Analyze and compile technical and statistical information and prepare detailed technical reports and recommendations;
  • Check building plans for conformance with land use, architectural and zoning regulations, and suggest changes to achieve compliance;
  • Interpret planning and zoning programs to the general public;
  • Perform professional planning work with general supervision;
  • Analyze and compile technical and statistical information and prepare routine reports;
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions;
  • Prepare basic planning graphics including site plans and land use maps;
  • Read and interpret construction drawings;
  • Manage project development and implementation;
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; and
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Special Requirements:

Essential functions and duties require the following physical abilities and work environment:

  • Ability to work in a standard office environment; ability to travel to different sites and locations;
    Regularly required to talk or hear.  Required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
  • Occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.


Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in urban planning or a related field.

Experience: One year of professional municipal planning experience.

Licenses and Certificates: Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid driver’s license.


Apply at: https://www.cityofredlands.org/human-resources

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