Forest Health Senior Planner

Job Information

Job Category

Environmental, Land Use, Parks Planning, Rural Planning

Company Name

Placer County

Position Level


Job Description

Join our Team and Make a Difference! Are you passionate about environmental stewardship, wildfire risk reduction, and sustainable forest management?  The Regional Forest Health Division (RFH) of Placer County’s Agriculture, Parks, and Natural Resources Department needs you!  The RFH program is designed to integrate forest management and wildfire risk reduction strategies across County departments and with partners at the local, regional, statewide, and national levels.  We are seeking a highly qualified Senior Planner – ideally someone with a strong forestry background and proven experience in environmental compliance, project management, collaborative partnerships, and fund development – to contribute their expertise and dedication to this pioneering initiative.  The Senior Planner position is part of a growing team committed to making Placer communities, particularly those in the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI), safer from large, damaging wildfires.  Your expertise will be crucial in mitigating fire danger and improving overall forest health through identification, planning, funding, and implementation of collaborative on-the-ground projects to make communities and forested watersheds more resilient to the impacts of wildfire. If you are a dynamic professional looking to make a lasting difference in community sustainability and a healthy environment, we invite you to take the next step toward a career with purpose and apply today! Click on the links below for more information on our Regional Forest Health Program and French Meadows Ecological Restoration Project. Regional Forest Health Program French Meadows Ecological Restoration Project Placer County is an equal opportunity employer.

Required Skills / Experience / Education

Experience and Training Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: Three years of increasingly responsible planning experience performing duties similar to those of an Associate Planner. Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in urban, regional or environmental planning, or a closely related field. License or Certificate: May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required. Note: Applicants receiving their degree outside the United States must submit proof of accreditation by a recognized evaluation agency.

US Citizenship Required?


Will security clearance be required?


Salary Range

$44.91 - $56.09/hour; $7,784.40 - $9,722.27/month; $93,412.80 - $116,667.20/year

Other Benefits

Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view Placer Public Employees Organization (PPEO) benefits. For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer, please visit Placer County's Human Resources website.

Job Start Date


Position Type

Permanent Full-Time



Primary Language Required



Forestry, Planning

Job Location

Location Address

145 Fulweiler Avenue Suite 200
Auburn, California

Contact Information

Hiring Contact Name

Placer County Human Resources


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