Senior Planner – Housing & Planning

Job Information

Job Category

Environmental, Land Use, Urban Design

Company Name

City of Indio

Position Level


Job Description

COME WORK FOR THE CITY OF INDIO! We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits and a supportive team environment. We are the largest and fastest growing City in the Coachella Valley and yes, the host city for the internationally famous Coachella and Stagecoach Music Festivals! We are seeking an experienced Senior Planner with expertise in housing policy and program management and planning policy development. You will help the City to successfully address its housing needs and requirements and to realize the vision of the adopted General Plan. You will get to work across a diverse portfolio of subject areas including: CDBG Program Management; Housing Element Implementation; Housing Element Planning; General Plan/Housing Reporting; Low-Mod Housing Fund Management; Long-Range Planning (General Plan Text/Code Amendments, Zoning Code Text/Map Amendments, Amendments to Specific; Special Projects (e.g., SOI/Annexation, Annexation, Master Plans); and Policy Documents Management/Update. You will also represent the City at various regional agencies and organizations. And if you need more incentive, you will join your teammates in a new state of the art City Hall in early 2025. PLEASE APPLY SOON! WE CAN’T WAIT TO MEET AND WORK WITH YOU!

Required Skills / Experience / Education

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with coursework in Planning, Architecture, Environmental Design or a related field. EXPERIENCE: 5 years of increasingly responsible experience in urban planning. ABILITIES: Apply policies, procedures and standards pertaining to the municipal planning process; interpret and prepare maps, site and building plans and specifications, graphs and statistical data; attend evening meetings, including Planning Commission, City Council, and other agency meetings as required; collect, analyze, and interpret data pertaining to planning and zoning; make comprehensive presentations; perform mathematical calculations quickly and accurately; interpret, explain, and apply applicable laws, codes and regulations; read, interpret, and record data accurately; organize, prioritize, and follow-up on work assignments; work independently and as part of a team; make sound decisions within established guidelines; analyze a complex issue and develop and implement an appropriate response; follow written and oral directions; observe safety principles and work in a safe manner; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships.

US Citizenship Required?


Will security clearance be required?


Salary Range


Other Benefits

MEDICAL/DENTAL/VISION INSURANCE: A flex benefit is provided monthly. There are several medical insurance programs, two dental plans and one vision plan from which to choose. RETIREMENT: City participates in the 2% @ 62 for new PERS miscellaneous members and 2.7 @ 57 for New PERS sworn program. The City also participates in social security. DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Voluntary employee contribution, a choice of two 457 plans. VACATION LEAVE: Based on length of employment with the City. 0-4 years = .3.08 hours, 4<7 years = 4.62 hours, 7<10 years = 5.54 hours, 10 years = 6.15 hours, 11 years = 6.46 hours, 12 years = 6.77 hours, 13 years = 7.08 hours, 14 years = 7.39. 15 more years = 7.69. Maximum vacation accumulation shall be three (3) times that employee's annual accrual coinciding with his/her current rate of earning. Upon reaching this ceiling, no more vacation shall accumulate until vacation is taken. ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE TIME: Executive Management, Management, Confidential and Unrepresented FLSA exempt employees are entitled to 80 hours of Administrative Leave on an annual basis. Administrative Leave Time shall have no cash remuneration value and no more than sixteen (16) hours may be carried over into the next fiscal year. Administrative Leave Time must be used in a minimum increment of four (4) hours. HOLIDAYS: City observes thirteen (13) holidays each year. LONG-TERM DISABILITY (LTD): Benefit pays 66.67% of earnings to a maximum of $10,000 per month; 60 day waiting period; pays to age 65. Benefit can be coordinated with other available leave balances providing 100% of pay. LIFE INSURANCE: $50,000 term life. Premiums paid by the City. Additional Supplemental Life plan is available for purchase. MILEAGE: Employees who are required to use their personal vehicles for City business shall be reimbursed at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) standard mileage rate. EDUCATION REIMBURSEMENT: May be reimbursed for actual cost, subject to availability of funds.

Job Start Date


Position Type

Permanent Full-Time



Primary Language Required



City Government

Job Location

Location Address

City of Indio
100 Civic Center Mall
Indio, California

Contact Information

Hiring Contact Name

Kevin Snyder


[email protected]

Phone Number

(760) 541-4255