Sr. Planner

Job Information

Job Category

Environmental, Land Use, Rural Planning

Company Name

County of El Dorado

Position Level


Job Description

This is the lead/advanced-level classification in the professional Planner class series.  Incumbents work under general supervision and exercise a high level of discretion and independent judgment in performing the full range of routine to complex responsibilities spanning the entire spectrum of the planning function and exercising primary responsibility for the formulation, design, conduct, and completion of major or specialized County planning projects or services.  Incumbents also provide lead direction to other professional planners assisting in the conduct and evaluation of planning activities and matters related to their assigned projects and planning areas.

Required Skills / Experience / Education

Principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, delegation, assignment review and evaluation, discipline, and the training of staff in work procedures. Principles and practices of leadership and decision making. Modern principles, practices, and technical and legal issues of urban and regional planning, zoning, urban economics, demographics, and environmental planning and program management. Geographic, socioeconomic, transportation, financial, political, environmental, and other elements related to public planning projects. Comprehensive plans and current planning processes and the development process. Philosophy, trends, principles, and techniques of planning programs. Principles and methods of urban and regional planning, zoning, and land development. Technical reporting requirements associated with planning programs. Biological and environmental issues associated with urban and regional planning and land use development. Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, ordinances, and organizational policies and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility. Techniques for effectively representing the County and department in contacts with governmental agencies, governing bodies, community groups, various business, professional, educational and regulatory organizations, and with property owners, developers, contractors, and the public. Project management and contract administration principles and techniques. Principles of advanced mathematics and their application to planning work. Geographic Information Systems technology. Principles and techniques for working with groups and fostering effective team interaction to ensure teamwork is conducted smoothly. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and County staff. The structure and content of the English language, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. Modern equipment and communication tools used for business functions and program, project, and task coordination. Computers and software programs (e.g., Microsoft software packages) to conduct, compile, and/or generate documentation.

US Citizenship Required?


Will security clearance be required?


Salary Range

$88,420.80 - $107,494.40 Annually

Other Benefits

Medical/Dental/Vision Life Insurance Paid Vacation, Sick and Holiday Leave CalPERS Retirement 457 Plans Employee Assistance Program

Job Start Date


Position Type

Permanent Full-Time



Primary Language Required




Job Location

Location Address

2850 Fairlane Court
Placerville, California

Contact Information

Hiring Contact Name

Jenny Thomas


[email protected]

Phone Number

(530) 621-6514