Associate Planner

Job Description

The County of Monterey seeks planning / land use professionals who are results oriented individual with a strong grasp of the principles and practices associated with land use planning and the ability to successfully perform analysis and interpretation of County planning policies.

This is the full working/ journey level class in the professional Planner series. The Associate Planner performs a full range of complex professional land use planning assignments in all program areas and acts as a project planner with full responsibility for the review and processing of varied and complex planning projects. This position requires a thorough knowledge of county planning policies, procedures and departmental regulations.


The ideal candidate will possess working knowledge of principles, practices, techniques and quantitative methods of county, rural and local land use planning to include social, economic and environmental principles and their application to rural development; Resource management practices and techniques as applied to land use planning and techniques and methods involved in the preparation and implementation of long range plans and amendments; Federal, State and local laws, procedures and regulations governing plan preparation, land development, environmental review and permit review processes; Computer and quantitative methods, work processing and graphic techniques applicable to land use planning; The English language, punctuation, grammar and spelling.

Some knowledge of: Principles and practices of office organization and techniques and methods involved in the training and orientation of staff.

Skill and ability to: Research, analyze, evaluate and draw logical conclusions from data and prepare major planning projects and studies; Interpret, understand, explain and apply complex planning laws, ordinances, codes and regulations applicable to planning projects and studies; Read and interpret maps, aerial photos and legal descriptions; read, interpret and apply ordinances, laws, policies and procedures; Collect and tabulate statistical data and perform complex calculations to complete percentages, averages, land acreages and distances; Resolve conflicts and establish and maintain effective working relationships with others contacted through the course of work including the general public, boards, commissions, professional and technical personnel, public and private officials and staff; respond in a positive manner to supervision and attend and perform duties on a regular and consistent basis; Communicate effectively by preparing a variety of clear and concise oral presentations and planning reports, correspondence and memoranda; Communicate effectively in writing by preparing clear and concise planning reports, correspondence and memoranda; Facilitate cooperation and consensus by participating and working cooperatively in a team framework; Orient and train new employees; Utilize and operate various office machines including a personal computer and microfiche for office usage and project application.    

Job Information

Position Title: Associate Planner

Position Level:

Position Reports To:

Required Skills/Experience/Education:

 Final Filing Date: Friday, March 15, 2019


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Applications may be obtained from and submitted to:
Monterey County Resource Management Agency, Human Resources Department
Attn: Channelle Ceralde
1441 Schilling Place, First Floor – Human Resources, Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: (831) 755-5373 Fax: (831) 784-5603

US Citizenship: yes

Security Clearance: no

Salary Range: $5,1626-$7,680

Other Benefits: BENEFITS: Monterey County offers an excellent benefits package. To view the "J" Unit Benefit Summary please visit our website. This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies and Practices Resolution or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) prevail over this listing.

Start Date: March 15, 2019

Position Type: Permanent

Travel: None

Language: Spanish

Contact Information

Name: RMA

Address: 1441 Schilling Place Salinas CA 93901


Phone: (831)755-5373



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