Associate/Senior Planner

Job Description

Do you have a passion for public service and a desire to contribute to a dynamic team in a fast-paced work environment? Are you a planning professional with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, with a desire to learn and take on new challenges, and that enjoys exposure to many different aspects of planning?


If so, the City of Cupertino has an excellent opportunity for an Associate/Senior Planner to join the Community Development Department.  We are looking for a team member who is solution driven, thrives in a fast-paced environment, and can easily pivot on priorities. You will join a collaborative and innovative team that values a great organizational culture, flexibility, teamwork, and that prides itself in transparent and accountable public service.


The position performs a variety of professional planning duties, including zoning and planning administration, environmental review, assistance in housing programs, plan preparation, code enforcement duties, and special projects; and prepares reports and recommendation relative to assigned area of responsibility. There is currently one position available. The position will be filled at the Associate or Senior level, depending on the level of qualifications and experience of the candidates selected.  An eligible list will be established through this process and may be used to fill future vacancies.


If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your City of Cupertino employment application to Human Resources no later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, January 24, 2022. For more information about this opportunity and to apply, please visit: ,

Job Information

Position Title: Associate/Senior Planner

Position Level:

Position Reports To:

Required Skills/Experience/Education:

Education and Experience


Both levels require a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in urban planning, environmental studies, architecture, engineering, geography or related field.  In addition to the Bachelor’s degree: two years of professional planning experience is required for Associate Planner; and five years of progressively responsible professional planning experience is required for Senior Planner.  Experience with Photoshop and Arcview GIS is desirable. Membership in the American Institute of Certified Planners is a plus.


Licenses and Certifications


Possession of or ability to obtain and maintain a valid California Class C driver’s license.


US Citizenship: no

Security Clearance: no

Salary Range: $108,589.50 - $ 141,537.10

Other Benefits: Excellent Benefits Package

Start Date: March 14, 2022

Position Type: Full Time

Travel: None

Language: English

Contact Information

Name: City of Cupertino

Address: 10300 Torre Avenue Cupertino CA 95014





Contact: Laura Miyakawa

Job Reference Code:

Agency: Yes