City of Malibu
Until Filled
(310) 4562489
(949) 755-0024

Salary Range: $63,867 - $83,331 (plus excellent benefits)
Full-time permanent position (subject to probation)
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Under direct or general supervision of the Planning Director, the Planning Technician provides daily technical support to the Planning Department team and plays a significant role in providing information at the Planning public counter.  This is an entry-level position in the planning profession and will expose the employee to a wide variety of interesting planning projects in a small, dynamic coastal city.

Ideal Candidate
  • Has knowledge of land use planning laws and practices, and knowledge of California local government and coastal planning.
  • Understands the concepts of environmental resource planning, building and/or engineering concepts.
  • Has the ability to interpret topographic maps, architectural drawings, and site plans 
  • Possesses expertise using Microsoft programs, and has experience using GIS, Adobe Acrobat, InDesign, Photoshop and/or Google SketchUP.
  • Must have excellent customer service skills and be able to effectively interact with the public in a positive and helpful manner in addition to handling multiple projects while working comfortably in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with City staff, elected officials and the public.

Minimum Qualifications Required
Bachelor of Arts degree in urban planning or related field; AA degree and one year of experience working in planning may be substituted for completion of a BA degree.  Experience working in a professional planning environment is desired, especially work experience at a public counter or in a California coastal community. Must possess a valid California Class C Driver License and have a satisfactory driving record.

Applicants must submit a completed online City Employment Application and Resume by the filing deadline. Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until the position is filled. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a City Employment Application. Visit for more information and to apply online. If you have questions or need special accommodations with the recruitment process, please contact Alicia Freeman at (310) 456-2489 ext. 219. The City of Malibu is an equal opportunity employer.