Senior Planner

City of Ventura

The City of Ventura is looking for a Senior Planner to join the Community Development Team! 

The Senior Planner reports to the City’s Planning Manager and is responsible for performing responsible professional planning work involving, current and advance land use planning, environmental analysis, historic preservation, design review, historic preservation, affordable housing, CDBG/HOME, economic development or related areas.  This advanced-journey, classification may be assigned to lead a program within the Community Development Department including Land Use Planning, Community/Federal Grants Programs or Economic Development.  The Senior Planner works with minimum supervision and lead responsibility for major projects or program areas, monitors progress of consultants and contractors, and performs the more complex/specialized assignments.

The ideal candidate for this position will have demonstrated technical expertise in the preparation and implementation of current and advance land use plans. This person should be a collaborative team player with passion and interest in economic vitality and sustainability with a thorough understanding of traditional urban and neighborhood design. The ideal candidate will be results-oriented with a proven track record to reach solutions and is a skilled facilitator and communicator who is able to represent the City before governing boards. Certification through the American Institute of Certified planners (AICP) is desirable.

The City offers a total compensation package that includes both a generous salary plus excellent benefit! Salary: $81,665.38 - $109,432.54 Annually DOQ.

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete an online City Job Application and supplemental questionnaire by the filing deadline, Thursday, June 9, 2022, at 5:30 p.m.  Applicants will be reviewed on a continuous basis.

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