Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department.
For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer, please visit Placer County's Human Resources website.
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 2022-14222-02
Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial areas of South Placer, through the historic foothill areas of Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work, play, and learn! For more information about Placer County, please visit www.placer.ca.gov.
Placer County's Community Development Resource Agency is currently accepting applications to fill one Associate Planner vacancy in the Tahoe office. Given that a significant portion of the land development projects reviewed by the Tahoe office occurs within the Tahoe Basin, the Tahoe office has a unique work program that includes a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA). This MOU allows the County to issue certain TRPA permit types on their behalf.
This position is responsible for the coordination, review, and issuance of TRPA verifications and project permits, the annual TRPA audit, and may also serve as the TRPA liaison. In addition, this position may coordinate and review land use entitlement applications for consistency with the Placer County Zoning Ordinance, the TRPA Code of Ordinances, and all applicable Area Plans, Community Plans, and Specific Plans for those areas in Eastern Placer County. Applications types range from residential permits, design site reviews, and sign permits, to variances, use permits and CEQA environmental review, up to and including environmental impact reports.
The ideal candidate will possess the equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in urban or regional planning, environmental science, or a related field, and will demonstrate excellent customer service and collaboration/teamwork skills. A working knowledge or familiarity with TRPA is beneficial as well.
The eligible list established as a result of this recruitment may be used to fill additional vacancies as they arise, subject to position-specific requirements.
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience: Two years of planning experience performing duties similar to those of an Assistant Planner in Placer County.
Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in urban or regional planning, or a related field.
Note: Relevant, equivalent experience (performing the same or similar job requiring similar knowledge, skills, and abilities) may be substituted for the required education as determined by the Human Resources Department. Applicants receiving their degree outside the United States must submit proof of accreditation by a recognized evaluation agency.
Required License or Certificate: May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.
Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial areas of South Placer, through the historic foothill areas of Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work, play and learn. For more information about Placer County, please visit www.visitplacer.com.