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City Hall | 16400 Colorado Avenue | Paramount, CA 90723 | (562) 220-2027
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Associate Planner

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$5,294.43 - $6,435.41 per month
  • Posted Date:06/28/2019
  • Deadline to Apply:07/19/2019


SALARY: $5,294.43 - $6,435.41 per month. Appointment is generally made at the beginning step.

(PERS retirement - 2% at 62 retirement formula for new CalPERS members, 2.5% at 55 retirement formula for CalPERS members covered under pre-2013 rules). 

FILING DEADLINE: Friday, July 19, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. City application and supplemental should be completed and submitted via the City Website:

QUALIFICATIONSEducation and Experience: Bachelor's Degree with a major coursework in urban planning, architecture, sustainability, public administration, or a related field. A master’s degree in urban planning is highly desirable. Three (3) years performing professional urban planning, environmental planning, zoning or related community development work.

Knowledge and Ability: Requires knowledge of basic principles of urban planning, land use and zoning, California Environmental Quality Act, Subdivision Map Act regulations and municipal government functions. Ability to: read and interpret plans; respond to inquiries and complaints from residents, businesses, and developers regarding zoning and land use issues; perform research, prepare written reports for Planning Commission and City Council meetings; develop graphic presentations; make oral presentations at public hearings; communicate clearly and concisely; and work effectively with employees and the public. Strong communication and writing skills are essential.

License/Certification Required: Valid Class C California Driver License and acceptable driving record.

GENERAL DUTIES: Under general supervision, duties include the preparation of written and graphic reports on various planning matters; review of zoning, variance, conditional use permit, subdivision, design review, and other similar planning related applications.  Compiles and undertakes special studies, conducts research and drafts ordinances, administers commercial and residential rebate programs, provides technical support to the Planning Commission, makes oral presentations, performs site inspections, collaborates with other city departments, responds to requests for information at the public counter, and performs other duties as assigned.

SELECTION PROCEDURES: Completed job application must submitted by the filing deadline listed above. Application packets will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in the job announcement. Applicants with qualifications and experience that best relate to the position will be invited to participate in the recruitment process. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an invitation to the recruitment process. The selection process will include an oral interview and may include other testing processes designed to predict successful job performance.

City appointments are contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer medical examination, including drug screening to comply with our Drug Free Workplace policy, and a Live-Scan fingerprint check through the Department of Justice. The successful candidate will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. The City may change the duties of the position at any time. The City reserves the right to change any of the selection procedures or cancel the recruitment at any time.

HOW TO APPLY: City application and supplemental should be completed and submitted to the City Website at Job information may be obtained from the Human Resources Division at 16400 Colorado Avenue, Paramount, CA 90723 or downloaded from our website at Office hours: Monday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You may also contact HR at (562) 220-2067 or via email.

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The City of Paramount, in compliance with all applicable Federal and State laws, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, religion, disability, sex, or sexual orientation in its employment actions, policies, procedures or practices. Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be requested by calling the Human Resources Division at least three (3) business days in advance of the scheduled examination/interview date.

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