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Associate Planner

City of Carpinteria Carpinteria, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

The City of Carpinteria, CA is looking to hire a full-time Associate Planner to perform a variety of professional planning duties in support of the Community Development Department. including review of developmental proposals and planning and land use applications for compliance with applicable regulations; and to provide development related and planning information and assistance to developers, the business community and the public.

Duties may include, but not limited to the following:

Providing exemplary customer service to all individuals by demonstrating a willingness to be attentive, understanding, responsive, fair, courteous and respectful, and to actively participate in maintaining a positive customer service environment.

Review non-discretionary permits including building permits, sign, fence, temporary use, film and other permits. Will also review licenses including business, entertainment, and home occupations.

Review of discretionary planning permits including development plans, conditional use, subdivisions and other permits.

Assist the public at the counter with general questions, concerns and reporting complaints. Will consult with and advise architects, builders, contractors, engineers and the public regarding City development policies and standards.

Write staff reports, resolutions, draft ordinances and prepare other documents for the public, boards, commissions and council regarding land use applications and draft regulations.

Prepare and review environmental documents.

Prepare visual presentations for public meeting and for the City website.

Prepare legal notices for hearings.

Attend occasional night or weekend meetings, as requred.


Minimum four years of work experience in government planning or another related field.

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in city and/or regional planning, architecture, geography, public administration, business management, landscape architecture, environmental studies or other related field.

Specialization or advance Graduate degree in planning or related field may replace up to two years of work experience.

Must be computer literate; Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, various internet application and other presentation software.


Geographic Information System (GIS) or similar mapping software.

Working knowledge of the Coastal Act, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), zoning and subdivision regulations.

In-depth knowledge of principles of law and code compliance.

General understanding required to review and understand construction plans, site plans, grading plans, etc.

Project Management and Basic Accounting.

The Associate Planner position hourly salary is $29.78 - $40.94 per hour, depending on experience, plus a robust benefits package including:

  • Health insurance through CalPERS of which the city pays the majority of premium
  • 100%-paid dental for employees and dependents
  • Voluntary vision
  • Flexible spending account (FSA)
  • CalPERS retirement benefit
  • Short-term disability
  • Long-term disability
  • Transamerica Insurance
  • Voluntary supplemental life insurance
  • 12 paid legal holidays
  • Annual leave bank hours
  • 9/80 flexible schedule hours
  • $1,209 annual wellness benefit
  • $374.40 annual gym membership
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

If this sounds like the job opportunity that you've been looking for, apply today!


Carpinteria, located on the southern coast of Santa Barbara County and the home of the world's safest beaches, is a coastal community with small-town charm valued by visitors and residents alike. Beautiful beaches, breathtaking mountain views, and a diverse economy make it a wonderful place to live, work, and play! Our hometown values extend to how we do business as a city government with transparency, exceptional customer service, and an open-door policy.

In order to maintain this positive culture, we work to hire and retain the best. We offer competitive compensation, fantastic benefits, and a friendly work environment.


The first application review date is Monday, August 19, 2019. This recruitment will remain open until filled and may close without prior notice. Prompt application submission is encourged.

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City of Carpinteria


Carpinteria, CA
93013 USA