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Assistant Planner
City of Dublin, East Bay


For more info contact:
[email protected]
(925) 833-6605
Close Date: Jun 3, 2011
Salary: $5,426.00 - $6,782.00 Monthly


The City of Dublin, a dynamic and growing community, is seeking an Assistant Planner to perform entry-level current and advanced planning functions. Under general direction, the Assistant Planner performs responsible planning tasks and provides technical assistance to the Planning Division of the City’s Community Development Department. This position will provide valuable experience and offer career development potential to the successful candidate.

KEY ELEMENTS: The Assistant Planner is an entry level position in the professional planner series. The position provides technical assistance to the Community Development Department, processes minor planning permits, assists in processing planning applications for both current and advanced planning projects. Additional duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Providing public counter assistance and responding to inquiries from applicants, the general public and other governmental agencies;
  • Interpreting and applying pertinent laws and regulations related to planning and zoning activities;
  • Reviewing building plans;
  • Conducting field investigations;
  • Conducting research and compiling and analyzing data;
  • Preparing various entitlement reports and correspondence.


Please apply online at Click on “Member Agencies,” “City of Dublin,” “Assistant Planner,” and “Apply now.”   Resumes may be pasted at the end of the online application form; however, a completed application is required for consideration in the selection process. Applications and Supplemental Responses will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on June 3, 2011. The City does not accept applications by fax or by e-mail except through THIS ANNOUNCEMENT is meant only as a general description guide and is subject to change. The information contained herein does not constitute an expressed or implied contract of employment, and these provisions are subject to change.

Ideal Candidate:


Knowledge of:

  • Principles, practices and trends of city planning;
  • Research methods as applied to collection, tabulation and analysis of data;
  • Federal, state and local laws and regulations;
  • Zoning and subdivision regulations;
  • Statistical analysis as applied to land use, zoning, general plan and transportation studies;
  • Government organizations;
  • Transportation, communications, public utility systems and landscape architecture as related to city planning and zoning.

Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively both in writing and verbally;
  • Make effective presentations at public meetings;
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work;
  • Use personal computer and applicable software applications;
  • Work a flexible schedule including day, evening and weekend hours.

Education:  The position requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Planning or closely related field.

Experience: One year of professional experience in the field of city or regional planning or closely related field, preferably with a public agency.  A Master's degree in planning or a closely related field may be substituted for six months of required experience.

Licenses, Certificates: Possession of a valid California Class C drivers' license and Certificate of Automobile Insurance for Personal Liability.


SALARY/BENEFITS: The City of Dublin offers an attractive salary compensation and benefits plan in a professional, growth-oriented environment. The salary range for the Assistant Planner position is $5,426 - $6,782 per month (salary adjustment proposed for 7/1/11). The following benefits will complete the compensation package:

In addition to the above benefits, the City offers voluntary participation in a deferred compensation program, short-term disability program, supplemental life insurance, Dependent Care Assistance program and a credit union. The City of Dublin does not participate in the Social Security system except for a mandatory Medicare contribution.

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