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Associate Planner
Town of Los Altos Hills, San Francisco/Peninsula


For more info contact:
[email protected]
(650) 941-7222
Close Date: Mar 28, 2014
Salary: $69,612.00 - $84,612.00 Annually

Currently the Town of Los Altos Hills is recruiting for EITHER a Senior Planner or an Associate Planner.

Under supervision of the Community Devolopment Director, the Associate Planner performs a variety of professional work as a member of the Town Planning staff; independently conducts research and analysis in relation to the administration of the Town’s Planning and Zoning Ordinances; prepares reports and presentations to the Planning Commission and/or City Council on projects of considerable complexity; provides training, technical assistance, and direction to interns and other personnel on intermittent basis; acts as Director in the Director’s absence; and performs related duties as required.

Ideal Candidate:


  • Substantial knowledge of the principles and practices of planning, including the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), as well as the ability to quickly acquire an understanding of the physical, social and economic concepts underlying planning functions.
  • Ability to analyze complex planning issues and problems in a clear and concise manner, to read and understand development plans, and to develop responses and solutions to planning issues.
  • Ability to make sound decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions, including the ability to accurately interpret and administer applicable codes, policies and Design Guidelines.
  • Ability to conduct environmental assessments and prepare related documents for compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act.
  • Ability to prepare accurate and concise written reports, and to effectively present information at public meetings.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer, including word processing and database management, and other office equipment, including copy and fax machines and telephone equipment.
  • Ability to interact extensively and effectively with the public, at the counter and on the telephone.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, Town officials, and the general public.
  • Ability to prepare basic maps, exhibits and drawings, and to make technical and mathematical computations.



  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university, with major course work in urban planning, geography, architecture, environmental studies and/or related field (Master’s degree desirable).
  • Three years of professional experience in urban or environmental planning, preferably with a public agency or agencies.
  • Considerable experience dealing with diverse public and private interests in the planning and development process.
  • Possession of a valid Class C California driver license.


Execellent Benefits Package.

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