Senior Planner/ Associate Planner (DOQ) (19920042)

Los Angeles Area
10/25/2019 at 4pm
$63,629.00-$90,455.00 Annually


116 East Foothill Blvd. Glendora, 91741



The City of Glendora seeks a planning professional to join the Community Development team in the role of Senior Planner or Associate Planner (Depending on Qualifications). This exciting and multi-faceted position calls for someone who leads and participates in presentations to City Council, the public and Planning Commission and other stakeholders with great integrity and tactfulness; works independently and with little supervision. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to step into a lead role and make an impactful contribution to the City of Glendora and the community it serves.

The ideal candidate will be innovative, results-oriented and will have knowledge of the California Environmental Quality Act, Subdivision Map Act, Planning and Zoning Law, Site Planning and Architectural Review; advance planning and municipal experience. GIS experience is a plus!  

Under limited supervision, performs complex professional work in current and long-range planning related to the implementation of the General Plan goals and programs of the Planning department; performs related duties as assigned.

Some of the typical duties of the Senior Planner include but are not limited to:

  • Collects and analyzes statistical and other data relating to land use, housing, population distributions and projections, economic studies and projections; conducts surveys and compiles data relating to zoning development for compliance with ordinances and regulations and policies established by the Planning Commission and the City Council; assists in preparing comprehensive current and long-range plans for subdivision and zoning activities, land use and community design.
  • Organizes and manages planning activities for the City's long-range planning objectives, including, but not limited to, the following: preparation of advance planning reports and studies including land use, zoning, population, housing and environmental impacts; conduct current and long-range planning, zoning and subdivision review; conduct special research and/or support service assignments; maintain and update the general plan and zoning codes.
  • Acts as a project manager to secure the zoning entitlements and environmental clearances for significant current development projects and long-range planning programs.
  • Develops requests for proposals; manages consultant contracts associated with assigned planning and policy studies; develops work programs and methodologies and establishes project schedules.
  • Assists the Community Development Director in projecting budget and staff requirements for the City's planning functions, and in consultation with the City Planner, establishes objectives, priorities and schedules for planning and long-range planning.
  • Plans and conducts public information meetings on planning matters; researches, writes and presents zoning code and general plan amendments; represents the Community Development Department at public meetings and in matters before the Planning Commission and City Council.
  • Prepares and/or supervises the preparation of environmental impact analysis on General Plan Elements, Zoning, design guideline and policy revisions, legislative actions or land use entitlements requiring discretionary approval.

Some of the Typical Duties of the Associate Planner include but are not limited to:

  • Conducts assignments involving current and long range planning projects; confers with applicants and agency representatives to identify problems; evaluates data and proposes methods to resolve conflicting issues of plan implementation, zoning requirements, and environmental impact.
  • Evaluates current development projects by detailed review of plans for architectural, zoning and general plan requirements; performs field surveys to identify problems and upon completion of projects to ensure conformance with applicable requirements, discusses recommendations with builders, developers, architects, and real estate professionals.
  • Contributes to the review and revision of local ordinances; conducts research; prepares planning reports including staff reports, EIR’S, negative declarations and special studies.
  • Confers and advises architects, engineers, attorneys, developers, and the general public regarding City development procedures and processes.
  • Responds to inquiries, both orally and in writing; applies planning policies, state laws and local ordinances, or explains procedures; provides assistance to the Planning Commission, City Council, and other committees and commissions; attends Planning Commission meetings; prepares staff reports including graphic presentations; make presentations to the Planning Commission, City Council and other committees.
  • Coordinates planning activities, special studies, and reports with consultants, other departments, state, county, and federal agencies; schedules project review committee meetings to solicit preliminary review comments from affected departments.
  • Reviews business licenses for compliance with zoning; negotiates contracts and prepares agreements; monitors contract provisions; coordinates financing provisions with the Finance Department; ensures compliance with applicable laws.
  • May have lead supervision over interns, professionals, and technicians.

For a complete job description of the Senior Planner position click here.

For a complete job description of the Associate Planner position click here.


Education and/or Experience

Senior Planner: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with major coursework in planning, public administration, geography, architecture, or a closely related field and four years of progressively responsible professional experience in local government in the field of Planning, including one year of supervisory experience and one year in advance planning.

Associate Planner: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with major work in planning, architecture, environmental design, landscape architecture, or a related field and two years of related work experience.

Knowledge and Skill Levels

Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of planning; related state and federal laws, ordinances, rules and regulations; the California Environmental Quality Act; Subdivision Map Act; site planning and architectural review; building and engineering principals; ability to read plans and maps including grading plans.  The Senior Planner will some knowledge of the principles and practices of employee supervision.

Special Requirements

Possession of or ability to obtain a Class C California driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record

Selection Process:  All applications will be reviewed and evaluated.  Those candidates who are determined to be best qualified based upon the information presented on the application materials will be invited to continue in the selection process which may include a qualifying written or performance evaluation and will include an interview weighted 100%.



A completed online employment application is required and must be submitted at Incomplete, late, emailed, faxed, and hard copy applications are not accepted. Resumes are not considered in lieu of the required employment application available at CalOpps. Certificates, resumes, and cover letters must be uploaded with your application on the CalOpps website.  The City of Glendora is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The City does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, religion, national origin, marital status, medical condition or disability.  Please notify the Human Resources Department in advance if you require special accommodations to participate in any phase of the selection process.


THE CITY OF GLENDORA: Glendora, “Pride of the Foothills,” (pop. 50,000+) is nestled at the base of the scenic San Gabriel Mountains, in Los Angeles County. Located approximately 27 miles from downtown Los Angeles, Glendora offers convenient access to major commercial, cultural, educational and recreational areas in Southern California. The City boasts excellent public and private schools, lush parks, comprehensive community services and one of the lowest crime rates in Los Angeles County. Glendora's diversified business community ranges from the downtown "Village” to corporate headquarters of major companies. Glendora is also one of Southern California's most attractive residential communities, with a variety of homes, from cozy turn-of-the-century cottages to prestigious executive hillside estates. From tree-lined neighborhood streets and quaint downtown Village shops to the modern architecture of the City’s business center, Glendora is a haven from the fast pace of the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: This is an Open/Promotional Recruitment. Only those candidates who appear best qualified, based on the requirements listed on the front of this flyer and review of all submitted applications, resumes and supplemental materials for background, experience and training, will be invited to any combination of written, performance or panel interview appraisals to further evaluate their job related experience, knowledge, skills and abilities. It is the candidate's responsibility to accurately provide all pertinent information on the application. The City of Glendora will NOT accept any additions, corrections or revisions to candidate's applications after the eligibility determination has been made. Candidates will be notified of all times and dates of examinations. Probationary work test period is one year.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE: For non-executive Open Recruitments, three additional points will be added to the passing score of veterans who are honorably discharged with one year or more of active military duty. The DD-214 form must be submitted at time of application.

SALARIES: All stated salaries are based on present information, subject to change. Appointments are generally made at the first step of a five step pay plan. All salaries are subject to statutory payroll deductions. Federal law requires that all new employees contribute 1.45% of their monthly salary to the Medicare system. All City employees are paid on a biweekly basis, for a total of 26 pay periods per year.

SICK LEAVE: Sick leave is accumulated at the rate of 3.69 hours per pay period with unlimited accumulation. Sick leave is converted to service credit upon retirement when retirement date is within four months of employment separation.

EMERGENCY SERVICE: In accordance with California Government Code 3100, all City of Glendora employees are disaster service workers and may be required to report for duty, or remain on duty, in the event of an emergency or disaster.

EDUCATION INCENTIVE PROGRAM: A tuition reimbursement program for approved courses is offered to permanent employees to encourage increased knowledge and work proficiency.

E-VERIFY: To comply with federal law, the City of Glendora participates in E-Verify. All newly hired employees are required through this electronic system established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to verify their identity and employment eligibility. Section 1 of the Form I-9 will be completed on your first day of employment. On your first day, but no later than your third day, you will need to bring original documentation to verify your eligibility to work in the U.S.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: All Glendora Management Association employees must have and maintain a permanent primary residence within 65 miles or less of Glendora City Hall.

The level and type of benefits provided by the City of Glendora to employees are subject to change as a result of periodic contract amendments between recognized employee associations and the City.

The City of Glendora is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The City does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, religion, national origin, marital status, medical condition or disability.

The Senior Planner position is represented by the Glendora Management Association (GMA). The Associate Planner is represented by the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employee (AFSCME) Local 3915. For specific benefit information for each employee group click here.



Recruitment Contact

Contact phone: