Senior Planner (19943079)

Northern Bay Area
12/20/2019 at 5pm
$82,909.00-$111,107.00 Annually

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


420 Litho Street Sausalito, 94965


Senior Planner

The City of Sausalito seeks a highly-motivated person who, under direction of the Community Development Director, administers specified planning activities including current planning, zoning and subdivision ordinance, advanced planning and the General Plan; complex professional planning activities, such as serving as project manager for complex development and land use applications. This is a lead position in the Community Development Department and will participate in advanced, multi-department initiatives. The Senior Planner also:

  • Reviews applications for residential, commercial and other land use development; evaluates alternatives and conformance with City policies, ordinances, the General Plan and state and federal laws; prepares and presents staff reports to the Planning Commission and City Council regarding such applications;
  • Serves as project manager for complex planning projects, including analyzing and evaluating site and architectural plans, performing technical review for project plans and applications and making recommendations;
  • Manages consultant contacts including determining scope of work and budgets, tracking budgets and approving contract payments;
  • Updates and creates long-range planning documents such as the City’s General Plan and other assigned plans; prepares modifications to specific General Plan elements;
  • Serves as staff liaison for review boards, ad-hoc committees and elected officials, including providing technical advice and giving presentations;
  • Confers with and provides information to property owners, contractors, developers, engineers architects and the public regarding conformance to standards, plans specifications and codes; explains codes, requirements and procedures and evaluates alternatives;
  • Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service;
  • Ability to deal with the public under stressful circumstances in a fair, calm and understanding way to obtain positive results;
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.


Retirement:  The City is a part of the CalPERS retirement plan and does not contribute to Social Security

  • Classic employees – 2% @55 formula, highest 3 year average compensation
  • PEPRA employees – hired after 1/1/13 or Classic employee with 6 month break in service are eligible for a 2% @ 62 formula, highest 3 year average compensation

Cafeteria Benefit Plan:  The City offers a healthy cafeteria benefit program including choices among plan options for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long-term disability, and PERS long-term care insurance. 

Leave:  Employees earn 120 hours of vacation and 96 hours of sick leave per year

Union Membership: This position is non-exempt and is part of the Service Employees’ International Union group (SEIU)

Special Instructions

Application deadline – 5:00 pm, Friday, December 20, 2019

  • For questions about job openings or any topic related to Human Resources, please contact Susan S. Paterson, Human Resources Manager, at or (415) 289-4130

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