Principal Planner

City of Desert Hot Springs, CA
(916) 784-9080

With its elevated views of the Coachella Valley and thousands of acres of gorgeous mountain preserves, Desert Hot Springs is one of the fastest growing communities in Southern California. Minutes from an international airport, golf, shopping, renowned restaurants, major sporting events and more, this spa destination city beckons visitors and resort recreational developers. The City of Desert Hot Springs seeks a Principal Planner with extensive previous experience in public sector land use planning, who is well organized, innovative, and highly resourceful, with strong interpersonal skills and a can-do attitude. The ideal candidate will be a proven leader that consistently demonstrates the ability to collaborate, to create and maintain a positive work environment, and to find creative solutions to development issues. Qualified candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree from a recognized four-year college or university with specialization in Urban Studies, City and Regional Planning, Environmental Planning, Public Administration or a related field; at least 5 (five) years progressively responsible experience in local planning, overseeing the preparation and certification of Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs) and development and adoption of planning and zoning documents including Specific Plans and zoning districts, including two (2) years supervision of professional staff and/or professional consultants. A master’s degree in Urban Planning and AICP certification is highly desirable but is not as critical as a solid history of productive experience. The salary for the Principal Planner is $93,960 - $114,208 annually, dependent upon qualifications. If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please visit our website at to apply online. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Ms. Carmen Valdez at (916) 784-9080. Filing deadline: November 15, 2020