Senior Planner

City of Manhattan Beach
Until Filled
City of Manhattan Beach

The City of Manhattan Beach is actively looking for a Senior Planner to fill a vacancy in the Community Development Department. Our ideal Senior Planner candidate is described as a collaborative team player with strong communication skills, experience working in a boutique high-service-level community, a technical knowledge in the field of planning, and have  predisposition to customer service. Candidates with expertise in long-range (advanced) planning is highly desirable.

Under general supervision, the Senior Planner administers and reviews a diverse range of current and advanced professional planning projects and studies including general plan and code amendments; administers zoning codes and ordinances and policies and procedures for development permits; makes presentations to City Council, Boards and Commissions, and local organization groups; provides direction to technical and professional staff and assigns tasks; and performs other related work as assigned.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Urban Planning, or a closely related field is required. 
  • Five (5) years of responsible professional planning experience is required, including the administration of varied planning and zoning projects, oversight of advanced planning projects, and interpretation of related codes and statutes.  
  • Experience in coastal areas is highly desirable.
  • A Master's Degree in Urban Planning or Regional Planning, Public Administration, or a closely-related field is highly desirable and may substitute for one (1) year of required experience.

Interviews will be held continuously until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. This position may close at any time without notice. 
All applicants will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in this job announcement. Candidates will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process. Meeting the minimum requirements listed in this job announcement does not guarantee advancement in subsequent phases of the selection process. The selection process may be changed as deemed necessary by the City Human Resources Department.  
The selection process will consist of the following component and weight: Oral Interview (100%)
If you need special assistance in the recruitment process please contact the Human Resources Department at (310) 802-5258.

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