Land Use/Environmental Planner II @ San Diego, County of

Land Use/Environmental Planner II


Job Summary

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Exceptional Professional Planning Career Opportunity -
Be Part Of A Progressive and Recognized Land Use/Environmental Program**

County of San Diego


The County of San Diego invites you to apply for Land Use/Environmental Planner II. If selected, you will be an integral part of our departmental mission statements, as stated below.

The County's Planning & Development Services (PDS) and the Department of Public Works (DPW) have current and future vacancies for Land Use/Environmental Planner II. Both departments are great places to work and ideal for persons who want to make a difference in the San Diego region.

PDS and DPW are located at the County Operations Center, a modern 44-acre complex in the Kearney Mesa area of San Diego. This center consists of 18 structures and houses 19 departments, including an employee gym/workout center.

PDS recommends how and where our communities will grow through programs, such as the County's General Plan and community plans. PDS reviews development applications in the unincorporated county to ensure they are properly designed and safely constructed. PDS also includes code compliance to ensure public health and safety, as well as hosting the County's sustainability and management of the County's Climate Action Plan. PDS consists of six divisions: Advance Planning, Building Services, Code Compliance, Land Development, Project Planning, and Support Services. Click here for additional information on PDS.

PDS has a current vacancy in the Advance Planning Division, Conservation Team. This team maintains the existing MSCP for the South County and develops MSCPs for North County and future East County plan areas. This team also administers the County's Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easements (PACE) program and resource management plans.

D epartment of Public Works

DPW Mission - To preserve, enhance, and promote quality of life and public safety through the responsible development and maintenance of reliable and sustainable infrastructure and services in the unincorporated region.

The Department of Public Works (DPW) consists of four divisions responsible for a variety of activities. These range from the construction and maintenance of roads and highways in the unincorporated areas of the county, to the management of the region's sanitation and flood control districts. It also includes construction, operation and maintenance of regional general aviation airports, such as McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad and Gillespie Field in El Cajon. For additional information on this department, please click here.

DPW has future vacancies with the department's Environmental Services Unit (ESU) and Watershed Protection Program (WPP).

ESU conducts a thorough review to ensure the County complies with all federal, state, and local environmental regulations (pre-construction), including the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). ESU studies a wide range of resources, such as: biology, archaeological or historical resources, traffic, noise, and water quality. ESU reviews a variety of DPW facilities including Capital Improvement Projects, Roads, Airports, Wastewater, and Flood Control.

WPP conducts public outreach, inspections, and compliance investigations for commercial, industrial, and residential properties in the unincorporated portions of the County to reduce pollutants from entering streets and storm drains. WPP also develops and conducts water quality monitoring programs, assesses scientific data, provides assistance to customers and County staff involved in the land development process, and provides education and training to stakeholders on stormwater regulations.

Ideal Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate for Land Use/Environmental Planner II will possess the following attributes gained from professional level work experience:

  • Creative problem solver, including identification of risks and opportunities and pro-active development of timely solutions when challenges arise
  • Expert consultant when directly engaging stakeholders
  • Flexible and resilient when responding to changing circumstances
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Management over mid-level projects
  • Organizational acumen
  • Positive attitude
  • Responsible and dependable including estimating completion timeframes
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Thorough knowledge of a technical nature
  • Work independently under limited supervision

Minimum Qualifications

1. A bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency, in city and regional planning, urban planning, aviation management, landscape architecture, geography, archeology, biology with a concentration in wildlife and/or botany, geology, or any one of the following life and physical sciences, geography with a concentration in conservation of environmental quality, natural resources or physical geography, ecology, zoology, engineering with an emphasis in acoustics or environmental management, environmental science or a related field, AND, two (2) years of progressively responsible professional level experience performing environmental analysis, planning, research, data analysis, and computations, and preparing and presenting reports and graphics as it relates to land use/environmental planning. Experience must be at the level equivalent to a Land Use/Environmental Planner I within the County of San Diego; OR,

2. A master's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency, in one of the fields stated above, AND, one (1) year of progressively responsible professional level experience as described above; OR,

3. One (1) year of experience as a Land Use/Environmental Planner I with the County of San Diego.

Please be sure to attach a copy of your college diploma, official transcripts, unofficial transcripts, letter of verification, or a foreign equivalency certification (if degree was obtained outside of the US) during Step 1 of the online application submittal process.

Government- Local/Regional

$74,547.20 - $91,561.60 Annually


San Diego, CA, USA




2020-07-08 00:00