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Associate urban planner

Lafayette Group

This is a Full-time position in San Francisco, CA posted September 6, 2019.

The City of Lafayette (pop.

24,000) is looking for an experienced professional in urban planning who has a track record for providing high level analysis and excellent customer service.

Located just 20 minutes from downtown San Francisco via BART, Lafayette prides itself on its vibrant downtown, beautiful tree-studded hillsides and great schools.

Residents expect personalized service and the ability to deliver customized solutions to the community’s unique planning guidelines.

This position will be part of the team that ensures that Lafayette retains its semi-rural character and “small town” downtown feel.

This is a challenging job in a great city!

The new Planner will be joining a staff of dedicated, energetic and fun professionals.

The Planner will:Review routine to complex development proposals, applications, permits and plansPrepare and review environmental impact reportsAssist the public as well as advise architects, builders, attorneys, contractors, engineers on matters relating to land use, zoning, and code interpretationPrepare long-range planning studiesStaff limited-duration committees tasked with providing policy directionThe Associate Planner will assist the Senior Planner in oversight of the Planning Intern program.

The ideal candidate is a high energy professional who is self-motivated, creative, tactful and detail-oriented.

Exceptional analytical and communication skills and the ability to write well and persuasively are required.

Experience in environmental review is highly desired.

The candidate should have a four-year degree with major coursework in urban planning, community development, business or public administration, or a related field and at least 4 years of experience.

All candidates must have the ability to work some evening hours to attend Council and Commission meetings. Salary / Pay Rate: $78,724 $103,552Job Type: Full TimeBenefits:A 401-A retirement plan with City-paid monthly contributions of 10% of salary with the option of a 5% match as well as City-paid social security contributions. Lafayette does not participate in PERS. City-subsidized health and dental insurance as well as life insurance and disability insurance.12 paid holidays and up to 20 days of annual vacation, depending on tenure.Challenging, interesting work; opportunities for innovation and creativity; family friendly policies; a flexible work environment; and casual dress.

Additional details on benefits can be found at The final filing date is September 27, 2019. To be considered, you must submit a City of Lafayette Employment Application, plus relevant materials that amplify your qualifications.

You must apply online at For questions, please email

Following the filing date, resumes will be screened and candidates with the most relevant qualifications will be invited to interviews in mid-October with an anticipated start date of approximately November 2019.