Associate Planner, City of Hesperia, California

City of Hesperia
Open/Competitive Opportunity
Associate Planner
($6,828 – $8,324 per month)


The City of Hesperia is looking for a professional experienced in land use planning, environmental analysis, and entitlement with proven strong communication skills and the ability to review, evaluate, and solve problems in an efficient and methodical manner.

The Associate Planner is responsible for conducting professional planning work in land use and urban planning including current and/or advanced planning projects within the City and in the implementation of the City’s general plan as well as related policies and regulations.  Responsibilities include the preparation of planning studies, specific reports and plans in planning work details and making technical determinations, with minimal supervision. This new team member will prepare staff reports, policy memos, ordinance and presentations on projects and present findings to the Development Review Committee and Planning Commissions; as well as work with various consultants including CEQA. Work may include assisting with the instruction or project direction of lower-level professional, technical, and clerical staff members.

The ideal candidate will be individual that possesses professionalism, ethical integrity, and the ability to multitask and address a high volume of work. This person will have at least two (2) years of experience in professional public planning and zoning work, a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in planning or a related field considered useful in City planning work, and a High School diploma or GED. Internships or temporary assignments with public agencies or private planning firms may be considered as part of the required experience.

Please visit the Employment page at to view full job description and expanded list of qualifications

Fringe Benefits:
? Prior Public Service—CalPERS Formula 2.7% @ 55 (Employee contributes 8% (employee cost) and 1% (cost sharing) of annual
? CalPERS Pension Reform Formula 2% @ 62 (Employee contributes 6.75% (normal cost) of annual salary)
? Health Benefits – up to $1,450 per month toward medical, dental and vision insurance
? City paid
o Employee Only Premium for Dental Insurance
o Employee Only Premium for Vision Insurance
o Life Insurance (One times annual salary)
? Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance participation required
? Vacation (80 hours accrued during first year)
? 55 hours of Administrative Leave per fiscal year
? 12 Holidays
? Sick leave (96 hours per year)
? 401 (a) Deferred Compensation Plan (2% of salary – City paid)
? 457(b) Deferred Compensation Program available
? IRS 125 Plan Flexible Spending Accounts available
? Employee Assistance Program available
? Tuition Reimbursement Program (Up to $3,000 a fiscal year available for eligible employees)
? 4/10, 9/80 and Adjusted Workweek Schedules Available
? The City does not participate in the Social Security program, except for the mandatory 1.45% Medicare Contribution

To Apply: Interested applicants are required to submit a City application, cover letter and resume using the online employment
application system. This application can be accessed from the City’s website at

City of Hesperia o 9700 Seventh Avenue o Hesperia, CA 92345 or (760) 947-1100 o

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