• Full Time
  • San Bernardino, CA
  • $80,704.00 - $111,092.80 Annually USD / Year

Website San Bernardino County

Apply by July 8th To Be Invited  To Our One Day Hiring Event!

San Bernardino County, Land Use Services Wants You To Join Our Team!
Open Until Filled – Applications Reviewed and Processed Continuously

Recruitment Bonus – Newly hired employees from this recruitment may be eligible to receive bonus payments up to $2,000**

Referral Bonus – Current employees in a regular position who refer a qualified candidate for this recruitment may be eligible to receive bonus payments up to $750**

San Bernardino County  established a $0.50/hour American Institute of Certified Planner Differential for employees in the Planning Series that included Planner Trainee, Planner I, Planner II, Planner III, Planning Supervisor and Planning Manger who attain and maintain a certificate as an American Institute Certified Planner.***


The San Bernardino County Land Use Services Department is recruiting for experienced Planners, to perform a wide range of highly responsible duties in urban, rural, and regional land use applications and studies. Duties include the Current Planning processing of development applications for entitlement; review of environmental documents; research and review of technical reports, maps and plans; and could include Advance Planning work related to the General Plan, development code, or special projects. Planner IIIs perform the most complex planning work, serve as project leaders and mentors, and coordinate contacts with outside agencies, public groups, the Board of Supervisors and the Planning Commission.

Recruitment Bonus up to $2,000*
Annual Salary Increases: 3% on February 2025 & 2026
Bi-annual step increases of 2.5% up to Step 14

*Official Title is: Planner III. For more detailed information, refer to the Planner III job description.


San Bernardino County is geographically the largest in the United States and the twelfth largest in population. We are currently in the midst of historic change as our leaders have adopted a Countywide Vision that sets an exciting and ambitious course for our future. The Planning Division includes Current Planning and Advance Planning and is committed to the fulfillment of the Countywide Vision for our communities. We are a passionate team of planners looking for the right teammate to grow and learn with us as we plan for our County’s Vision. The County recently adopted a General Plan Update, the Planning Division will be responsible for implementing the Countywide Plan, Community Action Guides, and a Renewable Energy and Conservation Element, Green House Gas Reduction Plan and Housing Element as well as numerous other strategic initiatives in support of the Countywide Vision. We are committed to continuing education and encourage our planners to pursue AICP status as they become eligible. Our work is hard but offers the opportunity to become immersed in leading edge planning initiatives. If you are up to the challenge, are deeply committed to community development, and have the skills in planning for valleys, mountains and deserts, consider joining our team and helping us serve a great cause, a great region, and a great county.

1) Pre-Employment Process: Applicants must successfully pass a background check prior to appointment.
2) Travel: Travel throughout the County is required. A valid California Class C driver license is required at time of appointment. Employees in this class may be required to use personal vehicles and show proof of automobile liability insurance. Mileage reimbursement is available.

3) Sponsorship: Please note San Bernardino County is not able to consider candidates who will require visa sponsorship at the time of application or in the future.

Minimum Requirements
Candidates must meet both education AND experience requirements for one of the options listed below:

Option 1:
Experience: Three (3) years of professional level planning experience in urban/regional planning, policy development, comprehensive land use, entitlement, environmental review, analysis or site design planning, and/or regulatory compliance.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Urban Studies, Environmental Science, Landscape Architecture, Geography, Engineering, Public or Business Administration, or closely related field.

Substitution (Option 1 only):  A Master’s degree in a qualifying field may substitute for one year of the required experience.

Option 2:
Experience: Four (4) years of professional level planning experience in urban/regional planning, policy development, comprehensive land use, entitlement, environmental review, analysis or site design planning, and/or regulatory compliance.

Education:  Associate’s degree or equivalent units AND one (1) additional year of planning related experience, which may include experience as a Land Use Technician or assisting with preparation/review of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) applications for 404 permits/401 certifications (Clean Water Act), Lake and Streambed Alteration Act (LSA) permits, land use planning and site planning.

Substitution (Option 2 only): Two additional years of experience as described above may substitute for the Associate’s degree.
Desired Qualifications
Land Use Services: The ideal candidate will have a comprehensive understanding of land use planning and environmental analysis, entitlement experience, and strong experience in a California public agency. Knowledge of the CEQA, as well as strong writing, critical thinking, and decision-making skills are essential.

Selection Process
Application Procedure: Please complete and submit the online employment application and supplemental questionnaire by the posted priority review date or filing deadline. This recruitment may close at any time once a sufficient number of qualified application is received. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaires.

There will be a competitive evaluation of qualifications based on the information provided in the Application and the Supplemental Questionnaire. You are encouraged to include detailed descriptions of your qualifying experience and skills, as only the most highly qualified applicants will be referred to the Department.

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