Town of Truckee

Senior Planner

Town of Truckee, California

Community Development Department – Planning Division

Annual Salary: $95,049 – $128,316 DOE/DOQ

Become a part of the Truckee life and the Truckee Way.

The Town of Truckee is looking for a Senior Planner to join the Community Development Department’s Planning Division. This role will work collaboratively on complex current and long-range planning projects and support staff in their decision-making process. The ideal candidate will be a steadfast leader who is a creative, out-of-the-box thinker. Someone who can navigate conflict and clearly communicate with others is highly desirable for this role. Core job duties include diffusing challenging situations, researching planning issues, and representing the Town at various meetings. They will also contribute to a highly skilled, collaborative, and welcoming team of fellow planners. This leader will thrive in a casual work environment — where dogs can be seen around the office and there is a collaborative atmosphere! If you are passionate about planning and are ready to join a talented team while embodying the Town’s core values of integrity, teamwork, accountability, commitment, and excellence — apply today!

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The Senior Planner will report to the Town Planner and act as the advanced journey-level lead for the Division’s most complex current and long-range planning projects. The Senior Planner will facilitate many exciting projects while tracking and managing their budgets and progress. Some core duties include development review, partnering with outside agencies and Town staff, and development of programs and policies in support of the 2040 General Plan. They will review complex land use applications, serve as a liaison to the public, and ensure their teams are meeting the Division’s goals. This role will solve complex problems, diffuse tense situations, further develop their staff, and may also supervise.


The ideal candidate will be creative, innovative, and willing to try new things. They will be a service and solution-oriented person who is highly skilled in planning functions. An innovative leader who understands how collaborative efforts enhance the ability to provide best-in-class service will do well in this position. The successful candidate will have a record of straightforward and open communication and a willingness to make effective decisions within the parameters of the position, as well as the ability to effectively manage conflicting perspectives and priorities. They will also have a strong background in project management and program administration. A candidate with a strong record of collaborative work with internal and external stakeholders would be highly valued, as the Senior Planner must be able to develop positive relationships with staff, other Town departments, the public, and several external agencies.


Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities would be qualifying, however a typical way of obtaining these are:

  • Five (5) years of increasingly responsible professional planning experience.
  • Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in urban planning, architecture, environmental design, public administration, or a directly related field.
  • Possession of an appropriate valid driver’s license to be maintained throughout employment.

The salary range is $95,049 – $128,316 annually; salary will be negotiated depending upon qualifications and experience.

The Town of Truckee is continually evolving its working conditions to meet the needs of current and future employees. Flexible work schedules, in-office dogs, remote work Fridays, and casual work attire are just the beginning!


For first consideration, apply immediately, as applicants will be interviewed as they apply. To apply, visit:

Please contact the Town Planner, Jenna Gatto, with any questions:


The first rounds of interviews will be conducted virtually with final in-person interviews to follow. Candidates will be interviewed as they apply.

Our Town team demonstrates an understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse socio-economic, racial, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, diverse abilities, gender, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation of Town staff and our community that we serve.

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