• Full Time
  • Millbrae, CA
  • $105,562.00-$142,508.00/yr USD / Year

Website City of Millbrae

  • An excellent opportunity to help build a growing community
  • Enjoy an annual salary of $105,562 to $142,508, along with a host of benefits 
  • Join a supportive team environment 

About the City of Millbrae
Located in the heart of San Mateo County, California, the City of Millbrae is a vibrant community with a rich history and an exciting future. With its breathtaking natural beauty, thriving economy, and world-class amenities, Millbrae is a gem of the Bay Area. Boasting top-rated schools, a bustling downtown area, and a host of recreational opportunities, there is something for everyone here. Whether you’re looking to explore the great outdoors, indulge in some retail therapy, or savor delicious cuisine from around the world, Millbrae has it all. And with its close proximity to San Francisco and Silicon Valley, this city is truly a hub of innovation and opportunity.

Embark on high-profile and cutting-edge development projects in Millbrae, focusing on sustainable planning, economic vitality, and enhanced community living. Contribute to innovative planning policies, vibrant economic strategies, and the beautification of open spaces, paving the way for a dynamic and flourishing future.

About the Opportunity
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a full-time Senior Planner to join our team in Millbrae, San Mateo County.

Your key responsibilities are:

  • Managing highly complex projects on a wide range of current and advance planning topics such as mixed-use developments, implementing and updating the City’s Specific Plans
  • Researching and preparing complex reports regarding long-range planning policy topics, including but not limited to, General Plan, Specific Plan, municipal code amendments, rezoning requests, and environmental review
  • Making presentations to the City Council, Planning Commission, community groups, and outside agencies
  • Participating in the review of complex development proposals for conformance to City standards
  • Resolving disputes between the City, developers, and property owners
  • Building effective working relationships with other City departments, outside agencies, and consultants
  • Participating in the development and implementation of the City’s planning policies, and assisting or leading improvements in planning procedures and related information systems
  • Providing lead direction to subordinate professional, technical, and clerical staff
  • Training assigned staff in areas of work of planning methods, procedures, and techniques
  • Occasional evening and weekend work will be required
  • Other duties as assigned

More About You

Education: Graduation from a four-year college or university with major course work in city or regional planning, urban planning, public policy, or a closely related field. Master’s degree in a related field is highly desirable.

Experience: Five (5) years of increasingly professional work experience in municipal planning. Two (2) years of experience can be substituted by a Master’s degree.

Licenses: Possession of a valid California Driver’s License and a satisfactory driving record

The following knowledge and abilities will also be essential:

  • Knowledge of principles, practices, and trends of municipal planning, urban design, and zoning
  • Knowledge of laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to land use and zoning, including environmental laws, regulations, and review processes
  • Reading and interpreting architectural and engineering plans and specifications
    Effective methods and practices of lead supervision
  • Prepare written reports and oral presentations; make effective presentations in public meetings in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to read, interpret and apply technical documents, plans designs, laws, codes and policies and explain information to various audiences
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects

If you are an Associate Planner that is ready to advance in your career, you are encouraged to apply.

About the Benefits
As a valued member of our team, you will be rewarded with a competitive annual salary of $105,562 to $142,508 (4.5% scheduled salary increase as of July 1st, 2024), depending on your skills and experience, along with the following benefits:

1) Leave accruals

11 days (88 hours) national holidays observed per year
40 hours Floating holiday leave per calendar year with cash out option
40 hours Management leave per fiscal year with cash out option
14 hours General leave per month (21 days/year); General leave accrual goes up with years of service
Maximum accumulation of General Leave accrual is 1,040 hours (6 months)
2) Health Coverage

$2,440.10/mo medical allowance towards CalPERS health plans in 2024
$572/mo cash stipend for opting out of health coverage (proof of health coverage is required)
Up to $300/mo cash stipend for selecting employee-only or employee+1 coverage
You are still eligible for Dental and Vision coverage even if you opt out of Health coverage
3) Dental coverage

City Paid Ameritas PPO plan through The Standard for employee, spouse, and dependent children up to age 26
$2,000 annual maximum for each covered member
Max Builder benefit
4) Vision coverage

City Paid VSP Choice plan for employee, spouse, and dependent children up to age 26
5) CalPERS

CalPERS retirement formula of 2.7% @ 55 for classic members or 2% @ 62 for PEPRA members
6) Other Benefits

City paid Short Term and Long Term Disability insurance
City paid Life insurance plan; coverage is 2.5 times the annual salary amount up to $400,000
City paid AD&D insurance; coverage is 2.5 times the annual salary amount up to $400,000
Deferred Compensation 457 and Roth Plans through CalPERS and/or MissionSquare
Flexible spending accounts for medical, dependent care, transit, and parking
Employee Assistance Program
Additional group rate insurance plans available
If you are a self-motivated individual eager to contribute to a growing community, then we would love to hear from you – apply today!

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