Associate Planner Job at Mill Valley, Marin County, California

Associate Planner

City of Mill Valley , California

Job Information 


Planning and Building

Mid Level


$6,521.00 - $8,737.00 Monthly

Application Deadline 


03/10/2021 05:00 PM PST

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive


The City of Mill Valley is pleased to announce a recruitment for an  Associate Planner in the Planning and Building Department.

Under general supervision, the Associate Planner will conduct current planning activities such as design review, environmental review, subdivisions, use permits, and variance applications. There is an opportunity to work on advance planning and policy work as well. The Associate Planner interacts with the community on a regular, ongoing basis, and works closely with other team members including building inspectors, code enforcement, administration, Planning Commission, and City Council. This position will exercise occasional supervision of administrative aides, interns, consultants, or others.

Job PDF: 

PDF icon Associate Planner.pdf

Additional Job PDF: 

PDF icon Job_Announcement_Associate Planner.pdf

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have an excellent understanding of the principles, practices, and techniques of urban planning. They will have a keen eye for detail, exemplary customer service skills, and a passion for public service. The ideal candidate should also have a strong track record of exercising good judgement and a proven ability to communicate with a wide range of audiences.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture or a closely related field.
  • Three (3) years of increasingly responsible professional planning experience. A master's degree may be substituted for one year of experience.


  • Leave – the City provides a generous leave package:
    • 14 holidays and floating holidays/personal days
    • 2 to 5 weeks of vacation leave based upon years of service
    •  “9/80” work schedule
    • Up to 8 days of Administrative Leave
  • Health Insurance – City provides the full premium for the Kaiser Family Plan or an HMO through Western Health Advantage.
  • Dental Insurance – City provides the full premium for Delta Dental
  • Retirement
    • New employees with no prior CalPERS service or have a break in CalPERS service of 6 months or more: 2% @ 62
    • New employees who are “classic” CalPERS members and do not have a break in service of more than 6 months: 2% @ 55
  • 457 Deferred Compensation – the City offers up to $600/year in matching contributions toward deferred compensation
  • Other – the City also pays the premium for Long-Term Disability Insurance and Life Insurance ($50,000)

Special Instructions

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the City's official application form via CalOpps, but should accompany the application. All applications and resumes will be reviewed to select those applicants whose qualifications appear to most closely match the requirements of the position. A limited number of qualified applicants may be invited to participate in the subsequent phase(s) of the recruitment process, which may include on or more of the following: written examination, performance examination, assessment exercises, oral interviews, and complete background checks. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement in the selection process.

Recruitment Contact

Contact phone: 


Contact email:


26 Corte Madera Avenue

Mill Valley, CA 94941