Senior Planner

City of Monrovia

The City of Monrovia is looking for a unique individual to serve as a Senior Planner in the Community Development Department. This individual should be someone who is inspired by the challenges and opportunities presented in working with an engaged and active community.  The Senior Planner reports to the Planning Division Manager and may act as the Planning Division Manager in his/her place.


In Monrovia, we believe that the way in which we approach our work is just as important as the end result. An individual who is committed to serving with humility and who can demonstrate high emotional intelligence will be successful in the role.  Competitive candidates will have a hunger to continually search for better ways of doing things as a way of demonstrating their loyalty to the organization and community.  The selected individual will be a smart, creative, and intuitive thinker and decision maker.


This position will assist in managing a variety of projects, programs and operational functions including, but not limited to:


  • Take a major role in the realization of the Station Square Planning Area with the entitlement of over 1000 dwelling units
  • Take part in the implementation of the City’s Historic Context Statement
  • Evolve and enhance a Commission Training Program
  • Update the City’s General Plan Safety Element


It is important to note that in addition to these functional areas of responsibility, the successful candidate will also have the opportunity to design and shape his / her role within the organization in a manner that will accentuate his / her specific talents.