Senior Planner

City of Madera

Filing Deadline: 3pm, Friday, August 10, 2018

Salary: $2,790.98 - $3,561.969/ Bi-weekly 

Primary Responsibilities 

The Senior Planner is the advanced level class in the professional planning se-ries in which incumbents are expected to independently perform the full scope of assigned duties. Incumbents in this position work independently in the research and analysis of planning issues, and preparation of planning reports, studies and recommendations. This classification is distinguished from the next higher classification of Planning Director in that the latter is responsible for overall management of the Planning Division.


Experience/Education: 4 years of increasingly responsible experience in Urban Planning and a Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture or a related field. A Master’s degree in City or Urban Planning may be substituted for one year of experience.

Licenses: Valid Class C California Drivers License.

Examination Process 

Only those applicants who meet the qualification standards of this position by the application filing deadline will be allowed to participate in the examination process. Examination scores determine standing on Civil Service eligibility lists. The City Administrator, upon recommendation of the department head, will make the final selection and appointment from the established eligibility list.

The examination process may consist of the following parts: Application Package Review: Qualifying Only; Oral Exam; 100% Weight Value. Candidates must earn a score of 70% or higher to be considered for the eligibility list.

Applicants who require special examination accommodations due to a disability should contact the Human Resources Department five (5) business days prior to any scheduled examination at (559) 661-5401.

Applicants may be eligible for Veteran’s Preference Points (5 points) and should attach a DD214 to their employment application for consideration of this prefer-ence.

General Information 

Applications may be obtained from the City’s website or by calling the City’s Human Resources Department at (559) 661-5401. Original applications must be submit-ted to the City’s Human Resources Department prior to the application deadline. Facsimiled or digi-tally signed applications will not be accepted.

The City of Madera is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related) or the conditions Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) or AIDS Related Conditions (ARC).

Appointment will be contingent upon an extensive background check, pre-employment physical and drug screen. Final appointment will be made by the City Administrator upon recommendation of the Department Head.


Affirmative Action / Equal Employment Opportunity / Drug Free Employer


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