San Bernardino County has reciprocity
and other California '37 Act counties. We offer a competitive salary with bi-annual step increases of approximately 2.5% up to top salary step of $ 105,726 annually.
- Recruitment Bonus - Newly hired employees from this recruitment may be eligible to receive bonus payments up to $2,000***
- Referral Bonus - Current employees in a regular position who refer a qualified candidate for this recruitment may be eligible to receive bonus payments up to $750****
The Land Use Services Department
is recruiting for Planner III,
who is responsible for a wide range of duties in urban, rural, and regional land use applications and studies. Duties include the Current Planning processing of development applications for entitlement; review of environmental documents; research and review of technical reports, maps and plans; and could include Advance Planning work related to the General Plan, development code, or special projects. Land Use Services Planner III also serves as a project leader and mentor. This recruitment will only be used to fill positions in the High Desert office located in Hesperia.
Applications will be accepted until sufficient applications are received. Recruitment may close at anytime without notice.
For more detailed information refer to the Planner III job description.Applications are also being accepted for Planner I-High Desert and Planner II-High Desert. Applicants must submit a separate application for each recruitment of interest. Applicants are encouraged to review the announcements and apply as appropriate. LAND USE SERVICES DEPARTMENT San Bernardino County
is geographically the largest in the United States and the twelfth largest in population. We are currently in the midst of historic change as our leaders have adopted a Countywide Vision that sets an exciting and ambitious course for our future. The Planning Division includes Current Planning and Advance Planning and is committed to the fulfillment of the Countywide Vision for our communities. We are a passionate team of planners looking for the right teammate to grow and learn with us as we plan for our County's Vision. The County recently adopted a General Plan Update, the Planning Division will be responsible for implementing the Countywide Plan, Community Action Guides, and a Renewable Energy and Conservation Element, Green House Gas Reduction Plan and Housing Element as well as numerous other strategic initiatives in support of the Countywide Vision. We are committed to continuing education and encourage our planners to pursue AICP status as they become eligible. Our work is hard but offers the opportunity to become immersed in leading edge planning initiatives. If you are up to the challenge, are deeply committed to community development, and have the skills in planning for valleys, mountains and deserts, consider joining our team and helping us serve a great cause, a great region, and a great county. EXCELLENT BENEFITS PACKAGE
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT Pre-Employment Process:
Applicants must successfully pass a background check prior to appointment.Travel:
Travel throughout the County is required. A valid California Class C driver license is required at time of appointment. Employees in this class may be required to use personal vehicles and show proof of automobile liability insurance. Mileage reimbursement is available.
**According to criteria established in the General Unit Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) ( see pages 108-109 )
***According to criteria established in the General Unit Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) ( see pages 109 ) Minimum Requirements Candidates must be available to work in the High Desert AND meet one of the options listed below: Geographic Availability
: Must be available to work in the High Desert office (located in Hesperia) or application will be disqualified. Option 1: Experience
: Two (2) years of professional level planning experience in urban/regional planning, policy development, comprehensive land use, entitlement, environmental review, analysis or site design planning, and/or regulatory compliance.Education:
Master's degree in Planning, Urban Studies, Environmental Science, Landscape Architecture, Geography, Engineering, Public or Business Administration, or closely related field. Option 2: Experience
Three (3) years of professional level planning experience in urban/regional planning, policy development, comprehensive land use, entitlement, environmental review, analysis or site design planning, and/or regulatory compliance. Education
: Bachelor's degree in Planning, Urban Studies, Environmental Science, Landscape Architecture, Geography, Engineering, Public or Business Administration, or closely related field. Option 3: Experience
Four (4) years of professional level planning experience in urban/regional planning, policy development, comprehensive land use, entitlement, environmental review, analysis or site design planning, and/or regulatory compliance. Education
: Associate's degree or equivalent units AND one additional year of planning related experience, which may include experience as a Land Use Technician or assisting with preparation/review of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) applications for 404 permits/401 certifications (Clean Water Act), Lake and Streambed Alteration Act (LSA) permits, land use planning and site planning. Substitution (Option 3 only)
: Two (2) additional years of experience as above may substitute for the Associate's degree.Desired Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have a comprehensive understanding of land use planning and environmental analysis, entitlement experience, and strong experience in a California public agency. Knowledge of the CEQA is a must. Strong writing, critical thinking, and decision-making skills are essential.Selection Process
There will be a competitive evaluation
of qualifications based on the information provided in the Application and the Supplemental Questionnaire. You are encouraged to include detailed descriptions of your qualifying experience and skills, as only the most highly qualified applicants will be referred to the Department.
All communications regarding the selection process will be via email. Applicants are encouraged to check their e-mail frequently to learn additional information regarding this recruitment. Check your GovernmentJobs account for notifications. Update your firewalls to allow e-mails from San Bernardino County through governmentjobs.com. Update your Spam, Junk, and Bulk settings to ensure it will not spam/block/filter communications from email addresses with the following domain "@hr.sbcounty.gov". Finally, be sure to keep your personal information updated. Taking these steps now will help ensure you receive all communications regarding this recruitment. Application Procedure :
Please complete and submit the online employment application and supplemental questionnaire. Applications will be accepted until sufficient applications are received. Recruitment may close at anytime without notice.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaires.
To ensure timely and successful submission of your online application, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application before the posted filing deadline. Applicants will be automatically logged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the posted deadline. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records. Please note: if you do not receive an onscreen confirmation and an email acknowledging our receipt of your application, we have not received your application.
If you require technical assistance
, please click HERE to review the Government Jobs online application guide , or contact their Toll-Free Applicant Support line at (855) 524-5627. Please note that Human Resources is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by the internet connection, computer or browser used to submit the application. EEO/ADA:
San Bernardino County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant employer, committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants. ADA Accommodation:
If you have a disability and require accommodations in the testing process, submit the Special Testing Accommodations Request Form within one week of a recruitment filing deadline.Veterans' Preference:
Eligible veterans and their spouse or widow(er) who are not current County employees may be awarded additional Veterans' Preference points. Click here for information and instructions to request Veteran's Preference points. Please click HERE for important Applicant Information and the County Employment Process