Job Opportunity

Regulatory Open Space Planner
Marin County

Date Posted:

November 16, 2016


$6,208 – $7,418/Month


Under general direction, the Regulatory Open Space Planner is responsible for preparing CEQA documentation for departmental projects, including habitat restoration and road and trail improvement projects. This individual will also compile, review, synthesize and prepare responses to formal public comments relating to the department’s CEQA filings. Among other duties, the Regulatory Open Space Planner may also be assigned to support senior planning staff in the preparation of permit applications for departmental projects and in servicing said permits; to research zoning and property boundary issues; to assist in the resolution of encroachments; and to explain Parks policies and initiatives to the public.


The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of 3 years of experience in land use planning and CEQA review. The candidate must have experience preparing environmental review documents under CEQA, preparing permit documents and working with and producing deliverables using ArcGIS, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. They will also have experience in evaluating and making formal CEQA determinations; preparing formal responses to public comments on CEQA documents; working with and producing deliverables using Adobe Creative Suite; and producing accessible print and web-based documents consistent with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. They will have a strong background in the principals of land use planning and public process; natural resource management and restoration; and road and trail design and maintenance. The candidate will have a strong understanding of ecological principles and the natural resources of Northern California. They will have a proven ability to: manage consultants; coordinate effectively across disciplines and team boundaries; prioritize and plan projects; and communicate effectively orally and in writing. The ideal candidate will contribute to a cohesive and supportive intra- and inter-departmental working environment and will be an ambassador for the department with the general public.

Minimum Qualifications: A combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from college with a major in landscape architecture, land use planning, environmental planning, or closely related field that provides the knowledge and abilities listed in the class specification AND one year of professional landscape architecture, land use planning or environmental planning experience.

Additional graduate level courses in landscape architecture, land use planning, environmental planning or closely related fields may substitute for up to one year of the experience requirement at the rate of three semester units for one month of experience.

How to Apply:

Tentative Exam Schedule: Depending on the number of qualified candidates, the testing process may consist of a highly qualified review, supplemental application screening, skills testing, online assessment, written or oral examination or any combination to determine which candidate’s names will be placed on the eligible list.

Resumes are not accepted in lieu of County application and supplemental application form. Apply online at: or contact Marin County HR Dept, Rm 415, 3501 Civic Center Dr., San Rafael, CA 94903 or call (415) 473-6104. EEO/TTY

Filing Deadline:

Open until filled.

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