The County of El Dorado is conducting this recruitment to fill one (1) full-time vacancy for the Planning and Building Department located in Placerville. It will also establish a list, for up to three months, which may be used to fill future full-time, part-time and extra-help vacancies.
Under general supervision, provides lead direction to professional planning staff and conducts complex professional work on difficult, current, advanced and/or environmental planning projects.
This is the advanced, lead level in the professional planning series. Incumbents provide lead direction to planners and support staff and perform highly specialized and difficult planning functions. Incumbents are assigned to either advanced, environmental or current planning projects that require considerable professional knowledge and the use of independent judgment. This class is distinguished form Principal Planner in that the latter is the first full supervisory level with responsibility for either current, environmental or advanced planning or a number of grant funded projects.
Equivalent to graduation from a four year college or university with major coursework in city or regional planning, urban planning, or a closely related field, AND three years of professional planning experience. A Master's degree in city, regional or urban planning is desirable and may be substituted for one year of the experience outlined above.
Local GovernmentEl Dorado County is one of the most scenic areas in California, extending from Folsom Lake and surrounding foothills, through pine-covered Sierra Nevada Range to Lake Tahoe at the Nevada border. The area’s beauty is matched by the varied recreational opportunities including skiing, boating, river rafting, hiking, fishing, hunting, camping, and equestrian trails. More than half th...e County’s 1,805 square mile area consists of National Forest and other recreational areas. The County’s 10,000 foot mountain peaks, 200 lakes and 682 miles of rivers make the area ideal for outdoor enthusiasts.The west side of the County includes charming Gold Rush communities. U.S. Highway 50, a major all-season route over the Sierra Nevada Range, passes through the center of the County, crossing Echo Summit at 7,400 feet as it enters the spectacular Tahoe Basin, the other major geographic area of the County.The County features a diversity of living styles including country and executive homes, rural estates, view properties, homes with nearby golf courses, and airparks. The sale prices of homes average from $170,000 to $275,000 with estate homes starting at $500,000. Quality education is available with K-12 schools, the Placerville Campus of Cosumnes River College, and nearby California State University at Sacramento.