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The County of Calaveras Planning Department is seeking a Planner III to join their team. This position is full time with a work schedule of Monday- Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Apply now! Position is open until filled.
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5% Equity Adjustment effective March 3, 2018

2% COLA effective June 23, 2018 

2% COLA effective January 5, 2019

SALARY: $32.42 - $39.41/hr.

RANGE: 7675


FLSA: Non-Exempt


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County of Calaveras is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


The County of Calaveras Planning Department is seeking a Planner III to join their team. This position is full time with a work schedule of Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and comes with an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision insurance, a $50,000 life insurance policy, a CalPERS pension and much more. The incumbent will, under general supervision, conduct advanced level studies, develop related reports and land use recommendations, interpret and enforce zoning regulations, and do related work as required.


This is the advanced journey level position in the classification series; incumbents are responsible for assigning work and for supervising other positions within the department as assigned.


  • Prepare & monitor project proposals for submission to granting agencies such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA);
  • Seek and participate in the development of various emergency management grants for equipment, training, facilities, vehicular needs, and/or support services;
  • Assist in the development of agreements with allied agencies and vendors to commit personnel, equipment and other appropriate resources during emergencies;
  • Monitor project applications through the grant process; advise superiors of grant eligibility & provide technical assistance, guidance & training to grant administrators & project directors;
  • Ensure compliance with Federal & State laws, regulations, policies & procedures by establishing disaster recovery grant monitoring systems;
  • Assist in the development of policies & procedures necessary to monitor the progress of disaster recovery efforts;
  • Monitor & evaluate disaster recover grant projects to assure adherence to standards by conducting onsite inspections of projects;
  • Assist with the development of comprehensive disaster preparedness & assistance plans, programs & capabilities to enhance state preparedness;
  • Develop & improve plans to provide effective disaster assistance during recovery operations;
  • Monitor expenditures and cost documentation for compliance;
  • Accomplish improvements & changes required in present plans that contribute to comprehensive emergency management & mitigation activities;
  • Assist in correcting deficiencies identified by critiques of disasters through improved mitigation, preparedness, response or recovery activities;
  • Assist in the training of temporary contract personnel during recovery operations;
  • Coordinate and assist in emergency preparedness training and disaster drills for County departments and staff, community and volunteer groups;
  • Assists with other emergency support duties to meet operational requirements (e.g., emergency assessment, field work, reports, plans, & Emergency Operations Center assignments, during exercises or actual incidents, including activation of State Emergency Operations Center for any hazard).
  • Coordinate public education programs for schools, community groups, and the general public;


Knowledge of:

Theory, principles and practices of planning; current trends in Federal, State and local planning; Federal and State laws/regulations pertaining to planning activities in the local government; nomenclature, symbols and equipment used in planning, drafting and mapping work; socioeconomic aspects of planning, county regulations and zoning ordinances pertaining to planning; modern management and staff supervision techniques; working knowledge of both current and advanced planning; common tools used in the profession, including computerized graphics.


Skill to:

Organize and conduct research studies; compile and analyze technical and statistical information/data for the preparation of professional planning reports; interpret, explain and apply laws and regulations; work cooperatively with those contacted in the course of work; prepare and interpret maps, technical drawings, legal descriptions and survey documents; make effective public presentations; independently complete work; organize and assign work to others; supervise, train and evaluate staff as assigned; make effective recommendations regarding operational changes in departmental or county planning policies.


Education, Training and Experience:

Equivalent to two years college course in planning or a related field and four years demonstrated professional knowledge in public agency planning activities, land surveying or related field OR valid license as a surveyor with four years demonstrated professional knowledge in public agency planning activities, land surveying or related field. A four-year college degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience; a master’s degree may be substituted for one additional year of the required experience.


Licenses, Certificates, or Registrations:

Possession of a valid California driver’s license.




Interested individuals must submit the following:

  • Calaveras County application
  • Resume
  • Cover letter

Application materials will be reviewed to evaluate the specific qualifications of each applicant and determine which applicants will continue in the screening process.  Incomplete application information will result in the candidate being screened out of the process.  Those candidates identified as having qualifications best suited for the position will be invited to participate in the interview process.





Mobility to work in a standard office environment; use standard office equipment; physical ability to sit or otherwise remain stationary at work post for long periods of time; manual dexterity to use standard office equipment and supplies and to manipulate both single sheets of paper and large documents holders (binders, manuals, etc.); vision to read handwritten and printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate in person and by telephone.


This class description lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive.  Not all duties are necessarily performed by each incumbent.  Incumbents may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in the documents and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.

Human Resources Division

891 Mountain Ranch Road, Building C, San Andreas, CA 95249
Phone (209) 754-6303 ~ Fax (209) 754-6333 ~


Calaveras County is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming), national origin, age (40 and above), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), marital status, sexual orientation ( heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, gender identity, gender expression, transgender), medical conditions (cancer and genetic information including family medical history), disability (medical, mental or physical, including HIV or AIDS), request or denial of family medical care leave and pregnancy leave, AB60 driver's license or military or veteran status.

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