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Senior Planner, Community Planning Section - City of Pasadena, CA

Title Senior Planner, Community Planning Section
Type Planning/Building/Code Enforcement/Economic Dev
Date Posted 2024-06-04
City / Organization City of Pasadena, CA
Website Click here for more information or to apply
Email Contact apply@peckhamandmckenney.com

Senior Planner, Community  Planning Section

City of Pasadena, CA


The City of Pasadena, located in the heart of Southern California, approximately 10 miles from downtown Los Angeles, is an ethnically, economically, and culturally diverse community that blends historical charm with modern innovation. With a population of 137,000 across its 23-square-mile area, Pasadena offers a comfortable and convenient lifestyle. Excellent schools, low crime rates, and abundant green spaces make it an ideal place to call home.


The City of Pasadena seeks a Senior Planner in the Community Planning Section to play a vital role in new policy efforts to revise General Plan Elements and components of the City’s land use policy framework, update and project manage Master Plans, assist with Zoning Code Amendments, analyze legislation and policies, advise on planning and development issues, and supervise, assist, and mentor staff.


The ideal candidate can hit the ground running and blend their technical abilities with visionary leadership, political acumen, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills while demonstrating a passion for enjoying their work. To succeed in the position, an individual must be able to solve complex issues, ensuring that every facet of a project aligns with the City’s established procedures and local and State regulations. Someone who can work in a fast-paced environment, be nimble and pivot when needed, identify and implement innovative solutions, develop and present sound and responsive recommendations, lead and inspire a team, and successfully manage projects is desirable.


A bachelor’s degree in planning, architecture, geography, public administration, or a closely related field and four years of professional journey-level planning experience, including one year of experience organizing, assigning, and controlling the work of project teams, is a typical way to obtain the required qualifications. However, any combination of education and/or experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for acceptable job performance would qualify. As of July 1, 2024, the salary range for this position will be $117,401-$146,751 annually and will be based on qualifications and experience. In addition to the salary, the City provides a robust benefits package. This position is a member of the Pasadena Management Association bargaining unit.

To apply for this exciting career opportunity, please visit our website at:


Peckham & McKenney



Resumes are acknowledged within two business days. For more information, call Danielle Noble at (866) 912-1919. A detailed brochure is available at www.peckhamandmckenney.com.


The filing deadline is July 5, 2024.





Job Post Expiration Date   2024-08-03

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