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Government jobs Oxnard, CA (On Site) Full-Time


This recruitment is Open and Continuous. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

The City of Oxnard's Community Development Department is seeking a Plannerwith strong technical knowledge, interpersonal skills, a customer service orientation, and a history of effective partnerships and problem-solving to be part of the Current Planning Team.

  • Review and process ministerial and discretionary entitlement applications.;
  • Review development projects for compliance with zoning ordinances, State regulations including the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and land use policies;
  • Prepare and work with CEQA consultants in preparation of minor environmental assessments on projects submitted for City approval
  • Act as project manager, coordinating and/or negotiating with other individuals, groups, divisions, departments, and agencies in the processing of development projects.
  • Prepare staff reports and make public presentations before appointed boards, commissions, committees, community groups, and the City Council
  • Perform plan review, issue permits and assist developers, engineers, architects and other customers at the planning counter.
  • Respond to public inquiries at the planning counter, via email or phone.
  • Process zoning clearances, home occupations and temporary use permits;

This class is the second level in a four-level Planning Series devoted to providing professional urban land use plan development and monitoring, and review and evaluation of land use development proposals.




This classification is distinguished from the Planner, Assistant in that it performs advanced review and analysis of projects involving a wide range of planning and zoning areas and makes recommendations and decisions about complex issues.


Receives general supervision and is expected to prioritize work to meet deadlines and to keep the supervisor informed of issues that would impact achievement of a deadline, organizational policy or procedure or in consideration of risk management.
The normal work week is Monday through Thursday 8:00am to 6:00pm and alternating Fridays 8:00am-5:00pm. This position may be required to be available to work additional hours as needed to respond to workload needs. Essential Functions

(This class specification represents only the core areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the needs of the Department.)

Performs research, review and analysis of proposed development projects to determine impact and compliance with applicable City policies, standards and code; interprets development standards and zoning to make determinations and/or recommendations.

Monitors development project life cycle; makes assessments and formulates foundation and reasoning for recommendations; prepares staff reports detailing project research and conditions; prepares reports for leadership, Planning Commission and/or City Council.

Provides planning assistance to representatives of the community, entitlement/real estate businesses, land developers and staff on all types of land use projects; facilitates meetings with committees and boards; assesses projects and determines issues; determines course of issue resolution; participates in discussion, makes recommendations and delivers presentations.

Reviews construction plans and calculates appropriate fees; performs plan check reviews; provides support in application review, determining approval and processing permits.

Provides special project support and technical expertise; assists in administering project tracking system and supporting maintenance and upgrades; serves as staff liaison for special committees by preparing and posting agenda and minutes, preparing reports and recommendations for approval.

Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

The following are the minimum qualifications necessary for the entry into the classification

  • Bachelor's degree in urban or regional planning, economics, architecture, landscape architecture or related field

  • Two (2) years of planning experience


  • Must be able to speak and understand English to effectively communicate with fellow employees, customers, and vendors
General Information

  • Submit NEOGOV/Government Jobs on-line application.
  • Complete and submit responses to the supplemental questions, if required.
  • Upload resume, cover letter, proof of degree (transcript), or other requested documents.

Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the relevant information in the online application and include the information only on the resume. Applications and/or Supplemental Questionnaires that state "see my resume" or "see my personnel file" are considered incomplete and will not be accepted. Cover letters and/or optional resumes are not accepted in lieu of a completed application.

The list of qualified candidates established from this recruitment may be used to fill other full-time, part-time, and temporary assignments. There are currently two (2) full-time vacancies within the Community Development Department.

Selected candidate(s) must pass a thorough background investigation.

UNION MEMBERSHIP: Positions in this classification are represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

NOTE: For most positions, the City of Oxnard relies on office automation (Microsoft Office/Google) and web-based enabled tools, therefore candidates must be proficient and comfortable with computer use to perform functions associated with on-going work.

Regular and reliable attendance, effective communication skills, and development of effective working relationships are requirements of all positions.

Employees are required to participate in the City's direct deposit plan and are paid on a bi-weekly basis.

This position requires a 12 month probationary period.

Pursuant to California Government Code Section 3100, all public employees are required to serve as disaster service workers subject to such disaster service activities as may be assigned to them.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: The City of Oxnard is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from all qualified applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, medical condition, disability or sexual orientation.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The City of Oxnard makes reasonable accommodation for the disabled. If you believe you require special arrangements to participate in the testing process, you must inform the Human Resources Department in writing no later than the filing date. Applicants who request such accommodation must document their request with an explanation of the type and extent of accommodation required.

LEGAL REQUIREMENT: On the first day of employment, new employees must provide proof of citizenship or documentation of legal right to work in the United States in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, as amended. The City participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with you. Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9. For more information on E-Verify, please contact DHS
. 888-897-7781

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Ashley Segovia at [ Email address blocked ] - Click here to apply to Planner or
(805) 200-5445

NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

Retirement Contributions:
New members (as defined by PEPRA), 2% @ 62; "Classic" members 2% @ 55. The employee will be required to pay a portion of their annual earnings toward their retirement. The City of Oxnard does not participate in social security.

Vacation Accrual Rates:

Full time employees accrue vacation leave at a rate of 4.39-8.08 hours per pay period based on years of service.

Sick Leave Accrual Rate:

Full time employees accrue sick leave at a rate of 3.70 hours per pay period.

Deferred Compensation:

The City contributes 1% to a deferred compensation program.

Bilingual Pay:

A regular full time employee may receive bilingual pay at the rate of $50.00-$125.00 bi-weekly depending on the level the employee is required to provide bilingual services as determined by the City Manager or designee.

Educational Incentive:

Employees earn educational incentive pay for educational attainments not required by the classification. The educational incentive pay is as follows: Associates degree - 2.5%, Bachelor's degree - 3%, Graduate degree - 3.5%

Health and dental:

Employees can choose from a variety of medical plans provided by the City. The City's contribution to medical coverage is outlined below:

Level One - For employees hired before January 1, 2023, the City contributes $1,543.00 per month toward medical insurance premiums and an additional $74.21 per month toward dental insurance premiums. Employees will receive cash back if the medical plan they choose is less than the City's monthly contribution of $1,543.00 per month. Employees who waive medical insurance will receive cash back in the amount $1,243.00 per month provided they provide proof of other qualifying coverage. Any unused dental premium monies are paid to the employee. If employees hired prior to January 1, 2023 make any changes to their health plan, they will be placed in level two.

Level Two - For employees hired on or after January 1, 2023, the City will contribute $1,774.00 towards medical insurance premiums with no cash back. Employees who waive medical insurance will receive $500.00 per month cash back provided they show proof of other qualifying coverage. The City will continue to provide $74.21 per month towards dental insurance.

Life Insurance:

City employees receive Basic Life Coverage and have the option to purchase additional insurance.

Tuition Reimbursement:

Full-time employees are eligible for 100% reimbursement of the costs of tuition, registration fees, laboratory fees, and books to a maximum of $1,000 per fiscal year for work related coursework.


The City observes 12 holidays per year.

01 Do you posses a Bachelor's degree in urban or regional planning, economics, architecture, landscape architecture or a related field considered useful in City planning? If "yes", list the degree field (e.g. Urban Planning). If "no", state "no degree".

02 Do you posses at least two (2) years of directly related experience in planning? If "yes", describe your experience. If "no", state "no experience".

03 Do you posses, or have the ability to obtain, a valid class C California driver's license?
  • Yes
  • No

04 Are you AICP (American Institute of Certified Planners) certified?
  • Yes
  • No

* Required Question

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