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Principal Planner

Company: 4LEAF, Inc
Location: Redding
Posted on: November 18, 2023

Job Description:

4LEAF, Inc. is a professional engineering services firm specializing in providing services to municipal Planning, Building, and Public Works Departments throughout California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, and New England. We are seeking Principal Planners in the Shasta County, California.
The Principal Planner position within the professional planning series. The Principal Planner manages, supervises, and participates in advanced, highly-complex professional planning activities. This position may perform duties of a senior planner or act as a Deputy Director. The Principal Planner researches, analyzes and prepares reports and recommendations on planning related issues of minimal to moderate complexity; makes oral and written presentations; and performs related professional and technical planning duties as assigned.

Checks building plans for zoning compliance.
Processes staff level planning permits such as tree removal permits, off-street parking exceptions and variances.
Interprets and applies applicable state, county and local codes, ordinances, and regulations.
Initiates actions necessary to correct deficiencies or violations of regulations.
Conducts review of various development applications including plats, permits, site plans, variance requests and re-zonings.
Conducts extensive research in specific or general project areas.
Writes and presents formal and technical reports, working papers, and correspondence.
Writes, or assists in writing, a variety of ordinances and regulations relating to development controls.
May attend a number of evening and weekend meetings.


Experience with Accela and/or BlueBeam is ideal.
Well-developed knowledge of planning principles and practices.
In-depth knowledge of one or more planning specialization, such as economic development, transportation planning, or environmental planning.
Knowledge of principles, methodology, practices of research and data collection.
Knowledge of effective writing techniques.
Knowledge of or experience in community remediation and redevelopment, and knowledge of relevant Federal programs.
Statistical, algebraic, or geometric knowledge and ability to apply such knowledge in practical situations.
Knowledge of computer hardware and software programs, which may include Microsoft Office, Internet applications, econometric or transportation modeling, database management, or GIS.


Oral communication and interpersonal skills to present research findings to various boards and committees.
Creative problem-solving skills to gather relevant information to solve less well-defined practical problems.
Ability to review plans and apply provisions of the ordinances and codes to determine compliance with such regulations and to apply regulations to field conditions.
Group facilitation skills for use with community workshops.
Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously.
Ability to work independently or in a team environment as needed.
Ability to attend to details while keeping big-picture goals in mind.

Minimum of 6 years of staff experience working in municipal planning and/or community development AND completion of Master's degree (preferred) from an accredited college or university with a major in urban planning or a closely related field; or
Minimum of 8 years of staff experience working in municipal planning and/or community development AND completion of Bachelor's degree (required) from an accredited college or university with a major in urban planning or a closely related field.
Minimum 3 years of supervisory experience.
AICP Certification preferred.
Possession of or ability to obtain a valid California driver's license.


$65 to $85 hourly; commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Benefits Package available including Health insurance, Vision insurance, Dental insurance, 401(k) Retirement, Flexible spending account, Paid time off.


Full-time, 40 hours a week.
On-site, Monday to Friday.
Shasta County, California area: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred).

Please attach a resume, writing sample, and cover letter of interest for the position or email them to
4LEAF, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.
For more firm information, please visit www.4leafinc.comPIdb28204d20b6-25660-33022856

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