Planner II – Sustainability – PBES

County of Napa Published: July 29, 2022
1195 Third Street, Napa, United States of America
Skill Level
Mid Level
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The Napa Valley, internationally known for its fine wines, exciting restaurants and world-class resorts, is home to 140,000 residents who share a strong sense of community and a legacy of preserving and protecting our rich agricultural heritage.

Located in the heart of California's preeminent wine region, the Napa Valley is also part of the dynamic San Francisco Bay Metropolitan Area. With its sunny Mediterranean climate and proximity to the mountains and ocean, the Valley offers residents easy access to virtually unlimited shopping, dining, cultural and recreational opportunities.

The Napa Valley's strategic location, natural and cultural resources, history of responsible land use planning and attractive quality of life provide the ideal mix of small town living and big city amenities.    


The County of Napa is a highly respected employer within the local community as well as throughout the region. We offer rewarding and challenging work, flexible hours, competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package and tremendous opportunities for career growth. At the County of Napa we truly value our employees and are committed to diversity in our family-oriented environment. This is why we are the Employer of Choice for more than 1,400 employees.

As an organization, the County is dedicated to improving the lives of our citizens and reflecting the best of the community's values: Respect, Accountability, Dedication, Integrity and Innovation.   


The Planner II - Sustainability - PBES will perform a variety of responsible professional duties in the field of current and advanced land use planning, groundwater planning, and sustainability planning; to prepare, process, and present environmental analysis reports, research findings, and agenda items; disseminate information to the public and provide assistance to the public and developers on complex matters; and, as assigned, perform business process analysis and oversee interdepartmental permitting coordination and ensure the efficiency of the Department's permit information tracking systems.

The Planner is a flexibly staffed job series performing a full range of professional activities within the Planning, Building, and Environmental Services Department. Planners may be assigned to the Planning, Code Compliance, Water Resources, and Sustainability Divisions or disciplines within the Department.

The difference in Planner levels depends on the complexity of the assignments and the degree of independent judgment and responsibility required:

  • The Planner II is the journey level of the series and works under general supervision while performing difficult, varied and complex professional planning assignments. As experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities are acquired, and increased proficiency consistently demonstrated, an incumbent may be promoted to a Planner III when there is an associated need.
  • The Planner III is the advanced journey level class in the professional planning series. This class is distinguished from the Planner II level by the successful completion, on a regular and continuing basis, of the more complex planning assignments.

This position is expected to perform the full range of planning duties with a significant degree of independent judgment and responsibility. Positions assigned to this class may also apply specialized and advanced level knowledge, skills, and abilities in the area to which they are assigned and may serve as a lead worker to lower-level planning staff.

  • For more information and to apply, please visit our website.
  • Applications are due online by 5PM on Friday, August 19.


Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:


  • Two years of professional experience in the planning, natural resources, water resources, or sustainability/energy field.  


  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in city, regional, land use or environmental planning, environmental policy, environmental science, hydrogeology, or related field.  

License or Certificate*

  • Possession of a valid California Driver's License.

*Any license, certification, or registration required for this position shall be maintained (i.e. active and in good standing) at all times during employment with Napa County.  For continued employment with Napa County, you must maintain such license, certification, or registration to meet the minimum qualifications of this position.

Recruitment Process:

  1. Applications are due by 5:00 P.M. on Friday, August 19, 2022.
  2. Applications will be screened for minimum qualifications the week of August 22, 2022.
  3. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their supplemental responses scored by subject matter experts the week of August 29, 2022.
  4. Oral Panel Interviews are tentatively scheduled to take place the week of September 5, 2022. Only the most qualified candidates from the interview process will be placed on the eligibility list and may be considered to fill positions for up to one year.
Note: Human Resources reserve the right to make changes to the recruitment process and schedule at any time. 


Applicants requiring accommodation during the application and/or selection process pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact the County of Napa Human Resources at (707) 253-4303.

Napa County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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