Contra Costa County is one of nine counties that comprise the San Francisco–Oakland Bay area, and is located directly east of the City of San Francisco.  The current population of Contra Costa County is just over 1,000,000, and is the ninth most populous county in the State of California. Contra Costa boasts one of the fastest growing work forces among Bay Area counties, with growth in its employment base driven primarily by the need to provide services to a growing local population. We offer excellent benefits such as: Competitive Compensation Packages, Education Reimbursement, Professional Development Allowance, Health and Life Insurance Options, 13 Holidays and 2-3 Weeks Vacation, Retirement and Deferred Compensation, Employee Wellness Program, Credit Union and More!

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Job title: Planner II
Annual Salary Range: $58,152-$70,680

The Contra Costa County Department of Conservation and Development has an excellent career opportunity for individuals interested in a Planner II position. The Department currently has two vacancies, one each in the Solid Waste/Recycling and Water Agency Units of the Community Development Division, and both positions will be located in Martinez.

If assigned to the Solid Waste/Recycling Unit, the incumbent will be responsible for various tasks related to the Department's waste reduction, reuse, and recycling functions. Duties will include but are not limited to: oversight of the County's solid waste and recycling collection franchise agreements with several private haulers serving various unincorporated areas; oversight of existing land use permits and related implementation/mitigation monitoring programs for solid waste processing and disposal facilities located in unincorporated areas; act as project planner for land use entitlements to establish new or allow modifications to existing solid waste facilities located in unincorporated areas; assistance with development and implementation of North Richmond Waste & Recovery Mitigation Fee Expenditure Plans involving multiple strategies intended to reduce illegal dumping and blight; and assistance with implementation of waste reduction and recycling programs, including public outreach.

If assigned to the Water Agency Unit, the incumbent will be responsible for a number of tasks and programs associated with the Department's habitat conservation functions. Duties will include but are not limited to: reviewing requests by project proponents for authorization to impact endangered species habitats; assisting with land preservation, restoration and management programs; coordinating with local, state and federal agency partners on habitat conservation related issues; and tracking and monitoring conservation and development actions. Applicants should have knowledge and interest in the topics of conservation biology, restoration ecology, land use planning, hydrology and environmental policy.

For application instructions and to find out more about the requirements for this position, the County, and other employment opportunities, please visit our website at You may also visit our office location at 651 Pine Street, 2nd Floor, Martinez, CA, 94553 or call us at (925) 335-1701.

We will begin accepting applications for this position on May 27, 2008 and the final filing date is June 13, 2008. Contra Costa County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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