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31 Aug 2023

Full-Time Senior Planner

Marin County – Posted by spinrec San Rafael, California, United States

Job Description


Department of Public Works

$8,518.25 – $10,192.00 Monthly

Marin County

San Rafael, CA

At the County of Marin, our employees overwhelmingly report feeling their work is meaningful, they like the work they do and they are proud to tell people “I work for the County of Marin.” Discover more about us, our values and our organizational culture here. The Waste Management Division of the Department of Public Works has one full-time (75 bi-weekly hours) Senior Planner vacancy.

Are you a highly skilled, creative, and collaborative professional? Then we welcome your application to become part of our fast-paced, dynamic and results-driven team within the Department of Public Works! Please allow us to introduce you to a brand-new Senior Planner position within our Waste Management Division, where we work diligently to reduce the impacts of climate change and conserve natural resources by developing and implementing innovative programs and projects that reduce waste at the source.

Our Senior Planner has management over:

  • Contracts and agreements with Facility Operator, hazardous waste haulers, vendors, and Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) grants.
  • Operations and small quantity generator program associated with the HHW Facility (HHWF), including creating and managing a 2.5+ million-dollar operating budget, regulatory compliance, agreement negotiations, and best practices for safe handling and disposal of HHW materials.
  • All HHW programs and projects, such as developing and maintaining schedules, outreach and education, ensuring quality deliverables, and leading the work of subordinate professionals, technical, and clerical staff.
  • Integrating applicable environmental policies, legislative developments, local, state, and federal statutes, and regulations (specifically, the California Code of Regulations, Title 22 that are implemented by the Department of Toxic Substances Control and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)) into hazardous waste programs and operations.
  • Coordinating and leading in-person and online meetings with public agencies and advisory bodies, such as the Marin County Hazardous & Solid Waste JPA (Zero Waste Marin), Board of Supervisors, and Community Organizations.

This position reports directly to the Public Works Program Manager and also provides key support to the Executive Director of Zero Waste Marin.

Our highly qualified candidate has:

  • Knowledge of:public sector contracting, solid & hazardous management industry, principles, and practices of highly accountable government operations, tried and true research and statistical methods as applied to the collection, tabulation, and analysis of data essential to HHW Programs.
  • Skill in:excellent writing, time management, budget tracking, fostering and maintaining productive relationships with various stakeholders, data management systems, application use (especially Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint), public speaking, delivering presentations and recommendations before boards, commissions, and community groups, and staying calm under pressure.
  • Ability to:provide clear communication, function independently with minimal supervision, actively manage complex and technical projects and programs in the delivery of services, think critically, prepare and present reports within applicable time limits before various stakeholders, act as a collaborative and effective liaison in listening attentively, advising, or resolving differences with coworkers, other divisions of Public Works, HHWF staff and the public.
  • Possession of:a degree in the environmental sciences, engineering, or closely related field along with fluency in English/Spanish, will further ensure your success in this role.

We recognize your time is valuable, so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required Minimum QualificationsAny combination of education and experience that would provide the knowledge and skills listed. Typically, equivalent to graduation from college with a major in planning, geography, architecture, landscape architecture, biological sciences or closely related field and three years of professional land use related planning experience.

Note: Additional graduate level courses in planning environmental quality planning or closely related field may substitute for up to one year of the experience requirement at the rate of three semester units for one month of experience.

Special Sub-class Recruitments

  • Will possess or complete within three (3) months of hire, a valid Occupational Safety and Health Administration Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (OSHA HAZWOPER) training certification.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid California driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred.
  • A Bilingual proficiency exam in both Spanish and English will be administered to ensure the appropriate skill level to meet the requirements for a pay differential.

In addition, please review the Senior Planner Class Specification.

Filing Deadline: Open until filled.

Apply online at or visit For any questions, please contact the Marin County HR Dept at [email protected] or call (415) 473-6104. EEO/TTY

How to Apply

Click here to apply online or visit For any questions, please contact the Marin County HR Dept at [email protected] or call (415) 473-6104. EEO/TTY

Job Categories: Recycling. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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