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Assistant Planner

City of Clovis

Clovis, CA United States

“Clovis - A Way of Life”

The Community

Located in the northeast quadrant of the Fresno-Clovis Metropolitan Area, Clovis is situated in the midst of the agriculturally rich San Joaquin Valley. Since its incorporation in 1912, Clovis has been the “Gateway to the Sierra.” Dedicated to promoting planned growth while retaining its unique western atmosphere, the City’s population has more than doubled since 1985, reaching the current level of close to 115,000, and encompassing over 23 square miles in area.

The City of Clovis is a community with access to abundant recreational resources, community festivals, and family related activities and services. Clovis has long adopted the slogan “Clovis - A Way of Life” which is true in all aspects. This growing community of over 100,000 is dedicated to promoting economic self-sufficiency and planned land use. Although part of the larger Fresno/Clovis metropolitan area (pop. 500,000+), Clovis residents have the advantage of a unique blend of both rural and urban living. Yosemite, Kings Canyon-Sequoia National Parks, and Sierra Nevada Lakes offer some of the state’s finest recreational activities within a 90 minute picturesque drive.

The City population is growing and new housing is being constructed to meet these needs without compromising the integrity of the strong community identity found in the City of Clovis. Clovis prides itself on its thriving Old Town area, outlying urban villages, and miles of connecting trails. Safe streets, an outstanding school district, responsive safety services, access to varied recreational opportunities, and strong community identity all contribute to Clovis’ reputation as a great place to live.

The Position

Under general supervision, positions in this class perform journey-level professional planning work. The Assistant Planner is distinguished from positions in the next higher class by the assignment of smaller projects with short-term deadlines. Assignments in this class are more likely to be repetitive in nature; however, they require the ability to understand situations at hand and to make insightful decisions on items. The Assistant Planner receives instructions and the work is reviewed by the Associate Planners and the City Planner. Persons filling this position are expected to refer to their supervisor for instruction on matters that do not follow a clear established pattern.


License Required

  • Possession of a valid California Driver's License and a good driving record.

Education and Experience

Any combination of education and experience equal to:


  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with major work in Planning, Urban Geography, Architectural Design, or a closely related field. A Master's Degree in one of the above fields is desirable and may be substituted for the one (1) year experience requirement.



  • One (1) year of full-time professional planning experience.

Salary and Benefits

The annual salary range is $70,404.00 - $85,572.00. The City of Clovis offers an excellent benefit package including CalPERS Retirement. Details can be found on the City of Clovis website at www.cityofclovis.com.


The application process ends at 4:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) October 1, 2020. Apply online at https://cityofclovis.com/general-services/personnel/employment/employment-opportunities/.

The City of Clovis is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Experience Level
Entry (0-1 year)
AICP Level
Land Use and Development Regulation and Zoning
Salary Range
$70,404.00 – $85,572.00 Annually