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The mission of Portola Valley staff is “to provide exemplary customer service, responding to the needs and concerns of the citizens of Portola Valley. Working as a team, we show respect and cooperation among ourselves and with those we serve, in a safe and supportive environment.”



Assistant, Associate, or Senior Planner

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$83,000 - $125,000
  • Posted Date:07/03/2019

Please see Employment Brochure for more information on this position and how to apply.
Join this collaborative environment, with an exceptional team, who really care about the Town and its residents. To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and response to the Supplemental Questions below to pvhr@portolavalley.net.

Supplemental Questions:

  1. What level position are you applying for- Assistant, Associate, or Senior?
  2. Describe your philosophy about planning. What planning issues interest you the most?
  3. (For Associate and Senior Planner candidates only) Describe a complex project you have worked on. 

Initial Filing Deadline: Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Applications will be reviewed until positions are filled.


Letters of interest, resumes, and supplemental questions will be reviewed and the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in an interview process. The interview process may include an evaluation of writing skills and/or a practical exercise in plan review. The first round of interviews are anticipated to be held the week of July 29th.


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