This is an entry level professional position in the classified service. Incumbents in this classification represent the municipality before the public on land use matters. Responsibilities include basic professional level planning services in the areas of current planning and advanced planning; and to provide assistance to higher level management staff, as well as demonstrating good diplomatic skills in dealing with the public and staff. The Assistant Planner is distinguished from the Associate Planner by the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned to positions within the series. The Assistant Planner performs entry level professional planning duties for the City under the direction of a Senior Planner and/or a Principal Planner.