The Associate Planner is the journey level classification in the professional Planner series. An incumbent in this classification is responsible for performing, with regular supervision, routine to complex planning duties in the administration of land use regulations, General Plan, environmental review, and design review. Depending on area of expertise, an Associate Planner may be primarily assigned to one or more of the following specialties: current planning, advanced or long-range planning, architectural review, transportation planning, or Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping. The Associate Planner works under the supervision of a Senior Planner or Principal Planner and performs difficult and specialized planning assignments. This class is distinguished from the Assistant Planner class which handles the less complex assignments.