I have notices that in some places, planning positions are abundant and flow like water, in some others, the turn over makes you wonder what the environment is like, and yet in the others, the Jr. Planner has been there 20 years, and they are still the new guy/girl.
In your area of the county, what does the competition look like for what appears to be a limited number of positions and an ever increasing population of available Planners? Is it hard to get a job in your area?
How much experience/ education is the minimum for your area? It is all recent Grads with no experience? Or is it Madison Wisconsin where they have a waiting list longer than Santa's List?