Dec 17, 2018
Receives general supervision from a Principal Planner or higher level management staff, as assigned. Exercises close to general supervision over professional, para-professional, technical, and clerical staff, as assigned. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Reviews and processes comprehensive plan amendments, re-zonings, annexations, site plans and development applications associated with a project.
Prepares and/or supervises the preparation of environmental assessments and staff reports related to legislative applications and land use entitlements requiring discretionary approval.
Makes recommendations on development permits and presents them to the Development Review Committee, Planning Commission, and City Council.
Review construction and grading plans for compliance with the City' s Municipal Code and, if applicable, project specific conditions of approval.
Conducts research and prepares statistical reports on land use, social, and economic issues.
Supervises and provides guidance to junior level planners on the review of development entitlements.
Supervises and participates in special planning, zoning, and environmental studies.
Monitors state and federal legislation for changes to planning, environmental, and transportation laws.
Develops requests for proposals; manages consultant contracts associated with assigned planning projects; develops work programs and methodologies; oversees consultants' budgets; and establishes project schedules.
Reviews and comments on planning proposals of outside jurisdictions that may impact the City.
Advises and assists City and management officials on community planning issues and problems, pending cases, and application of established City policies and ordinances.
Coordinates planning and development activities with other City departments and outside entities.
Meets and advises developers, residents, business and property owners regarding development applications and processes.
Represents the Community & Economic Development Department at public meetings and works with various groups and individuals regarding a variety of planning and zoning matters.
Coordinates planning related activities with other City departments, divisions, and with outside agencies.
May supervise, train and evaluate professional, para-professional, technical and clerical personnel.
Performs field inspections to gather data relevant to the development applications and to verify compliance with approved plans.
May attend evening and weekend meetings.
May act as Principal Planner in his/her absence.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Principles, practices, and techniques of planning.
Laws related to general plans, housing, California Environmental Quality Act, zoning, and land divisions.
Recent developments, current literature, and informational sources in the field of planning and zoning.
Written and verbal communication practices and techniques, including staff report writing.
Personal computer operation and software applications.
Ability to: Interpret planning and zoning matters to the general public.
Analyze and systematically compile technical and statistical information.
Plan and prepare comprehensive, clear, and concise reports with sound recommendations.
Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
Develop work procedures.
Supervise, train, and evaluate professional, para-professional, technical, and clerical staff.
Manage multiple projects and issues effectively and meet firm deadlines.
Establish and maintain relationships with internal and external contacts.
Think analytically and critically to provide reasoned and creative solutions to complex problems.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff and customers.
Operate a personal computer and relevant software programs.
Minimum Qualifications: Option I Master' s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in planning or a closely related field.
Three years of professional planning experience.
Option II Equivalent to a bachelor' s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in planning or a closely related field.
Four years of professional planning experience.
Reports To: Principal Planner or higher lead management staff, as assigned.
PEAK Technical Staffing USA
Riverside, CA, USA