The City of Cupertino Invites Applications For:
Salary $5,646 - $6,863 (+City paid PERS)
Final Filing Date: Open Until Filled
F First review of applications: August 31, 2007
10300 TORRE AVENUE
CUPERTINO, CA 95014
The City of Cupertino is currently recruiting for Assistant Planner.
The Assistant Planner will perform, under supervision, a variety of
professional planning activities involving residential design review,
use permits, subdivisions, and environmental review. This position is
the entry-level class in the Planner series.
Typical duties include the following: Assist in conducting analytical
research investigations regarding environmental or other planning
related issues. Analyze data on land use and other demographic data.
Prepare reports on subjects such as residential design, use permits
and subdivisions, including findings and recommendations for
management review; prepare maps and other graphic representations;
respond to public requests for planning information. Establish and
maintain appropriate files, and prepare correspondence as required.
Knowledge of: Principles, practices and trends of public planning;
maps, site plans, and architectural drawings; laws, rules, and
regulations pertaining to zoning and land use; research and
investigative procedures; statistical and research methods as applied
to the collection, analysis, and presentation of planning data;
business correspondence, report writing, and English usage, spelling,
punctuation and grammar; computer software, including word
processing, spreadsheet, database and graphics applications.
Ability to: Analyze and compile technical and statistical information
related to planning issues; interpret and explain planning and zoning
programs, ordinances, statutes and City policies and procedures to
the general public; read and interpret architectural and engineering
plans and specifications; on a continuous basis, sit at a desk or in
meetings for long periods of time, twist and reach office equipment,
stand, walk, climb or squat while conducting field checks; visually
differentiate between colors on land use maps; lift or carry weight
of 10 pounds or less; prepare reports on graphic presentations; learn
applicable laws and regulations pertaining to environmental
protection and land use development; attend evening and weekend
meetings; communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in
writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with
those contacted in the course of work; analyze situations quickly and
objectively and determine proper course of action.
Experience and Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an
accredited college or university with major coursework in urban
planning, environmental studies, geography or related field. In
addition to the Bachelor's degree: prior experience in a related
field is preferred but not required. Experience with Photoshop and
Arcview GIS is desirable. Membership in the American Institute of
Certified Planners is a plus.
License or Certificate: Possession, or ability to obtain, a valid
California Driver's License.
The Selection Procedure
Applicants must complete an official City of Cupertino application
and return to Human Resources immediately. The position will be open
until filled. First review of applications will be August 31, 2007.
The information provided on the application will be evaluated and
screened as a part of the examination process. Based on the
screening, those candidates with the most relevant qualifications
will be invited to appear before a Qualifications Appraisal Board
(QAB), which will determine those candidates that will be placed on
an eligible list. The eligible list will remain in effect for 6
months from the date established. The City of Cupertino is an equal
opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the
basis of a person's race, religious creed, color, national origin,
ancestry, mental or physical disability, medical condition (cancer),
marital status, sex, age or sexual orientation. Candidates with a
disability, which may require special assistance in any phase of the
application or testing process, should advise City of Cupertino Human
Resources upon submittal of application. Documentation of the need
for accommodation must accompany the request.
About the City
The City of Cupertino (population 54,000) is located against the
foothills of the Santa Cruz mountains at the west end of world
famous "Silicon Valley" just 42 miles south of San Francisco.
Cupertino has 13 square miles bordered by the Cities of Saratoga,
Sunnyvale, San Jose, Santa Clara and Los Altos. High tech companies
have facilitated the development of Cupertino as a balanced community
with a healthy climate for business. The excellent reputation of
Cupertino's schools has been a magnet for families wishing to settle
in close proximity to jobs in the Santa Clara Valley. The City is
culturally and ethnically diverse and enjoys an excellent quality of
life. Cupertino is committed to becoming a model multicultural
community for the 21st Century. Cupertino is world headquarters for
major corporations including Apple Inc. and Symantec. A key division
of Hewlett Packard is also located in Cupertino.
Excellent supplemental Benefit package includes:
2% @ 55 PERS Retirement fully paid by the City. Effective December
22, 2007 the retirement formula will increase to 2.7% @ 55, with the
City paying 6% of employee contribution.
Choice of health insurance, employee's premium paid by the City in
addition to portion of family premium.
Fully paid vision, life, and disability insurance.
Fully or partially paid dental insurance, depending on plan.
Fully paid Employee Assistance Program.
Educational reimbursement for approved coursework.
12 holidays plus 20 hours of floating holidays annually.
8 hours of sick leave per month (no limit on sick leave accrual).
0 to 22 days of vacation annually based on years of service.
City employment applications may be obtained from the City of
Cupertino Human Resources Division, 10300 Torre Ave., Cupertino, CA,
by calling (408) 777-3227, or by visiting our website at
www.cupertino.org/jobsT. Completed City employment applications and
supporting materials must be received by the City's Human Resources
Division no later than the final filing date. Postmarks or late
applications will not be accepted. Faxed applications will be
accepted only if the original application is received no later than
the first business day following the closing date. Applications must
be filled out completely. Please do not substitute "see resume" in
the employment history section of the application. Resumes should be
attached separately. Appointment to this position is contingent upon
passing a pre-employment physical which includes a drug test paid for
by the City, a pre-employment fingerprinted criminal history records
check and the ability to provide verification of uthorization to work
in the United States.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER