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Open Space Planner II
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, South Bay Planning
Close Date: Mar 8, 2010
Salary: $5,622.00 - $7,214.00 Monthly
About the Position
Open Space Planner II performs a wide range of complex open space oriented
project management and planning duties. Typical projects may include
preparing master plans, site plans, and resource management plans to guide
the use and management of District lands; directing the design and
implementation of capital improvement projects such as trails, trail
bridges and staging areas; conducting or overseeing studies to identify
and evaluate environmental issues related to public access and natural and
cultural resources; preparing applications and administering grants;
preparing environmental documents as required by CEQA; and obtaining
environmental permits and development permits for District projects. This
position represents the District at public meetings and works with
citizen’s groups regarding planning and management issues.
· Computer applications for preparation of research, analysis and
· Principles and practices of resource management and site
· Principles, practices and trends in environmental and open space
planning, analysis and design.
· Contract law; procedures for construction and professional
· Local and regional planning and development processes.
· Geographic information systems (GIS) and global positioning
· Principles of project budget preparation and control.
· Basic principles of supervision, training and performance
· Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.
· Develop graphic plans and written specifications for capital
· Prepare capital improvement cost estimates.
· Read and interpret maps, blue prints, construction plans,
documents and specifications, property descriptions and title reports.
· Conduct research; analyze data and present technical information
in clear and concise written reports.
· Interpret and explain District planning policies and procedures.
· Independently prepare and deliver presentations to
organizations, agencies and the general public.
· Design, administer and implement in-house GIS and GPS
· Supervise, train and evaluate the work of assigned staff.
· Develop and administer contracts with consultants and
· Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public.
· Communicate clearly and concisely in English, both orally and in
Education and Experience
Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
with major course work in urban or regional planning, geography, landscape
architecture, architecture, natural resource management, environmental
planning or a related field. A Master’s degree is desirable.
Three years of increasingly responsible planning and land use experience,
preferably in parks, open space or a related field.
Selection Process: The best qualified candidates will be invited to an
oral board panel interview on March 23, 2010. Finalist interviews are
scheduled for March 26, 2010. Candidates are asked to plan their calendar
Apply via Calopps.org
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