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5648Planner I & II, City of San Jose

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  • druss129
    Nov 5, 2013
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      ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

      The mission of the Planning, Building, and Code Enforcement Department is to facilitate the preservation and building of a safe, attractive, vibrant and sustainable San José through partnership with and exceptional service to our diverse communities and customers.

      The award-winning Envision San José 2040 General Plan expresses the City’s ongoing commitment to a leadership role in the advancement of an innovation-based economy, the development and implementation of environmental policies, and the utilization of land use planning best practices to shape San José’s future. As the 10th largest city in the United States, San José’s Planning program provides exciting opportunities for Planners to make significant contributions and advancements to the profession in the areas of development review, ordinance and policy work, data analytics and mapping, community-based plans, environmental review, and other General Plan implementation activities.

      ABOUT SAN JOSE

      San José California is a unique place, playing a vital economic and cultural role within North America. San José is fortunate to be the largest and most urban city within Silicon Valley, known for the nation’s largest collection of leading innovative companies. San José is also home to an energetic, talented and diverse population and is located within the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area with an abundance of good weather.

      At the same time, San José faces many contemporary challenges common to other American cities, including the need to address the effects of the rapid suburban growth that took place after World War II, improve the overall urban design and connectivity of the City, foster all modes of transportation, and ensure a sustainable future growth pattern with individual land use decisions that meets the City’s environmental, economic, social, and fiscal goals.

      POSITION AND DUTIES

      There are currently two (2) Planner I/II positions to be filled. These positions are temporary, full-time, benefited with an end date of December 30, 2013 and June 30, 2014. Both the positions have the possibility of extension upon budget approval.

      The City of San Jose Planning staff work in a wide variety of roles, including current and long-range planning, environmental review, data analysis and public information. The City of San Jose Planners are often given the opportunity to work on innovative and complex projects, creating and applying land use policies and ordinances to address emerging community issues and economic development needs.  A Planner I performs beginning level professional planning duties, including the analysis of planning issues, the preparation and presentation of reports or planning studies, and the processing of zoning and land use permits. A Planner II performs advanced level professional planning duties, including the analysis of planning issues, the preparation and presentation of reports or planning studies, and the processing of zoning and land use permits.

      Incumbents in Planner positions require independent judgment and initiative.

      This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.

      MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

      Any combination of training and experience equivalent to:

      Planner I

      1.  Education:  A Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in planning, architecture, urban or regional planning, urban design, architecture, geography, environmental studies or a closely related field

      2.   Experience:  None.

      Planner II

      1.  Education:  A Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in planning, architecture, urban or regional planning, urban design, architecture, geography, environmental studies or a closely related field

      2.   Experience:  Two years of experience equivalent to the level of Planner I with the City of San José.

      3. Acceptable Substitutions: A Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in urban or regional planning, urban design, architecture, geography, or environmental studies or a closely related field can substitute for the required two years of experience for Planner II (sixty semester hours of relevant graduate course work can substitute for the required graduate degree).

      3.  Licenses or Certificates: Possession of a valid California driver’s license may be required for some assignments.

      4.  Employment Eligibility:  Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will not prepare or file a labor condition application with the Dept. of Labor.

      TO LEARN MORE AND APPLY

      To view the full announcement for this exciting opportunity and apply online with the City of San Jose, please visit the City of San Jose’s employment page at www.sanjoseca.gov/cityjobs.

      Then click on the “Prospective Employees” link.