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Assistant/Associate/Senior Planner - City of Sunnyvale

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    Assistant/Associate/Senior Planner - Planning Close Date: Until Filled Job Description: CITY OF SUNNYVALE Assistant Planner $59,633 - $72,484 Associate Planner
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 3, 2004
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      Assistant/Associate/Senior Planner - Planning
      Close Date: Until Filled
      Job Description:

      CITY OF SUNNYVALE

      Assistant Planner
      $59,633 - $72,484

      Associate Planner
      $71,744 - $87,205

      Senior Planner
      $80,199 - $97,483


      The City of Sunnyvale is currently recruiting for 2 full-time
      Planner positions in the Community Development Department.
      Appointment at the Assistant, Associate, or Senior level is
      determined at the time of hire, depending upon the individual's
      qualifications and demonstrated ability to perform the work.
      Incumbents in the Planner job series perform professional work in
      all areas of city planning.

      Assistant Planner is the entry-level classification for this job
      series. Assistant Planners conduct research and analysis of city
      planning policies and zoning ordinances, and perform related work as
      assigned. Assistant Planners are expected to follow established
      policies and make routine technical decisions.

      Minimum requirements for Assistant Planner: Any combination of
      education and experience equivalent to a Master¡¯s Degree in
      Planning or a related area; or a Bachelor¡¯s Degree in a related
      area and a minimum of six months paid professional city planning
      experience.

      Associate Planner is the experienced journey-level that is
      responsible for difficult planning work. Thorough knowledge is
      required of the principles and practices of planning, as well as
      knowledge of the physical, social, and economic concepts underlying
      planning functions. Work is performed in accordance with policies
      established by the Planning Officer, but considerable professional
      judgment may be exercised in making technical decisions.

      Minimum requirements for Associate Planner: Any combination of
      education and experience equivalent to a Master's Degree in a
      related area and a minimum of two years of city planning experience;
      or a Bachelor's Degree, a minimum of three years of city planning
      experience, and certification; or a Bachelor's Degree in a related
      area and a minimum of four years of city planning experience.

      Senior Planner is the advanced-level classification of the job
      series. Senior Planners must have the ability to present and explain
      planning principles and concepts to the public; handle sensitive
      and/or controversial zoning and ordinance issues; and work with
      minimal oversight on projects that are complex or wide in scope.

      Minimum requirements for Senior Planner: Any combination of
      education and experience equivalent to a Master's Degree in a
      related area, a minimum of four years of city planning experience
      and certification; or a Bachelor's Degree in a related area and a
      minimum of seven years of city planning experience and
      certification.

      The following qualify as certification for these positions:
      1. Membership in the American Institute of Certified Planners
      2. Completion of a certificate program in land use, transportation,
      geographic information systems, public policy, or related area from
      an accredited institution.
      3. State licensing or registration in a field such as architecture
      or landscape architecture

      Selection Process: Applicants must fully complete and submit a City
      of Sunnyvale employment application and supplemental questionnaire
      to the Human Resources Department. Application materials are
      accepted on line, or paper applications may mailed to: City of
      Sunnyvale, 505 W. Olive Ave. Suite 200, Sunnyvale, CA 94086.

      Applicants must pass an exam consisting of a paper screening of the
      application materials, to be conducted by a panel of job experts.
      The top scoring applicants will be contacted to advance to further
      screening which may include written, oral, or practical skills
      assessments. Only those candidates who successfully complete all
      exam phases with a passing score will be placed on an eligibility
      list. The eligibility list may be used for future vacancies in the
      job classification.

      Note: Full-time positions in this job class are represented by the
      Sunnyvale Employee Association (SEA) and part-time positions are
      represented by the Service Employees' International Union (SEIU).
      Employees represented by SEA & SEIU are subject to agency shop fees.

      SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE

      Instructions: Response to the following supplemental question must
      be included with the employment application. (If applying on-line,
      this question will be prompted at the end of the application.)

      This supplemental questionnaire will be scored on the quality of
      writing as well as an evaluation of your understanding of and
      abilities in planning. Your response to this question will be a
      major factor in determining the most qualified candidates to proceed
      to the next step in the selection process. The supplemental should
      not exceed the equivalent of 1 typewritten page.

      1) Select two areas of planning (examples below) and describe a
      project (or projects) you have worked on that illustrates your
      knowledge and ability in those areas of planning. Describe the
      complexity of the project, your role, who else was involved, any
      interesting challenges in completing the project, and any other
      information that helps understand the issues and challenges.

      a) Current Planning
      b) Policy Planning
      c) Design Review
      d) CEQA
      e) GIS
      f) Historic Preservation
      g) Redevelopment
      h) Transportation
      i) Urban Design
      j) others
      Salary: $59,633.00 - $97,483.00 Annually
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