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      ----- Forwarded by Asha Weinstein/SJSU on 10/11/2005 06:04 PM -----


      Here are the web address and text of the job announcement:

      https://jobs.quickhire.com/scripts/qhsanjose.exe/runjobInfoApply?aOrg=1&aJob
      =1821&ORGIMG=&INTERNAL=0

      Planner I/II - PBCE

      Type of Job:                 Open to all Applicants
      Requisition #:                 CSJ-2006-0008
      Department:                 Planning, Building and Code Enforcement
      Open Date:                 October 10, 2005
      Close Date:                 November 14, 2005
      Benefit Level:                 Full-Time with Benefits
      Salary:                  $54,412.80 to $78,041.60 (Annually)
      Key Responsibilities
      The City of San Jose offers an exciting career opportunity for city
      planners. San Jose is a large and growing city, located within a dynamic
      region of the Bay Area. 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 explore a wide variety of current
      planning practices through large and complex projects. 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. This position
      requires independent judgment and initiative.

      This classification is represented by Municipal Employees Federation (MEF)
      Local 101.

      Desirable Qualifications
      The ideal candidate will possess the most desirable combination of training,
      skills and experience, as demonstrated in past and current employment
      history. Desirable experience, knowledge and skills for this position
      include:
      *                 Knowledge of: Principles, practices, and purposes of city planning
      and the current trends in Federal, State, and local planning; nomenclature,
      symbols, methods, practices, techniques, and instruments used in planning,
      and mapping; zoning and general plan principles; organization of local
      government and basic concepts of public administration; environmental law;
      computer tools such as spreadsheet, presentation, GIS, and graphics
      programs.
      *                 Ability to: Apply planning principles and practices to professional
      planning duties; carry out complex oral and written instructions and prepare
      comprehensive and concise reports; manage City review of complex development
      proposals; establish and maintain effective working relationships with
      associates, government officials, and representatives of various groups and
      organizations; collect, analyze, and interpret data pertaining to planning
      and zoning projects; analyze and interpret statistical, economic, and highly
      technical data pertaining to City planning; use computer programs involved
      in the performance of job functions; work independently, with little
      day-to-day supervision.

      Minimum Qualifications
      Any combination of training and experience equivalent to the following:
                      Education: A Bachelor's 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 (degree must be earned by the final filing date).
                      Experience: Planner I - none; Planner II - Two years of experience
      equivalent to the level of Planner I with the City of San José or 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.
                      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).
                      Certification or License: Possession of a valid California driver's
      license may be required for some assignments.
                      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 José will not prepare or file a labor
      condition application with the Department of Labor.

      Application Process
      If you are an interested candidate who meets the minimum qualifications, you
      can be considered for this vacancy by applying online. To find the
      announcement, go to
      http://jobs.cityofsj.org. Click on "Open Recruitments." Click on "Planner
      I/II - PBCE" to view the job announcement. Click the "Apply to this
      Position" button at the bottom of the job announcement to apply.

      This is a class-based recruitment for Planner positions in the Department of
      Planning, Building and Code Enforcement. Providing you meet the minimum
      qualifications and move forward through all phases of the selection process,
      your application will be added to a qualified candidate group for six
      months. If it is necessary, the qualified candidate group maybe extended for
      longer period of time. When a vacancy in this classification needs to be
      filled, applicants from the qualified candidate group will be considered.

      Selection Process
      The selection process will consist of an evaluation of an applicant's
      training and experience based on the resume and answers to the job-specific
      questions. Only those candidates whose backgrounds best match the position
      will be forwarded to the next phase of the selection process, which consists
      of an oral interview and a written exercise.

      You will be prompted to answer the following job-specific questions in the
      online application process:
                      Do you have a Bachelors degree (degree must be received by the final
      filing date) in one of the following areas: urban or regional planning,
      urban design, architecture, geography, or environmental studies?
                      What college or university did you receive your Bachelor's degree?
                      Do you have a Master's degree (degree must be received by the final
      filing date) in one of the following areas: urban or regional planning,
      urban design, architecture, geography, or environmental studies? If yes,
      what college or university did you receive your Master's degree?
                      Do you have any professional or volunteer work experience related to
      land use planning? If yes, please briefly describe the responsibilities and
      length of the experience.
                      Are you a U.S citizen or a permanent resident (green card holder)?
      If no, you must have an authorization to work from the Immigration Office,
      and this authorization must not be tied to 18-month practical training
      exemption. We do not accept H1B visa holders. Please indicate the type of
      authorization by the Immigration and Naturalization Office.
                      For either Planner I or Planner II position, please write an essay
      in 300 words or less, highlighting your primary qualifications for the
      position of Planner I/II.
                      For either the Planner I or Planner II position, please write a
      short response (300 words or less) indicating what specifically interests
      you about working as a Planner for the City of San Jose and what you
      consider to be the most significant planning issues for San Jose
                      For either the Planner I or Planner II position, please write a
      short response (300 words or less) indicating what, in your opinion, are the
      primary purposes and applications of the General Plan in planning for San
      Jose.
                      Please insert a short writing sample (2000 words or less) that
      demonstrates your analytical writing ability.
                      Please list the computer software programs, including GIS, graphics
      and database software, with which you are familiar and indicate your level
      of competency for each.

      You must answer all job-specific questions in order to be considered for
      this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from
      further consideration.

      If you have any questions regarding the duties for this position, please
      contact Trung Nguyen in Planning, Building and Code Enforcement Department
      at (408) 535-7883, or by e-mail at trung.nguyen@...
      <mailto:trung.nguyen@...>.

      If you have questions, comments or concerns about the recruitment, selection
      or hiring process, please contact Wayne Cohen in Employee Services at (408)
      975-1462 or by e-mail at wayne.cohen
      <mailto:wayne.cohen@...>@...
      <mailto:renee.bettencourt@...>.

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