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  • asha.weinstein@sjsu.edu
    ... Planner I/II - PBCE City of San Jose Type of Job: Open to all Applicants Requisition #: CSJ-2006-0200 Department: Planning, Building and Code Enforcement
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      ----- Forwarded by Asha Weinstein/SJSU on 04/02/2006 10:42 PM -----

      Planner I/II - PBCE
      City of San Jose

      Type of Job: Open to all Applicants
      Requisition #: CSJ-2006-0200
      Department: Planning, Building and Code Enforcement
      Open Date: March 03, 2006
      Close Date: Open until Filled
      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 AFSCME, AFL-CIO.
       
      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:
      1. 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 received by the final filing date).
      2. 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.
      3. Licenses or Certificates: 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).
      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 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. If you are currently
      viewing this announcement online, and you would like to apply using the
      online application feature, scroll to the bottom of this announcement and
      click on "Apply to this Position."
       
      If you are not currently 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 position-specific 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 in PBCE needs to be filled, applicants from the qualified
      candidate group will be considered.
       
      Selection Process
      The selection process will consist of an evaluation of the applicant's
      training and experience based on the application, resume and answers to the
      job-specific questions. Only those candidates whose backgrounds best match
      the positions will be forwarded to the next phase of the selection process.
       
      You will be prompted to answer the following job-specific questions in the
      online application process:
       
      1. 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?
      2. What college or university did you receive your Bachelor's
      degree?
      3. 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?
      4. 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.
      5. 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.
      6. For either the Planner I or Planner II position, please
      write a short response (300 words or less) to the following question: How
      do you meet the desirable qualifications for the Planner I/II position?
      7. For either the Planner I or Planner II position, please
      write a short response (300 words or less) to the following question: What
      specifically interests you about working as a Planner for the City of San
      Jose and what do you consider to be the most significant planning issues for
      San Jose?
      8. For either the Planner I or Planner II position, please
      write a short response (300 words or less) to the following question: In
      your opinion, what are the primary purposes and applications of the General
      Plan in planning for San Jose?
      9. Please insert a short writing sample (2000 words or less)
      that demonstrates your analytical writing ability.
      10. 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 questions regarding the duties of this position, the
      recruitment, selection or hiring processes, please contact 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 Renee Bettencourt from Employee Services
      at (408) 975-1460 or by e-mail at: renee.bettencourt@...
      <mailto:renee.bettencourt@...>.
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