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Associate Planner Position - City of Foster City

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  • asha.weinstein@sjsu.edu
    ... City of Foster City Estero Municipal Improvement District Job Specification Associate Planner DEFINITION: Under general supervision, performs professional
    Message 1 of 1 , May 10, 2006

      ----- Forwarded by Asha Weinstein/SJSU on 05/10/2006 12:03 PM -----

            City of Foster City

           Estero Municipal Improvement District

           Job Specification

           Associate Planner


           Under general supervision, performs professional planning duties,
      preparing studies, reports, plans, maps; develops and enforces zoning
      regulations; processes permits and applications; makes presentations to
      elected officials and the public.


           This is a full-time, exempt management position requiring significant
      technical ability and excellent communication skills.


           This is a journey level position requiring minimal supervision by the
      Principal Planner and Community Development Director.  Does not exercise
      routine supervision.


           Conducts design review of applications for room additions, property
      improvements and new developments; assists in studies of land use and design
      of municipal plans, assembles a variety of information and data for
      preparation of studies and reports; develops statistics and engages in
      research in preparation of various phases of planning projects; provides
      technical information on zoning to developers, interested groups and the
      public; develops maps, charts and graphics for presentations; reviews and
      makes presentations regarding development plans, architectural reviews, use
      permits and sign reviews for conformance with city design standards;
      performs field inspections to determine conformance to design standards and
      regulations; assists in the preparation and update of city design standards,
      regulations and plan approvals; assembles pertinent data to be used in
      studies required for meetings and hearings; prepares technical reports,
      presents and explains detailed information; assists in code enforcement
      activities and special projects.


           Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

           Knowledge of:  Principles, practices and purpose of municipal
      planning; site and project design review; nomenclature, symbols, methods,
      practices, techniques and instruments used in planning, drafting and
      mapping; statistics and statistical analysis as applied to land use,
      transportation, zoning and master plan studies; principles and techniques of
      developing and maintaining a master plan; site planning and architectural
      design; laws and other regulations relating to municipal planning.

           Ability to:  Operate personal computers and utilize planning
      applications; analyze and compile statistical, economic and technical data;
      read, understand and apply state laws, local ordinances and guidelines to
      permit applications; prepare well written reports and oral presentations;
      establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees,
      developers and the public; read and interpret architectural and construction
      plans; communicate clearly, concisely and tactfully with a variety of
      audiences; learn, retain and apply knowledge of laws and ordinances.

           Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could
      likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities would be
      qualifying. A typical way would be:

           Education:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a
      Bachelor's degree in City or Regional Planning, Urban Studies, Geography or
      a related field.

           Experience:  Two years of full-time, paid professional planning
      experience or similar work experience.


           Ability to attend evening meetings; ability to communicate effectively
      verbally and in writing; ability to manage multiple priorities and projects;
      ability to apply technical knowledge and explain information to a variety of


           Licenses:  Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License
      and maintain a good driving record.

           SALARY:  $6,389 - $7,766 per month

           OPEN:  May 10, 2006


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