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

            City of Foster City

           Estero Municipal Improvement District

           Job Specification




           Associate Planner



           DEFINITION:

           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.



           DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS, FEATURES, REQUIREMENTS:

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



           SUPERVISION EXERCISED AND RECEIVED:

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



           IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

           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.



           JOB-RELATED QUALIFICATIONS:



           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.



           EDUCATION AND TRAINING GUIDELINES:
           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.



           SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

           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
      audiences.



           LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATION:



           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



           CLOSING DATE:   OPEN UNTIL FILLED




      The link for the job and application is:
      http://www.calopps.org/ViewAgencyJob.cfm?ID=1321
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