Associate Planner Position - City of Foster City
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City of Foster City
Estero Municipal Improvement District
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
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.
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.
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, 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
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