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    Senior Planner - Planning Close Date: Jan 19, 2007 Salary: $75,064.43 - $96,093.12 Annually Job Announcement: The Position This is the advanced journey level
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      Senior Planner - Planning
      Close Date: Jan 19, 2007
      Salary: $75,064.43 - $96,093.12 Annually
      Job Announcement:
      The Position
      This is the advanced journey level class within the Planner series.
      This class is recognized above the journey level by the assignment of
      significant responsibility and possession of specialized knowledge,
      abilities, skills and experience. Employees at this level perform
      work requiring significant independent judgment. Positions of this
      level typically provide direct supervision to professional, technical
      and clerical staff. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and
      are normally filled by advancement from the Associate Planner level.

      Supervision Received and Exercised: Receives general direction from
      management personnel. May exercise direct supervision over
      professional, technical and clerical staff.
      Essential Duties:
      Duties may include, but are not limited to:
      • Conduct studies and prepare reports related to mid-range and long-
      range planning projects.
      • Evaluate and review complex development plans for compliance with
      policies, specifications and conditions of approval.
      • Interpret zoning ordinances, development standards, city plans and
      policies regarding development for public inquiry.
      • Process development applications and prepare Planning Commission
      reports.
      • Represent the City in various public forums and agency meetings as
      assigned and in absence of Community Development Director, including
      Planning Commission meetings and City Council presentations as well
      as providing support to commissions and ad hoc groups.
      • Prepare reports, including findings and recommendations for
      management, boards and commissions; prepare maps and other graphic
      representations. Establish and maintain appropriate files, and
      prepare correspondence as required.
      • Provide public information to callers and visitors related to
      planning activities.
      • Assist in plan preparation, coordination, monitoring and other
      activities related to federal, state, and local housing programs.
      • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers,
      other City employees and the public using principles of good customer
      service.

      Employee Benefits
      9/80 Schedule - Work 9 hours Monday through Thursday, 8 hours one
      Friday, off the next.
      Holidays - The City of Saratoga observes thirteen paid holidays.
      Annual Leave - The City of Saratoga provides all regular employees
      with paid annual leave, beginning with 176 hours for the first five
      years. In addition, on a fiscal year basis, exempt employees receive
      20 hours of administrative leave.
      Medical and Dental Insurance – 100% paid medical and 100% paid dental
      coverage for employees and their dependants or a cash allowance.
      Employees may choose among PERS health and Delta Dental plans.
      Retirement - Retirement benefits are contracted through the
      California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). City pays
      employees' 7% contribution. City employees do not contribute to
      Social Security. New hires pay 1.45% Medicare tax.
      Life Insurance and Long Term Disability - The City provides life and
      accidental death and dismemberment insurance, both with additional
      coverage available, and long-term disability benefits.
      Employee Assistance Program - The City provides access to a program
      of confidential professional counseling to all regular employees.
      Tuition Reimbursement - Reimbursement for qualifying coursework is
      available to all regular employees.

      To Apply:
      Please apply on-line by visiting www.calopps.org To download the City
      application, visit www.saratoga.ca.us
      A fully completed application must be received by Friday January
      19th, 2007. Cover letters and resumes are encouraged, but may not
      substitute for the application. Faxes and postmarks will not be
      accepted.

      The most qualified candidates will be invited to an oral board
      interview. Candidates may be asked to demonstrate relevant knowledge
      by taking a written or performance exam as part of the testing
      process.

      THE INFORMATION INCLUDED IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE CHANGED AT ANY
      TIME. THE INFORMATION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE EITHER AN EXPRESS OR
      IMPLIED CONTRACT.

      THE CITY OF SARATOGA WILL MAKE REASONABLE EFFORTS IN THE SELECTION
      PROCESS TO ACCOMMODATE PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES. PLEASE ADVISE THE
      HR DEPARTMENT OF SUCH SPECIAL NEEDS AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION.

      ALL EMPLOYEES HIRED BY THE CITY OF SARATOGA MUST BE LEGALLY
      AUTHORIZED TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES AND WILL BE REQUIRED TO
      PRODUCE CERTAIN DOCUMENTS VERIFYING SUCH INFORMATION. EOE
      Ideal Candidate:
      Qualifications
      Knowledge of:
      • Principles and practices and trends of public planning. Maps, site
      plans, and architectural drawings.
      • Laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to zoning and land use and
      CEQA.
      • Research and investigative procedures. Statistical and research
      methods as applied to the collection, analysis, and presentation of
      planning data.
      • Business correspondence, report writing, and English usage,
      spelling, punctuation and grammar. General knowledge of computers and
      computer software.
      • Principles, objectives and procedures of development control.

      Ability to:
      • Handle a variety of complex assignments involving different
      analytical approaches.
      • Train, assign, review, and evaluate subordinate personnel as
      assigned.
      • Gather, analyze, and interpret a variety of complex, technical
      data.
      • Provide project leadership. Function as a project leader on major
      current and advanced planning projects.
      • Function as the Community Development Director when applicable.
      • Make decisions approving minor projects over-the-counter and work
      independently on larger projects.
      • Manage the HPC or CDBG.
      • Review developments in the Hillside. Ability to calculate slope and
      grading amounts.
      • Ability to review Geo technical reports, Arborist reports, and
      Traffic Engineer reports.

      Education and Experience:
      The successful candidate must have experience in consensus building,
      have General Plan management experience, be well organized and
      capable of balancing a multi-project workload, and have strong
      writing skills. The equivalent of a Bachelor's degree in urban and
      regional planning, or related field and four years of professional
      planning experience, with two years at the Associate level or higher
      is also required. AICP certification and/or master's degree are
      highly desired.
      Salary: $75,064.43 - $96,093.12 Annually

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