- The City of Cupertino Invites Applications for PLANNING INTERN Part-Time, Temporary Non-Benefited Position Minimum 6 Month Commitment (999 hours per fiscalMessage 1 of 1 , Jun 19, 2007View Source
The City of Cupertino Invites
Part-Time, Temporary Non-Benefited Position
Minimum 6 Month Commitment
(999 hours per fiscal year maximum)
Approximately 19 hours/week
Salary $14.00 per hour
Final Filing Date: Open Until Filled
The City of Cupertino is seeking a part-time, temporary Planning Intern to work in the Community Development Department, reporting to the Senior Planner. This position offers practical experience to students who are preparing to work in the field of planning. Interns perform professional planning work including assisting with review of current planning projects and undertaking assignments in the areas of public information, neighborhood preservation, research and analysis, written and oral presentations, and policy development. Examples of duties include: Receive and process planning application materials; prepare reports; conduct research and prepare recommendations on planning issues and ordinances; provide information on planning and zoning issues to applicants, the general public and other departments; and assist with research and perform other duties as required.
Knowledge of: Fundamental planning principles; role and function of general plan and zoning ordinances; California planning, subdivision and environmental law and their relationship to day-to-day activities of a planning department; scope and function of a planning department and its relationship to other City departments; and research methods and report preparation; operation of personal computers (i.e., word processing, spreadsheet and database programs). Review of architectural or building plans, particularly related to single-family residences, is desirable.
Ability to: Write accurate and concise technical reports and memoranda; explain planning and zoning requirements clearly to the public, applicants and other departments; research, analyze and summarize planning issues; work effectively with City departments, project applicants and the general public; and operate a personal computer using Windows environment software, including Microsoft Word, Excel.
Experience and Education: Current enrollment in college or graduate course work within an Urban Planning and/or Environmental Studies or similar program required.
License or Certificate: Possession of a valid California Driver's License.
The Selection Procedure
Applicants must complete an official City of Cupertino application and return it to Human Resources. The position is open until filled. Application and resume screening will be part of the examination process. Based on the screening, those candidates with the most relevant qualifications will be invited to an interview. The City of Cupertino is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of a person's race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, mental or physical disability, medical condition (cancer), marital status, sex, age or sexual orientation. Candidates with a disability, which may require special assistance in any phase of the application or testing process, should advise City of Cupertino Human Resources upon submittal of application. Documentation of the need for accommodation must accompany the request.
City employment applications may be obtained from the City of Cupertino Human Resources Division, 10300 Torre Ave., Cupertino, CA, by calling (408) 777-3227, or by visiting our website at www.cupertino.org. Completed City employment applications and supporting materials must be received by the City's Human Resources Division no later than the final filing date. Postmarks or late applications will not be accepted. Faxed applications will be accepted only if the original application is received no later than the first business day following the closing date. Applications must be filled out completely. Please do not substitute "see resume" in the employment history section of the application. Resumes should be attached separately. Appointment to this position is contingent upon passing a pre-employment physical which includes a drug test paid for by the City, a pre-employment fingerprinted criminal history records check and the ability to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.
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