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  • Asha Agrawal
    [From http://www.cupertino.org/index.aspx?recordid=92&page=399 ] City of Cupertino Assistant/Associate Planner Type: Full Time Salary/Pay Rate: Assistant:
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 12, 2010
      [From http://www.cupertino.org/index.aspx?recordid=92&page=399 ]

      City of Cupertino
      Assistant/Associate Planner
      Type: Full Time
      Salary/Pay Rate: Assistant: $6,078 - $7,388 monthly; Associate: $6,550 -
      $7,962 monthly
      Posted Date: 7/6/2010
      Assistant: $6,078 - $7,388 monthly
      Associate: $6,550 - $7,962 monthly
      (effec. 7/1/10, pending Council approval)
      + City paid PERS*, 2.7% @ 55

      Final Filing Date: Open Until Filled

      The Position

      The City of Cupertino is currently recruiting for an Assistant/Associate
      Planner. Planners perform a variety of professional planning activities
      involving residential design review, use permits, subdivisions, and
      environmental review. The position will be filled at the Assistant or
      Associate level, depending on the level of qualifications and experience
      of the selected candidate.

      Typical duties include the following: conduct studies and prepare reports
      related to mid-range and long-range planning projects; evaluate and review
      development plans for compliance; compile, update, and analyze data on
      land use, population, urban growth patterns, economic and social trends,
      industrial development and other demographic data essential to land use
      planning; assist in conducting analytical research investigations
      regarding environmental or other planning related issues; interpret zoning
      ordinances, development standards, city plans and policies regarding
      development for public inquiry; process development applications and
      prepare Planning Commission reports; give presentations to appointed and
      elected bodies including preparation of graphic materials; respond to
      requests for planning information.


      Assistant Planner - Knowledge of: principles, practices and trends of
      public planning; maps, site plans, and architectural drawings; laws,
      rules, and regulations pertaining to zoning and land use; 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; computer software, including
      word processing, spreadsheet, database and graphics applications. Ability
      to: interpret and explain planning and zoning programs, ordinances,
      statutes and City policies and procedures to the general public; read and
      interpret architectural and engineering plans and specifications; prepare
      reports on graphic presentations; learn applicable laws and regulations
      pertaining to environmental protection and land use development; attend
      evening and weekend meetings; communicate clearly and concisely both
      orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working
      relationships with those contacted in the course of work; analyze
      situations quickly, objectively and determine proper course of action.
      Additionally, on a continuous basis, sit at a desk or in meetings for long
      periods of time, twist and reach office equipment, stand, walk, climb or
      squat while conducting field checks; visually differentiate between colors
      on land use maps; lift or carry weight of 10 pounds or less.

      Associate Planner – In addition to the Assistant Planner description -
      Knowledge of: principles, objectives and procedures of municipal planning,
      urban design, and zoning; environmental laws, regulations, and review
      processes; techniques used in the development and maintenance of
      comprehensive plans; applicable laws related to sub-division, annexation,
      zoning and land use. Ability to: perform complex planning work requiring
      independent judgment; represent the Planning Division at community and
      neighborhood meetings.

      Experience and Education: Both levels require a Bachelor’s degree from an
      accredited college or university with major coursework in urban planning,
      environmental studies, engineering, geography or related field. In
      addition to the Bachelor’s degree: prior experience in a related field is
      preferred but not required for Assistant Planner; 2 years of professional
      planning experience is required for Associate Planner. Experience with
      Photoshop and Arcview GIS is desirable. Membership in the American
      Institute of Certified Planners is a plus.

      License or Certificate: Possession, or ability to obtain, a valid
      California Driver’s License.

      The Selection Procedure

      Applicants must complete an official City of Cupertino application and
      return it to Human Resources. 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 appear before a Qualifications Appraisal Board (QAB), which
      will determine those candidates that will be placed on the eligible list.
      The eligible list will remain in effect for 6 months from the date
      established. 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.

      About the City

      The City of Cupertino (population 55,000) is located against the foothills
      of the Santa Cruz Mountains at the west end of the world famous Silicon
      Valley. Cupertino has one of the most diverse, progressive, and
      technologically savvy populations in Northern California, and is committed
      to being a model multicultural community. The City serves as a center for
      research and development for many Silicon Valley companies. Around the
      world, Cupertino is renowned as the home of high-tech giants, including
      Apple and Hewlett-Packard. In the San Francisco Bay Area, Cupertino is
      known as a city with outstanding public schools and is home to top ranked
      De Anza College. Quality schools and proximity to high-tech jobs and
      beautiful open spaces make Cupertino a desirable location for a highly
      educated and culturally diverse population.

      Employee Benefits

      Excellent supplemental Benefit package includes:
      2.7% @ 55 PERS Retirement, *with the City paying 6% of the employee
      contribution and the employee paying the remaining 2%.
      Choice of health insurance, employee’s premium paid by the City in
      addition to portion of family premium.
      Fully paid vision, life, and disability insurance.
      Fully or partially paid dental insurance, depending on plan.
      Fully paid Employee Assistance Program.
      Educational reimbursement for approved coursework.
      12 holidays plus 20 hours of floating holidays annually.
      8 hours of sick leave per month (no limit on sick leave accrual).
      10 to 22 days of vacation annually based on years of service.

      Employment Information

      City employment applications may be obtained from the City of Cupertino
      Human Resources, 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 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 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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