The City of Menlo Park is hiring for the Associate Planner position:
The Associate Planner position offers a unique opportunity for a
motivated, solutions-oriented individual to work on a variety of
projects with emphasis in the development review process.
IMPORTANT ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Functions as lead project planner for a variety of development
proposals including: review and analysis of proposals for conformance
with City policies; interpretation and application of the provisions
of the General Plan, Zoning Ordinance, and other municipal codes;
preparation of necessary environmental documents; preparation of
written reports, including recommendations, for consideration by the
Planning Commission and City Council; oral presentations to the
Planning Commission and City Council; coordination of project review
with other City departments and outside agencies; site inspections;
and monitoring of project implementation through project construction.
Research, analysis and development of draft General Plan and Zoning
Ordinance amendments for Planning Commission and City Council
consideration. Staffs the public counter and responds to public
inquiries. Attends meetings of various governmental and community
organizations. Provides staff support to the Planning Commission and
City Council. Participates in Advanced and Special Planning projects
as directed by Chief Planner. Monitors and updates Planning records.
Knowledge of: Principles, practices and methods of municipal planning
and technical support functions; fundamental intent and basic
provisions of state and federal environmental legislation and working
knowledge of regional, local and city planning programs and policies;
and public agency planning regulatory processes.
Ability to: Interpret, apply and explain planning laws, policies and
regulations, collect, organize and analyze data, and evaluate complex
situations, determine a course of action, provide verbal/written
information and advice to a variety of people and officials,
coordinate activity to accomplish planning goals; deal effectively
with the public and project applicants; communicate effectively in
writing and oral presentations, efficient with computers.
Experience: 3 years of increasingly responsible full time professional
Education: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four year
college or university with major work in planning or related field.
Master's degree in Planning or a related field may be substituted for
one year of required experience.
License: Possession of a Valid California driver's license.