Job Announcement: Senior Planner, Town of Woodside
- *SENIOR PLANNER
TOWN OF WOODSIDE
$6,918 - $8,494 per month*
The Town of Woodside is seeking a *Senior Planner *to join the Planning
Department to perform professional planning duties in current and advanced
*The Town of Woodside. *The Town of Woodside is a rural, residential
community of approximately 5,300 residents located in San Mateo County,
within commute distance of both San Francisco and San Jose. Residents of
Woodside are highly educated and active in local government and are
committed to maintaining the Town�s rural character.
*The Organization. *The Town currently has 18 full-time employees in three
departments: Administration and Finance, Planning, and Public
Works/Building Regulation. Police and fire services are provided by the
San Mateo County Sheriff�s Department and the Woodside Fire Protection
District, respectively. The 2011-12 Town budget is $7.6 million, which
includes a general fund budget of $5.9 million.
*The Opportunity. *The Town is seeking a Senior Planner to join the
Planning Director and her team to perform professional planning duties in
current and advanced planning. It is anticipated that the Town�s new 2012
General Plan will be adopted in mid-January 2012, which will require a
variety of advanced planning projects, such as preparation of a Climate
Action Plan, and updates to the Residential Design Guidelines, Municipal
Code, and Area Plans.
The duties of the Senior Planner include:
� Preparing analyses of complex residential projects to ensure
compatibility with the Town�s rural character;
� Preparing and presenting reports, recommendations, and
presentations for and to the Architectural and Site Review Board, Planning
Commission, Town Council, and advisory committees;
� Performing necessary research and reports for General Plan and
Municipal Code amendments;
� Responding to public inquiries at the counter and by phone; and,
� Assisting in continuously improving development review and
administrative procedures to facilitate efficient project review.
The Senior Planner may also oversee outside contractors (e.g., biological
consultants, historians, special project consultants, etc.), and/or act as
staff liaison to a Town advisory committee(s).
*The Ideal Candidate. *The ideal candidate for the Senior Planner position
is an individual who has at least three years of experience working as a
planner for a local government, and has an interest in both current and
The candidate will possess:
� Knowledge of planning and zoning functions and State laws,
California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and the Subdivision Map Act;
� Effective communication skills with all project members,
including contractors, architects, special consultants, applicants, and
� Effective presentation skills;
� Basic to advanced computer skills; and,
� A proven ability to negotiate conflict.
A Bachelor�s degree from an accredited college or university with major
course work in planning or a closely related field is required. A Master�s
degree in planning or a closely related field and AICP certification is
desired but not required.
*Salaries & Benefits. *The salary range for the Senior Planner position is
$6,918 - $8,494 per month. Additional steps for outstanding performance
are available. In addition, the Town offers the following benefits:
RETIREMENT � PERS 2.5% @ 55
HEALTH INSURANCE � Town pays full coverage for employee and $150 per month
toward dependent coverage.
DENTAL AND VISION INSURANCE � Town pays full coverage for employee;
employee paid coverage for dependents available.
PERSONAL LEAVE � 24 days per year for up to 5 years of service; 27 days per
year for between 5 and 10 years of service; 32 days per year for over 10
years of service.
ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE � The Senior Planner will be eligible for
HOLIDAYS � 13 days per year (10 set days plus 3 floating holidays).
The Town also provides life insurance and long- and short-term disability
*How to Apply:*
Please submit a cover letter explaining your interest in this position and
a resume to:
Town of Woodside
Attn: Jackie Young
P.O. Box 620005
Woodside, CA 94062
Electronic applications are acceptable.
The deadline for this opportunity is *Friday, January 27, 2012.*
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