Community Planner @ Stanford
- Community Planner
Land and Buildings
Jul 23, 2012
Stanford's Land Use and Environmental Planning Office is seeking a senior environmental planner/analyst with experience in planning regulations (general plans, zoning and CEQA) and scientific/technical studies. Must have strong organizational, project management, and critical thinking skills, as well as proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint. Would not only provide support to senior members of the office on a variety of projects but also individually take on assigned planning and entitlement efforts.
Assignments would include:
Planning tasks (approximately 60% of time)
Monitor planning efforts of relevant jurisdictions (e.g., Palo Alto's Comprehensive Plan Update process) for matters of strategic importance to Stanford
Track ABAG and RHNA housing requirements for Santa Clara County and the City of Palo Alto and participate in their housing element development processes
Support Sr .AVP, Director and Assoc. Director in preparation of land use and entitlement applications.
Liaison for the JSB Multi-Jurisdictional Committee and campus residential leaseholders.
Review university projects for compliance with General Use Permit (GUP) requirements and assist in preparation of application for project approval under the GUP.
Assist Associate Director in compiling information for GUP Annual Report
Monitor agendas for local agencies and identify planning topics of interest to Stanford
Searsville Alternatives Study Project (approximately 20% of time)
Coordinate production materials for Working Group (e.g., agendas, description of studies, logistics for steering committee meetings, update of public website, generate minutes, etc.)
Assist with development of work plans and assemblage of budgets for technical tasks
Relieve Working Group of the "process" items so that they can focus on the technical work and strategic direction of the process
Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) Implementation (approximately 10%)
Assist Conservation Program manager in establishing administrative protocol for activities conducted under permits associated with HCP.
Provide staff support to activities of Stanford Land Trust and management of Conservation Easements.
Represent LUEP in Comprehensive Planning Efforts (approximately 10%)
West Campus land use planning
Assist with maintaining and future planning of Agricultural leaseholds
Work with GIS planner/analysts in land records organization
At least a bachelor's degree in city/urban regional planning or related field (e.g. urban economics) and at least five years of professional experience are required.
"All potential employees are required to successfully pass a background check prior to starting work at Stanford. As such, offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check."