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  • Asha Weinstein Agrawal
    ... From: Planning Jobs | Department of City and Regional Planning at Berkeley Date: Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 9:13 PM
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      Date: Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 9:13 PM
      Subject: Planning Jobs - Department of City and Regional Planning at Berkeley

      The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) is recruiting to
      develop a selection list for the position of Principal
      Demographic/Economic Research Analyst (P5), Job #12-56. The deadline
      to apply is August 17, 2012. • Job Title: Principal
      Demographic/Economic Research Analyst P5 • (Principal
      Planning/Research/Financial Analyst Classification) • ABAG Job #1256
      • Salary: $7,911 - $9,615 per month • Job Location: 101 8th
      Street, Oakland, California 94607 • Weblink for further information:
      www.abag.ca.gov/jobs.html The Association of Bay Area Governments is a
      Council of Governments (COG) and regional planning agency for the 101
      cities and nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Area. For more
      information, visit www.abag.ca.gov. POSITION SUMMARY The Principal
      Demographic and Economic Analyst position at the Association of Bay
      Area Governments (ABAG) is one of two Principal level research analyst
      positions. This position is responsible for economic and housing
      projections using complex land use analysis, housing production
      feasibility, economic forecasting, and analysis of local planning and
      development. One of the major responsibilities of this position will
      be to address the implications of the region’s upcoming demographic
      changes on the jobs and housing markets, incorporating information
      from the recent housing crisis, regional industrial restructuring,
      increasing job polarization, and the shift in neighborhood qualities
      and preferences. This research will aid in building institutional
      knowledge essential to further support and integrate land use and
      transportation analysis as well as supplement the in-house data and
      analytical tools for the increasing demands of regional planning. In
      addition to the core analytical tasks, the Demographic/Economic
      Research Analyst is expected to make public presentations, produce
      research publications, and convey an understanding of regional
      governance and development challenges. The successful candidate should
      be capable of working as part of a team and have the ability to take
      initiative and exercise good judgment in public sessions. The
      Demographic/Economic Research Analyst reports to the Assistant
      Planning Director. DUTIES INCLUDE: (The examples are representative
      and may not cover all duties which may be performed) • Gathering and
      analyzing economic, demographic, and housing data • Conducting
      research, writing reports, and presenting information • Maintaining
      communication with related agencies • Keeping abreast of the most
      advanced land use analytical tools for economic, demographic, and land
      use projections QUALIFICATIONS: • Knowledge of regional economic,
      demographic, housing, and land use issues • Understanding of the
      practical applications of land use models • Excellent written and
      verbal communication skills • Creative problem-solving; good
      organization and documentation skills • Ability to establish and
      maintain good working relationships with agency partners •
      Understanding local housing markets for both market rate and
      affordable housing • Experience or knowledge of the development
      entitlement process EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE An advanced graduate
      degree in urban planning, geography, urban economics or related field
      from an accredited college or university and a minimum of eight (8)
      years of relevant professional experience. A combination of education
      and experience sufficient to perform the duties of the position will
      be considered. COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS Salary: $7,911 - $9,615 per
      month Pension: Employer Paid CalPERS 2.5% @ 55 Deferred Compensation:
      STARS/UTC 457 and/or ICMA-RC Retirement Plan (Voluntary) Health and
      Dental Plans: Two HMO and two PPO Medical Plans, Dental Insurance, and
      VSP Vision. Out-of-pocket contribution may be required depending on
      selected coverage. Life Insurance: ABAG Paid coverage equal to 2 times
      annual salary Other Benefits: Public Transit Vouchers and pre-tax
      options for eligible health care and dependent care expenses Vacation,
      Sick Leave, Holidays: Competitive leave package including 11 paid
      holidays and 3 floating holidays annually APPLICATION AND SELECTION
      PROCESS Apply by August 17, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. Submit a cover letter,
      resume, employment application, and responses to supplemental
      questionnaire to: ABAG - H.R. 12-56, P.O. Box 2050, Oakland, CA
      94604-2050. SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE To assist us in evaluating
      candidates, please provide brief responses to the following questions
      and attach to your Application for Employment. (No more than 3 pages
      please). 1. Please describe challenges in the entitlement process for
      housing projects in the Bay Area: • Core issues • Variation across
      jurisdictions • Strategies to streamline the process 2. Provide
      examples of your experience in the application of any land use model
      and explain the value and constraints of the model. 3. Please
      summarize recent key issues regarding spatial analysis of the
      following: • Industrial restructuring • Regional demographic
      changes • Affordable housing production • Place-making Application
      and complete job description available at www.abag.ca.gov/jobs.html.
      For questions call (510) 464-8496. ABAG is an Equal Opportunity
      Employer. Qualified disabled individuals are protected against
      discrimination. Firm Name: Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG)
      Location: Association of Bay Area Governments 101 8th Street Oakland,
      CA 94607 Payment: Paid Contact: Christina Fong Email:
      ChrisF@... Phone: 510-464-7941 Posted: Jul 25, 2012 Category:
      Economic Development Start Date: 2012-09-04
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