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Town of Moraga - Assistant/Associate Planner

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    Town of Moraga aSSISTANT/ASSOCIATE pLANNER * * *$27.14/hr - $28.50/hr - $29.92/hr - $31.42/hr - $32.99/hr* *Temporary Position * *Start Date: Immediately (up
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 24, 2012
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      Town of Moraga


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      *$27.14/hr - $28.50/hr - $29.92/hr - $31.42/hr - $32.99/hr*

      *Temporary Position *

      *Start Date: Immediately (up to 6 months)*

      *Hours: Monday � Friday, 8:00 am � 5:00 pm, up to 40 hours per week*

      * *


      The Town of Moraga is seeking a temporary full-time planner to augment its
      planning staff. The planner will perform a range of duties, including but
      not limited to design review; plan check review, counter/phone inquiries,
      development processing, environmental review/CEQA compliance, verification
      of conditions of approval, code enforcement, and provide technical and
      professional information to the public. The classification and rate of pay
      (Assistant or Associate) will depend on the experience and qualifications
      of the individual selected. The incumbent of the temporary position is
      eligible to apply for a permanent position through a future recruitment


      Job duties include, but are not limited to the following:

      - Review and process a variety of planning applications, including site
      plans, architectural plans, landscape plans, signs, re-zoning, subdivision,
      conditional use, variance, and other similar applications (as specifically
      - Analyze development proposals in comparison with the applicable Design
      Guidelines, Zoning Ordinance, General Plan, and other appropriate standards.
      - Prepare and present staff reports and recommendations regarding
      applications for the Design Review Board and Planning Commission.
      - Discuss and communicate development requirements and application
      details with the public, adjoining property owners, developers, architects,
      and others.
      - Prepare reports, studies, and other information regarding planning
      issues and topics as assigned by the Planning Director.
      - Coordinate and prepare all necessary public notices for assigned
      development applications.
      - Conduct site visits and other investigations as necessary to document
      conditions affecting development applications.
      - Make recommendations regarding CEQA and prepare initial studies.
      - Maintain application and address files regarding assigned development
      - Other duties, as assigned by the Planning Director. This description
      is intended to provide a general overview of typical duties, as well as the
      complexity of the work to be performed by this staff member. It is not
      intended to be an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities or specific
      tasks and other duties are typically assigned dependent upon the needs of
      the office.

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      - Bachelor�s degree in Urban Planning, Geography, Landscape
      Architecture, Urban Design, Public Policy, or closely related field
      - Two years minimum of planning experience in a municipal environment
      required; four years desired.
      - Working knowledge and understanding of CEQA.
      - Effective written and verbal communication skills.
      - Experience in dealing tactfully and courteously with the public in a
      professional setting.
      - Thorough attention to detail* *and ability to follow projects through
      to completion.
      - Computer expertise, particularly with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel,
      and GIS.
      - Ability to work independently.
      - Possession of a valid California driver�s license is required.


      $27.14 - $28.50 - $29.92 - $31.42 - $32.99 per hour depending on experience.

      Compensation is based on hours worked with no benefits.

      TO APPLY

      Submit a completed Town Application, r�sum� and three (3) professional
      references. The best-qualified applicants will be invited to participate in
      an interview process. A Town Application is required and is available at
      the Town of Moraga, Administrative Services Department, 2100 Donald Drive,
      Moraga, by calling 925-888-7033, or by downloading at

      Submissions may be mailed or delivered to the Town of Moraga, Attn: Admin
      Services Dept., 2100 Donald Drive, Moraga, CA 94556 or emailed to the Town
      of Moraga, Admin Services Dept. at shom@.... AA/EOE. *Open Until
      Filled. *

      In accordance with the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if
      special accommodations are necessary at any stage of the selection process,
      please contact the Administrative Services Department at 925-888-7033.

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