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FWD: (FT) City of El Cerrito: Assistant, Associate, or Senior Planner (El Cerrito, CA)

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      Subject: FWD: (FT) City of El Cerrito: Assistant, Associate, or Senior Planner (El
      Cerrito, CA)

      Job Opportunity

      Assistant, Associate or Senior PLANNER
      Filing deadline: July 31, 2003

      The Department and Position
      The Planner performs professional level work in the field of current
      planning, advanced planning and environmental analysis.

      Position will be filled at Assistant Planner, Associate Planner or Senior
      Planner, depending on the experience of the candidate. Receives general
      supervision from the Planning Manager and when applicable, Senior Planner.

      Examples of Essential Functions

      Assistant Planner: Prepares written reports on various planning matters
      elements of the General Plan. Staff's planning counter to answer questions
      with public and provides information and documents. Reviews development
      proposals for consistency with City policies and standards. Prepares staff
      reports for the City Council, committees, community groups, boards and
      commissions and other governmental bodies as required. Checks commercial,
      industrial, and residential development plans for issuance of zone
      clearance; processes permit applications. Liaison with State agencies as

      Associate Planner (in addition to duties of Assistant Planner): Supervises
      long term and complex assignments. Reviews development proposals and works
      with developers to reach agreement on acceptable site plans; reviews
      building plans, parcel maps, and subdivision proposals for compliance with
      appropriate regulations, and prepares reports of recommendations, and
      confers with and advises architects, builders, attorneys, contractors,
      engineers and the general public regarding City development policies and
      standards. Prepares zoning code and general plan amendment studies.
      Researches and drafts ordinances for review.

      Senior Planner (in addition to duties of Assistant and Associate Planner):
      Prepares complex planning reports and studies. Participates in planning,
      organizing and coordinating aspects of the City planning function. Insures
      the accuracy, completeness and timely submittal of reports and analyses
      prepared by staff planners. Keeps informed of current trends in planning,
      Provides staff assistance to the Planning Manager. Performs related duties
      as required.

      Important and Essential Qualifications

      Knowledge of: Principles and practices of urban planning; principles of
      development plan review and approval and zoning enforcement; methods and
      techniques of planning, zoning and subdivision design; current literature,
      information sources, and research techniques in the field of urban
      planning; technology pertinent to the planning function;. applicable
      Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations governing zoning,
      use, and environmental protection; laws underlying general plans, zoning
      and land divisions; Principles and practices of program development and

      Ability to: Participate in the preparation of zoning and land use
      regulations and ordinance revisions; review a variety of planning permits
      and development plans for conformance with applicable codes and
      perform site inspections to ensure compliance with codes; establish and
      maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the
      of work; interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, laws and
      regulations; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in
      participate in the management of a comprehensive planning program; prepare
      and administer program budgets; oversee, direct and coordinate the work of
      lower level staff.

      Experience and Training
      Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the
      required knowledge and ability is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the
      knowledge and abilities, depending on position level, would be:

      Experience: One to four years of full-time professional municipal planning
      experience; and

      Education: Equivalent to a Bachelors or Masters degree from an accredited
      college or university with major course work in urban planning or a

      License/Certificates/Other Requirements: Possession of or ability to
      a valid California Driver's License.

      Applicants are subject to standard background check.

      A complete list of the physical demands, mental requirements and work
      environment of this position is available upon request

      Employment Eligibility
      The 1986 Immigration Act requires that, upon appointment, you must present
      proof of your identity and legal right to work in the United States by
      presenting acceptable documentation. Further information can be obtained
      from the Employee Services Office.

      The Application Process
      Application packets may be obtained from and must be submitted to:
      Services, City of El Cerrito, 10890 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito, CA
      Obtain an application by calling (510) 466-5005 or by picking one up at
      above address.

      How to Apply
      Application Forms & Instructions
      To print out a copy of the city of El Cerrito job application, you will
      need 8 1/2 by 14 inch (legal size) paper. (Remember to adjust printer
      settings accordingly!)

      You can download an Employment Application Form at
      http://www.el-cerrito.org/pdf/application.pdf. This form is in PDF format
      so you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it.

      Applications may also be obtained from:

      Employee Services Division
      City of El Cerrito
      10890 San Pablo Ave.
      El Cerrito, CA 94530
      Tel. (510) 466-5005.

      ALL applications must be returned to the Employee Services Division.

      Applications and supplemental questionnaires must be submitted by 6:00
      p.m., Thursday, July 31, 2003.

      If special accommodations are needed at any stage of the selection
      please contact Employee Services. Medical documentation must be provided
      upon request.

      Selection Process
      The evaluation and selection process may consist of an initial application
      screening, a written examination and a qualifications appraisal interview.
      Candidates must successfully pass a background check including
      fingerprinting. A medical examination will be given following a
      offer of employment.

      Compensation & Benefits

      $3,797 to $6,105 per month, depending upon qualifications.

      Work Schedule: 37.5 hours per week and flexible schedules, if approved by
      the manager.

      Vacation: 11 working days after one year of service; additional days
      with additional years of service.

      Sick Leave: Sick leave is accrued at the rate of 8.75 hours per calendar

      Short/Long Term Disability: City pays full cost of employee's monthly

      Health Plans: Choice of three plans: Kaiser, Health Net HMO and Health Net
      PPO. City contributes up to the Health Net HMO premium under flexible
      benefit plan per month for family medical.

      Dental Insurance: City contributes the full monthly premium for the
      employee and family.

      Life Insurance: Amount equal to annual salary to nearest $1,000. City-paid

      Retirement: The City pays employee's 7% Public Employees Retirement System
      (2% at 55 plan integrated with Social Security) contribution. The City and
      employee each pay own contribution to Social Security.

      Union dues is required for Assistant and Associate level positions.

      The Community
      Located near the east shore of the San Francisco Bay, the City of El
      Cerrito is an ethnically diverse community offering a high quality of life
      within one of the nation's most sophisticated and beautiful living areas.
      With a population of almost 24,000 residents, El Cerrito has the advantage
      of being centrally located in a major metropolitan area. El Cerrito is an
      established community with a strong self-identity and a commitment to
      enhancing the quality of life for its citizens.

      Equal Opportunity Employer
      The City of El Cerrito is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified
      applicants receive equal consideration without regard to race, color,
      religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, or
      In accordance with the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if
      special accommodations are necessary at any stage of the selection
      notification of such accommodations must be made to the City at the time
      the employment application is filed. Medical documentation must be
      upon request.

      Information contained on this Web site is subject to change without

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