Job Announcement: City of Pleasanton, Senior Planner - Advanced Planning
- City of Pleasanton, Senior Planner � Advanced Planning
CLOSING DATE: April 05, 2013
COMPANY WEBSITE: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/pleasanton/default.cfm
Under the general direction from the Deputy Director of the Community
Development Department/Planning Manager and Community Development Director,
the Senior Planner for Advanced Planning will be heavily involved in
several exciting planning projects including coordinating and organizing
Task Force meetings; preparing meeting materials; drafting and reviewing
plan and environmental documents; and managing the consultant team for the
East Pleasanton Specific Plan which is currently in progress. Future work
will include the 2014-2022 update of the General Plan Housing Element,
updates of other General Plan elements, and Specific Plans, including the
Downtown Specific Plan. Other responsibilities will include tracking local,
state and regional planning issues and changes to planning and
environmental laws. Although local government planning agency experience is
desired, the City is open to candidates with consultant planning experience.
Pleasanton has a reputation for building quality residential and business
development projects. As such, the Senior Planner will need to work closely
with City Council, City staff, Planning Commission, community
representatives, environmental groups, developers, consultants and
neighboring jurisdictions. The Senior Planner represents the City in
outside meetings, gives presentations, prepares comprehensive written staff
reports on assigned projects and recommends courses of action.
The new Senior Planner will need a broad working knowledge of planning and
development review and the California Environmental Quality Act as well as
experience in preparation of a general plan.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
If you have considerable (5 years desirable) experience in land use
planning as an Associate Planner or equivalent position, possess a
bachelor�s degree in urban planning, architecture, public administration or
related field, are a self-starter, desire career advancement and want to
play a major role in helping to shape a quality community, while preserving
Pleasanton�s quality of life, you are encouraged to apply for this great
career opportunity. The new Senior Planner will need:
Considerable knowledge of: The principles and practices of urban planning .
Federal, state and local laws related to planning, zoning, land use
control, and the environment. Research methods employed in the collection,
evaluation, and presentation of data.
Skill to: Collect, analyze, and interpret data pertaining to planning and
zoning situations. Plan, organize, and conduct land related planning
studies. Apply urban planning and zoning principles and methods to local
problems. Communicate effectively, orally and in writing. Review work of
others and to supervise in a tactful, clear manner. Handle assigned
projects in a manner appropriate to a fully qualified professional planner.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others and
function in a team environment.
If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please consider
submitting your application and supplemental questionnaire online by April
5, 2013 at:
OR BY MAIL TO:
ATTN: SAIDA GLOVER
HUMAN RESOURCES TECHNICIAN
CITY OF PLEASANTON
P.O. BOX 520
PLEASANTON, CA 94566
Following the closing date, resumes will be screened according to the
qualifications outlined above. The most qualified candidates will be
invited to an oral board interview with the City, tentatively scheduled for
the week of April 29, 2013. A select group of candidates will be asked to
provide references once it is anticipated that they may be recommended as
finalists; references will be contacted only following candidate approval.
Final interviews will be held with the Community Development Director.
Candidates will be advised of the status of the recruitment following
selection of the position. If you have any questions regarding this
recruitment, please contact Saida Glover at (925) 931-5055.
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