FT job - City of Gilroy - Planner I
- Planner I
City of Gilroy, South Bay
Close Date: Aug 2, 2013
Salary: $5,686.75 - $6,912.25 Monthly
Community Development Department
Full Time: $68,241 - $82,947 annually
Application Deadline: Friday, August 2, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.
If you are interested in pursuing this exciting career opportunity, please
review this job announcement in detail then attach and submit the following
four (4) required items:
� CalOpps City of Gilroy employment application including
supplemental question responses
� A detailed cover letter that explains your specific interest in
the Gilroy Planner I position
� A detailed resume that highlights your related skills and
� A list of five work-related references with contact information
ABOUT THE POSITION
City of Gilroy is currently recruiting for one (1) full time Planner I
position. The goal for the Community Development Department is to provide
current and long term community planning services in conformance with the
Gilroy General Plan and consistent with city council direction to enhance
the design and livability of residential neighborhoods, commercial areas
and industrial zones within the city�s urban sphere and promote sustainable
Under the direct supervision of the Planning Division Manager or Housing
and Community Development Grant Coordinator, performs most professional
planning duties, including the development and preservation of affordable
housing, using independent judgment in making decisions; may be assigned
full responsibility for particular projects or phases of planning work;
performs functions in all levels of the planning process, such as project
preparation and analysis, presentation, explanation, and enforcement.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
� Accepts applications, prepares research documents, performs site
inspections and prepares staff reports and recommendations for planning
application. Reviews and signs off construction plans for land development
� Reviews and signs off business licenses, home occupation permits,
sign permits, demolition permits and temporary use permits.
Prepares and evaluates various CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act)
documents including environmental initial studies and directs developers in
preparing environmental impact reports.
� Meets with and advises developers and the general public
concerning the City�s General Plan, Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Map Act,
development policies, codes, and other planning-related policies.
� Prepares maps, charts and other graphic materials for staff
reports, public meetings, displays and other reference materials.
� Performs zoning code enforcement work, including investigation of
citizen complaints, field checks, issuance of correction notices and
citations, and court appearances.
� May actively participate in the research, development and writing
of the City�s Housing Element update, Consolidated Plan and other housing
� Helps maintain statistics on the City�s supply of affordable
housing and conducts periodic reviews of City�s compliance with its Housing
� Assists in preparing and evaluates various federal environmental
documents including environmental initial studies and directs developers in
preparing environmental impact reports related to federally funded housing
� Assists with and advises developers and the general public
concerning the City�s Residential Development Ordinance exemption for
affordable housing and related policies, codes, and ordinances.
� May meet with and advise nonprofit agencies, developers and the
general public concerning opportunities for funding and other support of
affordable housing, special needs housing and homeless and transitional
� Assists in monitoring the City�s Below Market rate units for
compliance with program regulations, including those involved with resale
� Assists HCD Grant Coordinator with implementing and maintaining
homeownership and housing rehabilitation programs.
� Presents staff reports at Planning Commission, City Council, and
special study sessions as needed.
� Participates in training programs and other related work as
SPECIAL PROJECT EXAMPLES:
First Year Key Projects
� Assist Senior staff, as needed, with the development of the new
� Assist the public with information about Planning issues and
� Review proposed development projects and prepare staff reports
analyzing those projects
� Provide research assistance to the Economic Development Division
� Analyze updates and prepare staff reports for proposed changes to
the Zoning Ordinance and City policies to facilitate economic development
� Evaluate, establish, and implement policy recommendations to
promote Downtown revitalization
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from a
four year college with a major in City planning or in a related field, and
one year of recent full-time professional planning experience.
Possess and maintain a valid California Driver�s License and a safe driving
record necessary to operate assigned vehicle(s).
Pass a post-offer medical examination, which includes a drug test.
Pass a background check which includes a Department of Justice criminal
record check for employment.
Prefer non-tobacco user
The Ideal Candidate will:
� Be well versed in California Planning and Environmental law.
� Have excellent verbal and written communication skills with the
ability to explain technical information in a manner that the City Council,
public, development community, employees, consultants, professional and
technical groups, and other governmental agency representatives can
� Posess exceptional customer service skills.
� Have a can-do attitude, and a work style that supports teamwork,
collaboration and positive relationships that will support and compliment
the City of Gilroy environment and customer service goals.
� Have a demonstrated capacity and capability to conduct complex
research and accurately report findings.
� Have experience in review of residential, commercial and
industrial development projects.
� Demonstrate a strong work ethic and a desire to grow
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Health Allowance and Flexible Benefits Plan
Depending upon the number of dependents the health allowance ranges from
$605.52 to $1599.07 per month for core health benefits during the 2013 plan
year. Subject to specific rules, a cash back program is also available with
proof of other medical coverage. City employees participate in the PERS
Health Program, and may choose their medical coverage from a variety of
providers. The City�s flexible benefits plan includes medical and dental
coverage as core benefits. A range of optional benefits including vision
care, medical and dependent care accounts are also available. A term life
insurance policy equal to $20,000, long-term disability plan, and an
employee assistance plan are provided at City expense.
The City currently offers the PERS 2.5% at 55 pension plan for �classic�
members and 2% at 62 for �new� members. Currently, the city pays the full
employer portion of the retirement contribution for �classic� members and
50% of the total normal cost for �new� members. The �classic� member
contribution of 8% is a pre-tax payroll deduction; �new� members shall pay
50% of the total normal cost as set by CalPERS. Anyone hired on or after
January 1, 2013 will be subject to the applicable provisions, retirement
formulas, and plan benefits/restrictions associated with the Public
Employees� Pension Reform Act of 2013.
Vacation, Sick Leave, Holidays
Annual vacation ranges from two to four weeks per year, based on years of
service. Employees accrue eight hours of sick leave each month. Employees
receive 36 hours of personal leave time in July of each fiscal year which
must be used during the fiscal year. The City observes 10 paid holidays
Employees participate in Medicare (1.45% for both the employer and
employee) as this is a mandated federal program. City of Gilroy does not
participate in Social Security.
All City employees are paid monthly, on the last business day of each month
via direct deposit.
Supplemental Questionnaire required
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