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  • Asha Weinstein Agrawal
    Planner I Planning City of Gilroy, South Bay Close Date: Aug 2, 2013 Salary: $5,686.75 - $6,912.25 Monthly PLANNER I Community Development Department Full
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      Planner I
      Planning
      City of Gilroy, South Bay

      Close Date: Aug 2, 2013
      Salary: $5,686.75 - $6,912.25 Monthly

      PLANNER I
      Community Development Department

      Full Time: $68,241 - $82,947 annually

      Application Deadline: Friday, August 2, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.


      APPLICATION PROCESS
      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
      experience
      � 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
      development.

      GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

      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
      projects.

      � 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
      policy documents.

      � Helps maintain statistics on the City�s supply of affordable
      housing and conducts periodic reviews of City�s compliance with its Housing
      Element.

      � 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
      projects.

      � 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
      housing facilities.

      � Assists in monitoring the City�s Below Market rate units for
      compliance with program regulations, including those involved with resale
      of units.

      � 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
      required.

      SPECIAL PROJECT EXAMPLES:
      First Year Key Projects
      � Assist Senior staff, as needed, with the development of the new
      General Plan
      � Assist the public with information about Planning issues and
      standards
      � 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



      QUALIFICATIONS

      Education/Experience:

      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

      Ideal Candidate:

      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
      understand
      � 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
      professionally.
      Benefits:

      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.

      Other Benefits
      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
      each year.


      Medicare/Social Security
      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.

      Payroll
      All City employees are paid monthly, on the last business day of each month
      via direct deposit.

      Supplemental Questionnaire required


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