FT Job - Associate Planner, Foster City
- View SourceASSOCIATE PLANNER$6925 - $8417 per monthFinal Filing Date – October 4, 2013Apply at: https://www.calopps.org/ViewAgencyJob.cfm?ID=15365&kw=
Under general supervision, performs professional planning duties, preparing studies, reports, plans, maps; develops and enforces zoning regulations; processes permits and applications; makes presentations to elected officials and the public.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conducts design review of applications for room additions, property improvements and new developments; assists in studies of land use and design of municipal plans, assembles a variety of information and data for preparation of studies and reports; develops statistics and engages in research in preparation of various phases of planning projects; provides technical information on zoning to developers, interested groups and the public; develops maps, charts and graphics for presentations; reviews and makes presentations regarding development plans, architectural reviews, use permits and sign reviews for conformance with city design standards; performs field inspections to determine conformance to design standards and regulations; assists in the preparation and update of city design standards, regulations and plan approvals; assembles pertinent data to be used in studies required for meetings and hearings; prepares technical reports, presents and explains detailed information; assists in code enforcement activities and special projects.
Knowledge of: Principles, practices and purpose of municipal planning; site and project design review; nomenclature, symbols, methods, practices, techniques and instruments used in planning, drafting and mapping; statistics and statistical analysis as applied to land use, transportation, zoning and master plan studies; principles and techniques of developing and maintaining a master plan; site planning and architectural design; laws and other regulations relating to municipal planning.
Ability to: Operate personal computers and utilize planning applications; analyze and compile statistical, economic and technical data; read, understand and apply state laws, local ordinances and guidelines to permit applications; prepare well written reports and oral presentations; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, developers and the public; read and interpret architectural and construction plans; communicate clearly, concisely and tactfully with a variety of audiences; learn, retain and apply knowledge of laws and ordinances.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities. A typical way would be:
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in City or Regional Planning, Urban Studies, Geography or a related field.
Experience: Two years of full-time, paid professional planning experience or similar work experience is preferred; experience in municipal code enforcement or other similar public administration duties, including public contact and computer usage is desirable.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:
Possession of a valid California Class C Driver’s License and maintain a good driving record.
Ability to attend evening meetings; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to manage multiple priorities and projects; ability to apply technical knowledge and explain information to a variety of audiences.
HOW TO APPLY:
A City/District application is required for consideration and must be submitted no later than by 5:00 pm Friday, October 4, 2013. It is strongly recommended that you apply as soon as possible as we will only accept the first 200 applications for this position. Applications may be submitted online on this website. You may also apply at the Human Resources Department, City of Foster City, 610 Foster City Blvd., Foster City, CA 94404. Fax - 650-574-3483. Job Hotline - 650-286-3562.
A limited number of the most qualified candidates may be invited to continue in the selection process. The selection process may consist of one or more of the following components: written exam, oral board interview, and assessment center. The list will consist of candidates that successfully complete the oral board process. A departmental interview will be scheduled to fill the current vacancy following the establishment of the employment list. This list will be in effect for at least one year. After a conditional job offer, applicants must complete pre-employment medical examination.
The City of Foster City provides a superior benefits program which includes: 12 paid holidays per year; sick leave; vacation leave; administrative leave; participation in the California Public Employees Retirement System in the 2% @ 62 retirement plan (some individuals may be eligible to participate in a different CalPERS retirement benefit (2.7% @ 55) dependent upon prior CalPERS service); voluntary 401(a) program; voluntary 457(b) deferred compensation program; flexible benefits program including health, dental, vision, and medical/dependent care reimbursement accounts; VEBA program (tax deferred health benefit program); 9/80 work schedule; long-term disability insurance; and life insurance.
Describe your current planning experience, responsibilities and activities related to processing applications for variances, use permits, design review and subdivisions. What experience do you have writing staff reports and making presentations regarding these applications to approving bodies (i.e., Planning Commission, City Council and other agencies)?
Describe your experience interacting with the public, responding to questions, and dealing with difficult people. What are some methods you use to achieve a superior level of customer service?
Describe your experience working with provision of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), including your experience in preparing Initial Studies, Negative Declarations, reviewing Environmental Impact reports (EIRs), and developing a feasible mitigation and monitoring program.
Describe your experience with advance planning projects, such as General Plans, Specific Plans, Zoning Ordinance updates, etc.
The City of Foster City/Estero Municipal Improvement District is an EEO Employer.