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  • asha.weinstein@sjsu.edu
    ... City of San Jose Planner I/II - PBCE Type of Job: Open to all Applicants Requisition #: CSJ-2004-0186 Department:
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 7, 2004
      ----- Forwarded by Asha Weinstein/SJSU on 06/07/2004 04:35 PM -----


      City of San Jose
      Planner I/II - PBCE
      Type of Job: Open to all Applicants
      Requisition #: CSJ-2004-0186
      Department: Planning, Building and Code Enforcement
      Open Date: May 31, 2004
      Close Date: June 30, 2004
      Benefit Level: Full-Time with Benefits
      Salary: $53,601.60 to $76,897.60 (Annually)

      Key Responsibilities
      The City of San Jose offers an exciting career opportunity for city
      planners. San Jose is a large and growing city, located within a dynamic
      region of the Bay Area. The City of San Jose Planning staff work in a wide
      variety of roles, including current and long-range planning, environmental
      review, data analysis and public information. The City of San Jose
      Planners
      are often given the opportunity to explore a wide variety of current
      planning practices through large and complex projects. A Planner I
      performs
      beginning level professional planning duties, including the analysis of
      planning issues, the preparation and presentation of reports or planning
      studies, and the processing of zoning and land use permits. A Planner II
      performs advanced level professional planning duties, including the
      analysis
      of planning issues, the preparation and presentation of reports or
      planning
      studies, and the processing of zoning and land use permits. This position
      requires independent judgment and initiative.
      This classification is represented by Municipal Employees Federation
      (MEF),
      Local 101.

      Desirable Qualifications
      The ideal candidate will possess the most desirable combination of
      training,
      skills and experience, as demonstrated in past and current employment
      history. Desirable experience, knowledge and skills for this position
      include:
      * Knowledge of: Principles, practices, and purposes of city planning and
      the
      current trends in Federal, State, and local planning; nomenclature,
      symbols,
      methods, practices, techniques, and instruments used in planning, and
      mapping; zoning and general plan principles; organization of local
      government and basic concepts of public administration; environmental law;
      computer tools such as spreadsheet, presentation, GIS, and graphics
      programs.
      * Ability to: Apply planning principles and practices to professional
      planning duties; carry out complex oral and written instructions and
      prepare
      comprehensive and concise reports; manage City review of complex
      development
      proposals; establish and maintain effective working relationships with
      associates, government officials, and representatives of various groups
      and
      organizations; collect, analyze, and interpret data pertaining to planning
      and zoning projects; analyze and interpret statistical, economic, and
      highly
      technical data pertaining to City planning; use computer programs involved
      in the performance of job functions; work independently, with little
      day-to-day supervision.

      Minimum Qualifications
      Any combination of training and experience equivalent to the following:
      1. Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college
      or university
      in planning, architecture, urban or regional planning, urban design,
      architecture, geography, environmental studies or a closely related field
      (degree must be received by the final filing date).
      2. Experience: Planner I - none; Planner II - Two years of
      experience
      equivalent to the level of Planner I with the City of San José or a
      Master's
      Degree from an accredited college or university in urban or regional
      planning, urban design, architecture, geography, or environmental studies
      or
      a closely related field.
      3. Acceptable Substitutions: A Master's Degree from an
      accredited college or
      university in urban or regional planning, urban design, architecture,
      geography, or environmental studies or a closely related field can
      substitute for the required two years of experience for Planner II (sixty
      semester hours of relevant graduate course work can substitute for the
      required graduate degree).
      4. Certification or License: Possession of a valid
      California driver's
      license may be required for some assignments.
      5. Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all
      employees to provide
      verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be
      informed that the City of San José will not prepare or file a labor
      condition application with the Department of Labor.

      Application Process
      If you are an interested candidate who meets the minimum qualifications,
      you
      can be considered for this vacancy by applying online. If you are
      currently
      viewing this announcement online, and you would like to apply using the
      online application feature, scroll to the bottom of this announcement and
      click on "Apply to this Position."
      If you are not currently online, to find the announcement, go to
      http://jobs.cityofsj.org Click on "Open Recruitments." Click on "Planner
      I/II - PBCE" to view the job announcement. Click the "Apply to this
      Position" button at the bottom of the job announcement to apply. This is
      a
      class-based recruitment for Planner positions in the Department of
      Planning,
      Building and Code Enforcement. Providing you meet the minimum
      qualifications
      and move forward through all phases of the selection process, your
      application will be added to a qualified candidate group for six months.
      If
      it is necessary, the qualified candidate group maybe extended for longer
      period of time. When a vacancy in this classification needs to be filled,
      applicants from the qualified candidate group will be considered.
      Selection Process
      The selection process will consist of an evaluation of an applicant's
      training and experience based on the resume and answers to the
      job-specific
      questions. Only those candidates whose backgrounds best match the position
      will be forwarded to the next phase of the selection process, which
      consists
      of an oral interview and a written exercise.
      You will be prompted to answer the following job-specific questions in the
      online application process:
      1. Do you have a Bachelors degree (degree must be received
      by the final
      filing date) in one of the following areas: urban or regional planning,
      urban design, architecture, geography, or environmental studies?
      2. What college or university did you receive your
      Bachelor's degree?
      3. Do you have a Master's degree (degree must be received by
      the final
      filing date) in one of the following areas: urban or regional planning,
      urban design, architecture, geography, or environmental studies? If yes,
      what college or university did you receive your Master's degree?
      4. Are you a U.S citizen or a permanent resident (green card
      holder)? If no,
      you must have an authorization to work from the Immigration Office, and
      this
      authorization must not be tied to 18-month practical training exemption.
      We
      do not accept H1B visa holders. Please indicate the type of authorization
      by
      the Immigration and Naturalization Office.
      5. For either Planner I or Planner II position, please write
      an essay in 300
      words or less, highlighting your primary qualifications for the position
      of
      Planner I/II.
      6. In 300 words or less, explain what specifically interests
      you about
      working as a Planner for the City of San Jose. You must answer all
      job-specific questions in order to be considered for this vacancy or your
      application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further
      consideration.
      If you have any questions regarding the duties for this position, please
      contact Trung Nguyen in Planning, Building and Code Enforcement Department
      at (408) 277-3981, or by e-mail at trung.nguyen@...
      <mailto:trung.nguyen@...>.
      If you have questions, comments or concerns about the recruitment,
      selection
      or hiring process, please contact Renee Bettencourt in Employee Services
      at
      (408) 277-3041 or by e-mail at renee.bettencourt@...
      <mailto:renee.bettencourt@...>.
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