Job - San Jose Planner I/II
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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)
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
are often given the opportunity to explore a wide variety of current
planning practices through large and complex projects. A Planner I
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
of planning issues, the preparation and presentation of reports or
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
The ideal candidate will possess the most desirable combination of
skills and experience, as demonstrated in past and current employment
history. Desirable experience, knowledge and skills for this position
* Knowledge of: Principles, practices, and purposes of city planning and
current trends in Federal, State, and local planning; nomenclature,
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
* Ability to: Apply planning principles and practices to professional
planning duties; carry out complex oral and written instructions and
comprehensive and concise reports; manage City review of complex
proposals; establish and maintain effective working relationships with
associates, government officials, and representatives of various groups
organizations; collect, analyze, and interpret data pertaining to planning
and zoning projects; analyze and interpret statistical, economic, and
technical data pertaining to City planning; use computer programs involved
in the performance of job functions; work independently, with little
Any combination of training and experience equivalent to the following:
1. Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college
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
equivalent to the level of Planner I with the City of San José or a
Degree from an accredited college or university in urban or regional
planning, urban design, architecture, geography, or environmental studies
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
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.
If you are an interested candidate who meets the minimum qualifications,
can be considered for this vacancy by applying online. If you are
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
class-based recruitment for Planner positions in the Department of
Building and Code Enforcement. Providing you meet the minimum
and move forward through all phases of the selection process, your
application will be added to a qualified candidate group for six months.
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.
The selection process will consist of an evaluation of an applicant's
training and experience based on the resume and answers to the
questions. Only those candidates whose backgrounds best match the position
will be forwarded to the next phase of the selection process, which
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
3. Do you have a Master's degree (degree must be received by
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
authorization must not be tied to 18-month practical training exemption.
do not accept H1B visa holders. Please indicate the type of authorization
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
6. In 300 words or less, explain what specifically interests
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
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@...
If you have questions, comments or concerns about the recruitment,
or hiring process, please contact Renee Bettencourt in Employee Services
(408) 277-3041 or by e-mail at renee.bettencourt@...