Parks Planning, Rural Planning
City of Morro Bay
Job Description$37 - $53 Hourly Depending on education and experience. Up to 29 hours per week Morro Bay is a beautiful coastal city located in San Luis Obispo County, California, with a picturesque harbor and estuary, iconic Morro Rock and attractive uncrowded beaches. It is an exciting time for the City’s Community Development Department. The Department has just completed a full update of the City’s General Plan and is in the final stages of completing a comprehensive update to the Zoning Code. New Department initiatives in progress include a new Master Plan for the Morro Bay Power Plant property, development of a Downtown Design District, update of the City’s Climate Action Plan and update of the City’s Waterfront Master Plan. The ideal candidate will be a leader who demonstrates a strong work ethic, self-motivated, team-oriented advanced professional with technical planning experience, thrives in a collaborative and fast paced environment, and is motivated to meet established goals, initiatives, and deadlines. Candidates possessing all of these qualities are invited to apply for the part-time Associate/Senior Planner opportunity in the City of Morro Bay Community Development Department! This recruitment is to fill a part-time vacancy as either an hourly Associate or Senior Planner. Under general administrative direction from the Planning Manager and Community Development Director, the successful candidate will be asked to perform a variety of complex administrative and technical work in current and long-range planning programs related to the development and implementation of land use and related municipal plans and policies; and perform related work as required. Furthermore, the duties of this position will include review of site development plans; interpret general plan/local coastal plan; evaluate proposals for environmental impact; interpret and enforce regulations related to the zoning ordinance; perform field inspections; and present reports and recommendations to Planning Commission, City Council, and other public entities. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS What you will do:
- Interpret laws, codes, and ordinances underlying general plans, zoning, and land divisions.
- Analyze and compile technical and statistical information and prepare reports.
- Analyze site design, terrain constraints, circulations, land use compatibility, utilities and other urban services.
- Research, analyze, and recommend modifications to existing plans.
- Prepare and analyze technical and administrative reports, statements and correspondence.
- Participate in a variety of public meetings by making presentations and recommendations on various aspects of the planning program.
- Administer and evaluate contracts with outside consultants.
- Respond to public requests and inquiries in a timely and professional manner.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
- Supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff on a limited basis.
- Knowledge of highly complex principles and practices of urban planning and development.
- Research methods and sources of information related to urban growth, development, and planning.
- Current practices related to municipal planning, urban growth and development and program administration.
- Methods and techniques of effective technical report preparation and presentation.
- Familiarity with applicable laws, codes, ordinances, and regulations including laws underlying general plans, zoning, and land divisions.
- Modern office methods, procedures, and computer equipment.
- Site planning and architectural design.
- Computer systems in relation to planning functions.
- Skilled communicator with ability to clearly answer questions and provide information to the public regarding zoning, land use and the general plan; investigate planning-related complaints and recommend corrective action.
- Associate Planner: two years of planning experience including project management. Some Coastal Zone experience is preferred
- Four years of professional municipal planning experience, including project management and some supervisory experience. Some Coastal Zone experience is preferred.
- Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in land-use planning, urban planning, or closely-related field.
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$37.00 - $53.00 Hourly
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595 Harbor St.
Morro Bay, California
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