Associate Planner


Job Description

Under close to general supervision, performs professional level work in the field of urban planning and zoning administration; and performs related work as required.

This is the journey level class in the Planning Series. Positions in this class are normally filled by advancement from the entry level professional classification of Assistant Planner or, when filled from the outside, require prior professional planning work experience. Work involves more complex duties and increasing responsibility of professional knowledge and skills in various municipal planning and zoning issues. Responsibilities include the review and preparation of various planning reports and projects with opportunity for independent judgment in planning work details and making technical determinations.

Receives general supervision from a Senior Planner or higher level management staff, as assigned. May exercise close to general supervision or lead direction on a project basis over lesser-skilled professional, para-professional, technical, and clerical staff, as assigned.

Essential Job Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the following essential functions:

1.     Reviews re-zoning, variances, conditional use permits, designs review, and other similar planning related applications.

2.     Prepares legal notices for public hearings.

3.     Prepares reports pertaining to advisability and permissibility of the requests.

4.     Confers with property owners and petitioners regarding effect and implications of zoning and developments actions.

5.     Reviews building plans, grading plans and subdivision proposals for compliance with appropriate regulations.

6.     Prepares recommendation reports for review by superiors, various boards and commissions, and the City Council.

7.     Compiles information and prepares reports of a moderate to complex nature, and make recommendations on special studies pertaining to land use, zoning, housing, and other planning functions.

8.     Assists the general public by providing information on Zoning and General Plan matters and development-related case processing information.

9.     Makes recommendations on development permits and presents them to the Development Review Committee, Planning Commission, and City Council.

10. Presents staff reports and provides professional staff support to a board or commission served by the Planning Department as assigned.

11. Analyzes and interprets social, economic, population and land use data and trends.

12. Prepares written and graphic reports on various planning and environmental matters and elements of the General Plan.

Competencies 

·       Ethical Conduct

·       Time Management

·       Organization Skills

·       Financial Management

·       Project Management

·       Personal Effectiveness/Credibility

Conformance Statement

In the performance of their respective tasks and duties all employees are expected to conform to the following:

  • Perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision.
  • Interact professionally with other employees, residents, suppliers, and elected officials.
  • Work cooperatively and effectively as a team contributor on all assignments.
  • Work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations.
  • Maintain the highest level of ethical behavior in all matters.

Job Information

Position Title: Associate Planner

Position Level: Pay Grade 9

Position Reports To: Senior Planner

Required Skills/Experience/Education:

Qualification Guidelines

The following combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is essential. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major study in planning or a related field considered to be useful in City planning work, and a minimum of three (3) years of professional planning experience comparable to that of an Assistant Planner at the City of San Jacinto.

Or,

Equivalent to a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major study in planning or a related field considered to be useful in City planning work, and a minimum of two (2) years of professional planning experience comparable to that of an Assistant Planner at the City of San Jacinto.

Or,

Equivalent to an Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university with major study in planning or a related field considered to be useful in City planning work and a minimum of five (5) years of professional planning experience comparable to that of an Assistant Planner at the City of San Jacinto.

Or,

Equivalent to a High School Diploma and a minimum of seven (7) years of professional planning experience comparable to that of an Assistant Planner at the City of San Jacinto.

Licenses and Certificates

Possession of a valid Class C California Driver's License.  Must have and maintain a satisfactory driving record and be insurable to operate City vehicles.

US Citizenship: yes

Security Clearance: no

Salary Range: $63,304 to $94,956

Other Benefits: Go to: https://www.sanjacintoca.gov/city_departments/human_resources/benefits

Start Date: April 1, 2019

Position Type: Permanent

Travel: 20%

Language: Spanish

Contact Information

Name: City of San Jacinto

Address: 595 S. San Jacinto Avenue San Jacinto CA 92583

Industry: City Government

Phone: 951-487-7330 ext. 357

Fax: 951-537-6387

URL: www.sanjacintoca.gov

Job Reference Code: 2019-00001

Agency: Yes