Solana Beach – California
JUNIOR PLANNER

SALARY: $21.92 – $26.64 Hourly
$3,799.47 – $4,617.60 Monthly
$45,593.60 – $55,411.20 Annually

CLOSING DATE: 10/15/15 11:59 PM
THE POSITION:

The City of Solana Beach is currently recruiting for a Junior Planner position within its Community Development Department.

Important Dates:
Closing Date: Thursday, 10/15/15 by 11:00 p.m.
Panel Interviews: Monday, November 2, 2015 (date is tentative and subject to change)

Definition:
Under general supervision, to perform a variety of technical work related to current planning;
and to do related work as assigned.

Class Characteristics:
This is the entry-level class in the technical planning series. Positions in this class are normally considered to be in a training status and perform a variety of technical planning related duties requiring technical training and education, but little practical experience.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
The following duties are typical for positions in this classification. Incumbents may not perform all listed job functions, nor are all listed duties necessarily performed by everyone in this class depending upon business need and changing business practices:

Assist in gathering and tabulating data on population, land use, subdivision and community design.

Participate in the processing of use permits, business certificates, building permit reviews, and minor zoning applications.

Check building, grading and minor subdivisions plans for appropriateness of site, of lot size and setback.

Obtain names and addresses of property owners from county assessor’s records for public hearing notices.

Assist public in completing applications for use in special permits, variances and reclassifications.

Make land use field investigations.

Conduct field inspections for permit approvals and compliance with zoning regulations and codes.

Prepare notices regarding violations and conduct inspections to assure compliance.

Design and draw a variety of maps, charts, and other graphic representations.

Answer questions from the public, meet and correspond with property owners regarding zoning requirements.

Check final maps to see if all conditions for the development are met, and submit to department head for final approval.

Prepare simple written staff reports.

Conduct on site environmental review and complete necessary form indicating findings.

Provide information to the general public at the development processing counter.

QUALIFICATIONS GUIDELINES:
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:

Education:
AA/AS Degree or two (2) years college from an accredited college or university with major course work in urban planning, regional planning, environmental studies, architecture, or a related field. A Bachelor’s Degree in the stated fields is highly desirable.

Experience:
At least one (1) year of work experience preferably in a local government, urban planning setting.

Knowledge of:
Property description and requirements pertaining to preparation and maintenance of property maps.
Methods, practices, techniques and instruments used in drafting.
Skills related to the design and layout of development plans.
Some knowledge of the principles and practices of municipal planning.

Ability to:
Read and prepare maps, sketches, charts, graphs, and other graphic representations to be used for illustration in reports and for display at public hearings.
Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contracted in the course of work.
Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.

Special Requirements:
Possession of a valid Class C California driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record.

The City of Solana Beach is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees regardless of race, sex, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, veteran’s status, age or sexual orientation.

The applicant(s) selected will be subject to a criminal history investigation through the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and a thorough background check. The applicant(s) selected will also be given a conditional offer of employment pending the outcome of a medical evaluation and drug screen.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.ci.solana-beach.ca.us/
635 S. HWY 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075
858-720-2451
858-720-2400
hr@cosb.org