Job Title: Land Use/Environmental Planner III

Job Location: San Diego

Employer Website: https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/

Job Description:

The County of San Diego is currently accepting applications for Land Use Environmental Planner III-Archaeology and Land Use/Environmental Planner III-Housing Planning to fill vacancies in Planning & Development Services. A Land Use Environmental Planner III (LUEP III) is responsible for performing professional environmental and planning studies, research, and data analysis to develop goals and policy recommendations for adoption by decision-making bodies. Incumbents may be consulting with local tribes. Working conditions may involve working in the field during varying frequencies. Fieldwork may involve exposure to wild and domesticated animals, poisonous plants, and long driving hours to survey sites.

Planning & Development Services

The County of San Diego is committed to helping communities thrive while protecting the region’s unique and diverse natural resources. PDS is responsible for long range land use planning, including the County of San Diego’s General Plan, Climate Action Plan (CAP), and Zoning Ordinance. The department evaluates land use projects for regulatory compliance and environmental impacts, manages long range planning policy formulation, and related ordinances. PDS advises the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission on all land use projects, policy, and programs in the unincorporated county. PDS has seven major divisions: Sustainability, Long Range Planning, Building Services, Code Compliance, Land Development, Project Planning, and Support Services.

PDS Mission

Through operational excellence and attention to customer service, Planning & Development Services (PDS) strives to balance community, economic and environmental interests to ensure the highest quality of life for the public of San Diego County.

For additional information on PDS, click here.

There are currently vacancies for LUEP III-Archaeology, and LUEP III-Housing Planning positions.

LUEP III-Archaeology

You are invited to apply for Land Use/Environmental Planner III-Archaeology; if selected, you will be an integral part of our mission. Our department is located at the County Operations Center, a modern 44-acre regional complex in Kearney Mesa. The Operations Center includes 18 structures and houses 19 departments, including an employee gym/workout center.

The ideal candidate for Land Use/Environmental Planner III – Archaeology will possess the following experience, attributes, and traits:

Demonstrate experience performing professional environmental and planning studies, research, and data analysis.
Demonstrate proven ability to develop goals and policy recommendations for adoption by decision-making bodies.
Demonstrated knowledge of tribal cultures and experience working with local tribes.
Demonstrate a strong willingness to continually learn and grow professionally
Demonstrate a high degree of motivation and progressive thinking.
Maintain a professional perspective and objective demeanor when positive or difficult situations occur
Communicate effectively in verbal and written form, is a good presenter and listener
Learn and understand the perspectives of others, and embrace diversity and inclusiveness
Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency, in Anthropology with an emphasis in Archaeology, AND three (3) years of professional level archaeological experience as it relates to land use/environmental planning. Experience must be at the level equivalent to a Land Use/Environmental Planner II within the County of San Diego; OR
A master’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency, in Anthropology with an emphasis in Archaeology, AND two (2) years of professional level experience as described above; OR
One (1) year of experience as a Land Use/Environmental Planner II with the County of San Diego.
LUEP III-Housing Planning

The selected candidate will be part of the Long Range Planning Division and will manage a variety of housing affordability planning efforts of varying complexity including climate action planning. These projects may include policy development and implementation, preparation of planning documents, public engagement meeting facilitation, outreach material presentation, or other long-range planning projects.

The ideal candidate for Land Use/Environmental Planner III – Housing Planning will possess the following experience, attributes, and traits:

Expertise as a project manager leading and handling housing planning projects with successful outcomes
Expertise in land use/environmental principles in the areas of growth management, zoning and land use regulation, environmental analysis, transportation, capital facilities, and urban design
Expertise in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and other federal, state, county, and local laws and ordinances pertaining to the environment
Expertise in policy development and housing policy planning
Understanding of legal basis for planning, zoning, and land development activities
Possess excellent leadership skills and abilities
Possess strong written and oral communication skills, including presentation experience; good listener
Demonstrate proven professional level experience as a planner
Demonstrate a high degree of motivation and willingness to learn
Maintain a professional perspective, objective demeanor, and flexibility when positive or difficult situations occur
Review and handle complex projects involving several functional groups
Minimum Qualifications

1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency, in city and regional planning, urban planning, aviation management, landscape architecture, geography, archeology, biology with a concentration in wildlife and/or botany, geology, or any one of the following life and physical sciences, geography with a concentration in conservation of environmental quality, natural resources or physical geography, ecology, zoology, engineering with an emphasis in acoustics or environmental management, environmental science or a related field, AND, three (3) years of progressively responsible professional level experience performing environmental analysis, planning, research, data analysis, and computations, and preparing and presenting reports and graphics as it relates to land use/environmental planning. Experience must be at the level equivalent to a Land Use/Environmental Planner II within the County of San Diego; OR,
A master’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency, in one of the fields stated above, AND, two (2) years of progressively responsible professional level experience as described above; OR,
One (1) year of experience as a Land Use/Environmental Planner II with the County of San Diego.
If you believe that you possess these qualities, PDS would be an ideal place for you. PDS has a great culture that values collaboration and teamwork.

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Link or email to apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sdcounty

Apply by date: 03/03/2021