San Diego – CA
Planning & Development Services is currently accepting applications from qualified applicants for the position of: LAND USE/ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNER II (General Option)

This is a series recruitment that may be subject to suspend on Wednesday, September 23, 2015

PER COUNTY RULES, THIS POSITION IS ELIGIBLE FOR APPOINTMENT AT STEP 1, $65,020.80 ANNUALLY. COUNTY EMPLOYEES ARE SUBJECT TO THE COUNTY PROMOTION RULE FOR STEP PLACEMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH COMP ORD 1.3.5.

PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: 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.

PDS is one of six departments that make up the County’s Land Use and Environment Group (LUEG). The Department is responsible for long range land use planning, including the County General Plan and Zoning Ordinance, which determine how our communities will grow. PDS analyzes privately initiated land use projects to ensure compliance with land use regulations, and advises the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission on the projects. Through programs such as building plan review, building inspection and code compliance help maintain public health and safety.

THE POSITION: Land Use/Environmental Planner II’s independently perform a wide scope of environmental and/or planning projects characterized by having moderate public controversy, and of moderate complexity such as major use permits, tentative maps, variances, environmental impact reports, rezones or county-wide policy and ordinance changes, updates to the General Plan or special projects. This includes conducting research and data analysis to develop goals and policy recommendations for adoption by decision-making bodies.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited 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
Two (2) 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 and environmental planning. Experience must be at the level equivalent to a Land Use Environmental Planner I within the County of San Diego;
OR
Possession of 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 one (1) year of progressively responsible professional level experience as described above;
OR
One (1) year of experience as a Land Use/Environmental Planner I with the County of San Diego.

NOTES: Applicants must provide written proof of college education completed, consisting of an official or unofficial transcript, diploma, letter of verification, or letter of proof of pending graduation during Winter 2015/16 (good standing), or a certified foreign studies equivalency. This proof must be attached during Step 1 of the on line application submittal process by the closing date of this recruitment.

EVALUATION PROCESS: The names of qualified applicants will be placed on a 12-month eligibility list based on scores received during the evaluation of information contained in their employment and supplemental application.
Please ensure all information is complete and accurate as the responses you provide on the supplemental application form will be reviewed using an automated evaluation system. If you are successful in the initial screening process your application will be reviewed individually to confirm that the information you provided is accurate and qualifying.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable an individual with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions of a job, on a case-by-case basis.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/hr

5530 Overland Ave., Suite 210
San Diego, CA 92123
(619) 236-2191

processunitemail.fgg@sdcounty.ca.gov