San Diego – CA
The Department of Planning & Development Services is currently accepting applications for the position of:
Land Use/Environmental Planner II (Land Use Option)
This is a series recruitment that will temporarily be suspended on December 10, 2014.
PER COUNTY RULES: THIS POSITION IS ELIGIBLE FOR APPOINTMENT AT STEP I, $63,752.00 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 responsible for long range land use planning, including the County’s General Plan and Zoning Ordinance, which determine how our communities will grow. The department 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.
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.
In order to qualify, you must possess the following:
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, archaeology, 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/environmental planning. Experience must be at the level equivalent to a Land Use/Environmental Planner I within the County of San Diego; OR,
2. A master’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or certified foreign equivalency, in one of the fields stated above, AND one (1) year of progressively responsible professional level experience as described above; OR,
3. One (1) year of experience as a Land Use/Environmental Planner I with the County of San Diego
Note: Professional level land use/environmental planning experience in a public or private agency may substitute for education on a year for year basis, for up to two (2) years of the education requirement.
Evaluation: The names of qualified applicants will be placed on a twelve (12) month employment 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.