Encinitas – CA
Incumbents are responsible for performing a variety of planning duties ranging from counter work through project planning and project management.
EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT & ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Duties include but are not limited to: communicates and confers with citizens, architects, developers, and engineers regarding the City’s land use policies, development standards, and processes at the front counter; provides information related to zoning, kennel permits, business license requests, alcoholic and beverage license applications, general plan compliance, and other related issues, both in person and over the phone; computes acreages and frontages; reviews commercial industrial, and residential development proposals, plans, and applications for issuance of zoning clearances; identifies correction actions to be taken by owners; recommends improvement and rehabilitation programs; processes permit applications and calculates appropriate fees; reviews applications and submitted plans for various building permits, which may include: swimming pools, room additions, walls and fences, demolished properties, new developments, and/or other related structures; schedules intakes for coastal development permits, administrative/discretionary design review, plan submittals, and other related information; participates in a variety of staff and development review meetings to discuss projects with peers and staff; provides interpretive assistance to staff on development standards, project proposals, and/or clarification of policies; inputs a variety of planning information into databases; queries data and develops related reports; conducts research and analysis related to land use, legislative activities, social, economic, and population data on various local and regional planning issues and community matters for dissemination internally, to elected and/or appointed officials, Boards, Councils, Commissions, and to the general public; researches, collects, records, analyzes, interprets, and summarizes statistical and demographic information for regional and City data; develops and implements housing element policies and related programs; creates related informational and advisory reports, presentations, maps, logs, and computer and paper files; attend public hearings regarding assigned projects and present reports to decision making bodies; prepares detailed technical reports on development proposals; reviews development proposals of routine to medium complexity; organizes and participates in conducts workshops for the Planning Commission, City Council, citizen groups, and other interested parties; manages a project workload; conducts final inspections for projects; negotiates and mediates with applicants, developers, citizens, elected and appointed officials, project consultants, external agencies, and the general public on land use issues; prepares and delivers agenda reports on development proposals and land use issues; reviews grading and improvement plans; conducts studies, spatial analysis, surveys, and needs assessments for the development of programs to address significant development issues; manages deposit accounts for discretionary planning applications to ensure accuracy in billing and to maximize cost recovery; represents the department at status meetings; manages assigned planning projects of greater complexity and community significance or sensitivity; demonstrates ability to address and evaluate medium to complex issues/projects; works independently and exercises judgment and initiative; independently assists applicant/public on complex and sensitive matters; performs other duties of a similar nature or level.
The ideal Candidate must have KNOWLEDGE OF: customer service principles; modern office procedures, methods, and equipment; municipal planning principals; research methods; mathematical concepts; site planning and architectural design principles; principles and practices of urban planning and development; planning terminology, methods, materials, practices, and techniques; applicable Federal, State, and Local laws, ordinances, codes, rules, and regulations. The ideal candidate must have SKILLS IN: prioritizing work; using computers and related software applications; providing customer service; managing projects; managing multiple priorities simultaneously; interpreting planning and zoning programs to the general public; performing mathematical calculations; using modern office equipment; reading and interpreting architectural and engineering drawings; reading maps and scales; conducting research; resolving conflict; analyzing and collecting data; creating and giving presentations; speaking in public; preparing reports and documents; preparing initial studies; communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, or a related field, plus three years of progressively responsible Planning experience. Municipal Planning experience is highly desirable
APPLICATION PROCESS & DEADLINE: Completed City application is required and must be received in the Human Resources Office no later than 12:00 PM (Noon) on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 Resumes received in lieu of applications, late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Postmarks not accepted. Contact HR at 760/633-2727 or visit www.EncinitasCA.gov an application or apply at City Hall, 505 S. Vulcan Ave., Encinitas, CA 92024.