Job Title: Planning Intern

Job Location: Santee

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Job Description:

The Position

The City of Santee is seeking a part-time, temporary intern to provide support to the Planning Division for up to 20 hours each week for a maximum of 990 hours during fiscal year 2022-23 which runs from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023. The position will be under direct supervision of the Principal Planner and/or designee.

This position offers an excellent opportunity to someone wishing to gain experience and initiate a career in the planning profession.  Interested applicants must complete the supplemental questions attached to this application. In addition, applicants must submit a cover letter summarizing why they are interested in the position and a resume.

This recruitment is open until filled, so interested applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Representative Duties

  • Assist planning staff in collecting and preparing data for various planning projects
  • Assist with creating and mailing notices
  • Conduct field work, collect parcel data and search land records
  • Conduct research and present findings to staff
  • Prepare reports of limited complexity
  • Prepare maps, handouts, sketches, renderings and other graphics
  • Respond to public inquiries of limited complexity at the public service counter, telephonically, and via e-mail
  • Assist planning staff in preparing for meetings and workshops
  • Assist planning staff in administering the City’s Construction and Demolition Debris Recycling Program
  • Research grant opportunities and assist in drafting grant proposals
  • Conduct basic office functions as needed, such as data entry, document scanning, and file archiving and management

Minimum Qualifications

  • A degree in urban planning or closely related field; OR
  • Current enrollment with a local college in a field closely related to urban planning
  • Candidates should possess computer knowledge in Microsoft Office software, Esri ArcGIS, and a graphics program such as Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop and work comfortably in a Windows environment.
  • Candidates must possess and retain a valid California Class C Driver’s License with a good driving record.

Candidates shall have strong interest in urban planning and be at ease in dealing with the public with tact and diplomacy; be detail oriented, organized, and have good time-management skills. Candidates must have good verbal and written communication skills, computer skills, be able follow instruction from supervising staff, and work well with others.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Educational background in urban planning with a strong desire to initiate a career in the planning profession
  • Excellent research and computer skills
  • Can-do attitude with the ability to follow instruction and complete assignments with professionalism

Special Requirements

The candidate must be willing to work in a small space with limited privacy and must be available to consistently work 20 hours/week, Mondays-Fridays, between the hours of 7 am to 6 pm, as scheduled, and for no more than 20 hours per week on average. Hours and days of work are flexible. Some irregular nights and weekend work availability may be required.

The selected candidate will be subject to a criminal history investigation through the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and a thorough background check. A waiver for reference and background information must be completed.

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Apply by date: Open until filled.