Job Title: Principal Planner – Advance Planning and Special Projects
Job Location: Carlsbad
Employer Website: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/carlsbad
|A world class city is seeking world class talent.Carlsbad -The Community: Carlsbad is a well-balanced community with beaches, lagoons, habitat preserves, a variety of housing types, world class employers, Legoland, the second highest number of hotel rooms in San Diego County, a successful auto dealership core, two golf resorts and a municipal golf course, two rail stations, a thriving downtown village, and an engaged public. This balance has been achieved not by accident, but in part through the efforts of a strong team of experienced planners. From translation of the community’s vision into ambitious General Plan goals and policies and application of rigorous growth management principles that ensure public facilities, open space and infrastructure are provided in conjunction with development, to consistent implementation of zoning rules and development codes, the Planning Division is at the forefront of ensuring that Carlsbad’s high quality of life is maintained and the city continues to evolve in a manner valued by the community.
In addition to the many benefits that the City offers, incumbents will have the option of a 9/80 work schedule, a professional membership fee paid, and a variety of training and career advancement opportunities (please see the benefits tab and our website for benefit details).
Ideal Candidate: The City of Carlsbad has one position open in the department for a Principal Planner for the Advance Planning and Special Projects Section. The ideal candidate for this position will have documented experience working on complex and controversial land use policy issues, along with strong analytical, written and verbal communication skills. Prospective candidates must be effective in managing staff and project teams, project management, adherence to timelines, able to successfully prioritize, often competing work assignments, effective time and resource management and adapt well to changing circumstances. They must be able to exercise good judgment, discretion and initiative in carrying out job duties and be a self-starter. The following is a brief overview of work at present in Advance Planning:
Advance Planning and Special Projects Section: The position is responsible for project oversite and staff management of the Advanced Planning and Special Projects Section of the department and will report to the City Planner. The section is responsible for creating, amending and updating the city’s land use laws, policies and programs and other special assignments as needed. Some of the more significant land use regulations that that are managed and maintained by this section include the city’s General Plan, Growth Management Plan, Local Coastal Program, Zoning Code, several master/specific plans, and department policies and programs. Additionally, the section is responsible for reviewing city capital improvement projects for other departments with a primary focus on providing direction to project managers regarding compliance with environmental regulations and city ordinances (i.e., community parks, fire station improvements, and utility improvements).
|To perform a job in this classification, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties as generally described in the specification. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties in a specific job. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
|EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION:|
|Any combination equivalent to the experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Link or email to apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/carlsbad
Apply by date: 10/05/2020