Job Title: Senior Planner
Job Location: Carlsbad
Employer Website: https://www.carlsbadca.gov/
Carlsbad – The Community: This nearly 40 square mile city is ideally situated in north San Diego County with an approximate population of 115,000. It offers a great climate, beautiful beaches, lagoons and abundant natural open space. World class resorts, family attractions, well planned neighborhoods, a diverse business sector and a charming village atmosphere combine to create the ideal California experience.
The Planning Division: Planning is one of the four Divisions that comprise the Community Development Department. With a staff of twenty full time positions and two part time positions, the Planning Division is organized into the following four teams: Current Planning, Development Services, Advanced Planning, and Special Projects. The Division guides the planned physical development of the city in a manner that enhances the quality of life for its residents.
The Ideal Candidate: The City of Carlsbad is currently searching for a Senior Planner with over 5 years of experience to assist with complex technical planning projects in the area of Current Planning. The selected candidate may also assist with the supervision of the Development Services Team. Candidates with public sector and current planning experience within the state of California are highly desirable. Further, the ideal candidate will have supervisory experience with the ability to manage and lead a professional staff of two to four.
About the Position: Under general direction, to perform difficult and highly complex technical staff work involving current planning programs and other special projects as assigned; to assume lead responsibility for one or more planning program areas; and to do related work as assigned. Further, the position provides supervision of 2-4 professional planning staff.
This is the advanced journey level of the professional planning services. Work of this class involves the responsibility for conceiving planning programs, developing analysis and work methods, and reviewing the work of subordinate, professional, and technical personnel. This class may be distinguished from the Associate Planner by the range and depth of experience required, and the next higher class of Principal Planner by the level of supervisory and administrative responsibilities, and degree of accountability required.
|EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION:|
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge, skill, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:
Five plus years of increasingly responsible professional planning experience.
Equivalent of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major work in planning, geography, public administration, community development, urban design or related field. A master’s degree in planning, public administration or a related field is desirable.
Special Requirements: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver’s License may be required of some positions.
Apply by date: 06/11/2021