Oceanside – California
The Senior Planner performs a variety of professional planning functions supporting the City’s development review process, short and long term planning, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) projects and environmental review; confers with the general public and private contractors regarding development projects; conducts field investigations and compiles data for the preparation of reports, maps, charts and other graphic materials; prepares and presents reports to the Planning Commission and City Council; supervises the preparation of Planning Commission packets and agendas; supervises and coordinates census projects; meets with developers to discuss planning regulations and fees; supervises filing of development applications; conducts investigations and research involved in studies of land use, population trends, community design, transportation and environmental concerns; identifies City’s long term planning needs; prepares strategy plans for residential and commercial revitalization; participates on assigned boards and commissions and prepares related reports; serves as liaison to the community regarding advanced planning, development projects and long range community plans; provides assistance to the public regarding renovation of historical buildings; prepares environmental impact reports, negative declarations and categorical exemptions for private and public development projects; ensures conformance with applicable environmental laws and regulations; processes environmental documents for CDBG projects; prepares applications and processes Resource Agency Permits; interviews, hires and supervises consultant teams in the preparation of environmental impact reports and technical documents; conducts field visits of project sites and environmentally sensitive areas; reviews and comments on environmental documents for projects in surrounding areas that may affect the City; assists in the preparation of grant applications involving environmental issues; performs related duties and responsibilities as required.