Job Title: Urban Regional Planner III/IV

Job Location: Riverside

Employer Website: https://rc-hr.com/

Job Description:

The County of Riverside’s Transportation and Land Management Agency has multiple opportunities for Urban/Regional Planner III/IV who will be assigned to one of the two Divisions within the Department, Advanced Planning or Current Planning in Riverside County. The incumbent will be responsible for performing the most difficult and complex planning work reviewing long-range land use plans, evaluate current land use requests, conduct various planning studies, project case management, technical analysis, public presentations, and will provide planning information to the public via phone, email, and at the public counter. The Agency desires candidates with experience in land use planning, the ability to work in a team environment, proficiency with MS Office programs, strong writing skills, and the ability to plan, organize and carry out work independently.
Competitive candidates will possess knowledge of State laws, guidelines, and local ordinances pertaining to planning and development, and knowledge of environmental protection regulations such as California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) as well as conservation and habitat plans. Candidates with working understanding of thematic mapping tools such as ArcGIS and bilingual in Spanish/English are highly desired.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSURBAN/REGIONAL PLANNER III 
$32.70 – $48.42 Hourly
$68,015.58 – $100,704.65 Annually
 

OPTION I
One year of experience at the level of Urban/Regional Planner II with Riverside County. (Certification of qualifications by the Department Head may be substituted for up to six months of the required experience.)
OPTION II
Required Education: Graduation from an accredited college with a bachelor’s degree, preferably with a major in Urban/Regional Planning, Transportation Planning, Public Administration, Architecture, Environmental Science, Geography (with related course concentration), Landscape Architecture, or a closely related field.
Experience: Three years of professional environmental planning, land use planning, and/or transportation planning experience which must have included performing one of the following kinds of planning activities associated with a planning agency: comprehensive, regional, area, or community planning; plan/proposal review; general plan amendments; zoning; land division; information services; urban renewal; planning administration or transportation planning. (A master’s degree in planning may be substituted for one year of the required experience. A master’s degree in Public Administration, Architecture, Environmental Science, Geography (with related course concentration), Landscape Architecture, or a closely related field may be substituted for six months of the required experience. No more than one master’s degree may be used to substitute for the required experience.)
OPTION III
Certification by and full membership in the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).
URBAN/REGIONAL PLANNER IV 
$36.29  – $53.74 Hourly
$75,475.71 – $111,780.86 Annually
OPTION I
One year of experience at the level of Urban/Regional Planner III with Riverside County. (Certification of qualifications by the Department Head may be substituted for up to six months of the required experience.)
 
OPTION II
Required Education: Graduation from an accredited college with a bachelor’s degree preferably with a major in Urban/Regional Planning, Transportation Planning, Public Administration, Geography (with related course concentration), Architecture, Environmental Sciences, Landscape Architecture, or a closely related field.
Experience: Four years of professional environmental planning, land use planning, and/or transportation planning experience performing one of the following kinds of planning activities associated with a planning agency or consulting firm, comprehensive, regional, area, or community planning; plan/proposal review; general plan amendments; zoning, land division; information services; urban renewal; planning administration or transportation planning. (A master’s degree in Planning or Transportation Planning may be substituted for one year of the required experience. A master’s degree in Public Administration, Geography with related course concentration, Architecture, Environmental Sciences, Landscape Architecture, or a closely related field may be substituted for six months of the required experience. No more than one Master’s degree may be used to substitute for the required experience.)
ALL OPTIONS
Extensive Knowledge of: The principles, methods, and procedures applicable to land use or transportation planning activities; the physical, social, environmental, and economic implications of land use or transportation planning; local, state, and federal legislation governing land use development and transportation planning activities; the organizational structure and jurisdiction of governmental agencies involved in the planning process and their interrelationship, responsibilities and functions; knowledge of the methods involved in designing research studies and identifying and utilizing data sources; knowledge of mandated general plan elements and factors that must be considered in evaluating proposals for consistency with these elements.
Ability to: Plan, organize and carry out work independently; to lead and direct the work of others; organize and conduct research, collect, and analyze data, generate and evaluate alternatives, reach logical conclusions, and formulate consistent recommendations; compose clear and thorough study and project reports and recommendations; clearly and persuasively make oral presentations of study findings and recommendations to a variety of public groups and governmental bodies; work effectively with the general public and community and governmental board and commissions; interpret and apply laws and regulations pertaining to planning projects and cases.


Desired Qualifications:

• Spanish/English bilingual

• Knowledge of State laws, guidelines, and local ordinances pertaining to planning and   development. Knowledge of environmental protection regulations such as California     Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”)

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher.

• Working understanding of thematic mapping tools such as ArcGIS.

• Certification by and full membership in the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).

Other Requirements

License/Certificate: Possession of a valid Class C California Driver’s License is required at the time of employment.

 

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATIONTelework hybrid options are available.

Link or email to apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/riverside/jobs/3463339/urban-regional-planner-iii-iv

Apply by date: 04/15/2022