ASSISTANT PLANNER I/II
Under direction, performs professional planning work on projects of average difficulty and assists on more complex projects.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Handles complex planning assignments relating to the implementation of the General Plan and Zoning Ordinance;
- Handles all aspects of analyzing and coordinating of complex planning applications including zone changes, annexations, variances, environmental review, and subdivision maps, and prepares and reviews written staff reports thereon;
- Conduct environmental and design review on planning applications.
- Assists in the administration and preparation of zoning and planning ordinances;
- Conducts office and field research and investigations of land use, population trends, community design, and other projects;
- Compiles and evaluates data for advanced planning studies relating to land use and reports on findings;
- Interprets planning and zoning regulations to the public;
- May be required to make presentations at meetings and hearings;
- Other duties as required.
Supervision is received from a Senior Planner or Associate Planner. No supervision is exercised.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge of the principles, practices, and trends of public planning;
- Knowledge of legal considerations and provisions of planning law, zoning, subdivision regulations, and the California
- Environmental Quality Act;
- Ability to interpret engineering and architectural drawings;
- Ability to prepare oral and written reports;
- Ability to make oral presentations before members of the community, City Council, and Planning Commission;
- Ability to follow oral and written instruction;
- Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with others.
Education and Experience: Completion of four years in an accredited college or university with a major in planning, architecture or related field is required and one year of professional planning experience. Up to two years of experience in addition to the above one year required experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-to-year basis.
After one year of successfully completing progressively responsible work, an employee at the I level may be considered for advancement to the II level.
In addition to the above, essential functions require the following physical, environmental and communication demands:
- downward flexion of neck
- side-to-side turning of neck
- fine finger dexterity and grasp to manipulate keyboard, telephone, writing instruments, papers, books, manuals, reports
- walking, standing, bending and stooping, climbing, reach at and above shoulders
- twisting at waist
- upward flexion of neck
- lifting objects weighing up to 10 lbs. from below waist to above shoulders, and transporting distances up to one block
- squatting, kneeling, pushing/pulling
- working inside an office environment
- outdoor exposure related to field research
- (may be correctable) to see computer display screens, books, manuals, and correspondence.
- understanding telephone and personal conversations and presentations
- for telephone and personal conversations
- to complete reports, correspondence, take notes, and record data
- various publications, statistical data, and contracts
Reviewed By: Department - SB/HR