Under general direction, performs professional planning work on complex current planning and advance planning projects, and may supervise other personnel in providing planning services to the public.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Supervises the review of site development, building, grading and landscape plans, parcel maps, final maps, adjustments plats, and similar applications;
- Management of complex planning projects, including environmental impact reports;
- Prepares reports related to planning and zoning issues;
- Supervises the drafting, updating and filing of land use maps, official zoning maps, and other maps, charts, and research materials;
- Attends meetings of and makes presentations to professional and public groups;
- Prepares written staff reports written by subordinates;
- Represents the City on various committees;
- Secures grant funds for various City projects;
- Performs environmental reviews of development projects;
- Develops plans, ordinances, and programs necessary to implement the General Plan;
- Consultant selection and management;
- Other duties as required;
Direct supervision is received from a Senior Planner or Principal Planner; supervision may be exercised over professional personnel.
- The principles, techniques, and objectives of City planning;
- State planning and zoning laws and regulations affecting planning, including CEQA and the Subdivision Map Act;
- Trends and statistics related to public planning;
- Engineering drawings, topographic mapping, and both architectural presentation and design.
- Collect, analyze, and interpret data pertaining to planning and zoning;
- Organize and monitor workloads;
- Make clear and concise written and oral reports;
- Establish and maintain effective relations with the public and coworkers.
Education and Experience – Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in planning, architecture or related field and three years of progressively responsible experience in municipal planning work, or equivalent. A Master's Degree may substitute for one year of work experience.
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
Revised By: Department - SB/HR