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Planner – All Levels
City of Long Beach / Long Beach, CA
Posted on: May 31, 2018
Join a progressive award-winning team in enhancing and preserving the City of Long Beach through careful context-sensitive collaborative community planning.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Under supervision, performs increasingly complex and responsible planning work in the development and implementation of the City’s current, long-range, community and environmental goals; reviews plans and proposals for compliance with local, state and federal standards for historic preservation; reviews complex application and development plans for compliance with applicable guidelines and regulations; works with other departments, agencies and the public to formulate and implement City plans; answers technical planning questions from the public; explains City policies and regulations to the public; researches and analyzes demographic, geographic and environmental data and writes reports making recommendations; organizes and conducts community meetings; formulates and participates in community outreach efforts; makes presentations to the Planning Commission, City Council and other agencies and groups; prepares amendments to Master plans (i.e., Long Beach General Plan); prepares and circulates environmental documents in conformance with State and Federal statutes; may act as hearing officer or management representative; may act as lead or supervisor; performs other related duties as required.
Required Experience / Skills / Education
REQUIREMENTS TO FILE
- Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college in Urban Planning, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Public Administration, Geography, or a closely related field (proof required)*.
Experience offering specific and substantial preparation for the duties of the position may be substituted for the required education on a year for year basis up to two (2) years.
A working understanding of California planning laws, including general plan, zoning, subdivision, environmental and coastal regulations.
Additional Requirements to File:
- Ability to:
- Effectively communicate both orally and in writing;
- Attend occasional evening or weekend meetings as assigned.
A valid driver’s license is required by the hiring department.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Experience or focused educational coursework in: historic preservation, advance planning, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), zoning/development review, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), subdivision of land, urban design, design review, landscape architecture is desirable for some positions. American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Certification and a Master’s degree in planning related fields are desirable. Bilingual Spanish/English or Khmer/English or Tagalog/English language proficiency is also desirable for some positions.
This selection procedure will be conducted using a non-competitive process, which means applications are evaluated based on training, experience, education, certificates and/or licenses. There is no examination.
This is a continuous eligible list, which means all applicants meeting the minimum requirements to file will be placed on the eligible list. Applicants receiving Veteran’s Credit will be placed on the eligible list first and then in the order in which applications were filed. The continuous eligible list will expire in six months. Eligible lists may be established periodically.
If you do not receive notification by within two weeks of filing, please contact the Civil Service Department at (562) 570-6202.
In support of the City’s Language Access Policy, bilingual skills (Spanish, Khmer, or Tagalog) are desirable for some positions interacting with the public.
This information is available in an alternative format by request at (562) 570-6202. If special accommodation is desired, please contact the Civil Service Department two (2) business days prior to the test at (562) 570-6202. For hearing impaired, call (562) 570-6638.
An Equal Opportunity Employer.
J.O.B. ED6AN-18 CS:PLANNER 6/6/2018