APA Los Angeles provides this job bank as a free service. Add a job posting. Submissions are subject to review for relevance to the planning community and will be published upon approval.
City of Paramount / Paramount, CA
Posted on: September 17, 2020
Application Deadline: October 8, 2020
Under general supervision, duties include the preparation of written and graphic reports on various planning matters; review of zoning, variance, conditional use permit, subdivision, design review, and other similar planning related applications. Compiles and undertakes special studies, conducts research and drafts ordinances, administers commercial and residential rebate programs, provides technical support to the Planning Commission, makes oral presentations, performs site inspections, collaborates with other city departments, responds to requests for information at the public counter, and performs other duties as assigned.
Required Experience / Skills / Education
Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree with a major coursework in urban planning, architecture, sustainability, public administration, or a related field. A master’s degree in urban planning is highly desirable. Three (3) years performing professional urban planning, environmental planning, zoning or related community development work.
Knowledge and Ability: Requires knowledge of basic principles of urban planning, land use and zoning, California Environmental Quality Act, Subdivision Map Act regulations and municipal government functions. Ability to: read and interpret plans; respond to inquiries and complaints from residents, businesses, and developers regarding zoning and land use issues; perform research, prepare written reports for Planning Commission and City Council meetings; develop graphic presentations; make oral presentations at public hearings; communicate clearly and concisely; and work effectively with employees and the public. Strong communication and writing skills are essential.
License/Certification Required: Valid Class C California Driver License and acceptable driving record.
Completed job application must be returned by the filing deadline listed above. Application packets will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in the job announcement. Applicants with qualifications and experience that best relate to the position will be invited to participate in the recruitment process. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an invitation to the recruitment process. The selection process will include an oral interview and may include other testing processes designed to predict successful job performance.
City appointments are contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer medical examination, including drug screening to comply with our Drug Free Workplace policy, and a Live-Scan fingerprint check through the Department of Justice. The successful candidate will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. The City may change the duties of the position at any time. The City reserves the right to change any of the selection procedures or cancel the recruitment at any time.
City application and supplemental should be completed and submitted to the City Website at www.paramountcity.com. Office hours: Monday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You may also contact HR at (562) 220-2067 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.