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City of South Pasadena / City of South Pasadena
Posted on: April 28, 2021
Application Deadline: Continuous
Under direction of the Planning & Community Development Director and Planning Manager, provides current and advanced planning assistance to the City, exercises independent judgment on a variety of planning issues; provides excellent customer service to the public, attends evening meetings, and performs related work as assigned.
This is the entry-level class within the professional planning series. This class performs less complex work and possesses a narrower scope of responsibility. An Assistant Planner reports to a department head and/or management staff and may take general direction from senior staff members. Work within this class involves the responsibility for assignments in the fields of current or advanced planning which requires the application of fundamental planning principles.
The duties listed below are examples of the essential job duties typically performed by employees in this class. An employee may not be assigned all duties listed and may be assigned duties that are not listed below:
Assists with developing short and long range plans; gathers, interprets, and prepares data studies, reports and recommendations; coordinates department activities with other departments and agencies as needed. Provides technical and professional advice; makes presentations to supervisors, boards, commissions, civic groups and the general public. Provides information on land use applications, ordinances, codes, plans and related planning programs, services or regulations to architects, engineers, developers, contractors, owners, community groups and interested persons. Provides staff support to the City Council, Planning Commission, Cultural Heritage Commission, Design Review Board and other boards as needed and assigned. Prepares planning reports and supporting data, including recommendations on various land use proposals.
Required Experience / Skills / Education
Education and Experience
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in regional planning, urban planning, architecture, landscape architecture, or a related field; In addition, two years of increasingly responsible municipal experience. Any equivalent combination of education and experience, additional education substituting on a year for year basis for the required experience. Master’s degree and/or AICP preferred.
State of California land use, development and environmental law, comprehensive planning, and zoning, including their formation, adoption, and enforcement; familiarity with drafting, urban design principles and standards; planning programs and processes; working knowledge of computers and GIS applications; familiarity with today’s techniques and public information and involvement.
Read architectural drawings and plans; communicate effectively verbally and in writing with the general public, architects, contractors, developers, owners, supervisors and employees. Ability to provide excellent customer service and have the ability to foster a similar commitment throughout the organization; must possess a proven track record of applying a team approach to accomplishing department and organization objectives. Ability to establish effective working relationships, and to manage multiple tasks and projects in a timely manner.
***The first review of applications will be May 6, 2021. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Applicants who apply after the first review date are not guaranteed to be considered for this recruitment. This recruitment may close any time after the first review when a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.
Please apply at https://www.governmentjobs.com/