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City of San Dimas / San Dimas, California
Posted on: June 16, 2021
Application Deadline: 7/2/2021
Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
- Plans, organizes, controls, integrates and evaluates the work of assigned staff; assists in developing and administering division budget; supervises and participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of plans, work processes, systems and procedures to achieve annual goals, objectives and work standards and to meet with staff to identify and resolve problems.
- Manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for assigned programs including General Plan updates/amendments and other related advanced planning functions such as annexations, regional planning and demographics, zoning plan check function and the administration of the City’s zoning codes and other related current and advanced planning activities; evaluate, recommend and administer policies and procedures related to the efficiency and effectiveness of the planning operations, including the public counter.
- Plans and evaluates the performance of assigned staff; establishes work programs performance requirements and personal development goals, targets; regularly monitors work performance and provides coaching leadership and mentoring for performance improvement and development.
- Oversees the development and implementation of major project goals, program priorities, and presentation materials that are created by professional and technical staff.
- Investigates, coordinates and resolves significant communication efforts involving staff, other departments, developers, contractors, and the general public; considers strategies to promote teamwork and promote employee development.
- Researches, analyzes, prepares and presents reports to City Council, Planning Commission, public groups and city staff regarding regional and local planning issues; ensures timely actions on Planning Commission directives and initiatives; ensures implementation of City Council resolutions on departmental matters.
- Represents the division before the Planning Commission, and various committees and boards, and the City Council. Coordinates planning matters with legal counsel.
- Monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; recommend, within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels.
- Analyzes and develops projects and determines project priorities and scheduling; estimates personnel, resources, and time required for project completion; maintains and updates General Plan elements as required; prepares and conducts presentations to decision-makers and the public; prepares and reviews detailed staff reports in areas such as subdivision review, zone changes, environmental impact, and grant application; conducts special research to support major planning projects.
- Leads environmental reviews and assessments involving private and City projects, ordinances, and policy development.
- Utilizes or manages the use of computers and software programs for various technical projects and studies; prepares complete, accurate and concise written technical reports and correspondence.
- Makes decisions within specified limits regarding land use and zoning matters; ensures the proper administration and enforcement of the City’s zoning, housing, and related codes; consults with Director of Community Development concerning controversial or complex matters.
- Monitors and keeps informed of current trends in the urban planning field and community development matters, including legislation, court rulings, and professional practices and techniques; evaluates their impact on City operations and recommends policy and procedural improvements.
- Confers with personnel from other departments and agencies in carrying out assignments; meets with professionals, citizens and organizations to encourage action or resolve problems related to division work activities and projects.
- Advises the City Council, Planning Commission, City Manager, Director of Community Development and others on departmental issues; assembles necessary resources to solve a broad range of programmatic and service delivery problems in current and/or advanced planning.
- Assists in the preparation of new City ordinances and the revision of existing ordinances; reviews development and redevelopment plans for conformance with planning policies and standards.
- Assists Director of Community Development in building strong city relations with the development, business community and residents.
Required Experience / Skills / Education
Theories, principles, procedures, standards, practices, information sources and trends in the fields of current and advanced planning; land use, physical design, demographic, environmental, and social/economic concepts as applied to municipal planning; statistical analysis techniques related to municipal planning; application, modification, and inter-relationships among ordinances, policies, standards, procedures and practices associated with the planning function; applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, including state planning laws, Subdivision Map Act, California Environment Quality Act, Surface Mining and Reclamation Act, Local Government Reorganization Act and National Environmental Policy Act; terminology, symbols, methods, and techniques used in planning and planning exhibits such as site plans, grading plans and architectural elevations; local government organization and the functions and practices of a municipal planning unit; research methods and statistical techniques and applications; principles of employee motivation and leadership; customer service practices; principles and practices of supervision, training, and evaluation; budgeting practices; contract administration practices; research and surveying methods; ability to plan, organize, direct and coordinate the work of professional and technical personnel; select, supervise, train and evaluate staff; identify and respond to Planning Commission, City Council, and staff issues, concerns and needs; analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals; research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures and techniques; formulate work plans; prepare clear and concise administrative reports and make effective presentations at community, management and official levels; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with staff, management, developers, consultants, and other parties on behalf of the City. supervisory principles and practices, including budgeting, goals and objectives development, and work planning and organization.
Plan, organize, assign, review and evaluate the work of division staff; perform and coordinate technical current, advanced, and project-planning activities, such as the collection, analysis, and preparation of reports and recommendations pertaining to complex issues; interpret laws, policies, procedures, regulations, maps, specifications, census data, site and building plans, graphs and other statistical data; direct the preparation of visual displays, such as maps, graphs, and statistical charts; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work; exercise sound independent judgment within departmental guidelines; represent the City effectively in meetings with commissions, community groups, governmental bodies, the media, and the public; prepare clear, concise and complete technical planning documents, reports and correspondence; conduct analyses and make accurate recommendations based on study findings.
A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in urban planning or a closely related field; and seven years of increasingly responsible professional planning experience, two of which included supervision; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. AICP certification is highly desirable or the ability to obtain within two years of hire date.
A valid Class C California driver’s license and the ability to maintain insurability under the City’s Vehicle Insurance Policy in order to attend night meetings and special meetings.
Applicants can apply by visiting https://www.calopps.org/san-dimas/job-20129564 and submitting an application.