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City of South Pasadena / 1414 Mission South Pasadena, CA 91030
Posted on: September 9, 2021
Application Deadline: September 30, 2021
Under administrative direction, to manage, supervise and coordinate the assigned activities and operations within the Planning and Community Development Department including processing current planning applications, advanced planning functions, capital projects, and environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act; coordinates assigned activities with other divisions, outside agencies, and the general public; and provides highly responsible and complex staff assistance to the Director of Planning and Community Development.Distinguishing Characteristics
This position is distinguished from the Associate Planner and Senior Planner level by its management of a variety of administrative and support functions of the highest complexity. A person in this position has the ability to manage special projects, which typically require substantial knowledge of the department’s operations.Examples of Duties The duties listed below are examples of the work 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:
Assume management responsibility for assigned services and activities of the Planning Division including current and advanced planning functions, programs, and services; review and process community development, environmental, and planning projects and applications to ensure consistency with policies and procedures; oversee public counter services, permitting, and plan check review.
Manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for assigned programs; recommend and administer policies and procedures.
Assists the Director of Planning and Community Development in planning, developing, overseeing and administering the Department’s objectives, policies, programs, procedures and services, including organizing, managing, and providing administrative direction and oversight for major functions and activities.
Select, train, motivate and evaluate planning personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures; oversee the work of contractors and consultants.
Required Experience / Skills / Education
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Graduation from accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in public administration or policy, urban planning/design preferable, or a related field. A master’s degree is desirable and at least five years of increasingly responsible analytical and administrative experience with a government agency, preferably within a municipal setting.Knowledge of:
Operational characteristics, services, and activities of a planning department; principles and practices of program development and administration; 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, zoning, Subdivision Map Act, and California Environment Quality Act (CEQA); 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; office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and databases; principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration; principles and practices of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
Oversee and participate in the management of a comprehensive planning program including current and advanced planning activities and projects; oversee, direct, and coordinate the work of lower-level staff; select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff; participate in the development and administration of division goals, objectives, and procedures; prepare and administer program budgets; prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports; 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; exercise sound independent judgment within departmental guidelines; represent the City effectively in meetings with commissions, community groups, governmental bodies, the media, and the public; conduct analyses and make accurate recommendations based on study findings; independently complete a variety of assignments; prioritize multiple work projects and meet deadlines; display a strong work ethic, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to foster effective working relationships with City Council, City Departments; operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
|Working Conditions & Physical Demands:|
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Long periods of sitting, dexterity, and coordination in handling files and single sheets of paper. Reading and comprehending large reports. Occasional lifting of items weighing up to 25 pounds, such as files, file boxes, stacks of paper. Reaching for items above and below desk level. Hand and eye coordination are needed to operate office equipment. Strength, dexterity, coordination and vision to use keyboard and video display terminal.Special Requirements;
Possession of a valid Class “C” California Driver’s License.
Please apply at City Website https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/spasadenaca/jobs/3223078/planning-manager/apply?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs