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The City of San Leandro / 835 E. 14th St., San Leandro, CA
Posted on: October 1, 2021
Application Deadline: Closes at 5:00pm October 22, 2021
The Senior Planner performs advanced technical and professional level work in administering and enforcing zoning provisions of the City planning program in connection with current and long range planning, zoning, design and development projects, including providing public information and application processing services; implements the General Plan; administers City codes and ordinances and State statutes as they apply to projects; administers the California Environmental Quality Act as it applies to project initial studies and environmental determinations; investigates and analyzes plans for current and long range development projects, specific plans, and planned developments of various types; conducts a variety of studies; prepares and present staff reports with findings; tracks and monitors contracts and the performance of consultants as assigned; performs related work as required.
Required Experience / Skills / Education
Characteristics, services and activities of a municipal planning program;
Principles of planning;
Implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act as it applies to planning;
Application of State law as it applies to housing, subdivisions and land use;
Methods and techniques of plan checks and plan review;
Federal, State and local laws as they relate to zoning and City planning;
Principles, purposes and techniques of the various phases of zoning and planning, site planning and architectural design, graphic presentation and reproduction techniques;
Statistical and research methods particularly as applied to the collection, tabulation and analysis of economic and sociological data affecting zoning and City planning;
Written and verbal methods of communication used in municipal government;
Modern office methods and procedures, including keyboard skills and use of various computer software and applications;
Principals of permit tracking systems and recordkeeping;
General principles of effective organization, administration, and personnel management; and
General principles and practices of supervision including task assignment.
Collect, analyze and interpret a variety of data and information involving zoning and City planning projects;
Prepare accurate and concise reports on research and survey projects;
Prepare site plans, maps, charts and/or other graphic displays;
Prepare sound recommendations on planning and zoning projects;
Work effectively with Boards, Commissions and Advisory committees involved in zoning and planning activities;
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, developers, and other government officials;
Effectively work with other City staff in a team-oriented, problem-solving approach; Work independently and prioritize workload assignments;
Use initiative and exercise sound judgement;
Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing;
Follow oral and written directions; and
Establish and maintain a positive customer service attitude and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of performing work.
Experience and Education Guidelines:
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that would most likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in urban and regional planning, geography, architecture, environmental studies, public administration or a closely related field. Master’s degree in planning or related field is desirable and may be substituted for up to one year of the required experience.
Five or more years of increasingly responsible municipal planning experience involving current and/or long-range planning. Planning experience in California is desired.
Must be willing to work such hours as are necessary to accomplish the job requirements; travel to attend meetings, seminars and conferences and perform work at various city locations. Classification requires the possession and continued maintenance of a valid class “C” California driver’s license. Certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is highly desirable.
More information about this exceptional job opportunity and benefits can be found on our website at www.sanleandro.org. The City of San Leandro’s Employment Opportunities and Job Specifications website pages can be found here: