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City of Citrus Heights / Citrus Heights
Posted on: October 6, 2021
Application Deadline: 10/15/2021
The City of Citrus Heights is seeking an individual with professional planning credentials to work as the Planning Manager within the Community Development Department. The Planning Division is responsible for current planning projects, which encompasses reviewing all proposed development projects including new residential, commercial, mixed- use and office developments along with completing the environmental reviews of all planning projects. The Division also provides customer assistance at its one-stop counter and coordinates with other city departments and governmental agencies.
The position will coordinate, direct, organize, and plan activities of the Planning Division, including current and long-range planning, development plan review, general plan and specific plans. The Planning Manager receives administrative direction from the Community Development Director, and exercises direct supervision over assigned supervisory, professional, technical, and office support personnel. This position assigns work activities, projects and programs, monitors workflow, and reviews and evaluates work products, methods and procedures. The Planning Manager prepares the division’s budget, coordinates staff training, conducts performance evaluations, educates the public regarding City standards in order to create an improved community, and communicates regularly with neighborhoods, businesses, Planning Commission, City Council, and the community-at-large to keep them apprised of the work and goals of the Planning Division. Additionally, this position manages and implements the City’s General Plan, zoning, and subdivision ordinances, as well as Grant funding. This position will also play an important role in the City’s business licensing program.
|§ Possesses professional planning skills and abilities to evaluate current development projects through detailed review and analysis.
§ Demonstrates the ability to understand, interpret, and apply city codes and ordinances, Federal and State rules, regulations, and guidelines as applied to architectural, zoning and general plan requirements, including CEQA and NEPA.
§ Has the ability to explain and communicate city development standards, applicable codes and ordinances to developers, contractors and to the public in a clear and understandable manner, both orally and in writing.
§ Knowledge and ability to prepare and administer a budget.
§ Has the ability to simultaneously manage provide coordination on a variety of development projects and special studies and work effectively and cohesively with consultants, contractors, and/or other public agencies.
|§ Possesses analytical skills to identify and project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.
§ Focuses work effort to carry out the city’s Customer Service philosophy of actively listening, addressing customer concerns, and providing services at a level that exceeds customer expectations.
§ Thrives in a team environment that encourages cooperation, communication, and mutual sharing of risk, responsibility, and reward.
§ Identifies and generates “a better way of doing things” by viewing issues or problems as opportunities for improvement rather than as obstacles.
§ Treats all individuals encountered, equally and with respect, basing actions on honor and ethics.
§ Demonstrates an ability to support the City’s core values.
Required Experience / Skills / Education
|Minimum Qualifications||Planning Manager|
|Experience and Training||Five years of increasingly responsible experience in planning, including two years of supervisory responsibility.|
|Education||Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in planning, public administration, business administration, community development, or a related field. Master’s degree in a related field is desirable.|
|License||May need to possess a valid California driver’s license and proof of automobile liability insurance as required by the position.|
|Certificate||Possession of an American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certificate is highly desirable.|
To be considered for this position, you must submit a completed, official Employment Application and responses to a Supplemental Questionnaire. If you do not complete and submit all required information, your application may be disqualified from further consideration. You are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter in addition to the required materials, but these may not be substituted for the required materials.
- ON-LINE APPLICATION: You may apply on-line by visiting CalOpps.org. A cover letter and resume may be included as part of the on-line Employment Application under the heading “Additional Experience.”
- HARD COPY APPLICATION: You may obtain a hard copy Employment Application by visiting citrusheights.net and downloading the application materials or you may request the materials by calling the Human Resources line at (916) 727-4731 or calling the TTY/TDD California Relay Service at 7-1-1. Submit hard copy application materials and resume to: City of Citrus Heights/Human Resources, Attention: Planning Manager Recruitment, 6360 Fountain Square Drive, Citrus Heights, CA 95621. No postmarked, faxed or e-mailed materials will be accepted.
The City reserves the right to select applicants for further consideration who demonstrate the best qualifications match for the position. Meeting the required minimum qualifications does not guarantee an applicant an invitation to the next step(s) in the selection process. Only the most qualified applicants as determined by the City may be invited to the next step(s) of the process. Those candidates whose experience and training most closely match the City’s needs may be invited to participate in a first interview tentatively scheduled for 11/2, and potentially a second interview tentatively scheduled for 11/8. The finalist(s) identified at the departmental interview will be subject to a thorough background and reference check process, including a Live Scan fingerprint criminal history check. The finalist must also pass a drug test conducted by a City-appointed physician and if this is successfully completed, a final offer of employment may be made.