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Assistant Planner I
City of Santa Ana / Santa Ana, CA
Posted on: December 24, 2021
Application Deadline: 01/09/2022 11:59 p.m.
Currently, there is one (1) vacancy which is limited term, Revive Santa Ana funded. The vacancy is expected to terminate in year 2026, until funding has run out, or until services are no longer needed.
The eligible list created from this recruitment may also be used to fill future vacancies in other departments.
Essential Functions Include But Are Not Limited To
Required Experience / Skills / Education
One year of professional level experience in a municipal or regional planning administration. College level coursework in urban planning, architecture, geography, environmental studies, public administration, or other related fields may be used in combination with experience to meet the necessary minimum qualifications, or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the following knowledge, skills, and abilities.
DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of: general planning principles and practices; state and municipal planning regulations and ordinances; local government decision-making processes pertaining to zoning and land use regulation; research principles and techniques; current standard office software applications, such as Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, and Excel.
Skill in: reading comprehension of codes, policies, regulations, and ordinances; the utilization of current standard office software applications, such as Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, and Excel.
Ability to: conduct surveys/field research; collect/analyze data and develop sound recommendations; write comprehensive reports; interpret state laws and City ordinances; communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing; provide accurate information at the planning counter; utilize scales and templates to review project plans; calculate code requirements for parking, landscaping, density, and other planning parameters; operate a computer to retrieve information from various databases and utilize word processing software; speak effectively at public meetings and before the City Council, the Historic Resources Commission, and the Planning Commission; remain calm when interacting with irate members of the public; establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, planning staff of other public agencies, contractors, developers, architects, property owners, and the public in an culturally diverse community.
SPECIAL MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Must possess and retain a California Class “C” Driver’s License as a condition of employment.
Must be willing and able to work irregular hours, including weekends and evenings, as needed.
Must be willing and able to work at the public counter, which may involve standing for extended periods of time, possibly several hours per day.
Bilingual fluency in English and Spanish or Vietnamese is preferred, but not required.