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City of San Fernando / San Fernando
Posted on: June 9, 2022
Application Deadline: Open until filled
The City of San Fernando is seeking a highly motivated, energetic, creative, and responsible Associate Planner in the Community Development Department.
Under general direction of the Department Director, performs highly responsible professional level work involving a broad range of current and long range planning activities. This involves land development projects, preparation of general plan elements, zoning code administration and update, project design review, redevelopment planning, acquisition, disposition, development, and neighborhood preservation. Performs other related work as assigned.
IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed:
- Analyzes and interprets social, economic, population and land use data and trends.
- Prepares written and graphic reports on various planning matters and elements of the General Plan and City zoning code.
- Researches and drafts various Planning and Preservation Commission documents, City Council resolutions and ordinances.
- Provides technical assistance in the analysis, coordination and implementation of development requirements and regulations
- Evaluates and administers requests for conditional use permit applications, variance, zoning amendments, subdivision plat maps, and other similar development proposals. Ensures consistency with the General Plan, City zoning code, and other applicable State, County, and Federal regulations.
- Evaluates site plans, maintains the General Plan, and performs current and long term planning tasks.
- Develops, administers and maintains local housing plans and programs in the community as noted in the City’s General Plan Housing Element.
- Performs housing-related planning studies, and develops housing programs for future implementation.
- Provides administrative oversight to the City’s CDBG program.
- Evaluates land for housing development, and undertakes disposition and development.
- Checks commercial, industrial and residential development plans for issuance of zoning conformity.
- Processes permits applications, and visits development sites as appropriate.
- Respectfully and professionally assist the public.
- May supervise subordinate staff, and handle day-to-day administrative functions such as staff training and evaluation as well as assist the Director in departmental budget development and administration.
- Represents the Department and explains planning programs as well as policies to various organizations, agencies and public groups.
- Confers with and advises architects, builders, attorneys, contractors, engineers and the public regarding City development policies and standards.
- Maintains regular contact with planning consultants, City, County, State and Federal agencies, professional and technical groups and the public regarding planning activities and services.
- Provides technical staff support to, and serves as staff liaison to the Planning and Preservation Commission, City Council and special committees.
- Federal, State and County redevelopment and housing legislations, laws, rules and regulations, as well as local laws affecting planning, zoning, housing and redevelopment
- Community Development Block Grant annual entitlement program preparation.
- Land acquisition, disposition, and development.
- Manage projects effectively and meet deadlines.
- Collect, analyze and interpret data pertaining to planning, zoning, redevelopment, and housing situations.
- Write and present concise reports and recommendations.
- Make oral presentations before City officials, public groups and individuals.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff and the public.
- Understand and speak Spanish (highly desirable).
Required Experience / Skills / Education
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING GUIDELINES
A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be the following:
EXPERIENCE: Three (3) years of professional level experience in local general-purpose planning and/or redevelopment activities is required.
TRAINING: A Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or Urban Studies is required. A Master’s degree in planning or related field may substitute for one (1) year of previous work experience.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must possess a valid California Class C driver’s license and insurability.
Must stay current in field, and acquire all necessary training that new technological changes may present.
APPLY IMMEDIATELY, OPEN UNTIL FILLED; FIRST REVIEW ON FRIDAY, JULY 08, 2022