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City of Santa Monica / Santa Monica, CA
Posted on: November 1, 2022
Application Deadline: 11/11/2022
Salary: $94,644.00 – $116,844.00 Annually
Location: City of Santa Monica, CA
Job Type: Full-Time Regular
Department: Planning and Community Development
Job Number: 221056-01
Closing: 11/11/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
Performs complex professional planning duties related to the development and implementation of the city’s planning and zoning ordinances and regulations, General Plan, Local Coastal Plan and Specific Plans.
SUPERVISION: Works under the general supervision of the City Planning Manager, Community & Strategic Planning Manager and/or designee who makes detailed work assignments, periodically reviews work in progress and carefully reviews work upon completion. May coordinate the work of Assistant Planners on a specific project basis, outlining work assignments, frequently reviewing work in progress, and carefully reviewing completed work.
Conducts land use, demographic, economic studies and other research activities on a broad range of community and economic development subjects.
Reviews building permit and planning applications for property development projects for compliance with City plans, ordinances and other requirements. Makes recommendations to Senior Planners, Principal Planners, Principal Urban Designer, Managers and the Director of Planning and Community Development.
Performs field work for preparation of plans. Analyzes data and prepares reports and graphic presentations.
Meets with representatives of city divisions and departments, outside agencies and general public to examine proposed property development projects.
Initiates, presents and incorporates revisions to planning and zoning ordinances and regulations.
Prepares reports on planning policies and long range planning activities.
Acts as project manager for General Plan elements, community master plans, and specific plans.
Analyzes regional, state and federal legislation related to community and economic development issues.
Evaluates public and private proposals for development.
Conducts assessments of environmental issues in accordance with state and federal guidelines.
Makes presentations to city staff, elected officials, and Board and Commission members.
May act as Secretary to the Architectural Review Board or Landmarks Commission, as assigned.
Performs other related duties, as assigned.
Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:
Principles, practices and procedures in contemporary urban planning and zoning.
Effective customer service techniques.
Analyze data and prepare written and oral reports.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with City employees, City Boards and Commissions, and the general public.
Provide effective customer service.
Understand and interpret building and zoning plans, regulations, and codes.
Using a personal computer and applicable software applications.
Education, Training and Experience:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Geography, Landscape Architecture, or a closely related field. Two years of recent, paid work experience in government related planning. Master’s degree in Urban Planning or a closely related field and/or American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) registration is desirable.
Licenses and Certificates:
Possession of a valid class C driver license.
HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must file a clear, concise and complete City Application along with any required supplemental application materials with the Human Resources Department by the filing deadline. If interested please apply: https://apptrkr.com/3590927
NOTE: You must submit a copy of your college level transcripts or diploma with your application. Applicants who indicate receipt of college level coursework or degree from a foreign institution must provide United States credential equivalency verification along with a copy of your college diploma/transcripts. All materials must be received in the Human Resources Department no later than close of business on the application closing date. Failure to do so will result in your application being disqualified. You may attach a scanned copy of your college diploma or transcripts to your online application or send a scanned copy to email@example.com
SELECTION PROCESS: All applicants will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process.
Testing may consist of the following:
Oral Interview: 100%
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS: Candidates who have successfully completed all prior phases of the selection process will be subject to a thorough background investigation.
COVID 19 Vaccination: Proof of COVID 19 vaccination will be required as a condition of employment, unless a religious or medical/disability exemption is granted by the City.
NOTE: If three or more qualified City employees apply and pass the examination, a promotional list will be established in addition to an open-competitive list. If fewer than three qualified City employees pass the examination, the appointing authority, in accordance with the City’s civil service rules and regulations, can decline to use a promotional list, in which case a promotional list will not be established for this position.
The City of Santa Monica is a progressive, inclusive and culturally-rich community. As leaders in public service, we strive to be an employer of choice by attracting and retaining a highly-talented workforce where people of diverse races, religions, cultures and lifestyles thrive. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where our staff are empowered to perform at their highest level and where their differences make a positive impact.
The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to build balanced teams from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law. We aim to create a workplace that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our employees. Join us!
WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is regularly performed within a busy office environment with many interruptions and tight, frequently changing deadlines for work. May be required to attend weekend or evening meetings.
Special assistance with the application and examination process is available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Call (310) 458-8246, TDD (310) 458-8696 (Hearing Impaired Only).
Please note the request for reasonable accommodations must be made to Human Resources at least three work days prior to the examination.
Required Experience / Skills / Education