APA Los Angeles provides this job bank as a free service. Add a job posting. Submissions are subject to review for relevance to the planning community and will be published upon approval.
After you submit your job posting through the above form, consider browsing the APA Los Angeles resume book for potential hires. The resume book allows job-seeking planners to showcase their work histories and professional skills to prospective employers. If you would like to request access to the resume book, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
City of El Monte / El Monte, CA
Posted on: November 2, 2022
Application Deadline: November 20, 2022
View job posting at:
Under direct supervision, assists assigned planning staff and management with a variety of technical and administrative support activities related to the City’s planning and community development functions.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives direct supervision from assigned management and supervisory personnel. Exercises no direct supervision over staff.
This classification is used to provide college students an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a professional setting while pursuing a degree in urban planning or a related field. Work is usually supervised while in progress and fits an established structure or pattern. Exceptions or changes in procedures are explained in detail as they arise. Since this class operates in a learning capacity, interns may have only limited or no directly related work experience.
Required Experience / Skills / Education
EXAMPLES OF TYPICAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only)
Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.
- Assists professional planning staff in the collection of data and preparation of staff reports, presentations, zoning letters, application forms/handouts and public notifications;
- Assists professional planning staff in reviewing construction plans for compliance with design guidelines, zoning standards and landscape requirements;
- Assists professional planning staff with presentations at public meeting and events;
- Performs research related to special projects and other key issues in the planning division;
- Creates, updates, and maintains files and databases to organize planning records;
- Assembles the local address file, with residential and non-residential addresses, with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) support;
- Updates and maintains the City’s address file; performs or accompanies planning staff on site visits to confirm uses and addresses;
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Basic principles and practices of urban and regional planning and zoning.
- Operational characteristics of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software and their application to planning processes.
- Basic concepts of architecture, and landscaping, as they relate to the process of urban planning.
- City planning and permitting processes.
- Principles of landscaping as applied to construction and maintenance of project areas.
- Methods and techniques of conducting and documenting site inspections.
- Methods and techniques of reviewing a diverse range of applications for accuracy and completeness.
- Applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned areas of responsibility.
- Researching and reporting methods, techniques, and procedures.
- Methods and techniques of effective technical report preparation.
- Record keeping principles and practices.
- Business mathematics.
- City and mandated safety rules, regulations and protocols.
- Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and City staff.
- The structure and content of the English language, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Modern equipment and communication tools used for business functions and program, project, and task coordination, including computers and software programs relevant to work performed.
- Interpret planning and zoning programs to the general public; identify and respond to issues and concerns of the public.
- Read plans and specifications and make site visits.
- Read, interpret, apply, and explain technical written material and Federal, State, and local policies, procedures, laws, regulations, ordinances, and City planning policies and procedures.
- Receive and respond to routine questions from the general public, contractors and developers or refer to higher level planning staff.
- Review applications for accuracy and completeness; process and/or submit to planning staff for action.
- Conduct routine research on planning and zoning related matters and prepare findings.
- Read and understand technical drawings and specifications.
- Perform mathematical computations with precision.
- Establish and maintain a variety of filing, record-keeping, and tracking systems for assigned projects.
- Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
- Use geographic information system software and create graphics either hand drawn and/or through use of computer software.
- Understand, interpret, and apply all pertinent laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures, and standards relevant to work performed.
- Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy and procedural guidelines.
- Effectively use computer systems, software applications relevant to work performed, and modern business equipment to perform a variety of work tasks.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, using appropriate English grammar and syntax.
- Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Education and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:Education:
Concurrent enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program in urban planning, land development or a related field at an accredited college or university.
Licenses and Certifications:
When assigned to an office environment, must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone; ability to stand and walk between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information.
When conducting field inspections, must possess mobility to work in changing site conditions; possess the strength, stamina, and mobility to perform light to medium physical work; to sit, stand, and walk on level, uneven, or slippery surfaces; to reach, twist, turn, kneel, and bend, to climb and descend ladders; and to operate a motor vehicle and visit various City sites; vision to inspect site conditions and work in progress. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking in operational areas to identify problems or hazards, with exposure to hazardous materials in some site locations. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects averaging a weight of 40 pounds, or heavier weights, in all cases with the use of proper equipment and/or assistance from other staff.
Employees primarily work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees also work in the field and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, hazardous physical substances and fumes, dust and air contaminants. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.
E-Verify: The City of El Monte is an E-verify employer. E-verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of new hired employees in the United States.
|APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.ci.el-monte.ca.us/11333 Valley Boulevard
El Monte, CA 91731
|Planning Intern Supplemental Questionnaire|
|*||1.||Are you currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in in urban planning, land development or a related field at an accredited college or university?|
|*||2.||Do you possess a valid California driver’s license?|
|* Required Question|