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City of Rolling Hills Estates / Rolling Hills Estates, CA
Posted on: August 25, 2023
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Under general and minimal supervision of the Community Development Director. This position assists in the management of the City’s planning operations; performs professional and technical duties involving current and advance planning activities, including limited environmental analysis.
• Assists in the implementation of the Community Development Department’s goals, objectives, policies, and priorities.
• Serves as project manager for residential, commercial, and mixed-use discretionary applications, which are typically large in scale or those that are more complex or controversial in nature.
• Reviews and analyzes development proposals for potential environmental impacts, in compliance with procedures outlined in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
• Assists in preparing, updating, and implementing various elements of the General Plan.
• Assists in the comprehensive update of the Zoning Code, including public outreach, data interpretation, and drafting of code sections and policy preparation, to implement the General Plan.
• Drafts ordinances and resolutions.
• Manages and coordinates large and complex planning projects related to current and long-range planning issues.
• Makes authoritative interpretations of applicable regulations and policies.
• Provides written and oral presentations at Planning Commission, City Council, Environmental Advisory Committee, and other public meetings.
• Assists with applications for, and administration of, state and federal grant programs, as needed.
• Assists in monitoring housing and land use related legislation that may affect City regulations and policies; and the preparation of concise, understandable summaries of complex information contained in the respective legislation.
• Offers assistance at the public counter and on the telephone for general inquiries.
• Supervises Assistant Planner and oversees day-to-day activities of Department staff primarily responsible for counter assistance.
• Serves as staff liaison for City’s Environmental Advisory Committee and the City’s environmental efforts.
• Provides staff representation at the Chamber of Commerce during monthly Economic Development Committee meetings.
• Performs related work as required.
• May supervise the Community Development Department in the absence of the Director as may be assigned.
Required Experience / Skills / Education
Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills
• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in City or Urban Planning, Public Administration, Architecture, Geography, Economics or related field.
• Additional graduate training is desirable and a Master’s Degree in Urban/Regional Planning, Public Administration or related field is highly desirable and may be substituted for up to one additional year of experience.
• Five years in a progressively responsible position in municipal planning including two years with a City or County.
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