City of La Quinta, Associate PlannerView job details
CLOSING DATE: February 19, 2016
COMPANY WEBSITE: www.la-quinta.org
JOB DESCRIPTION: Associate Planner
Salary/Pay Rate:$5,885.61 – $7,357.02
FINAL FILING DEADLINE: Friday, February 19, 2016 – 5:00 p.m.
Do you want to be a part of a forward thinking team? Excited about new technology and inventing new ways to get your job done while serving the public? Come join the City of La Quinta, with quality management and a progressive Council, providing first class city services. World-renowned as a destination for art, health, golf, and well-being, La Quinta continues to identify new revenue to reinvest in its community to enhance its status as “The Gem of the Desert.” The City is currently refining processes with updated technology, taking a business approach to running municipal operations, and empowering staff to solve problems. City management is customer service focused and moving in on breaking down silos, creating a platform for creative thinking, teamwork and personal satisfaction.
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
$5,885.61 – $7,357.02 per month. The City’s benefit plan includes: Retirement: 2% at 62 formula for new CalPERS members and an employee pre-tax contribution of 6.25% (2% at 60 formula for existing or “Classic” CalPERS members with an employee pre-tax contribution of 7%). Short & long-term disability; group health/dental/vision insurance (up to $1,370/month); 12 sick days per year; 10 vacation days first year; 12 holidays, and 40 hours per year of Administrative Leave.
This is the fourth level in a four-level Management Administration Classification Series focused on advanced journey level responsibilities. Incumbents are involved with the highest-level analysis work associated, as assigned, with designated City management functions or programs.
Positions assigned to this classification are responsible for more complex work products and more complex project management and/or program administration/oversight.
This class specification represents only the core areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the needs of the department.
Leads meetings with internal and external customers and stakeholders regarding projects or to address complaints and concerns escalated to a higher staff level.Prepares and administers contracts and consultant or franchise agreements, approves billing, ensures service levels and contractual/franchise expectations are met.
Conducts comprehensive research, keeps abreast of changes in assigned field, performs complex, detailed analyses.
Prepares and presents complex plans, programs, and technical reports including staff reports for the City Council or Commissions; coordinates/reviews/approves staff input into plans, programs and reports.
Prepares and monitors budgets and related documents, prepares and manages project schedules, oversees day-to-day program or staff activities.
Assists in the development of standards, ordinances, regulations, policies and procedures; interprets same.
Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.
POSITION SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assisting with preparation of the General Plan and other specific plan documents;
Researching, reviewing and analyzing environmental, social and economic data related to planning, land use and community development; and
Meeting with the development community to review proposed projects.
Principles of land use planning and development;
Demographic, environmental, social, economic and land use concepts;
Applicable local, state and federal laws, rules and regulations;
Project management methods including leading cross-functional teams;
Contract administration and performance monitoring;
Program development, administration and evaluation principles;
Research methods, statistical analysis, program analysis and report preparation;
Organizational structure of the city and city services as they relate to area of assignment;
Operating modern office equipment; and
Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with subordinates, coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information, evaluate performance and provide and/or receive work direction.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree and four (4) years’ experience related to area of assignment. Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
• As assigned, a valid California Driver’s License may be required.
CITY APPLICATION ONLY must be filed by 5:00 p.m., Friday, February 19, 2016 to: City of La Quinta Human Resources Office, 78-495 Calle Tampico, La Quinta, CA 92253, (760) 777-7156 or on-line at www.la-quinta.org.