CLOSING DATE: October 1, 2014
COMPANY WEBSITE: www.mountainview.gov
JOB DESCRIPTION: SENIOR PLANNER (2 VACANCIES)
Senior Planner (Limited Term*)
$85,493 to $106,866 Annually
Senior Planner (Part-Time**)
$42,746 to $53,433 Annually
Why Consider Working for the City of Mountain View?
It’s simple. You’ll be joining a team of talented professionals in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment dedicated to serving the Mountain View community. When you become part of the City of Mountain View family, you will work alongside a team of dedicated, creative and highly motivated professionals, who on a daily basis contribute their talents and commitment in providing essential public services to our residents and businesses. Here is an outstanding opportunity to join a great organization and contribute your talents and energies as a Senior Planner. The City currently has two Senior Planner vacancies: 1- Full-Time/limited term with potential for renewal on a year to year basis) and 1-Part-Time (20 hours per week). Both positions are eligible for benefits. You can review the detailed job description for Senior Planner on the City’s website: www.ci.mtnview.ca.us/depts/hr/descriptions.asp
What You’ll Do
- Manage complex projects on a wide range of current and/or advance planning topics such as mixed-use developments; master plans; implementing and updating the City’s precise plans
- Research and prepare complex reports regarding long range planning policy topics, including General Plan amendments, rezoning requests, and environmental review
- Serve as a project manager for long range and current planning projects, including coordinating and building effective working relationships with other City departments, outside agencies, and consultants
- Attend Development Review Committee and Zoning Administrator hearings
- Perform site visits relating to new development applications, building construction, and code enforcement issues
- Supervise the work of Planning Interns and other Planners as needed
- Assist or lead with research and coordination in support of code enforcement issues through the City Attorney’s office
- Assist or lead improvements in planning procedures and related information systems
Who You Are
- An innovative doer who creates solutions to planning and community development issues
- Exceptional communicator with superior interpersonal skills and experienced speaker or presenter at Council/Commission/Community meetings/other venues
- A consensus builder with various stakeholders addressing complex problems/issues
- Adept at juggling multiple priorities and projects in order to meet targeted deadlines
- Superior research and analytical skills competency
- Motivated, team oriented, reliable and able to thrive in a fast-paced, team work environment
What You Bring
- Four years of increasingly responsible professional planning experience in land use and environmental planning
- A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in urban or regional planning, architecture or a closely related field
- Possession of a valid Class C Driver’s License
- A Master’s degree in Planning or Architecture is desirable
- A member of the American Institute of Certified Planners is desirable
What We Offer
- Comprehensive benefits package including generous paid leave and health (prorated for regular part-time employees)
- CalPERS retirement (2.7% at 55 formula for classic members; 2% at 62 for new members); Employees contribute 11.5% to CalPERS with no Social Security deduction
- Opportunity to utilize $2,000 in tuition reimbursement (prorated for regular part-time employees)
- Employee appreciation events
- Management development Funds – $500.00 annually (prorated for regular part-time employees)
- Wellness culture including access to the employee gym and incentive pay for participating in the City’s wellness program
About the Community Development Department
The Community Development Department (CDD) is responsible for the review of development and building activity to ensure compliance with zoning and building codes, economic development goals, General Plan policies, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), housing policies, and community values. The department assists the community in establishing land use and neighborhood plans and ensures the quality of new projects through the design and development review process. The department staffs the Environmental Planning Commission (EPC), the Design Review Committee, the Council Neighborhoods Committee, the Downtown Committee, and the Visual Arts Committee in addition to establishing and maintaining communications with citizens, developers, businesses, other governmental agencies, and City departments. The department also provides technical and policy support to the City Manager and other departments.
Are You Ready? Apply.
Submit application, supplement questions and resume online at www.calopps.org or the Human Resources Division, City of Mountain View, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 94041, (650) 903-6309.
Deadline: 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 1, 2014.
Candidates with the most relevant qualifications will be invited to the following process:
- Oral board interview and written exercise (weighted 100%).
- Department interview – Candidates who pass the oral board interview and written exercise will be invited to interview with Community Development Department staff for a more in-depth discussion regarding the Senior Planner position and their qualifications for the position.
Depending on the number of applications, the above process may be altered.
The Fine Print
*Senior Planner-Limited Term: Limited Period Assignment currently approved for July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 with potential for renewal on a year to year basis with City Council approval; comprehensive benefit package.
**Senior Planner-Part-Time (20 hours per week): Comprehensive benefit package for regular part-time positions are prorated.
Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully complete a preemployment process, including employment verification and a Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprint check. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose a conviction will result in disqualification or termination.
Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or testing process should advise the Human Resources Division upon submittal of application. Documentation of the need for accommodation must accompany the request. The City of Mountain View is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).