CLOSING DATE: May 28, 2015
COMPANY WEBSITE: https://www.calopps.org/Agency/ViewRecInfo.cfm?id=21112
JOB DESCRIPTION: DEADLINE TO APPLY
May 28, 2015 @ 5:00 PM
The Hayward Planning Division has an opening for an Associate Planner to perform moderately complex professional planning work, requiring in-depth knowledge of principles and practices of current and advanced planning. The position calls for a results-oriented planner who can work effectively and tactfully with developers, other city staff, public officials, and outside agencies in a fast-paced stimulating work environment.
Typical duties include, but are not limited to researching, analyzing, and interpreting social, economic, population and land use date, trends and reports; preparing and presenting written reports on various planning matters; responding to questions at the Permit Center, processing development proposals, preparing environmental documents, and attending neighborhood meetings and public hearings. Excellent customer service skills, effective oral and written communication, innovation, and independent judgment are essential.
Plus excellent benefits package: See the 2015 Benefit Summary on the City’s Human Resources webpage for more details.
The mission of the Development Services Department is to help manage the future development of Hayward, in order to assure the economic and environmental health of the community and a high quality of life for its residents, protect the health and safety of the community through building inspection and enforcement of codes and standards, and provide new housing opportunities for the residents of the City.
Laws, principles, and practices relating to general plans, zoning and environmental procedures and green building and sustainability.
Principles and practices of site planning.
Research techniques, analysis methods and current literature related to urban planning, land use data and related trends.
Architectural design principles and practices.
Pertinent local, state and federal laws, ordinances and rules related to land use and planning law.
Political processes and governmental operations of state and local governments.
Modern office procedures, methods, and computer equipment and software.
English usage, spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
Principles and practices of project management.
Principles and practices of work safety.
Any combination of equivalent experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would qualify. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities are:
Two (2) years of responsible experience performing professional planning duties related to current and long-range planning, similar to that of an Assistant Planner with the City of Hayward
Equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in planning, environmental studies, architecture, or a related field. A Master’s Degree in urban planning or related field is desirable and may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES
Possession and maintenance of a valid Class C California Driver’s License.
Membership in the American Planning Association (APA) and American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is desirable.
THE SELECTION PROCESS
Candidates must submit a completed job application and a response to the Supplemental Questions. Application packets will be screened and candidates considered best qualified will move forward to a competitive examination process, which may include a writing exercise and/or an oral interview.
The examination process will result in a ranked eligible register of candidates for hiring consideration by the department. The actual job offer will depend on the candidate’s success in the departmental selection process.
Completion of this Supplemental Questionnaire is required for your application. Your responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire will be used as part of the examination process. Insufficient or non-responsive answers to the Supplemental Questionnaire may result in disqualification from the recruitment process. Responses should be limited to one page per question and sufficiently detailed to assist in evaluating your qualifications for this position. Writing ‘see resume’ or ’N/A’ is not a sufficient response.
1. Please describe the most complex project in which you have been involved, including identifying the reasons for its complexity, your specific involvement and responsibilities for the project, and the outcome of the project.
2. Please describe a project you presented to an elected or appointed body. Briefly describe the project and audience, the outcome of the presentation and anything you would have done differently.
3. What do you feel are the most important qualities a planner in a large jurisdiction should possess, and why do you feel that way?
4. What is the most negative experience you have had as a professional planner? Explain why it was such a negative experience and things you could have done differently to make the experience more positive.