CLOSING DATE: September 17, 2014
COMPANY WEBSITE: www.burlingame.org
JOB DESCRIPTION: The City of Burlingame’s Community Development Department has an immediate opening for the position of Senior Planner. The City is looking for a self motivated, highly organized individual to play a significant role in the Planning department. Under the direction of the Planning Manager, the incumbent will perform a variety of professional duties related to current and advance planning and special and/or complex projects.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (include but are not limited to the following)
Participating in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities;
Participating in the work of professional and technical employees in data collection, analysis, plan formulations and analysis;
Participating in zoning administration and application to a variety of projects, including providing technical assistance at the public counter;
Attending meetings of the Planning Commission and/or City Council as required;
Making presentations to City boards and commissions, as required;
Coordinating environmental review for both City projects and applications;
Establishing good working relationships and working cooperatively with all City departments;
Coordinating and participating in zoning code enforcement as necessary;
QUALIFICATIONS: (The following are minimal qualifications necessary for entry into the classification.)
Education and Experience: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Planning, Urban Studies or a closely related field. A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in municipal planning, with emphasis on current and advance planning. A Masters degree may be substituted for one (1) year of experience.
KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES/SKILLS: (The following is representative of the KAS’s necessary to perform essential duties )
Knowledge of: applicable State, federal and local ordinances, codes, laws, rules and regulations and legislative issues related to planning; methods and techniques of research, statistical analysis, and report presentation; administrative principles and practices, including goal setting and implementation; architectural, urban planning & zoning, development and construction principles and practices; principles and practices of research, analysis, data compilation, and effective report writing; principles, practices, and techniques of effective customer service and collaborative problem solving; business ethics; office administrative practices and procedures, such as business letter writing and the operation of standard office equipment; all computer applications and hardware related to performance of the essential functions of the job; record keeping, report preparation, filing methods and records management techniques.
Ability to: establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; ability to communicate in English both orally and in writing at the appropriate level; ability to perform mathematical calculations at the appropriate level; ability to learn and follow City and departmental policies procedures; ability to read and interpret documents such as operation and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions, giving close attention to detail and accuracy; ability to draft and type correspondence; ability to deal with problems involving several complex variables in non-standardized situations.
Skill in: using tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines; applying logical thinking to solve problems and accomplish tasks; analyzing, resolving, and/or making recommendations regarding a variety of administrative, financial, and operational issues; preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence, and other written materials; preparing and delivering presentations; organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, and following up on assignments with a minimum of direction; communicating orally and in writing with internal staff, the public, and City and government officials in order to give and receive information in a courteous manner; using a computer and appropriate computer applications to perform the essential and important functions of the job; operation and routine maintenance of general office machines such as copiers, facsimile machines, and telephone systems; analyzing and resolving technical data, situations and problems; researching, compiling, and summarizing a variety of informational and statistical data and materials.
The Application Process
Applicants must submit a completed City of Burlingame application along with a resume, and completed supplemental questions. Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at www.calopps.org. Applications submitted without completed supplemental questions will be considered incomplete and disqualified from this recruitment process.
Applications are also available at City of Burlingame
Human Resources Department
501 Primrose Road
Burlingame, CA 94010
Or by calling (650) 558-7297
The following dates are tentative and subject to change based on the needs of the City.
Deadline to apply: September 17, 2014 at 5:00 pm
Panel interview:Week of , September 29, 2014
Dept. interview:Week of October 7, 2014
The City of Burlingame offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The salary range for this position is currently $7535-$9157 per month.