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|The City of Berkeley is currently seeking applications from highly qualified individuals for Associate Planner. This classification is located in the Land Use Planning Division of the Planning Department, in the Community Services & Administration Division in the Health, Housing & Community Services Department, in the Transportation Division of the Public Works Department, and in the City of Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board.
Under general supervision, performs professional municipal planning work, including conducting planning studies, collecting and presenting data and preparing reports; may serve as a group or project leader for professional and technical personnel; performs related work as assigned.
This is the journey level class in the professional planning series. Incumbents conduct planning research and analysis on moderate to difficult projects. The work requires the exercise of considerable independence in preparing planning studies and reports on short range, well defined assignments and making presentations on such projects. Work may include assisting with the work instruction or project direction of new staff members. This class differs from Senior Planner in that the latter is the specialist or lead level of the series, exercising a higher degree of independent judgment on diverse and specialized assignments with a greater degree of accountability and on going decision making.
Provided below are specific responsibilities for departments that staff Associate Planners:
Health, Housing and Community Services:
Public Works Transportation Division:
Planning Land Use Division:
Typical duties for the Associate Planner classification include, but are not limited to:
The eligible list resulting from this recruitment will be used to fill vacancies for all city departments. In order to be considered for any of the City’s permanent or temporary vacancies for Associate Planner during the next year, you must submit an employment application and responses to the supplemental questionnaire prior to the application deadline, and pass all examination phases.
Equivalent to graduation from a four year college with major coursework in city, regional, or urban planning or a closely related field.
|Knowledge and Abilities:|
|Knowledge of: Objectives, principles, procedures, standards, practices information sources and trends of municipal urban planning; Implementation of zoning subdivision, design review, landmarks, environmental review and other municipal ordinances; Methods used in developing information for General Plan modifications; Application of land use, physical design, economic, environmental, and/or social concepts to the planning process; Housing trends, market analysis techniques, programs and financing mechanisms for low and moderate income families; Mathematical concepts, including statistical analysis techniques and formulae relevant to the planning process; Methods, techniques and instruments used in planning and map drafting; Local government organization and the functions and practices of a municipal planning unit; Fiscal and real estate analyses.
Ability to: Perform increasingly responsible and varied assignments under decreasing degrees of supervision; Understand and apply those aspects of federal, state and local laws, regulations, policies, procedures and standards pertaining to the planning process; Interpret maps, site and building plans and specifications, graphs and statistical data; Research, analyze, and summarize planning data both manually and with basic computer programs; Prepare clear visual displays, such as maps, graphs, and illustrations; Make clear and persuasive presentations of ideas; prepare clear, concise and complete technical documents, reports, correspondence and other written materials; Exercise sound independent judgment within established guidelines; Instruct others in work procedures and provide specific project direction; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
|Applicants must submit the following:
1. CITY OF BERKELEY EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION
2. RESPONSES TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE
All materials must be received in our office no later than the closing date, at 5:00 p.m. PST. Postmarks, faxes and incomplete applications will not be accepted. Resumes are not a substitute for a completed application.
The examination process will consist of:
Applicants passing all examination phases will have their names placed on an employment eligible list that hiring department(s) will use to conduct final selection interviews. Hiring Department(s) will contact applicants directly if selected to participate in their hiring/selection process.
Candidates under final consideration for employment with the City should expect to undergo an employment background / reference check that may include, but is not limited to: employment history, confirmation of educational credentials and degrees, licenses including driver’s license, registrations, certificates, and other credentials as part of the appointment process. Some positions, depending on the nature of the work, also require a credit check and a review of Summary Criminal History obtained from the State Department of Justice through Live Scan Fingerprinting.
DISCLAIMER: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. Tests may consist of any combination of written, oral or other exercises or assessment procedures that test content. Components may include, but are not necessarily limited to, typing, math, reading, writing and analytical skills; problem solving ability; computer and software proficiency, or any other job-related knowledge, skill, ability or qualification. The City may, without notice, change or eliminate any particular assessment component or combination of components as needs dictate.
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Exam Access Accommodation: In compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations, the City of Berkeley will employ and promote qualified individuals without regard to disability. The City is committed to making reasonable accommodations in the examination process and in the work environment. Individuals requesting reasonable accommodations in the examination process must do so no later than the final filing date for receipt of applications, otherwise it may not be possible to arrange accommodations for the selection process. Such requests should be addressed to the Department of Human Resources | (510) 981-6800| firstname.lastname@example.org | 2180 Milvia Street, 1st Floor, Berkeley CA 94704.
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