The City of Stockton is seeking to fill four (4) newly-approved Senior Planner positions in our Community Development Department. Successful candidate will perform work within all related sub-disciplines of planning, including current land use development, long range, environmental and housing, and lead efforts on revitalization of the City’s Downtown by contributing innovative ideas and forming collaborative relationships with stakeholders. Incumbents will serve in a lead role on complex advance planning and development projects, including residential, mixed-use, commercial, industrial, and institutional proposals and overseeing the preparation of environmental documents in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act.
Incumbents will be responsible for processing legislative applications, such as zone changes and General Plan amendments; and applying analytical and problem-solving skills to address Stockton’s housing needs for all income levels. In addition, they will be responsible for consulting and advising property owners, architects, engineers, contractors and the general public regarding City policies, standards, and procedures, and present information to City Council, Planning Commission, and other groups.
The ideal candidate will have strong knowledge and experience with coordinating the preparation of California Environmental Quality Act compliant environmental reports and applying urban design principles and design guidelines. Experience with downtown revitalization/Specific Plans is highly desirable. The ideal candidate will have a passion for City planning with demonstrated professional experience, excellent time management, organizational, and communication skills as well as excellent problem solving, decision making, and organizational skills. The incumbent will work a City of Stockton 9/80 work schedule – 7:30am to 5:30pm, Mondays through Thursdays; 8:00am to 5:00pm on Fridays, with alternating Fridays off.
Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university with major course work in City or regional planning, urban planning, or a closely related field AND four (4) years of professional planning experience. Sub-professional or additional professional planning experience may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of two years. A Master’s degree in City, regional or urban planning may be substituted for one year of the professional planning experience. Must possess a valid California Driver’s License. Must be willing to attend evening meetings as required.
Final Filing Date: Open until filled
For a full job description and on-line application, please go to www.stocktonca.gov/jobs EOE