City of Tulare – Principal Planner

RECRUITMENT OVERVIEW:

Thank you for your interest in our Principal Planner position.  We look forward to the opportunity to consider you as an applicant.

To be considered for this outstanding career opportunity applicants must submit an application with detailed information in each section of the application: Education, Work Experience, Certificates and Licenses, and Skills.  Apply online at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/tulareca

In addition to submitting a detailed application, you are required to respond to the supplemental questions associated with the application. Your responses to the supplemental questions will be used to help us evaluate your qualifying knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Resumes may be attached but will not be accepted in lieu of a complete, detailed application or in lieu of detailed responses to the supplemental questions

We are currently recruiting to fill one immediate vacancy.  If you meet the minimum qualifications for the position you will be invited to interview for the position.

Additional details regarding the interview will be sent via email, to qualified applicants once our screening process is complete, on or after May 18th.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Under general direction, supervises and coordinates assigned planning activities and operations within the Planning Department; plans, organizes, oversees, coordinates, and administers  projects and programs within the Planning Department; performs the full-range of advanced planning duties, including serving as project manager for complex development and/or environmental mitigation projects; provides professional assistance to the Economic and Community Development Director and/or Economic and Community Development Deputy Director, the City Council, appointed boards and commissions, and others in areas of expertise; oversees, reviews, and performs a variety of studies and prepares and presents staff reports; and performs related work as required.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives general direction from the Economic and Community Development Director and/or Economic and Community Development Deputy Director.  Exercises supervision over assigned staff and/or contract consultants on a project basis.

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS

This is a single-position, mid-management classification in the Development Services Department.  The incumbent organizes and oversees day-to-day current and advanced planning activities and is responsible for providing professional-level support to the Economic and Community Development Director and/or Economic and Community Development Deputy Director in a variety of areas.  Successful performance of the work requires an extensive professional background as well as skill in coordinating departmental work with that of other City departments and public agencies.  Responsibilities include performing and directing many of the department’s day-to-day administrative functions.  This class is distinguished from the Economic and Community Development Director and/or Economic and Community Development Deputy Director in that the latter has overall responsibility for all planning functions and for developing, implementing, and interpreting public policy.

REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university with major course work in urban planning, economics, or public or business administration, or a related field and six (6) years of responsible planning or related experience including experience with public planning, and two (2) years of lead experience.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C California’s driver’s license.
  • Membership in the American Institute of Certified Planners (A.I.C.P.) is desirable but not required.