City of Vallejo – Associate Planner

AsThis is the full journey level class within the professional planning series. Employees within this class are distinguished from the Assistant Planner by the performance of the full range of duties as assigned including responsibility for the application of professional knowledge and skills to various municipal planning, zoning and development problems and projects. Responsibilities include the preparation of specific reports and plans with opportunity for independent judgment in planning work details and making technical determinations. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled from advancement from the Assistant level, or when filled from the outside, requiring prior planning experience.

Knowledge of:

  • Basic principles and practices of urban planning and development.
  • Basic site planning and architectural design.
  • Modern office methods, practices, procedures and equipment including a computer.
  • Principles and practices of urban planning and development.
  • Site planning and architectural design.
  • Current literature, information sources, and research techniques in the fields of planning, zoning, resource management and historical preservation.
  • Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations including applicable environmental laws and regulations.
  • Modern office methods, practices, procedures and equipment, including computer hardware and software necessary for graphic presentation, mapping and database management.
  • Current social, political planning and economic trends.
  • Research and reporting methods, techniques and procedures.

Ability to:

  • Learn laws underlying general plans, zoning and land divisions.
  • Learn applicable environmental laws and regulations.
  • Learn about current literature, information sources, and research techniques in the field of urban planning.
  • Learn to interpret planning and zoning programs to the general public.
  • Learn to analyze and compile technical and statistical information and prepare reports.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Interpret planning and zoning programs to the general public.
  • Effectively administer a variety of land use and development programs and activities.
  • Analyze and compile technical and statistical information and prepare reports.
  • Identify and respond to public and City Council issues and concerns.
  • Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations.
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Perform professional planning work with a minimum of supervision.
  • Analyze and compile technical and statistical information and prepare reports.
  • Enforce ordinances and regulations effectively and tactfully.

Experience:

  • Two years of responsible urban planning experience.

Education:

  • A Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in urban planning, public or business administration, or a related field.

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a completed City of Vallejo online application (Resume/Cover Letter Optional) by July 20, 2018 at 5:15 p.m.    Applications may be obtained and completed on-line at the following link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/vallejo or under “Employment Opportunities”.