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Assistant Environmental Planner

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WRA, Inc. provides professional environmental consulting services in plant, wildlife, and wetland ecology; GIS; environmental planning; regulatory compliance; mitigation and conservation banking; landscape architecture; and engineering. We have been in operation for over forty years and are in the midst of a gradual shift from a small business to a medium sized business. This means that we simultaneously benefit from having developed a relationship-oriented company culture over the years while evolving and implementing systems, processes, and structures to support the growth and evolution as a business. WRA is an employee-owned company, and we are invested in long-term high-quality professional experiences for all of our staff. 

WRA’s environmental planning team prepares environmental documents that enable planning and development projects, habitat restoration, climate resiliency, public access, and vital public infrastructure projects to proceed. We are looking for an Assistant Environmental Planner to prepare CEQA and NEPA documents for a diverse mix of clients and project types. This is an entry level position. The person in this role will work closely with, and under the direction of a Senior Environmental Planner and/or a supervisor.

This position is based in the San Francisco Bay Area. In this role you have the option to work in person, fully remote (ideally from CA), or in a hybrid capacity. 

In this role, you will:

  • Grow as an environmental professional by developing an understanding of CEQA/NEPA process goals and practices
  • Assist with preparation of CEQA/NEPA documents, including taking ownership over assigned resource sections of CEQA documents under the supervision of project managers and other senior staff
  • Lead research efforts in support of background information for various CEQA/NEPA documents as assigned (i.e. CEs, IS/MNDs, EIRs)
  • Proactively pursue training opportunities, mentorship, guidance, and relevant job skills
  • Deepen your understanding of current environmental  planning laws and regulatory requirements
  • Learn to utilize and master project management applications (e.g., resource planning, budget monitoring)
  •  Advise project managers, based on coordination with subject matter experts, on technical issues that may require changes in scope and additional fees
  • Support proposal efforts to generate new business
  • Coordinate and build relationships with technical subconsultants on proposal and project efforts
  • Contribute to a collaborative environment in support of client needs and company goals
  • Other duties as assigned

To be successful in this role, you will need: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in land use, urban, regional, or city planning, community planning, or environmental studies
  • 1-2 years of professional experience or a Master’s degree
  • Self-awareness, the ability to self-regulate, and a growth mindset
  • A desire and ability to work in a team environment
  • Experience preparing CEQA and NEPA requirements 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and their Google Suite counterparts (Docs, Sheets, Presentations)

Who are we?

WRA’s company vision is “cultivating a sustainable future where people and the environment thrive” and that starts with our staff. We are committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment, and we have developed flexible policies, internal practices, and are investing in programs that prioritize learning and sustainability. We aim to create conditions that allow employees to prioritize their families, lead healthy and balanced lives, and to bring their authentic selves to work every day. We believe that by creating an exceptional workplace, our employees will be able to do their best work and be able to meaningfully contribute to the sustainability of the environment and the communities in which we live.

WRA is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to creating a diverse environment. We recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.

Assistant Director – Planning & Development Services

Recognized as the global leader in cutting-edge technology, medicine and green innovation, Palo Alto (pop. 68,000) is the birthplace of the Silicon Valley. The city’s creative economy causes the population to double during the daytime as the community is home to Stanford University as well as approximately 100,000 jobs. Supported by more than 50 team members and an $18 million budget, the Planning & Development Services Department currently encompasses Long Range and Current Planning, Code Enforcement, Development Center, Building Inspection, Data Analysis and Business Operations.

The Assistant Director will be charged with overseeing the Planning Official and Building Official. A professional who excels in a dynamic and demanding environment, the ideal candidate will be a superior people manager with exceptional interpersonal skills and extensive urban planning expertise. Eight years of relevant experience that includes at least five years of management experience and a bachelor’s degree is required.

The salary range goes up to $222,082; salary is supplemented by a competitive benefits package. This recruitment closes on Monday, May 30, 2022.  Visit www.tbcrecruiting.com for detailed recruitment brochure and to apply online.

Suzanne Mason  ●  562.631.2500

www.tbcrecruiting.com

Associate Planner

RECRUITMENT OVERVIEW:

The City of Tulare is currently recruiting to fill the position of Associate Planner.  We have one immediate vacancy and an eligible list will also be established to fill future vacancies in this classification for a period of up to six months.

Thank you for your interest in the position.  We look forward to the opportunity to consider you as an applicant.  The dates associated with the various steps of our recruitment process are outlined in this job posting.  Please be sure to make note of the dates and plan now to participate in each phase of the process.

The City of Tulare is a vibrant and steadily growing community with a population of 67,834 located in the heart of California’s Central Valley.  The city provides a full-range of services to our citizens.  The organization, staffed with 368 full-time employees, enjoys a culture of fiscal conservatism, collaboration, teamwork and dedication to public service and our community.

To be considered for this position applicants must submit an application with detailed information in each section of the application: Education, Work Experience, Certificates and Licenses, and Skills. Resumes may be attached but will not be accepted in lieu of a complete, detailed application.

INTERVIEW:

Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in the interview phase which will be conducted on: Thursday, May 26th.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Under direct or general supervision, performs a variety of professional and routine technical activities in the field of current planning, including review of development and land use applications, zoning, site plan, and environmental review; completes technical assessments, prepares written project analyses; provides professional advice and assistance to the public on planning, community development, zoning, permits, and environmental review; assists with preparation of City Ordinances; performs code enforcement, including the identification, investigation, and correction of violations of the City’s municipal, building, zoning, occupancy, signage, and housing codes; and performs related work as required.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED 

Receives technical and functional direction and training from the Principal Planner and City Planner and direct or general supervision from the Community & Economic Development Director.  May provide technical and functional direction to lower-level staff.

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS

This is the entry level class in the Planner series that performs the full range of duties related to participating in and conducting a variety of current and advanced planning for the City.  Responsibilities include providing a range of routine customer services to the public at the front counter and on the telephone regarding policies and procedures, ongoing projects, zoning regulations, permit requirements, and related building and development issues.  This class is distinguished from the Senior Planner in that the latter is the journey-level class in the series responsible for technical and functional direction over lower-level staff and is capable of performing more complex planning duties assigned to the department.

QUALIFICATIONS 

Knowledge of:

  • Principles, practices, and procedures related to city and regional planning, development, and zoning administration.
  • Geographic, socio-economic, transportation, political, and other elements related to city planning.
  • Comprehensive plans and current planning processes and the development process.
  • Site planning and architectural design principles.
  • Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
  • Researching and reporting methods, techniques, and procedures.
  • Recent developments, current literature, and sources of information related to planning and zoning.
  • Principles, practices, and procedures of code enforcement.
  • Modern office methods, practices, procedures, and equipment, including computer hardware and software necessary for graphic presentation, mapping, and database management, including Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, City permitting software, and basic GIS concepts and applications.
  • Practices of researching planning issues, evaluating alternatives, making sound recommendations, and preparing and presenting effective staff reports.
  • Methods and techniques of effective technical report preparation and presentation.
  • Mathematical and statistical principles including algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.
  • Principles and procedures of record keeping.
  • Safe driving principles and practices.
  • English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation.
  • Techniques for effectively representing the City in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, various business, professional, and regulatory organizations, and with property owners, developers, contractors, and the public.
  • Techniques for providing a high level of customer service to public and City staff, in person and over the telephone.

Ability to: 

  • Interpret, analyze, and apply policies, procedures, laws, codes, and regulations pertaining to assigned programs and functions including California planning Law, the Subdivision Map Act, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and land use and zoning.
  • Read, interpret, and apply a variety of technical information from reports, maps, plans, specifications, drawings, layouts, blueprints, schematics, and legal descriptions.
  • Interpret planning and zoning programs to the general public.
  • Identify and respond to issues and concerns of the public, Planning Commission, City Council, and other boards and commissions.
  • Analyze site design, terrain constraints, circulation, land use compatibility, utilities, and other urban services.
  • Enforce ordinances and regulations effectively and tactfully.
  • Make effective public presentations.
  • Conduct routine research projects, evaluate alternatives, and make sound recommendations.
  • Operate a motor vehicle safely.
  • Prepare clear and concise technical and staff reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials.
  • Learn current literature, information sources, and research techniques in the field of urban planning.
  • Prepare accurate display maps, plans, charts, and tables.
  • Effectively represent the Department and the City in meetings with governmental agencies, community groups, various business, professional, and regulatory organizations, and individuals.
  • Analyze and compile technical and statistical information and prepare reports.
  • Respond to complaints or inquiries from citizens, staff, and outside organizations.
  • Maintain accurate and precise records.
  • Make accurate mathematic and statistical computations.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Make sound, independent decisions within established policy and procedural guidelines.
  • Organize own work, set priorities, and meet multiple deadlines.
  • Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
  • Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy and legal guidelines in politically sensitive situations.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.

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.

In addition to the above, two (2) years of planning experience at a public agency or equivalent private sector experience.

Licenses and Certifications: 

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C California’s driver’s license.

Senior Planner

EAST BAY REGIONAL PARK DISTRICT

invites applications for the position of:

Senior Planner

SALARY:

$55.52 – $62.81 Hourly

$9,623.47 – $10,887.07 Monthly

$115,481.60 – $130,644.80 Annually

OPENING DATE:

04/25/22

CLOSING DATE:

05/11/22 05:00 PM

THE POSITION:

Under general supervision, conducts varied planning projects in park planning, environmental review or regional trails and interfaces with outside agencies in order to advocate and protect District interests and to implement the planning goals and policies and capital improvement projects of the District’s Master Plan.

 Vacancy Situation: There is currently (1) vacancy located at the Park District’s Administrative Headquarters in Oakland, CA. The hiring pools established as a result of this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy and any additional vacancies that may occur during the one-year life of the hiring pools.

 What You’ll Be Doing: Under general supervision of the Principal Planner, the Senior Planner will conduct varied planning projects in park planning. The Senior Planner will interface with outside agencies to advocate and protect Park District interests. The Senior Planner will implement the planning goals and policies and capital improvement projects of the Park District’s 2023 Master Plan.

 We are looking for individuals:

• Who is a self-starter and able to take initiative

• Ability to manage multidisciplinary projects

• Highly adaptable, flexible professional who embraces teamwork

• Has experience in planning for climate change, resiliency, sea level rise adaptation and or shoreline planning.

A Few Reasons Why You May Love This Job:

• Opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects ranging from the East Bay’s urbanized shoreline to the open landscapes and rural communities in East County and the Delta.

• Contributing your own tangible legacy to the Park District’s mission.

• Excellent benefits including medical, dental, tuition reimbursement, a retirement pension through California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).

Our Values:

• Respect: We honor each other, the park users we serve and the land we steward.

• Resilience: We creatively adapt to change. We address challenges with empathy, perspective and determination.

• Relationships: our greatest strength lies in the trust, accountability and teamwork we cultivate with our colleagues, partners and the public we serve

• Responsiveness: We communicate openly, honestly and reliably.

• Transparency: We hold the public’s trust through meaningful stakeholder engagement and unfettered access to timely and reliable information on decisions and performance.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Planning and Environmental Review

• Reviews assigned projects and develops project methods and procedures;

• Gathers, analyzes, and interprets data relating to local planning action referrals, general plans, specific plans, development proposals and environmental policy documents;

• Conducts site visits and field investigations as required;

• Conducts research on park resources using documents, surveys, plans and maps;

• Prepares comprehensive reports on assigned projects and recommends courses of action;

• Selects and monitors outside consultants in the preparation of technical reports;

• Prepares environmental impact documents and land use plans;

• Provide follow-up coordination in the design and construction phase of land use plans;

• Prepares cost estimates for capital projects within the plan;

• Independently evaluates the environmental impacts of capital and maintenance projects;

• Monitors the implementation of environmental mitigation measures;

• Presents District positions in written responses and at public hearings;

• Communicates on an ongoing basis with developers and public agencies;

• Negotiates, coordinates and secures development concessions in the form of public open space dedications, public access easements and environmental mitigation;

• Prepares long range plans, special reports and studies, correspondence, cost estimates, working maps and displays as required;

• Coordinates with resource regulatory agencies;

• Represents District interests and supports District objectives in a wide range of community, environmental and public forums;

• Performs related duties as assigned.

Regional Trails

• Conducts varied trail related planning projects, including feasibility studies and local and regional trail planning efforts;

• Works to incorporate the District’s Master Plan regional trails into local and regional bicycle and pedestrian plans;

• Plans and implements the Ivan Dickson Volunteer Trail Maintenance Program;

• As assigned, gathers, analyzes, and interprets data relating to local trail related planning actions, general plans, specific plans, development proposals and environmental policy documents;

• Reviews and comments to ensure the District’s interests are protected;

• Conducts site visits and field investigations as required;

• Ensures that trail projects to be owned, operated or managed by the District are designed consistent with District standards;

• Provides liaison services to outside agencies, trail users and other community groups;

• Negotiates, coordinates and secures development concessions in the form of public open space dedications, public access easements and environmental mitigation;

• Represents District interests and supports District objectives in a wide range of community, environmental and public forums;

• Performs related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university, with major work in City or Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture, or similar field related to prospective duties;

AND

Experience:

Three years experience in land use planning, including work with public agencies and experience with preparation and analysis of plans and environmental documents.

OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Knowledge of:

• California planning and environmental laws, design principals and environmental evaluation procedures;

• Park and trail planning, design concepts and trail maintenance;

• Written and verbal communication skills to deliver public presentations, coordinate interagency and interdepartmental meetings, and facilitate discussions with key internal and external stakeholders.

Skills in:

• Computer technology (Internet, PowerPoint, digital imagery, word processing, and GIS);

• Project management and ability to meet deadlines.

Ability to:

• Supervise support staff on a project basis;

• Communicate graphically;

• Organize and create maps and presentation graphics;

• Establish and maintain positive and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work at all levels, including a culturally diverse general public, with a focus on quality service to internal and external customers.

Conditions of Employment:

• The individual chosen for hire must be able to pass a Level 1 background check which includes:  employment history verification, employee reference check, education or certificate verification, Department of Justice fingerprinting, and criminal history review.

• A valid California driver’s license is a condition of initial and continued employment in this classification;

• This position may be required to work occasional evening and/or weekend hours for meetings or presentations.

• All East Bay Park Regional District employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

Union Affiliation: East Bay Regional Parks Employees, Local 2428, American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME), AFL-CIO, represents this classification. Wages, hours, and other terms of conditions of employment are covered in an Agreement between the Park District and Local 2428.

Application materials for this position consist of two (2) required parts:

1. A current East Bay Regional Park District application submitted online; and

2. A completed Supplemental Questionnaire.

Apply prior to the closing time of the job announcement and allow at least one (1) hour to submit your application if you are a new user on the system. If you have previously applied to a recruitment on GovernmentJobs.com, please take care to update your existing profile. Applications are accepted online only. Our online application system is provided by NeoGov. If you have any problems while applying online, please contact the NeoGov Help Desk toll-free at (855) 524-5627.

Notification: All applicants will be notified of the disposition of their application via email, generally within two to three weeks after the closing date. You may also sign into your GovernmentJobs.com account to view your current application status and notifications.

Selection Process: The application material for all applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be reviewed by a screening panel to select the best qualified for interview or testing. The District reserves the right to set up a written test, performance test, and/or other assessment devices before or after the interview process. Possession of minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview or invitation to test. Pursuant to the Federal Immigration and Reform Act of 1986, all applicants who are hired will be required to provide proof of identity and appropriate work authorization documents prior to commencement of employment. The probationary period for this classification is nine (9) months.

Special Testing Arrangements: If you require special arrangements due to a verified disability or medical condition, please contact the Human Resources Department at 510-544-2154.

Tentative Examination Dates:

Late May/June 2022

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The East Bay Regional Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects a diverse workforce and community. It is committed to promoting an equitable and inclusive workspace that is welcoming to all. Applicants from all backgrounds and life experiences are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

To Apply, visit:

https://apptrkr.com/3040522

Entry-Level Planner

ESA seeks a highly motivated Environmental Planner to join us in the Northern California Water Group. We are looking for a team member who has the intellectual curiosity and initiative to support a variety of analyses and evaluations related to environmental review and resource permitting. This is an entry-level opportunity in our ever-growing team of professionals focusing on water-related projects. This opportunity is focused on collaboration, delivery, and desire to grow.

What You Will Do for ESA

 

This role includes performing, with regular supervision, duties such as project research, data collection and analysis, report writing, and support public outreach efforts relating to water, wastewater, and recycled water infrastructure; flood protection and restoration; public water policy; environmental review; and permitting. Other supporting tasks include record/reference compilation and maintenance and supporting our Project Managers with a variety of project-specific administrative activities.

Within the Northern California Water Group you will become integrated into multiple project teams focused on the planning and assessment of water, wastewater, and recycled water projects and plans. Depending on the project team’s needs you will conduct research in specific or general project areas, including such topics as adopted plans, policies, and regulations, and other published information.

As part of the team, you will interpret land use and environmental government codes, ordinances, and regulations, and assist with the review and update of planning documents. You will also consistently demonstrate your solid writing and attentive listening skills.

You will thrive in a fast-paced, challenging environment and be able to manage multiple responsibilities and deadlines, while working on a team or independently. You will have opportunity to provide peer-to-peer mentorship and support for other staff, including, providing constructive feedback, career development discussions, and active identification of to highlight and celebrate the efforts of our staff.

See the full job ad, and apply here: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=52296&clientkey=0A2A2B3498A92573DA13BE33E8BDD296

Project Manager – Affordable Housing

Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley is seeking a Project Manager and Senior Project Manager to support our affordable housing developments.

The Project Manager (PM) is a full-time, exempt position, responsible for managing the development of new homes and communities throughout various stages. PMs are typically involved in new site analysis and acquisition, reviewing design concepts, overseeing the entitlement process, identifying, securing, and documenting funding sources, obtaining building permits, and managing construction on multiple projects simultaneously. In addition to new development, PMs can also manage rehabilitation/renovation of existing homes and general contracting projects of small and large sizes/scopes. The ideal candidate for these positions understands residential development, can interpret schematic/design/construction documents, has excellent organizational abilities, and can build and maintain strong relationships.

Essential Functions of Position:

  • Coach and manage other project management staff as needed;
  • Create project schedules, proformas, budgets, & cash flows;
  • Manage projects to their approved budget and schedule and communicate risks/cost overruns/delays as appropriate to department leads;
  • Coordinate the project-related work of internal staff and external resources to ensure adherence to project budgets and schedules;
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with government representatives to obtain necessary discretionary approvals, permits, and secure government funding;
  • Coordinate with internal departments including legal, finance, and client services throughout the development process;
  • Coordinate with development and communications team regarding volunteer participation on job sites and project-based fundraising;
  • Manage performance of architects, consultants, attorneys, engineers, and other project specialists and team members;
  • Manage internal and external design processes from pre-development through home sales, including design review, site development/grading permits, utility service design, engineering permits, recorded Final Map, and building permits;
  • Solicit proposals/bids and negotiate consultant and subcontractor agreements;
  • Prepare, review, and manage subcontractor and consultant contracts, POs, change orders, invoice review, and regular draw requests to funding sources;
  • Prepare loan and grant applications for government and financing. Monitor federal, state, and local sources for available funding opportunities;
  • Assist with securing private construction loans, closing loans, and ensuring all construction financing is in place prior to the start of construction
  • Act as team lead for projects under construction and work closely with the construction staff
  • Coordinate with internal departments to calculate and approve final sales prices, including the amount and financing terms of all mortgages
  • Manage California Bureau of Real Estate approval and legally form and set up Homeowner Associations
  • Coordinate the home sales process with all internal staff to ensure the timely closing of homes
  • Coordinate pre-construction bids and meetings, submit and respond to RFPs, draft scope of work

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Minimum four years experience in housing and/or real estate development, real estate finance, or a related field;
  • Experience and knowledge in developing development projects within deadline/budget from planning entitlement approvals through to home sales;
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Business, Real Estate, Architecture, or Planning desired (Master’s degree is a plus);
  • Self-directed and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously while keeping supervisor up to date on project status and milestones;
  • Knowledge of planning/land use concepts and laws that guide community development;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Proficient at managing a project budget in Microsoft Excel;
  • Proficient in managing a project schedule in Microsoft Project desired;
  • Ability to learn (or existing knowledge of) Procore Project Management software;
  • Ability to work effectively with different social and economic groups in community meetings and guide the community design process and acceptance;
  • Commitment to affordable housing development and specifically Habitat’s vision; and
  • Possess a temperament suitable to create a work environment that is productive and inclusive

Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

Primarily office work, some travel within our service area of Contra Costa, Alameda, and Santa Clara County will be required. Occasional night and weekend meetings as needed. Occasional work on construction sites.

Senior Outreach Specialist (Staff Services Manager I Specialist)

Working Title: Senior Outreach Specialist
Classification: STAFF SERVICES MANAGER I
$6,403.00 – $7,954.00 (monthly)
Work Location: Santa Clara County (San Jose)
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Final Filing Date: 5/16/2022

Link to job posting

Link to duty statement

Are you looking for a different type of state government job? Something with a little more excitement and a more fast-paced and fluid environment? How about an opportunity to be part of one of the most remarkable transportation projects in California’s history? The California High-Speed Rail Authority is a small and dynamic state agency that is looking for employees who are interested in a challenging but rewarding job opportunity.

The California High-Speed Rail Authority has an opening for a full time, permanent Staff Services Manager I (Specialist).

Department Website: http://hsr.ca.gov/About/Careers/current_job_openings.html

Under the general direction of the Northern California Engagement Manager in the Northern California Regional Office, the Staff Services Manager I (Specialist) Senior Outreach Specialist is responsible for providing expertise in implementing the Authority’s comprehensive stakeholder and public outreach program in Northern California. The SSM I (Specialist) will work independently to develop specialized outreach recommendations for the Northern California Regional Office through cross-functional coordination between communications, planning, strategic delivery, engineering, and environmental services teams within the Authority to maintain stakeholder relationships and develop appropriate strategies critical to securing community support. The SSM I (Specialist) will serve as a liaison with external stakeholders including working groups, cities, counties, as well as business and community groups throughout Northern California. This role functions as a nonsupervisory staff specialist.

Benefits
Benefit information can be obtained on the CalHR website at the link listed below:

https://www.calhr.ca.gov/Pages/California-State-Civil-Service-Employee-Benefits-Summary.aspx

The High-Speed Rail Authority offers Telework options based on operational availability. Hiring interviews may be available virtually, using teleconferencing or video conferencing options.

HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SUPERVISOR

HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SUPERVISOR

County of San Mateo

Department of Housing

$9,639.07 – $12,048.40 Monthly

The Department of Housing is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Housing and Community Development Supervisor.

The Department of Housing is a catalyst for increasing access to affordable housing, increasing the supply of workforce housing, and supporting related community development, so that housing exists for people of all income levels and generations in San Mateo County. The Department consists of two divisions, Housing and Community Development (HCD) and the Housing Authority of the County of San Mateo.

The successful candidate for the Housing and Community Development Supervisor position will plan, assign, review and evaluate the work of staff providing a variety of support services in the construction and rehabilitation of low and moderate income housing, housing assistance and services, community development, economic and business development and redevelopment; plan and coordinate program and administrative services; develop and implement program and administrative goals; and provide support to department management.

The current vacancy exists in the Federal Fund Program.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

 

  • Plan, assign, review and supervise the work of assigned staff. Train staff in work procedures and ensure the professional development of staff while developing individual and team performance.
  • Evaluate employee performance, counsel employees and effectively recommend initial corrective action and other personnel decisions.
  • Support, assist and guide workers in difficult situations including contact with distraught customers and perform work duties of assigned programs.
  • Develop, implement, coordinate and administer various programs within the division.
  • Coordinate and assist in the administration of HUD grant funding cycles and other federal and state grant and loan programs. Develop and coordinate contract cycles including requests for proposal, contract development and monitoring.
  • Develop plans, objectives and priorities for the use of grant funds.
  • Coordinate and monitor the division’s housing assets.
  • Develop and implement a quality control housing inspection program.
  • Monitor quality of work, identify problems and recommend corrective action.
  • Represent the Agency and maintain liaison with the State, other county departments, contractors, elected and appointed officials and other organizations.
  • Develop and implement public education and information activities including workshops, newsletters and public presentations.
  • Design, develop, coordinate and implement economic development strategies for target communities.
  • Assist developers in acquiring sites and planning affordable housing projects.
  • Collect and analyze information, draw sound conclusions and prepare effective recommendations; prepare a variety of special and periodic reports.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is three years of journey level experience in a housing and community development program that has included full responsibility for coordination of construction, financing, community development or economic development projects.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of employee supervision and training
  • Principles and practices of public administration, community development, business development, economic development and marketing
  • Federal and state housing and community development laws, regulations and procedures
  • Economic development programs, agencies and funding sources
  • Project planning, budgeting, scheduling and monitoring
  • Techniques for monitoring compliance with regulatory agreements for low and moderate income housing
  • Statistical methods and data collection, tabulation and analysis
  • Programs for facilitating and subsidizing low and moderate housing including financing and indirect subsidy mechanisms
  • Legislative process in local, state and federal sectors
  • Uniform building and construction codes, state and local housing regulations and methods of enforcement
  • Techniques and methods of housing inspection and detecting health and safety hazards
  • General contracting principles and home improvement financing and escrow procedures
  • Principles, practices and techniques of administrative and program research and analysis
  • Public and community resources and programs
  • Principles of engaging community and other partners in planning, coordinating and providing services

Final Filing Date:  May 10, 2022

 

To learn more about this career opportunity and how to apply, visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sanmateo/jobs/3523651/housing-and-community-development-supervisor-open-and-promotional?page=7&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs or visit the County jobs portal page at https://jobs.smcgov.org. A supplemental application form must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application form. Resume or CV will not be accepted as a substitute for the required employment application and supplemental questionnaire. Applications are only accepted online.

County of San Mateo is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Communications and Administration Manager (Staff Services Manager I)

Working Title: COMMUNICATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION MANAGER
Classification: STAFF SERVICES MANAGER I
$6,403.00 – $7,954.00 (monthly)
Work Location: Santa Clara County (San Jose)
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Final Filing Date: 5/16/2022

Link to job posting

Link to duty statement

Are you looking for a different type of state government job? Something with a little more excitement and a more fast-paced and fluid environment? How about an opportunity to be part of one of the most remarkable transportation projects in California’s history? The California High-Speed Rail Authority is a small and dynamic state agency that is looking for employees who are interested in a challenging but rewarding job opportunity.

The California High-Speed Rail Authority has an opening for a full time, permanent Staff Services Manager I / Communications and Administration Manager.

Department Website: http://hsr.ca.gov/About/Careers/current_job_openings.html

This is a readvertisement.  If you have applied previously, you do not need to reapply.

Under the general direction of the California High-Speed Rail Authority’s (Authority) Northern California Regional Director and functional direction of the Deputy Regional Director, the Staff Services Manager I (Communications and Administration Manager) will oversee the Communications and Administration Branch of the Authority’s Northern California Regional Office.

The Communications and Administration Manager will lead the development and execution of communications, media, and social media strategies and plans for Northern California. The Communications and Administration Manager is responsible for aligning all regional efforts with the Communications Branch to ensure regional consistency with the Authority’s system-wide messaging to the media, our stakeholders and the public, including press releases, media alerts, media interviews, story pitches, web site content, PowerPoint and other presentations, and brochures and other collateral.

This position also works with the regional program development and outreach teams to support other regional stakeholder, legislative, governmental, and small business outreach efforts. Additionally, the incumbent will provide oversight and direction regarding the operation and administration of the Northern California Regional Office. The incumbent will oversee staff in the Northern California office and will lead the development of work standards, monitor the attainment of those standards, establish consistent work processes and ensure the development of a customer service-oriented office.

Benefits
Benefit information can be obtained on the CalHR website at the link listed below:

https://www.calhr.ca.gov/Pages/California-State-Civil-Service-Employee-Benefits-Summary.aspx

The High-Speed Rail Authority offers Telework options based on operational availability. Hiring interviews may be available virtually, using teleconferencing or video conferencing options.

Senior Planner

EAST BAY REGIONAL PARK DISTRICT

invites applications for the position of:

Senior Planner

SALARY:

$55.52 – $62.81 Hourly

$9,623.47 – $10,887.07 Monthly

$115,481.60 – $130,644.80 Annually

OPENING DATE:

04/25/22

CLOSING DATE:

05/11/22 05:00 PM

THE POSITION:

Under general supervision, conducts varied planning projects in park planning, environmental review or regional trails and interfaces with outside agencies in order to advocate and protect District interests and to implement the planning goals and policies and capital improvement projects of the District’s Master Plan.

 Vacancy Situation: There is currently (1) vacancy located at the Park District’s Administrative Headquarters in Oakland, CA. The hiring pools established as a result of this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy and any additional vacancies that may occur during the one-year life of the hiring pools.

 What You’ll Be Doing: Under general supervision of the Principal Planner, the Senior Planner will conduct varied planning projects in park planning. The Senior Planner will interface with outside agencies to advocate and protect Park District interests. The Senior Planner will implement the planning goals and policies and capital improvement projects of the Park District’s 2023 Master Plan.

 We are looking for individuals:

• Who is a self-starter and able to take initiative

• Ability to manage multidisciplinary projects

• Highly adaptable, flexible professional who embraces teamwork

• Has experience in planning for climate change, resiliency, sea level rise adaptation and or shoreline planning.

A Few Reasons Why You May Love This Job:

• Opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects ranging from the East Bay’s urbanized shoreline to the open landscapes and rural communities in East County and the Delta.

• Contributing your own tangible legacy to the Park District’s mission.

• Excellent benefits including medical, dental, tuition reimbursement, a retirement pension through California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).

Our Values:

• Respect: We honor each other, the park users we serve and the land we steward.

• Resilience: We creatively adapt to change. We address challenges with empathy, perspective and determination.

• Relationships: our greatest strength lies in the trust, accountability and teamwork we cultivate with our colleagues, partners and the public we serve

• Responsiveness: We communicate openly, honestly and reliably.

• Transparency: We hold the public’s trust through meaningful stakeholder engagement and unfettered access to timely and reliable information on decisions and performance.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Planning and Environmental Review

• Reviews assigned projects and develops project methods and procedures;

• Gathers, analyzes, and interprets data relating to local planning action referrals, general plans, specific plans, development proposals and environmental policy documents;

• Conducts site visits and field investigations as required;

• Conducts research on park resources using documents, surveys, plans and maps;

• Prepares comprehensive reports on assigned projects and recommends courses of action;

• Selects and monitors outside consultants in the preparation of technical reports;

• Prepares environmental impact documents and land use plans;

• Provide follow-up coordination in the design and construction phase of land use plans;

• Prepares cost estimates for capital projects within the plan;

• Independently evaluates the environmental impacts of capital and maintenance projects;

• Monitors the implementation of environmental mitigation measures;

• Presents District positions in written responses and at public hearings;

• Communicates on an ongoing basis with developers and public agencies;

• Negotiates, coordinates and secures development concessions in the form of public open space dedications, public access easements and environmental mitigation;

• Prepares long range plans, special reports and studies, correspondence, cost estimates, working maps and displays as required;

• Coordinates with resource regulatory agencies;

• Represents District interests and supports District objectives in a wide range of community, environmental and public forums;

• Performs related duties as assigned.

Regional Trails

• Conducts varied trail related planning projects, including feasibility studies and local and regional trail planning efforts;

• Works to incorporate the District’s Master Plan regional trails into local and regional bicycle and pedestrian plans;

• Plans and implements the Ivan Dickson Volunteer Trail Maintenance Program;

• As assigned, gathers, analyzes, and interprets data relating to local trail related planning actions, general plans, specific plans, development proposals and environmental policy documents;

• Reviews and comments to ensure the District’s interests are protected;

• Conducts site visits and field investigations as required;

• Ensures that trail projects to be owned, operated or managed by the District are designed consistent with District standards;

• Provides liaison services to outside agencies, trail users and other community groups;

• Negotiates, coordinates and secures development concessions in the form of public open space dedications, public access easements and environmental mitigation;

• Represents District interests and supports District objectives in a wide range of community, environmental and public forums;

• Performs related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university, with major work in City or Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture, or similar field related to prospective duties;

AND

Experience:

Three years experience in land use planning, including work with public agencies and experience with preparation and analysis of plans and environmental documents.

OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Knowledge of:

• California planning and environmental laws, design principals and environmental evaluation procedures;

• Park and trail planning, design concepts and trail maintenance;

• Written and verbal communication skills to deliver public presentations, coordinate interagency and interdepartmental meetings, and facilitate discussions with key internal and external stakeholders.

Skills in:

• Computer technology (Internet, PowerPoint, digital imagery, word processing, and GIS);

• Project management and ability to meet deadlines.

Ability to:

• Supervise support staff on a project basis;

• Communicate graphically;

• Organize and create maps and presentation graphics;

• Establish and maintain positive and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work at all levels, including a culturally diverse general public, with a focus on quality service to internal and external customers.

Conditions of Employment:

• The individual chosen for hire must be able to pass a Level 1 background check which includes:  employment history verification, employee reference check, education or certificate verification, Department of Justice fingerprinting, and criminal history review.

• A valid California driver’s license is a condition of initial and continued employment in this classification;

• This position may be required to work occasional evening and/or weekend hours for meetings or presentations.

• All East Bay Park Regional District employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

Union Affiliation: East Bay Regional Parks Employees, Local 2428, American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME), AFL-CIO, represents this classification. Wages, hours, and other terms of conditions of employment are covered in an Agreement between the Park District and Local 2428.

Application materials for this position consist of two (2) required parts:

1. A current East Bay Regional Park District application submitted online; and

2. A completed Supplemental Questionnaire.

Apply prior to the closing time of the job announcement and allow at least one (1) hour to submit your application if you are a new user on the system. If you have previously applied to a recruitment on GovernmentJobs.com, please take care to update your existing profile. Applications are accepted online only. Our online application system is provided by NeoGov. If you have any problems while applying online, please contact the NeoGov Help Desk toll-free at (855) 524-5627.

Notification: All applicants will be notified of the disposition of their application via email, generally within two to three weeks after the closing date. You may also sign into your GovernmentJobs.com account to view your current application status and notifications.

Selection Process: The application material for all applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be reviewed by a screening panel to select the best qualified for interview or testing. The District reserves the right to set up a written test, performance test, and/or other assessment devices before or after the interview process. Possession of minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview or invitation to test. Pursuant to the Federal Immigration and Reform Act of 1986, all applicants who are hired will be required to provide proof of identity and appropriate work authorization documents prior to commencement of employment. The probationary period for this classification is nine (9) months.

Special Testing Arrangements: If you require special arrangements due to a verified disability or medical condition, please contact the Human Resources Department at 510-544-2154.

Tentative Examination Dates:

Late May/June 2022

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The East Bay Regional Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects a diverse workforce and community. It is committed to promoting an equitable and inclusive workspace that is welcoming to all. Applicants from all backgrounds and life experiences are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

To Apply, visit:

https://apptrkr.com/3040522