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ASSISTANT PLANNER | CITY OF OXNARD

LOCATION: Oxnard, CA 

ORGANIZATION: City of Oxnard

SALARY: $24.68 - $38.28 Hourly / $4,277.07 - $6,635.18 Monthly / $51,324.83 - $79,622.19 Annually

CLOSING DATE: 7/23/2018 5:00 PM

TO APPLY: Assistant Planner

DESCRIPTION: The City of Oxnard's Development Services Department is seeking an Assistant Planner with strong technical knowledge and a collaborative and customer service oriented approach to their work to be part of the Planning team.  This individual must be comfortable processing current and advanced planning projects from submittal through environmental review, public hearing, plan check and final inspection. The ideal candidate will demonstrates a full understanding of all applicable policies, procedures and work methods associated with assigned duties.  This position will be responsible for residential, industrial and commercial planning projects.  This classification is distinguished from the next higher classification of Associate Planner by the performance of less complex projects.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Performs the full array of duties assigned to classes in the planning series including assisting the public at the counter, explaining and interpreting zoning and planning regulations, making recommendations for zoning changes, and handling public information calls.
  • Demonstrates a full understanding of applicable policies, procedures and work methods associated with assigned duties.
  • Reviews, approves and processes simple and complex residential, industrial and commercial projects through the planning process including: subdivision maps, lot line adjustments/mergers, special use permits, zone changes, general plan and specific plan amendments, and other administrative and/or discretionary application requests.
  • Processes temporary use permits, home occupation permits, and zone clearance applications. Uses personal computer and specialized permit processing systems to prepare correspondence, council agenda items, staff reports, resolutions, and other specialized documents.
  • Represents the City at inter-departmental (e.g. Development Advisory Committee), neighborhood meetings (e.g. Community Workshop), and public hearings (e.g. Planning Commission and/or City Council).
  • Accepts project application submittals; assesses and collects fees.
  • Updates public information handouts, zoning and other types of maps and project lists.
  • Prepares initial studies, negative declarations (ND's) and mitigated negative declarations (MND's), and all documents related to environmental reviews. Work with consultants to review and prepare EIR's and manages consultant contracts.
  • Coordinates with other programs and departments who are involved with project review and permit processing.Works with contractors during the construction process through the final inspections. Responds to questions and concerns from the general public; provides information as is appropriate and resolves complaints.
  • Reviews critiques (aesthetic and technical) and approves civil and architectural blueprints for planning and building permits.

QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for a Assistant Planner. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is:

Education  and/or Experience:

  • One (1) year of directly related experience as a Planner.
  • A Bachelor's degree in urban or regional planning, architecture, landscape architecture, or a related field considered useful in City planning.

License, Certificate and Other  Requirements:

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid unrestricted class C California driver's license. Additional certifications, licenses, endorsements and training may be required, depending on assignment. You may be required to submit documented proof of these requirements.

 

Details online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofoxnard/jobs/2108144/assistant-planner?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Associate Planner II | City of Santa Cruz

Location: City of Santa Cruz

Organization: City of Santa Cruz, Water Department

Salary: $6,080.00 - $8,229.00 Monthly

Recruitment #18-125

The Associate Planner II in the Water Department serves as a member of the department's expert team in the field of environmental practice. The ideal candidate has experience managing the preparation and review of environmental documents, environmental permitting, and background technical studies; has experience developing, administering, reviewing and negotiating contracts with outside consultants; and independently performs the full scope of assigned duties with minimal supervision. In addition to the current vacant position in the Water Department, this eligible list may also be used for future full-time, part-time, or temporary positions in the Water, Public Works or the Planning and Community Development Departments. The City offers excellent health benefits and PERS retirement!

 

Apply by 5:00 p.m. Thursday 7/5/18. For a complete list of job requirements and to apply, go to www.cityofsantacruz.com and click on Jobs

City of Santa Cruz Human Resources Department

809 Center Street, Room 6, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(831) 420-5040

HR@cityofsantacruz.com

EOE/ADA

Assistant Land Use Planner | Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck has an opportunity for an Assistant Land Use Planner to be based in our Santa Barbara, California office.  This individual will be mentored and trained by two Senior Land Use Planners in addition to working with many land use, real estate, and natural resources attorneys.

The Planner will work as independently as possible on various tasks, ranging from assisting private property owners through the application and permitting process at various local, state, and federal agencies; providing due diligence analysis and advice to potential buyers of property; and assisting in litigation related to land use entitlements and the California Environmental Quality Act. The firm represents a number of public agency clients, which provides the Planner with the responsibility of assisting in preparation of environmental analyses, staff reports, findings, and conditions of approval.  The projects vary in location from within Santa Barbara County and throughout California.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist clients during agency review of development applications;

  • Analysis of applicable federal, state, and local policies, ordinances, specific plans, general plans, permits, conditions of approval, and state and federal regulations;

  • Coordination with experts on various environmental topics associated with land development and environmental review;

  • Abstract information from aerial photographs, subdivision maps, census reports, planning and building permits, etc., for analysis in planning studies;

  • Analyze geographic information systems data and creates maps;

  • Assist  in the preparation of plans, maps, graphs and other visual aids;

  • Participate in field inspections to gather data relevant to planning projects and the development review process;

  • Analyze and comment on documents such as staff reports and environmental documents prepared to comply with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) such as Exemptions, Negative Declarations, or Environmental Impact Reports;

  • Conduct in-depth property specific research including the review of deeds and other legal documents;

  • Assist with outreach to community groups, government agencies, developers and the public;

  • Perform related duties as required.

  The successful candidate will have knowledge of the following:

  • Research and data collection methods;

  • Principles and practices of planning and zoning administration

  • State and local laws and regulations associated with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Clean Water Act, National Historic Preservation Act, Coastal Act, Williamson Act, and Endangered Species Act;

  • Relationship of land use planning to the requirements of other local government departments such as Fire Department and Environmental Health;

  • Principles of effective internal and external client service;

  • Effective writing and presentation techniques;

  • Statistics and math applicable to planning and property development;

  • Common computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheet, internet, and geographic information systems.

  The successful candidate will have the ability to:

  • Learn the principles, concepts and techniques related to planning and zoning administration;

  • Learn to review project descriptions, plans or field conditions and apply policy and code provisions to determine conformance;

  • Interpret the zoning ordinance and other policy documents;

  • Collect and analyze data;

  • Prepare clear and concise reports and other communications;

  • Communicate rules and procedures tactfully and effectively;

  • Work on several projects or issues simultaneously;

  • Work independently or in a team environment;

  • Build relationships and work respectfully, tactfully and creatively with clients, the public, agencies and staff.


Please send cover letter & resume to Colleen Wheeler, Staff Recruiting Manager, via email at cwheeler@bhfs.com.

Contract Planner | Rincon Consultants

Location: Oakland, CA | Monterey, CA | San Luis Obispo, CA | Santa Barbara, CA | Ventura, CA | Los Angeles, CA

Job Type: Full-Time/Regular

 

Rincon Consultants, Inc. is a highly qualified professional consulting firm comprised of environmental scientists, geologists, biologists, planners, soil scientists, wetland scientists, GIS professionals, architectural historians, LEED accredited professionals, and visual information specialists. We provide a wide range of services in environmental impact assessment, urban planning, soil and groundwater assessment & remediation, and biological & cultural resources, focusing on California's unique and challenging regulatory and policy environment.

Recognized as a 'Best Places to Work' in 2015, we invest in our employees through competitive salaries, benefits and incentive programs designed to further the professional development of each employee in line with the firm's business goals and needs.

We have an immediate opening and excellent professional growth opportunity for a Contract Planner to join our team in our Oakland or Los Angeles Office.

The Contract Planner will:

Provide contract planning services for government agencies and/or for private individuals or corporations, with emphasis on providing temporary current and/or long range planning services, assist private clients with alcohol permitting within select municipalities, and provide assistance preparing high quality CEQA/NEPA documents.

  • Prepare environmental assessments, technical studies, and land use planning documents for government clients or private individuals or corporations
  • Assist in company outreach/marketing and business development efforts in the southern California region
  • Conduct field work necessary to complete high quality technical studies, CEQA/NEPA documents, project proposals, and general land planning studies for specific projects as assigned
  • Attend meetings and public hearings as part of contract planning and/or CEQA/NEPA services as required to serve existing and potential projects
  • Coordinate and consult with federal, state, and local regulatory agencies
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by your supervisor(s)

Experience and Skills

  • Qualified candidates should hold a BA/BS degree or higher in environmental science, urban planning or a related discipline, with between 3 and 10+ years of experience in municipal planning, environmental impact assessment, land development/entitlements, and/or urban design. 
  • Strong development plan review, communication, critical thinking, writing, presentation skills, and an understanding of land use policy and zoning regulations are required. 
  • Experience with preparing CEQA documents is also required. 
  • AICP certification, experience in coastal development planning, and experience in architectural/design review is also preferred. 

Please apply at our Careers page at www.rinconconsultants.com

Senior Environmental Planner/Scientist-Transportation Focus | Rincon Consultants
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA | Oakland, CA
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular

 

Rincon Consultants, Inc. is a highly qualified professional consulting firm comprised of environmental scientists, geologists, biologists, planners, soil scientists, wetland scientists, GIS professionals, architectural historians, LEED accredited professionals, and visual information specialists. We provide a wide range of services in environmental impact assessment, urban planning, soil and groundwater assessment & remediation, and biological & cultural resources, focusing on California's unique and challenging regulatory and policy environment.

Recognized as a 'Best Places to Work' in 2015, we invest in our employees through competitive salaries, benefits and incentive programs designed to further the professional development of each employee in line with the firm's business goals and needs.

We have an immediate opening and excellent professional growth opportunity for a Senior Environmental Planner/Scientist-Transportation Focus to join our team in our Oakland or Los Angeles Office. 

Senior Environmental Planner/Scientist – Transportation Focus

Rincon Consultants is seeking a Senior Planner/Environmental Scientist with experience in transportation (roadway, transit, rail) projects. The Senior Planner will be responsible for conducting and overseeing research, field work, impact analysis, report preparation, and business development related to CEQA/NEPA and related technical studies. The Senior Planner will:

  • Write and manage the preparation of complex CEQA/NEPA documents for roadway, transit, and rail projects
  • Engage with urban design teams providing environmental planning and review for TOD or other multi-modal projects
  • Oversee and train junior staff on CEQA/NEPA and other planning/environmental requirements
  • Interface with clients and make public presentations to agency decision-making bodies
  • Perform agency consultation and ensure environmental regulatory compliance
  • Perform various business development functions, including proposal preparation and active involvement in transportation-related planning/environmental organizations
  • Demonstrate confidence in decision-making and be recognized by clients and peers as having expertise in CEQA/NEPA and related technical areas

Experience and Skills

  • BS/BA Degree in applicable field and 10 years of increasingly responsible experience required
  • Advanced Degree (Masters/PhD) preferred
  • Experience in a private environmental consulting firm preferred
  • Experience working with and/or for Metro, Caltrans, FTA, FHWA and/or local or a regional transportation/transit agency preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to lead a large multi-disciplinary team
  • Excellent organization, schedule and budget management skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)

Please apply at our Careers page at www.rinconconsultants.com

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