ADVANCE PLANNING: Prepares and maintains the General Plan for the future growth and development of the City including data compilation and analysis; prepares long, intermediate and other short range plans for land use; prepares statements of objectives, principles and standards outlining the General Plan; monitors and analyzes the impact of changes in planning laws; conducts and oversees the preparation of special studies, analyses, and research projects, making conclusions and recommendations for action; meets and works with professional and public groups and other departments to coordinate and effectuate plans; drafts materials to be used in local presentations and public hearings; makes public presentations on advance planning matters to the Planning Board and other bodies; supervises and trains employees.
CURRENT PLANNING: Prepares a variety of reports and forms, including conditional use permits, variances, subdivisions and zone map amendments; performs site plan reviews; performs work in the maintenance and upkeep of the Zoning Ordinance; proposes and drafts revisions to the Zoning Ordinance and subdivision regulations; monitors and analyzes the impact of changes in planning laws; conducts and oversees the preparation of special studies, analyses, and research projects, making conclusions and recommendations for action; meets and works with professional and public groups and other departments to coordinate and effectuate plans; drafts materials to be used in local presentations and public hearings; makes public presentations on current planning matters to the Planning Board and other bodies; supervises and trains employees; drives on City business.
Required supplemental questions:
ASSOCIATE PLANNER Supplemental Questionnaire:
You must answer the following questions to be considered for the position. This is part of your official application for this position and will not be returned. Insufficient or non-responsive answers to the Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification from the recruitment process. Responses should be sufficiently detailed to assist in evaluating your qualifications for this position. Writing ‘see resume’ or ‘N/A’ is not a sufficient response.
In answering each question, be certain that the answers you provide relate to the information you have provided on your application/resume. Please be as honest and accurate as possible. You may be asked to demonstrate your knowledge and skills in a work sample or during a hiring interview. By completing this supplemental evaluation you are attesting that the information you have provided is accurate. Any information you provide may be reviewed by the hiring manager. Any misstatements or falsification of information may eliminate you from consideration or may result in dismissal.
Supplemental Questionnaire Part I – Short Answer
Please answer the following questions below. Responses for each question should be no longer than one double-spaced page in length.
1. Describe your experience and education in the field of transportation planning and how they relate to this job.
2. Identify a traffic impact study, transportation plan, transit plan, neighborhood protection plan, or corridor study that you led or participated in on behalf of a local city or regional planning agency. What was your role in the project, plan, or study and how does it relate to this position? What was the outcome?
3. (a) Describe any experience you have utilizing GIS to conduct data analysis or produce cartographic maps or exhibits for a planning project.
(b) Describe your familiarity and experience with transportation travel demand modelling or traffic simulation software (TransCAD, Emme2, Synchro, etc.)
For either (a) or (b), give examples of how you have used these software program(s) to solve a transportation problem.
4. Supplemental Questionnaire Part II – Policy Memo
Please review the information below and prepare a brief memo as described. Your answer to this question shall be no more than two double-spaced pages.
In September 2013, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 743, which requires the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) to amend the CEQA Guidelines to provide an alternative to level of service (LOS) for evaluating transportation impacts. The alternative criteria must “promote the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, the development of multimodal transportation networks, and a diversity of land uses.” OPR’s preliminary recommendation is to measure increase in Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) of a project instead of measuring LOS of nearby streets. More information about SB 743 can be found on OPR’s website: http://www.opr.ca.gov/s_sb743.php.
Prepare a brief two-page memo to your department head describing how this legislation will impact the City of Burbank. How will it change the way the City evaluates transportation impacts for development projects? What are some of the benefits changing the guidelines will bring to the planning process? What are some of the negatives this could bring?