Planning Manager

Job Title
Planning Manager

Closing Date/Time
Tue. 08/14/18 6:00 PM Pacific Time

$55.43 – $70.73 Hourly
$9,608.00 – $12,260.00 Monthly

Job Summary:
Under general direction, to manage the strategic and land use planning programs of the Economic Development Work Group.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
(These functions are representative and may not be present in all positions in the class. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind related duties and work assignments.)1.Manages complex long-term development projects as assigned by the Director.
2.Leads major City policy initiatives such as sustainable building and development standards, affordable housing strategy and urban design.
3.Advises the City Council, City Manager and Director on Federal, State, and regional legislative issues affecting Carson planning and development.
4.Executes City and Successor Agency responsibilities under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
5.Plans, organizes, directs and manages the City’s planning services involving current and/or advanced planning and zoning or special programs.
6.Conducts investigations and/or research to determine the need for new ordinances.
7.Complies material and prepares staff reports of Council, Boards, and/or Commission.
8.Supervises the preparation of regulations.
9.Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with community agencies and organizations concerned with planning operations.
10.Prepares program budget and monitors budget expenditures.
11.Establishes standards of performance and analyzes productive output in order to disclose areas needing improvement and to forecast future requirements for personnel, supplies, services, and equipment.
12.Prepares correspondence and reports including city regulations pertaining to planning and zoning.
13.Supervises, trains, evaluates, and/or disciplines personnel.
14.Provides information to and consults with the public and other agencies.
15.Serves on primary emergency response team in case of emergency or disaster in a position assigned by the City Emergency Plan.
16.Confers with a variety of staff members to provide information, answer questions, resolve issues and coordinate activities involving planning and zoning.
17.Performs related duties as required.

Qualifications Guidelines:
A typical way to obtain the requisite qualifications to perform the duties of this class is as follows:

Educations and/or Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in planning or related field and five (5) years of full-time paid professional experience in planning, including at least three (3) in a supervisory or manager capacity. Experience and/or education in a related field may be substituted on a year for year basis.

Knowledge of: •Principles of supervision and training.
•Federal, State and local regulations concerting planning and zoning.
•Office practices and procedures.
•General record keeping practices.
•Budget preparation and control.
•Principles and practices of supervision and managment.
•Principles and practices covering current and advanced planning and zoning.
•Principles of economics, statistics, and sociology.
•Grant-in-aid programs as they relate to planning.
•City organization, operations, policies and procedures.
Skill and/or Ability to: •Efficiently and effectively manage the operation of the Planning Division
•Analyze and interpret data pertaining to planning and zoning.
•Develop and implement a program budget.
•Maintain accurate records and prepare grammatically correct, concise reports.
•Supervise and direct the day-to-day activity of staff personnel.
•Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
•Read, interpret, apply and explain codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
•Understand and work within the scope of authority.
•Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
•Meet schedules and timelines.
•Plan and organize work.
•Train, supervise and evaluate personnel.
•Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license. Employees in this classification will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms possession of a valid driver’s license and reflects driving record.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Employee accommodations for physical or mental disabilities will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Positions in this class normally:•Require the mobility to stand, stoop, reach and bend.
•Require mobilitiy of arms to reach and dexterity of hands to grasp and manipulate small objects.
•Are subject to inside and outside environmental conditions.
•Use a personal vehicle in the house of employment.
•Are required to attend period evening meetings and/or travel within and out of City boundaries for office business.
•Are required to work evenings and/or weekends.

Applications will be screened and evaluated for relevant training and experience. Only those applicants determined to be among the most qualified may be invited to participate in the selection process which will consist of a written exercise, weighted 40%, and oral examination, weighted 60%. Applicants must achieve a 70% or above on both segments of the examination to be placed on the eligibility list. Passing the writing and oral examinations does not guarantee an invitation to the selection interview. The Human Resources Department reserves the right to invite those amongst the highest scoring to the next phase of the recruitment. Revisions to a testing component during a recruitment process can be made at the discretion of the Human Resources Department, applicants will be notified by email if a revision is made. An eligibility list will be established in accordance with the City’s Personnel Rules, Rule VI, Employment List Procedures.

The City of Carson is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Special assistance with the application and examination process is available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Call Human Resources for assistance at (310) 952-1736.

Any offer of employment, or acceptance of an employment offer, is contingent upon passing live scan, background check and other tests. All new employees are required to take a loyalty oath.

The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provisions contained herein may be modified or revoked without notice. All statements made on the job application are subject to investigation and/or verification. Inaccurate and/or false statements will be cause for disqualification, removal from the eligibility list or discharge from employment.