Senior Planner

Performs complex and sensitive duties related to area of assignment including planning, coordination, and review of project activities related to assigned program or functional area; manages multiple project schedules; expedites and tracks progress; provides status updates to management, other departments, and outside organizations on projects. Plans, organizes, and conducts complex research studies; performs data collection; prepares complex reports and analysis; coordinates work of consultants preparing reports; prepares and provides program area recommendations. Prepares and presents complex staff reports, formal presentations, and recommendations at community meetings, advisory boards, and public hearings including to the City Council, Planning Commission, Community Development Commission, regulatory agencies, local committees, and neighborhood groups.

Knowledge of operations, services, and activities of a community planning and development program. Theory, principles and practices of urban planning, community development, and revitalization. Advanced principles, practices, and techniques of current and advanced planning including land use, environmental policy analysis, municipal service delivery, physical design, landscape architecture, demographics, and economic and social concepts as applied to municipal planning. Organization and functions of various agencies involved in the planning processes.

Requirements: a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in urban or regional planning, environmental design, architecture or a related field. A Master’s degree is desirable. Four years of increasingly responsible professional planning experience in local government including some project management experience. Possession of a valid California driver’s license at a level appropriate to the equipment operated. Possession of certification as a Certified Planner from the American Institute of Certified Planners is highly desirable.

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