EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
These examples are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The examples of work performed are neither restricted to nor all-encompassing of the duties to be performed under this job title.
(E=Essential Duty; M=Major Portion of Time)
- Assist in organizing, implementing and monitoring CDBG, HOME, and LMIHAF housing and economic development programs. (E, M)
- Assist the Community Development Director in formulating Housing Division goals, objectives, policies, strategies, and budget. (M)
- Coordinate the processing of applications for business assistance, residential rehabilitation, public facilities, and related loans and grants. (E, M)
- Research, analyze, and interpret population, housing, social, economic and other specialized studies of the City. (E)
- Performs various types of Business Outreach and Business Retention activities.
- Interface with public service organizations (e.g., community non-profit groups) receiving CDBG funding support and performs sub recipient monitoring of all CDBG awardees to ensure compliance and performance with all applicable laws. (M)
- Respond to public inquiries received by telephone or personal contact in matters pertaining to planning, zoning, and related policies. (E)
- Interpret and apply the City Zoning Ordinances in reviewing and analyzing development proposals and in replying to public inquiries. (E)
- Assist the City's Code Enforcement Officer in interpreting the Zoning Code and recognizing and resolving code violations in the field.
- Process current planning applications, and evaluate plans and projects for code compliance and design considerations. (E)
- Prepare planning reports and develop agenda material for Planning Commission meetings. (E)
- Conduct Initial Studies and prepare basic environmental documents (Exemptions, Negative Declarations, etc.) pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). (E)
- Conduct land use studies and compile data and information pertaining to planning as needed.
- Collect and record land use data and prepare base maps, zoning maps, charts, and graphs.
- Develop and implement systems and procedures to ensure the proper processing of permit applications and the issuance of use permits, variances, zone changes and architectural reviews.
- Perform field work and site visits (occasionally in extreme weather conditions) to fully comprehend, analyze and document development proposals. (E)
- Make oral presentations to the Planning Commission on a routine basis regarding planning matters and projects, and occasionally address planning issues or projects at City Council meetings. (E)
- Represent the City and its planning policies in the community as required, and prepare reports and correspondence regarding planning matters.
- Coordinate with other City departments and other governmental agencies on planning issues and projects. (M)
- Other duties as assigned.
- Principles and practices of municipal planning, including building and site design.
- Applicable Federal, State, and local planning laws and regulations, including CEQA.
- Functions of other governmental agencies involved in the planning process.
- Modern office practices, procedures, equipment (computers) and techniques.
- Communicate clearly and concisely.
- Compose planning reports, technical studies and other planning-related documents with little supervision and editing input from supervisor(s).
- Interpret technical and legal documents related to planning.
- Operate word processing and graphic computer programs.
- Establish and maintain cooperative and productive working relationships with the public and staff; work effectively with a variety of organizations.
- Compose planning and housing reports, technical studies, and other related documents.
- Conceive, organize, and execute assigned projects with innovation and independence; develop work systems and timelines for housing and economic development projects.
- Develop, coordinate and monitor grants and assigned programs and projects.
- Develop and implement housing programs.
Three years professional planning experience for a local agency. Experience as both a current and long-range Planner is highly desirable.
Professional experience in economic development or redevelopment and affordable housing programs, including work as a project manager or work in a lead capacity is recommended
Education equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree, with major course work in Planning, Public Administration or a closely related field. Graduate degree may substitute for one year of experience.
Necessary Special Requirement:
Possession of a valid Class C California Driver License.
Employees serve a six-month probationary period. If performance is not satisfactory, an employee may be terminated or returned to their previous position without cause and recourse during this time.