City of Murrieta

The City of Murrieta, located in southwest Riverside County, was incorporated under the general laws of the State of California on July 1, 1991 and currently supports a population of approximately 114,000 residents. While offering affordable housing and high quality schools, the City represents a blend of dynamic growth amid the traditional values of a historic rural community dating back to the 1890's. Every resident and employee of the City has the opportunity to be an integral part in shaping the Murrieta of today, and, more important, the Murrieta of tomorrow.

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City of Murrieta, CA Murrieta, CA, USA
May 16, 2018
Full Time
Description UPDATE: Open until the needs of the City have been met. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. First review of applications will be held June 11, 2018. COMMUNITY The City of Murrieta, located in southwest Riverside County, was incorporated under the general laws of the State of California on July 1, 1991, and currently supports a population of approximately 114,000 residents. While offering affordable housing and high quality schools, the City represents a blend of dynamic growth amid the traditional values of a historic rural community dating back to the 1890's. Every resident and employee of the City has the opportunity to be an integral part in shaping the Murrieta of today, and, more important, the Murrieta of tomorrow. DEFINITION Under general direction, plans, organizes, oversees and manages the staff and operations of the Planning Division, including current and advanced planning, Housing Authority functions and environmental review; serves as source of information for developers, engineers, property owners, and contractors regarding land use applications and general municipal planning programs, projects, and functions; manages the effective use of division resources to improve organizational productivity and customer service; identifies and implements process improvements that help streamline permit review and overall efficiencies; provides highly complex and responsible support to the Development Services Director in areas of expertise; and performs related work as required. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general direction from the Development Services Director. Exercises general direction and supervision over supervisory, professional, technical, and administrative support staff through subordinate levels of supervision. CLASS CHARACTERISTICS This is a management classification responsible for planning, organizing, and managing the staff, operations and activities of the Planning Division. Incumbents are responsible for performing diverse, specialized and complex work involving significant accountability and decision-making responsibilities, which include division budget administration, program evaluation, and recommendation and implementation of policies, procedures, goals, objectives, priorities, and standards related to the City's land use and planning functions. Incumbents serve as a professional-level resource for organizational, managerial, and operational analyses and studies. Performance of the work requires the use of considerable independence, initiative, and discretion within broad guidelines. This class is distinguished from the Development Services Director in that the latter has responsibility over multiple divisions within the same department. Examples of Essential Functions Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Plans, manages, and oversees the daily functions, operations, and activities of the Planning Division, including current and advanced planning, land management, and City Housing Authority. Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for the division; recommends within division policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; recommends and administers policies and procedures. Participates in the development and administration of and oversees the division budget; determines funding needed for staffing, equipment and materials; ensures compliance with budgeted funding. Develops and standardizes procedures and methods to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of assigned program service delivery methods and procedures; assesses and monitors workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities and makes recommendations for improvement. Participates in the selection of, trains, motivates, and evaluates assigned personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees on performance issues; recommends and implements discipline and termination procedures. Develops and manages requests for proposals for professional and/or contracted services; prepares scope of work and any technical specifications; evaluates proposals and recommends award; negotiates contracts; administers contracts to ensure compliance with City specifications and service quality. Manages, directs, and participates in highly complex planning programs and activities in the areas of land use, transportation, natural resources, parks and open spaces, General Plan amendments, zone changes, conditional use permits, variances, and other discretionary cases; designs and conducts studies to develop policies, plans, and codes. Advises staff on interpretations of local and state planning ordinances, codes and regulations; resolves difficult problems involving code interpretation beyond the authority of the professional planning staff. Serves as source of information for developers, engineers, property owners, and contractors regarding land use applications and general municipal planning programs, projects, and functions; represents the division, and the City in disputes and litigations; facilitates community participation through a continual dialogue with residents on major projects. Manages the City's Housing Authority program and properties, including contractual monitoring for on-going and annual review of affordable units. Coordinates with the Finance Department, as the Redevelopment Agency Successor Agency, on an as needed basis, to address the assets of the Housing Authority. Oversees the dissemination of planning and zoning information to the general public and outside agencies. Prepares and presents staff and agenda reports and other necessary correspondence related to assigned activities and services; presents reports to various commissions, committees, and boards. Conducts a variety of organizational studies, investigations, and operational studies; recommends modifications to programs, policies, and procedures, as appropriate. Serves as a liaison for assigned functions with other City departments, divisions and outside agencies; provides staff support to commissions, committees and task forces as necessary. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in planning; researches emerging products and enhancements and their applicability to City needs. Monitors changes in regulations and technology that may affect operations; implements policy and procedural changes after approval. Directs the establishment and maintenance of working and official division files. Receives, investigates, and responds to problems and complaints in a professional manner; identifies and reports findings and takes necessary corrective action. Ensures staff compliance with City and mandated safety rules, regulations, and protocols. Performs other duties as assigned. Qualifications Knowledge of: Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, program development, implementation, and evaluation, and project management. Principles and practices of budget development and administration. Principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment, review and evaluation, and the training of staff in work procedures. Principles and techniques for working with groups and fostering effective team interaction to ensure teamwork is conducted smoothly. Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, ordinances, and organizational policies and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility. Organization and management practices as applied to the development, analysis, and evaluation of programs, policies, and operational needs of the assigned area of responsibility. Principles and practices of contract administration and management. Principles, practices, and procedures related to city and regional planning, development, and zoning administration. Geographic, socio-economic, transportation, political, and other elements related to city planning. Comprehensive plans and current planning processes and the development process. Site planning and architectural design principles. Methods, materials, and techniques used in the planning of projects, including land use, transportation, natural resources, parks, environmental, and historic preservation. Recent and on-going developments, current literature, and sources of information planning services, activities, and projects. Methods and techniques of preparing technical and administrative reports and general business correspondence. Techniques for effectively representing the City in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, and various business, professional, educational, regulatory, and legislative organizations. Modern equipment and communication tools used for business functions and program, project, and task coordination, including computers and software programs relevant to work performed. City and mandated safety rules, regulations, and protocols. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and City staff. Ability to: Plan, organize, oversee, and manage the staff and operations of the planning division. Develop and implement goals, objectives, and practices for providing effective and efficient services. Prepare and administer large and complex budgets; allocate limited resources kin a cost-effective manner. Provide administrative, management, and professional leadership for the division. Select and supervise staff, provide training and development opportunities, ensure work is performed effectively, and evaluate performance in an objective and positive manner. Understand, interpret, and apply all pertinent laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures, and standards relevant to work performed. Evaluate and develop improvements in operations, procedures, policies, or methods. Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures, and techniques. Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials. Analyze, interpret, summarize, and present administrative and technical information and data in an effective manner. Administer complex, technical, and sensitive planning, development, and related programs in an independent and cooperative manner. Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials. Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures, and techniques. Analyze, interpret, summarize, and present technical information and data in an effective manner. Conduct complex research projects, evaluate alternatives, make sound recommendations, and prepare effective technical staff reports. Effectively represent the division and the City in meetings with governmental agencies, community groups, and various businesses, professional, and regulatory organizations, and in meetings with individuals. Direct the establishment and maintenance of a variety of filing, record-keeping, and tracking systems. Independently organize work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines, and follow-up on assignments. Effectively use computer systems, software applications relevant to work performed, and modern business equipment to perform a variety of work tasks. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, using appropriate English grammar and syntax. Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Education and Experience: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: Equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in urban planning, geography, architecture, environmental design, public or business administration, or a related field, and five (5) years of professional urban planning program experience, of which two (2) years should be in a management capacity. Licenses and Certifications: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver's License by time of appointment. Supplemental Information PHYSICAL DEMANDS Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to inspect various construction sites; to operate a motor vehicle and to visit various meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification, although the job involves some field inspection work requiring walking at inspection sites to monitor performance and to identify problems or hazards; standing and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 25 pounds. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels and controlled temperature conditions; but may occasionally be exposed to field environmental conditions such as loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. APPLICATION PROCEDURE A City application form and resume must be submitted online. Applicants can apply online at www.murrietaca.gov. SELECTION PROCESS Candidates must clearly demonstrate through their application materials that they meet the employment standards outlined above. All properly completed applications will be reviewed, and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process. Examinations for the position may consist of any combination of appraisal interview, performance test and writing exercise to evaluate the applicant's skill, training, and experience for the position. Successful applicants will be placed on an eligibility list. The City may also merge lists. The selected candidate(s) must successfully complete pre-employment clearances which may include a physical, drug screen, and fingerprinting. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Murrieta, CA Murrieta, CA, USA
Apr 19, 2018
Full Time
Description CLOSING DATE Open until the needs of the City are met. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. First review of applications will be held May 4, 2018. COMMUNITY The City of Murrieta, located in southwest Riverside County, was incorporated under the general laws of the State of California on July 1, 1991 and currently supports a population of approximately 114,000 residents. While offering affordable housing and high quality schools, the City represents a blend of dynamic growth amid the traditional values of a historic rural community dating back to the 1890's. Every resident and employee of the City has the opportunity to be an integral part in shaping the Murrieta of today, and, more important, the Murrieta of tomorrow. DEFINITION Under direction of the Deputy Director of Development Services - Economic Development will perform professional level duties associated with the City's economic development program to proactively implement the City's Economic Development Strategy. Conduct market research on industry trends; analyze information on target businesses; serve as an advocate for businesses in the City; prepare research materials for site selectors, businesses and others; design, develop and disseminate informational materials to internal and external audiences; implement an effective communications/marketing program; provide professional and technical staff support to higher level management staff; work directly with local businesses to encourage growth and retention; and to do related work as required. Examples of Essential Functions These functions may not be present in all positions in multiple position classes. When a position is to be filled, the essential functions will be noted in the announcement of position availability. Arrange and participate in business retention meetings with existing Murrieta businesses. Work pro-actively with local and regionalpress to showcase development activities and opportunities in Murrieta. Actively work with economic development organizations to promote the City. Assist in making cold calls to targeted businesses, developers, site selectors, investors, and commercial brokers. Prepare and maintain email and call lists of prospective businesses, developers, commercial brokers and conduct periodic outreach. Analyze data from a variety of sources and develop information, reports, and documents for use by developers, landowners, businesses, residents, and City staff. Conduct research and surveys related to economic development; provide updated information to site selectors, businesses, and developers. Coordinate with City departments and external agencies to implement retail/industrial/office development projects. Track all commercial, industrial and office development applications. Maintain up-to-date inventory of all industrial, office, and retail properties in Murrieta. Assist in the preparation of monthly development activity report, including status of recruitment efforts and existing commercial development projects in the City. Present City growth opportunities in public speaking engagements. Assist in the preparation and oversite of department budget. Attend night and weekend meetings and/or events when required; travel within surrounding counties. Host events such as networking opportunities, business workshops, and broker forums. Organize and conduct business/developer/commercial broker tours. Assist Deputy Director to serve as small business ombudsman; meet with business owners within the community and local participants to assist in the development process. Develop and implement a marketing plan identifying goals, objectives, strategies, tactics, and tools with action plan for reaching internal and external audiences. Conduct research to assist Deputy Director and City Manager to prepare presentations in support of City's Economic Development program. Prepare grants and other applications. Respond to RFP's and RFI's from development community. Prepare and disseminate a wide variety of information materials (collateral) representing City businesses and services through the use of brochures, newsletters, videos, and related materials. Work closely with City staff to ensure compliance with City marketing objectives on all collateral materials. Participate in City and community events. Organize groundbreaking events and work with Murrieta Chamber of Commerce on ribbon cuttings and other business related events. Arrange for commercial brokers breakfasts in Murrieta and for meetings with brokers, developers, and businesses throughout Southern California. Organize and attend other marketing events. Make arrangements for International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and other trade shows. Create, expand, and maintain the City's Economic Development web pages, newsletter, database, and social media. Design flyers and advertisements for Economic Development. May supervise department staff. Perform related duties as required. Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education: A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration, economics, or a related field. Experience: At least three years of increasingly responsible experience in economic development or commercial/industrial/retail development. License(s): Possession of or the ability to obtain and maintain a Class C California driver's license and a satisfactory driving record. Knowledge of: Principles and practices of research, procedures and requirements associated with the development process. Zoning, land use terminology and development standards. Principles and practices of business retention, economic development and problem resolution. Criteria used in analysis of development proposals. City government operations and procedures. Techniques and methods used in development and evaluation of marketing communications. Innovative methods of attracting industry and creating jobs. Methods to create, retain, and improve International relationships. Ability to: Research, analyze, and present facts and circumstances of complex projects. Gather and verify news information through interview, observation, and research. Deliver first class customer service with a variety of partners and stakeholders. Develop and implement creative solutions to obstacles. Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with a variety of citizens, public and private organizations and businesses, commissions/committees and City staff. Develop, organize and coordinate a marketing communication program; Prepare and give presentations. Edit materials for proper punctuation and grammar. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Supplemental Information APPLICATION PROCEDURE A City application form and resume must be submitted online. Applicants can apply online at www.murrietaca.gov . SELECTION PROCESS Candidates must clearly demonstrate through their application materials that they meet the employment standards outlined above. All properly completed applications will be reviewed, and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process. Examinations for the position may consist of any combination of appraisal interview, performance test and writing exercise to evaluate the applicant's skill, training, and experience for the position. Successful applicants will be placed on an eligibility list. The City may also merge lists. The selected candidate(s) must successfully complete pre-employment clearances which may include a physical, drug screen, and Live Scan fingerprinting. Closing Date/Time: Continuous