Senior Planner

  • Santa Ana, California
  • Dec 06, 2022
Full Time Planning and Development
  • Salary: 100,668 USD

Job Description

Description The City of Santa Ana is looking for individuals who are results-oriented, possess great attitude, demonstrate creativity and innovation, work efficiently, show a record of success and have a passion for public service. Having highly talented employees provides the best service to our community. Under direction of a Principal Planner, performs complex analysis of current or advanced planning projects and plans, organizes and supervises the work of personnel assigned to programs and/or special projects in assigned section to support achievement of the Planning Division goals. The current vacancy is in the Advanced Planning section.

This position is open until further notice and can close at any time without advance notice. You are encouraged to apply immediately! First application review is scheduled for January 3, 2023 Essential Functions Include But Are Not Limited To
In assigned program or project, supervises and/or performs complex professional and technical planning duties as follows: conducts research, analyzes findings and makes recommendations. Prepares environmental documentation; plans and coordinates action plans and activities pertaining to environmental impact reports. Reviews and analyzes development proposals for conformance to the City's General Plan and Zoning and Development Standards Guidelines. Reviews plans with property owners, civic leaders and policy review boards. Attends offsite meetings. Performs site inspections. Prepares and presents required reports, including recommendations regarding development proposals, to the City's policy making bodies. Collects and analyzes planning data to be utilized in the review and restructuring of the City's General Plan and the Zoning and Development standard documents. Prepares, updates and maintains City's overall General Plan including development of Area Specific Plans. Supervises and coordinates long range planning activities. May coordinate public counter operations for the Planning Division. Supervises, trains and evaluates professional, technical and support staff. Performs other related functions as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
Four years of progressively responsible professional level experience in municipal or regional planning administration, two of which must have been in a lead capacity. Education equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in urban planning, public administration or related field (with a Master's degree preferred), or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the following knowledge, skills and abilities.

Knowledge of: State General Planning Laws; municipal zoning ordinance administration; California Environmental Quality Act; California Subdivision Map Act; principles and practices of municipal planning; research methods and sources of statistical data; principles and practices of supervision.
Ability to: Plan and organize special planning projects and programs; supervise, train and evaluate professional, technical and support staff; interpret laws and ordinances; analyze data and make sound recommendations; prepare comprehensive reports; communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; utilize principles of Total Quality Service in Planning Division operations; develop and maintain effective working relationships with developers, property owners, business and community leaders, regulatory agencies, other city employees and the general public.

Must possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver's License as a condition of employment.

Valid American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification is required prior to completion of the probationary work test period, and is a condition of continued employment in this classification.

Must be willing and able to work irregular hours including weekends, as needed.

A valid license to practice architecture or landscape architecture in the State of California from the California Architects Board. Selection Process
The City communicates with candidates via e-mail. You are responsible for providing a valid e-mail address that you access regularly and checking your spam folder. To apply, click on the "Apply" link located at the top of this page. New users must create an account first. Click on this link for instructions on how to set up your account and apply for the first time: Online Employment Application Guide .

Applications will be reviewed by the Human Resources Department. Those applicants possessing the most pertinent qualifications will be invited to continue in the selection process, which will include:

Oral Interview Examination (Weight of 100%): will evaluate the candidates' experience and training, communication, education, and abilities in relation to those factors which are essential for successful performance on the job. Candidates need a minimum passing score in order to be placed on the eligible list.

Candidates must achieve a passing score in every component of the selection process in order to be placed on the eligible list. The Human Resources Department may waive one or more examination components. When one weighted examination component is waived, the remaining section will receive a weight of 100%.

The City of Santa Ana is an equal opportunity employer. If you consider yourself a person with a disability, you may contact us regarding providing reasonable accommodation.

Please visit the following website to view the summary of comprehensive benefits!

Summary of Benefits

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NOTE: A more complete set of specifications for this classification may be found on the City's website or on file in the Human Resources Department. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. The types and levels of employee benefits provided, including City contribution toward benefit costs, are subject to change as a result of periodic contract settlements between recognized employee associations and the City of Santa Ana.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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