City of Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA, USA
Jul 15, 2017Full Time
The Principal Planner will perform assignments related to citywide growth, including the following: providing oversight to annexation projects; working with wildlife agencies, conservation groups, neighborhood associations and various government jurisdictions to ensure consistency with the Natomas Basin Habitat Conservation Plan; overseeing research and data management; working with staff on implementing the North Natomas Finance Plan; tracking flood policy implementation measures; collaborate with Sacramento Regional Transit and other transits interest to meet the needs of underserved residents and workers; and working with current planning on processing large development projects. IDEAL CANDIDATE STATEMENT The ideal candidate is an innovative, inquisitive, and resourceful individual who works successfully in a team-oriented environment; has outstanding communication and interpersonal skills; is able to conduct complex studies, surveys, and research; can evaluate development and growth trends; and can effectively work with elected officials, community leaders, school districts, wildlife agencies, environmental organizations, and other stakeholders. DEFINITION Under general direction, the Principal Planner plans, organizes, supervises, and reviews the work of professional planning personnel and provides technical advice; performs responsible administrative and professional planning work in carrying out the current, long range and environmental functional areas of the Planning Division; represents the City and the Department in public and official meetings; and makes recommendations. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This management classification is populated with multiple incumbents who are responsible for carrying out, interpreting, and ensuring compliance with existing regulations, policy and methods. The Principal Planner is distinguished from the next lower level classification of Senior Planner in that the latter is a first line supervisor over a project team while the former has responsibility for overseeing several teams of staff engaged in implementing a comprehensive planning program and participating in the development of the goals, objectives, and policies of the division. The classification is distinguished from that of Planning Manager in that the latter has a broader responsibility in the administration of the Planning Division and assists in the administrative duties of the Director of Planning. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED General direction is provided by the Director of Planning or Planning Manager. Responsibilities include the direct and indirect supervision of professional and technical personnel.