- Non-CDL Class C
- Data Collection
- Driver's License
MONTHLY SALARY RANGE:
$4,753.17 - $4,996.67 - $5,252.61 - $5,522.15 - $5,805.28 - $6,103.13
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
TENTATIVE EXAMINATION DATE: Week of March 2, 2020 (Candidates must be present for the examination.)
The Community Development Department is composed of the Planning and Engineering Division, Building and Life Safety Division, and Business Operations Division. The operations center of the Department is located at the Permit Center where the public is served in all aspects of land use, permitting, and development construction. The Department's mission is to serve residents and businesses in their desire to successfully grow, build, and enhance quality of life by providing dedicated customer service to facilitate solutions for thoughtful urban planning and safe building.
The ideal candidate possesses strong customer services skills, has a strong educational background in land use planning, historic preservation, urban design, or housing; is a team player with passion and interest in community development and sustainability; and has knowledge and experience relating to General Plans, zoning ordinances, environmental planning, architectural design and historic preservation, proficiency with geographic information systems are highly desirable. There is currently one vacancy for an Assistant Planner in the current Planning Section.
Assistant Planners work a City of Stockton 9/80 schedule: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fridays, with alternating Fridays off. Must be willing to attend evening meetings as needed.
Incumbents in this position are included in the Civil Service System and are in a "for-cause" employment status represented by the Stockton City Employees' Association Bargaining Unit. (Classified/Represented)
This recruitment is being conducted as an Open/Promotional recruitment. Current full-time regular status at time of application City of Stockton employees may apply for this position as a promotional opportunity and successful candidates will be placed on a promotional list. All other candidates may apply for this position as an open competitive opportunity and successful candidates will be placed on an open list. The appointing authority will have the option of requesting names from the promotional list, the open list, or a combination of both.
These lists may be used to fill future vacancies.
Prior to appointment, eligible candidates may be required to submit to and successfully pass a background investigation, which will include fingerprinting.
This position is eligible to receive five (5) Veteran's Preference Points for entrance into the Civil Service. Veteran's Preference Points will not be granted on the promotional list. If you believe you may qualify for Veteran's Preference Points, please attach a DD-214 Member-4 copy indicating at least 181 consecutive days of service with honorable discharge with your application.
Under general supervision, performs professional municipal current and/or advanced planning work, including conducting planning studies; collects and presents data and prepares reports; may serve as a group or project leader for professional and technical personnel; performs related work as assigned.
Assistant Planner is the first working level in the professional planning series. This class is responsible for providing assistance to higher level planners in the areas of research, data collection and preparation of reports. Assignments are intended to provide background in the fundamental principles and practices of municipal planning prerequisites for professional level work in the planning field. Incumbents initially work under close supervision and are expected to become increasingly knowledgeable and carry out assignments with increasing independence. This position is alternately staffed with Associate Planner, and incumbents may advance to the higher level after successfully completing a one-year probationary period and gaining one additional year of experience and demonstrating proficiency which meets the qualifications of the higher level class.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES (Illustrative Only)
Receives and processes applications for rezoning, general and specific plan amendments, use permits, environmental clearances, variances and related zoning items.
Administers, interprets and enforces provisions of the City Zoning Code and other planning laws, policies and standards to potential applicants and the public.
Monitors status of development applications from acceptance to issuance of final permit and conducts periodic reviews of conditional permits.
Provides information and assistance to developers, property owners and the general public regarding laws, policies, regulations related to the submission of plans, processing of applications and implementation requirements.
Reviews, investigates and processes various plans and applications for subdivisions, housing and commercial developments, variances, use permits and business licenses; determines conformity with laws, policies, regulations and procedures; recommends approval, identifies problems and alternatives.
Plans and conducts research studies and prepares reports and recommendations regarding land use, zoning, urban design, population trends, transportation, housing, redevelopment and community service needs.
Assists with the review, development or revision of the various elements of the General Plan, environmental impact reports, plans, ordinances and other policies and procedures.
Uses computers and software programs for various technical planning projects and studies.
Develops and maintains a statistical reporting system; compiles, analyzes and interprets data relating to environmental conditions, social, economic and housing trends, community needs, demographic trends and zoning problems and prepares appropriate documentation.
Prepares a variety of written communications, including analytical reports, correspondence and drafts of revisions to local ordinances, policies and procedures; directs the preparation of graphic materials.
Makes field surveys and investigations related to planning and zoning projects or requests.
Makes oral and graphic presentations or prepares material for presentation to the City Council, boards and commissions and community groups; answers questions and provides information and assistance to the public in person, on the telephone and in writing.
May act as liaison with other agencies, departments and planning sections.
May instruct others in work procedures; may provide direction to others on a project basis.
Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in city, regional or urban planning or a closely related field. Sub professional or professional planning experience may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of two years.
Must possess a valid California Class C driver's license.
Must be willing to attend evening meetings as required.
Objectives, principles, procedures, standards, practices, information sources and trends of municipal urban planning;
Implementation of zoning and other municipal ordinances;
Application of land use, physical design, economic, environmental and/or social concepts to the planning process;
Housing trends, market analysis techniques, programs and financing mechanisms for low- and moderate-income families;
Statistical analyses and mathematical concepts related to the planning process;
Terminology, symbols, methods, techniques and instruments used in planning and map drafting; and
Local government organization and the functions and practices of a municipal planning unit.
Understanding and applying federal, state and local laws, regulations, policies, procedures and standards pertaining to the planning process;
Interpreting maps, site and building plans and specifications, graphs and statistical data;
Researching, analyzing and summarizing planning data, both manually and with computer applications;
Making persuasive presentations of ideas and recommendations;
Preparing clear, concise and complete technical documents, reports, correspondence and other written materials;
Exercising sound independent judgment within established guidelines;
Instructing others in work procedures and providing specific project directions; and
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
Applicants who qualify in terms of relevant work experience and education, that best meet the needs of the City, will be invited to participate in the examination process, which may include an written examination weighted 100%. However, the City reserves the right to utilize alternative testing methods if deemed necessary. If a written examination is selected, candidates must appear in person to the testing site. Candidates must receive a minimum passing score of 70%, as determined by the relative performance of all candidates in all portions of the examination. In the event of identical ratings, candidates' names will be arranged in order of application date/time, and, if the same, then arranged alphabetically.
ALL APPLICATIONS AND SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRES MUST BE COMPLETED FULLY AND SUBMITTED ON AN OFFICIAL CITY OF STOCKTON ONLINE APPLICATION. PROOF OF MEETING THE EDUCATION REQUIREMENT (DIPLOMA, GRADE REPORT, OR UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS) MUST BE SUBMITTED BY THE FINAL FILING DATE. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS AND SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRES WILL BE REJECTED AND CANNOT BE REVISED AFTER SUBMITTAL ON OR BEFORE THE FINAL FILING DATE. POSTMARKS, FACSIMILES, AND PHOTOCOPIES OF THE CITY'S EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. RESUMÉS ARE WELCOMED BUT SHOULD BE SUBMITTED AS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ONLY. PLEASE DO NOT STATE "REFER TO RESUME".
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In accordance with California Government Code section 3100, et seq., all City of Stockton employees are considered disaster service workers who may be required to report for duty, or remain on duty to address disaster service activities in the event of an emergency or disaster and are required to undertake an applicable loyalty oath.
This position is subject to Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) annual filing requirements. Please see the FPPC website, www.fppc.ca.gov, for more information.