Supervising Planner

Planning and Natural Resources Dept, County of Kern
Bakersfield, CA
United States
Professional Areas: 
Community Development
Economic Development
Housing
Land-Use Management
Public Policy
Public/Nonprofit Administration
Real Estate Development
Regional Planning
Sustainability Planning
Zoning Administration
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level

Supervising Planner-Recruitment Open Until May 17, 2019

Description: Under general direction, to serve as working supervisors and handle the most complex of planning cases.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:

This is the supervisory level in the planning series. The Supervising Planner is distinguished from the Planner in that incumbents must have full supervisory authority over two or more staff in the planner series and may supervise other staff as assigned.

Essential Functions:

  • Supervises professional and support staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff are trained; and making hiring, termination and disciplinary recommendations.
  • Supervises planning activities to include: reviewing assignments and reports; prioritizing and assigning projects; interpreting and updating policies and procedures; supervising the maintenance of files and databases; and, monitoring work flow.
  • Hires and monitors outside consultants; negotiates and monitors agreements.
  • Prepares plans by gathering information, soliciting public comments, determining issues and goals, preparing plans and drafting land use maps. Designs, develops and coordinates projects; reviews project budgets and specifications.
  • Prepares, maintains and updates General Plans.
  • Supervises the preparation of environmental impact reports.
  • Provides technical assistance and guidance; serves as a subject matter expert.

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

Performs other duties of similar nature or level as required.

Employment Standards

Bachelor's Degree in Planning or a related field and three years of professional level planning experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to obtain the knowledge and skill to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF THEIR COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS OR DEGREE BY FINAL FILING DEADLINE.

Related fields: For a list of all acceptable "related fields" of study please go to: https://www.kerncounty.com/hr/pdf/Supervising-Planner-Directly-Related-Fields.pdf (Download PDF reader)

Supplemental: A background check may be conducted for this classification.

All Kern County employees are designated "Disaster Service Workers" through state and local laws (CA Government Code Sec.3100-3109 and Ordinance Code Title 2-Administration, Ch. 2.66 Emergency Services).  As Disaster Service Workers, all County employees are expected to remain at work, or to report for work as soon as practicable, following a significant emergency or disaster.

FOLLOWING AN OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT, YOU MAY BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT TO A DRUG SCREENING TEST AT COUNTY EXPENSE.

Admittance to each phase of the examination will require a government issued photograph identification. Applicants who are unable to present proper identification must make arrangements with the Human Resources Division prior to the test date.

This examination will establish an eligible list from which immediate appointments will be made at the Planning & Community Development Services Department. Other permanent and temporary appointments will be made as needed. Successful candidates will remain on the eligible list for a period of twelve months, unless specified otherwise by the Civil Service Commission.

Applications will be received until cancellation of this notice.  CANCELLATION CAN OCCUR AT ANYTIME WITHOUT NOTICE.  Names will be placed on one eligible list in order of final grades.  Individuals who attain placement on the eligible list may not re-apply until their name has expired from the eligible list.

APPRAISAL (Weight 100%): of training, education, experience, interest and personal fitness for the work based on any of the following: Investigation, interview and/or application. Applicants must attain at least a 70% score on each phase of the examination process. 
SHOULD AN ORAL EXAM BE NECESSARY, AN APPRAISAL OF APPLICATION MATERIALS MAY LIMIT COMPETITORS TO THE TOP 10 CANDIDATES. 

THE COUNTY OF KERN IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Published on:
April 29, 2019 - 3:56pm
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