Assistant Planner I
Under direct supervision, Assistant Planner I to perform a variety of professional and technical level duties in the field of current and advanced planning; and to provide information and assistance to developers, the business community and the public on planning; and to provide information and assistance to developers, the business community and the public on planning, zoning, land use, permits and development related matters.
Assistant Planner I -This is the entry level in the professional planning class series. Positions at this level usually perform most of the duties of the positions at the Associate Planner level, but are not expected to function at the same skill level and usually exercise less independent discretion and judgment in matters related to work procedures and methods. Work is usually supervised while in progress and fits an established structure or pattern. Exceptions or changes in procedures are explained in detail as they arise. Since this class is often used as a training class, employees may have only limited or no directly related work experience.
Research, collect, record and summarize statistical and demographic information; establish and maintain a comprehensive database.
Compile information for a variety of studies and reports; analyze and interpret social, economic, population and land use data and trends; develop recommendations and prepare written reports on various planning matters and elements of the general plan.
Assist in preparing staff reports for the Planning Commission, various committees and advisory boards as directed; prepare research, reports, maps, and conduct public hearings.
Review commercial industrial and residential development proposals, plans, and applications for issuance of zone clearance; review for compliance with appropriate regulations and policies; prepare reports of recommendations; process permit applications and calculate appropriate fees.
Confer with and advise architects, builders, attorneys, contractors, engineers, and the general public regarding City development policies and standards.
Conduct studies and needs assessments for the development of programs to address significant development issues.
Implement and enforce the City's General Plan and zoning ordinance; check plans for compliance; inspect properties and structures for compliance with current City zoning codes and regulations; identify corrective actions to be taken by owner; recommend improvement and rehabilitation programs; conduct follow-up inspections and rechecks as require.
Research and draft ordinances for review.
Participate in coordinating City planning and development related activities with other City departments and with outside agencies.
Answer questions and provide information to the public; investigate complaints concerning the City's planning function.
See the City of Clearlake's website at www.clearlake.ca.us for a more detailed job description.