Associate Planner

City of Clovis

Clovis, CA

Experience Level: Mid-Level

AICP Certification: AICP Not required

Salary: $85,152.00 - $103,512.00 Annually

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CITY OF CLOVIS, CALIFORNIA

invites applications for the position of:

Associate Planner

An Equal Opportunity Employer

SALARY:

$40.94 - $49.77 Hourly

$7,096.00 - $8,626.00 Monthly

$85,152.00 - $103,512.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 06/22/22

CLOSING DATE: 08/12/22 04:30 PM

DESCRIPTION:

REVISED
Close Date Extended: 4:30 p.m. on August 12, 2022

DEFINITION

Under general supervision, to perform a wide range of complex professional-level planning tasks emphasizing advanced planning projects; to serve as a lead planner on specific projects, instruct and review the work of assigned staff; and perform related work as required.

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS

Positions in this class perform complex technical professional-level job functions.  Most assignments are large, long-term projects which require advanced planning and research skills and organizational abilities to complete.  Incumbents in this class have considerable independence in selecting work methods from a variety of standard methods or procedures.   Instructions given by the supervisor generally do not provide all of the information needed to complete the assignment.   Incumbents are expected to resolve most problems confronted through the application of judgment and precedent, referring to the supervisor those which involve the establishment of new procedures or which involve solutions which are inconsistent with departmental procedures and policies.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

Perform complex planning work; develop comprehensive plans and programs for utilization of land and physical facilities of the City; compile and analyze data on economic, social, environmental, and physical factors affecting land use; prepare reports for Planning Commission, redevelopment agencies, federal and state grant agencies and other agencies and commissions, and makes recommendations concerning research data; prepare maps, charts, and graphs; administer consultant contracts; review and revise the division’s staff reports; review and evaluate tract and parcel maps and prepare written evaluations; assess environmental impacts and prepare environmental impact reports; prepare official population estimates and projections, housing statistics, and economic studies; act as technical advisor to other personnel as required; prepare and administer revisions to the planning and zoning regulations; analyze and recommend action on applications for zone changes, zone variances, and conditional use permits; participate in the administration and enforcement of zoning and planning regulations; conduct market studies; design and write departmental forms; conduct research in the analysis of progress relative to the City’s General Plan; write public hearing notices; interpret local zoning and land use ordinances; design and draw graphs, charts, layouts, and renderings of information; draw maps; take photographs; draft correspondence advising Planning Commission of actions; act as staff advisor to citizen planning groups; attend meetings and represents the department; develop and conduct workshops; attend meetings and training sessions; responsible to assign, delegate, check and correct the work of subordinates; report to the supervisor problems encountered in the assigned work and progress in completing work assignments; participate fully in the work of subordinate staff; perform the technical complex job functions of the division; provide information and consult with the public; operate City vehicles; and perform related work as required.

TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

LICENSE REQUIRED

• Possession of a valid California Driver's License and a good driving record.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Education:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Planning, Public Administration, Geography, Architectural Design, Environmental Studies, or a closely related field.

Education Desirable:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's Degree in Planning, Public Administration, Geography, Architectural Design, Environmental Studies, or a closely related field.

Experience:

  • A minimum of two (2) years of full-time professional planning experience as an Assistant Planner or a comparable position.
  • Incumbents in the Assistant Planner classification may be promoted to the Associate Planner classification upon the following qualifications:
  • Meet the minimum qualifications for the position;
  • Completion of two (2) years as an Assistant Planner with the City of Clovis;
  • Recommendation of the appointing authority;
  • A minimum of an exceeds standards rating on the most current performance evaluation.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Environment: Job functions are performed in an office, outdoor, and driving environments; regularly exposed to outdoor cold and hot temperatures, and inclement weather conditions; extensive public contact; and moderate to loud noise levels.
  • Strength: Moderate work-lifting, carrying and/or pushing 50 pounds with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
  • Vision: Good color perception with the ability to view all colors on computer software, site plans, sketches, drawings, illustrations, etc.
  • Working conditions: Required to attend occasional evening meetings; and is required to travel within and out of the City to attend meetings.

SELECTION PROCESS

Interested applicants must submit a completed City of Clovis employment application and supplemental questionnaire no later than 4:30 p.m. on August 12, 2022, to the City of Clovis Personnel Office.  Applications must be submitted online at www.cityofclovis.com.  For additional questions, you may contact Personnel at (559) 324-2725.  Brief resumes are welcome as a supplement to the City's standard application form; however, the application form and supplemental questionnaire must be filled out completely to be considered.  You may attach your resume at the time of application submission to the attachment section of the application form. A resume only may not be submitted in lieu of a completed employment application to be considered.  Applicants may not attach any additional documents that are not required to their application form or submit any other documents by email, mail, fax, or hand delivery. Veterans Preference Points may be provided if a DD Form 214 demonstrating qualifying service is submitted to the Personnel Office by the position deadline date and time.  Applicants may attach, hand deliver, or fax the required documents to (559) 324-2865.  Reasonable accommodation, when needed, for otherwise qualified candidates with disabilities, must be requested in writing and faxed to (559) 324-2865 at the time of application submission. Applicants will receive notification regarding the status of their application by email or phone once the applications have been processed and reviewed.

Applicants must meet each qualification for the position by the deadline date.  All applications will be reviewed based on the necessary employment standards for the position.  Those candidates who best meet the needs of the operations may be invited to participate in an oral examination that will be weighted 100%.  Candidates receiving a passing score may be placed on an eligibility list for a period of up to one (1) year.  Examinations and department interviews for the position will be administered in the City of Clovis.  As determined by the City and at the City's expense, successful candidates shall be required to complete and pass a medical examination, a drug/alcohol screen, and a background investigation.  Possession of a valid California Driver's License and a good driving record will be required prior to hire.  Proof of citizenship or eligibility to work in the U.S. will be required at the time of hire.

The examination may consist of questions relative to knowledge of principles and practices of planning and zoning; planning and zoning federal, state, and local laws, policies, procedures, ordinances, regulations, and codes; principles of effective customer service; research methods as applied to the collection, tabulation, and analysis of statistics affecting planning; office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases; record keeping methods; proper English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation; basic math; principles of supervision and training; effective leadership methods; and appropriate safety precautions and procedures.  The examination may also contain questions regarding the ability to collect, tabulate, and compute planning statistics; organize and conduct various planning research studies; establish priorities; read, understand, interpret, and explain planning and zoning laws and ordinances; effectively meet and interact with developers, contractors, the public, and employees; deal tactfully and courteously with developers, contractors, the public, and employees; understand pertinent procedures and functions quickly and apply them without immediate supervision; operate a computer and associated software; maintain accurate records; read, understand, and apply difficult materials; understand and carry out oral and written instructions; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; assign, check, correct, and participate fully in the work of subordinates; and operate a vehicle observing legal and defensive driving practices.

This job flyer does not constitute a contract and its terms and conditions can change without notice.

THE CITY OF CLOVIS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:

http://www.cityofclovis.com

OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:

1033 5th Street

Clovis, CA 93612

o: 559-324-2725 f: 559-324-2865

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Job #2200054

ASSOCIATE PLANNER

Associate Planner Supplemental Questionnaire

*1. Carefully complete your Application and Supplemental Questionnaire and submit by the final filing date as indicated on the job announcement. It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess. You may attach a resume, but this cannot be used in lieu of completing an application. Follow the instructions below on how to submit a complete application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete. • Include a minimum of ten (10) years of current and/or previous work experience. • Begin with your most current work experience through the previous ten (10) years. • If you are unable to include ten (10) years of current and/or previous work experience you must include any combination of work experience, academic or vocational school enrollment, and any periods of unemployment. • The application may not contain any unexplained gaps in employment periods. • Be sure to attach any required documents before submitting the application.

  • Yes, I acknowledge and agree to the above statement.

*2. Please answer the following questions. This information is REQUIRED, as it will be used to initially determine minimum qualifications. For those applicants meeting the employment standards, this information will be critical in any subsequent competitive assessment to identify those applicants to be invited to continue in the examination process. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of required supplemental responses. Please do not say, "see resume" or "see application" or your application and supplemental questionnaire will be deemed incomplete.

  • Yes, I acknowledge and agree to the above statement.

*3. The information provided in your application must support your selected answers to the supplemental questions. The information you provide will be verified and documentation may be required. Please be as honest and accurate as possible. With the completion of this supplemental questionnaire, you are attesting that the information you have provided is accurate. Any misstatements, omissions, or falsification of information may disqualify you from being considered for this position.

  • Yes, I acknowledge and agree to the above statement.

*4. I acknowledge that I may not attach any additional documents that are not required to my application form or submit any other documents by email, mail, fax, or hand delivery. Acceptable Application Attachments: • DD Form 214 • Reasonable Accommodation Request (fax only) • Resume • College/University Degree Diplomas (only) • International Degree Accreditation Documentation

  • Yes, I acknowledge and agree to the above statement.

*5. Do you possess a current and valid California Driver's License?

  • Yes, I possess a current and valid California Driver's License.
  • Other, I possess a current and valid Driver's License in another state.
  • No, I currently do not possess a valid Driver's License.

*6. Please list the expiration date MM/DD/YY of your current and valid California Driver License. If you currently do not possess a valid California Driver License, please explain.

*7. The City of Clovis is seeking an individual to perform a wide range of complex professional-level planning tasks emphasizing advanced planning projects, to serve as a lead planner on specific projects, and instruct and review the work of assigned staff. We are requesting your response to the questions listed below to evaluate your education, experience, and qualifications for this competitive recruitment.

  • Yes, I acknowledge and agree to the above statement.

* 8. Please specify the highest level of education that you have attained from an accredited college or university. To meet the minimum qualifications for the position the education you possess must be listed on your application under the (education) section to be considered for the position.

  • None
  • Completed some college level coursework units
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Master Degree
  • Doctorate Degree

*9. Which best describes your education major? To meet the minimum qualifications for the position the education you possess must be listed on your application under the (education) section to be considered for the position.

  • Planning
  • Public Administration
  • Geography
  • Architectural Design
  • Environmental Studies
  • Closely related field
  • None

*10. If you possess a degree or college level coursework units from an accredited college or university in a major other than Planning, Public Administration, Geography, Architectural Design, or Environmental Studies, please specify your major. If you possess a degree or college level coursework units with a major in Planning, Public Administration, Geography, Architectural Design, Environmental Studies, or you currently do not possess a degree or college level coursework units from an accredited college or university, specify "N/A." To meet the minimum qualifications for the position the education you possess must be listed on your application under the (education) section to be considered for the position.

*11. International Degree Accreditation - International degrees must be accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. If you possess a degree from an international college or university, please attach documentation from the approved U.S. Department of Education Institution that the degree has been accredited through at the time of application submission to be considered for the position.

  • Yes, I acknowledge and agree to the above statement.

*12. How many years of experience do you possess performing full-time professional planning job functions as an Assistant Planner or a comparable position? To meet the minimum qualifications for the position the work experience you possess must be listed on your application under the (work experience) section to be considered for the position.

  • No Experience
  • Less than 1 year
  • 1 year to less than 2
  • 2 years to less than 3
  • 3 years to less than 4
  • 4 years to less than 5
  • 5 years or more

*13. Do you possess work experience performing full-time professional planning job functions as an Assistant Planner or a comparable position for a municipality or government agency? If you have performed job functions for a municipality or government agency the work experience, you possess must be listed on your application under the (work experience) section.

  • Yes, I possess work experience performing full-time professional planning job functions as an Assistant Planner or a comparable position for a municipality or government agency.
  • No, I currently do not possess work experience performing full-time professional planning job functions as an Assistant Planner or a comparable position for a municipality or government agency.

*14. For each of the questions listed below provide the following information. 1) Specify where you gained your work experience with listing each employer's name and your job title. 2) Specify the start and end date for each employer you list. 3) Describe the work experience you possess and the job responsibilities you performed for each employer. 4) Each employer listed on the questions below must be listed on your application under the work experience section. 5) If you currently do not possess work experience in the specified areas, indicate "N/A."

  • Yes, I acknowledge and agree to the above statement.

*15. Describe the work experience you possess reviewing and evaluating tract and parcel maps.

*16. Describe the work experience you possess writing and presenting staff reports for a Planning Commission.

*17. Describe the work experience you possess preparing environmental assessments, including preparing or overseeing the preparation of environmental impact reports.

*18. Describe the experience you possess preparing or developing comprehensive plans and programs such as updates to the general plan or general plan elements, specific plans, or master plans.

* Required Question

Posted August 3, 2022, 7:16 PM PDT


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