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Associate Planner
City of Millbrae, San Francisco/Peninsula

Planning

For more info contact:
jmori@ci.millbrae.ca.us
650 259-2414
Close Date: Jul 2, 2007
Salary: $6,022.00 - $7,319.00 Monthly

(The Final Filing Date and Salary we're Revised on: Monday, June 11, 2007)

The City of Millbrae Invites Applications For The Position of Associate Planner.

Definition: Under general supervision of the City Planner, to perform planning duties with a primary emphasis in the area of current planning activities; to work additionally on advance planning in Community Development and assist the Community Development Director and City Planner in project planning and implementation of redevelopment projects; and to do related work as required.

Essential Duties: Respond to public/developer inquires concerning zoning, land use, development standards, city policies. Prepare staff analysis and reports regarding land use applications for presentation to Planning Commission and City Council. Review plans submitted to ensure compliance with all appropriate laws and ordinances. Ensure that all public and private development proposals have been properly reviewed and noticed under CEQA and State Law. Process use permits, business licenses, general plan amendments, re-zoning, subdivisions, variances. Carry out design review of applications for development. Conduct studies and prepare reports and plans related to mid-range and long-range planning. Assist in the revision of the general plan. Assist in the creation and revision of specific plans, data bases, parking plans and project plans. Assist the Community Development Director and City Planner in the planning and implementation of redevelopment projects. Attend all appropriate public meetings of the Planning Commission, City Council, Agency Board and other commissions. Carry out general department functions as required. Participate in regional planning initiatives as required.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Physical agility adequate to supervise and inspect work at project sites that require physical flexibility and dexterity, i.e., ability to bend, stoop or crouch. Speak clearly and understandably; stamina to work long hours when assigned, vision adequate to quickly and accurately review reports and correspondence, and dexterity and vision to operate computer equipment with a high degree of productivity.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

KNOWLEDGE OF: Principles of city planning, redevelopment, CEQA, state planning law, subdivision map act. Computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, graphics and office. Mapping and drafting techniques involved in planning. Design review techniques.

ABILITY TO: Professionally present reports in public meetings in a clear and concise manner. Effectively interact with staff, public, policy makers. Communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing. Interpret local, state and federal laws and codes. Carry out complex tasks of research and code or policy
development. Work under the direction of the Community Development Director or City Planner in project development.

EXPERIENCE: Three years municipal experience as a current planner. One year of experience can be substituted by a Masters Degree in Urban Planning or a closely related field.

EDUCATION: Bachelors Degree in Urban Planning or a closely related field is required. Masters Preferred.

LICENSE: Must possess and maintain a valid CALIFORNIA Operator's license issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles and a satisfactory driving record. American Institute of Certified Planners (ALCP) is desirable.

COMPENSATION: The monthly salary range is $6,022 - $7,319. (This includes the anticipated July 1, 2007, 6% increase.) The City of Millbrae participates in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), 2.7% @ 55. Employee pays PERS under I.R.S. Section 414(h)2. The City benefit package also includes generous vacation, holiday, and insurance benefits.

MISC: The City of Millbrae has a drug-free workplace policy. Use of illegal drugs will disqualify any candidate from employment.

BACKGROUND CHECK: Criminal and personal history background checks may be performed.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: It is the policy of the City of Millbrae to provide equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment meeting bona fide occupational qualifications, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, AIDS/ARC, or disability.

IMMIGRATION REFORM AND CONTROL ACT: To comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, effective November 1986, all potential employees will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or authorization to work in the United States.


SELECTION PROCEDURE

1. A completed City of Millbrae Employment Application, resume and a cover letter must either be submitted on-line by or directly to the Human Resource Office by (Revised Date) Monday, July 2, 2007, 5:00 p.m. If the application is incomplete, or if it’s missing any of the required documents the application will be rejected.
2. The top applicants will be invited to attend an Oral Board Interview on (Revised Date) Friday, July 20. Immediately following the Oral Board Interviews, applicants will work on a written exercise. The Oral Board score will be weighted 75% and the written exercise 25%.
3. The top candidates will be invited back to a second interview with the Director of Community Development and City Planner during the last week of July.
4. The Personnel Officer will review the recommendation and provide an offer of employment if approved.

HOW TO APPLY - You may apply on-line or applications and flyers may be obtained calling our 24-hour Voice Mail at (650) 615-8458 prior to June 25, 4:00 p.m. or picked up from Human Resources, 621 Magnolia Avenue, Millbrae, CA 94030, until the closing date. Closing Date: Monday, July 2, 2007, 5:00 p.m. See above for required documents listed under the Selection Procedure (item #1) to be considered for this position. City Offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. No Late Applications Will Be Accepted.
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