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General Plan - Senior Management Analyst
Community Development
City of Half Moon Bay, San Francisco/Peninsula


For more info contact:
[email protected]
(650) 712-1786
Close Date: Apr 14, 2017
Salary: $40.69 - $49.45 Hourly

The City of Half Moon Bay is seeking qualified candidates for the position of General Plan - Senior Management Analyst. Under general direction, the General Plan - Senior Management Analyst manages the City’s General Plan Update process.  The General Plan Update involves the delivery of the Local Coastal Program (LCP) and the General Plan document consistent with California State law; an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) per the California Environmental Quality Act; and the Zoning Ordinance/Development Code Revision.

The General Plan - Senior Management Analyst receives general direction from the Planning and Development Services Manager.  Responsibilities may include direct and indirect supervision of technical and clerical staff.

This is a part-time position, working 20 hours per week.

General Plan - Senior Management Analyst Manager is responsible for, but not limited to, the following duties:

  • Serve as the Department’s point person for the General Plan:
    • Prepare and maintain files and mailing lists;
    • Conduct research and provide departmental updates;and
    • Be the caretaker of community input with databases and other tools.
  • Encourage participation by community members in the General Plan Update project:
    • Execute a community communications plan using mailing lists, newspapers, websites, and the City’s communication tools; 
    • Work with the Planning and Development Services Manager to plan effective and productive community engagement opportunities; and
    • Staff community engagement efforts and provide presentation and/or facilitation support to the Planning and Development Services Manager.

  • Serve as liaison with the City’s primary General Plan Update consultant:

    • Ensure that consultant performs approved scope of services; and/or in the event of necessary modifications in scope, inform Planning and Development Services Manager as warranted;
    • Monitor and maintain a schedule of project milestones;
    • Review consultant invoices pursuant to City standards and Council approved consultant agreement;
    • Determine when Planning and Development Services Manager and Department input is needed for guiding consultant’s work product; and
    • Oversee City staff’s review of administrative draft documents including the LCP and the General Plan, Environmental Impact Report, and Zoning revisions. Consolidate staff comments and resolve conflicts for consultant’s use.

  • Prepare presentation materials for the Planning and Development Services Manager’s use in serving the following City entities: 

    • General Plan Advisory Committee;
    • Planning Commission; and 
    • City Council


Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university, with major course work in city planning, urban and regional planning, civil engineering, architecture or a closely related field. Experience includes analysis or problem solving. Five (5) years of responsible experience in a lead role preparing/managing California general plans, Environmental Impact Reports and/or zoning ordinance and development code revisions. Public sector experience is desired. Coast Zone experience is highly desired.  Sufficient education and experience to satisfactorily perform the duties of this classification are required. Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be considered.


Knowledge of:

  • California planning laws and Subdivision Map Act.
  • Federal and State environmental laws and regulations including the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
  • State climate change regulations.
  • State and federal regulatory agencies and regulations.
  • Public Sector financing and budgeting principles and practices.
  • Basic civil engineering.
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) databases and mapping.
  • Current literature, information sources and research techniques in the field of planning with particular focus on sustainability and health.
  • Modern office methods, practices, procedures and computer equipment.
  • State and federal grant management and documentation process and procedures.

Skill to:

  • Plan and organize work assignments.
  • Use tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines.
  • Set priorities, meet critical deadlines, and follow up on assignments with minimum direction.
  • Apply logical thinking to solve problems or accomplish tasks; to understand, interpret and communicate policies, procedures and protocols.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.

Ability to:

  • Work effectively with the community, stakeholders, City/Agency staff and contractors.
  • Work independently.
  • Deliver products/deliverables on time and within budget.
  • Create and maintain files.
  • Manage grants.
  • Ability to effectively organize and facilitate public participation.

Physical Demands:

The ability to maintain effective audio/visual discrimination and perception to the degree necessary for the successful performance of assigned. 

Working Conditions:

Working in a standard office environment is required in this position.  The incumbent must travel to and from work site and to meetings during assigned hours of work. Specific duties and responsibilities may result in evening or late hours of work.

Licenses, Certificates and Registrations:

Possess a valid California class “C” Driver's License


Retirement: PERS Classic employee receives 2% at 55; single highest year and PEPRA employee receives 2% at 62, with highest 3 years. Classic employees pay 7% employee contribution and PEPRA employees pay half the normal costs (currently 6.5%). The City of Half Moon Bay does not participate in Social Security, except the required Medicare.

Health Insurance: Employee can choose from medical plans provided through CalPERS. Dental Insurance is available through Delta Dental and Vision coverage is available through VSP. The City provides an allowance of $1,800 per month, which can be used for medical premiums. Any unused portion may be taken as additional compensation.

Dental and Vision premiums are paid by the employer up to family coverage. 

Other Insurance: The City provides long-term disability coverage equal to 2/3 of monthly salary to a maximum of $6,000/mo.

Life Insurance: City provides coverage equal to 1 X annual base salary.

Holidays: 14 paid holidays per year. Vacation: Accrual of 12 days annually for the first four years; increasingly periodically thereafter to 23 days annually after 21 years.

Administrative Leave: 12 days per year.

Sick Leave: Accrual at the rate of 12 days per year.

Education Incentive: $1,500 annually for eligible expenses upon approval.

Deferred Compensation: Voluntary participation in ICMA or CalPERS 457 plans are available.

Benefits shall be provided in proportion to the position’s FTE ratio, i.e., 50% FTE position shall receive 50% benefits.

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