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Principal Planner (Long Range Planning)

Company: City Of Sacramento
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Job Description:

JOBIDEAL CANDIDATEThe ideal candidate is highly experienced in local government planning, is familiar with the California Environmental Quality Act and California Planning and Zoning Law, the preparation and implementation of general and specific plans, and able to advise decision-makers regarding planning policy and legislation. The candidate is an effective manager of subordinate staff and demonstrates the ability to provide strategic leadership for the Citys Long-Range Planning function and as a part of the Planning Divisions management team.Under general direction, the Principal Planner plans, organizes, supervises, and reviews the work of professional planning personnel and provides technical advice; performs responsible administrative and professional planning work in carrying out the current, long range and environmental functional areas of the Planning Division; represents the City and the Department in public and official meetings; and makes recommendations.DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICSThis management classification is populated with multiple incumbents who are responsible for carrying out, interpreting, and ensuring compliance with existing regulations, policy and methods. The Principal Planner is distinguished from the next lower level classification of Senior Planner in that the latter is a first line supervisor over a project team while the former has responsibility for overseeing several teams of staff engaged in implementing a comprehensive planning program and participating in the development of the goals, objectives, and policies of the division. The classification is distinguished from that of Planning Manager in that the latter has a broader responsibility in the administration of the Planning Division and assists in the administrative duties of the Director of Planning.SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISEDGeneral direction is provided by the Director of Planning or Planning Manager. Responsibilities include the direct and indirect supervision of professional and technical personnel.EXAMPLE OF DUTIESTYPICAL DUTIESPlans, organizes, supervises, and reviews the work of professional planning personnel and others in the preparation, revision, and administration of master plans, zoning ordinances, and development regulations for a large region within the City.Coordinates preparation and maintenance of the general plan and long range planning work program; provides technical advice to subordinate personnel engaged in performing difficult assignments.Compiles and evaluates data and makes recommendations for the more complex planning projects and participates in special studies as required.Makes administrative decisions in the absence of the Director of Planning and Planning Manager.Coordinates regular and special meetings of the Planning Commission; represents the City in public and official meetings with other City departments, organizations, and professional groups on planning matters.Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities.Supervises, trains, and evaluates assigned personnel.Performs other or related duties as assigned.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSKnowledge of:Principles and practices of effective supervision.Principles and practices of governmental planning.Current literature and recent developments in the field of public planning.Planning law, theory, and practice.General Plan and specific plan preparation.Regulations and procedures affecting local planning agencies.Other disciplines related to city planning such as architecture, urban design, historical preservation, urban studies, environmental studies, transportation, public administration, economic development.Statistical concepts and methods.Project management.Applicable Federal, State, and local laws and ordinances including the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).Skill In:Use of modern office equipment including computers, computer applications, and software.Ability to:Plan, assign, and supervise the work of professional and paraprofessional planning personnel.Participate in technical research on planning, environmental, economic, transportation, and related problems.Provide technical advice to subordinate personnel engaged in performing difficult assignments.Participate in technical research on planning, environmental, economic, and transportation problems.Perform research, analyze data, prepare reports, and present recommendations on complex planning projects.Establish effective working relationships with employees, public officials, and the general public.Develop alternatives and resolve conflicts among competing interests.Represent the City in meetings with other City departments, organizations, and professional groups on matters pertaining to development applications.Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; make presentations before large and small groups.Organize and manage complex planning teams.Develop planning policies and implementation strategies.EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATIONAny combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:Experience:Six years of progressively responsible professional experience in urban planning, including two years in a supervisory capacity.Education:A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in planning, architecture, engineering or other design-related field, urban studies, environmental planning, public administration, political science, economics, or closely related field. A Master's Degree in one of these fields is desirable.PROOF OF EDUCATIONProof of education such as, but not limited to, university/college transcripts anddegrees must be submitted to the City of Sacramento Employment Office as an attachment(s) to the online application, faxed to (916) 596-1556, or emailed to by the final filing deadline. If submitting via fax/email, please include your name and Job #001795-21-CDD on your documents. Unofficial documents and/or copies are acceptable. Important note: Applications will be rejected without proof of education. Applicants are responsible for attaching proof of education to each position for which they apply.An applicant with a college degree obtained outside the United States must have education records evaluated by a credentials evaluation service. This evaluation must be submitted by the final filing deadline.SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONSDriver License:Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATIONPlease note, the City of Sacramento's preferred method of communication with applicants is via e-mail. As such, please ensure you verify the e-mail address on your application, and check your e-mail frequently, including your spam and junk folders.All e-mail notifications can also be accessed through the applicant inbox.1. Application: (Pass/Fail) All applicants must complete and submitonline a City of Sacramento employment applicationby the final filing deadline;Employment applications must be submitted online; paper applications will not be accepted.Employment applications will be considered incomplete and will be disqualified:If applicants do not list current and past job-related experience in theduties area of the'Work Experience' section. Note: Qualifying experience is based on 40 hours per week (pro-rated if less than 40 hours/week).If 'see resume' is noted in the 'Work Experience' section; a resume will not substitute for the information required in the 'Work Experience' section.Position/job titles will not be considered in determining eligibility for meeting the minimum qualifications for this position.Proof of education such as, but not limited to, university/college transcripts and degrees must be submitted online with your application, emailed, or sent to the Employment Office by fax by the final filing deadline.Applicants are responsible for attaching proof of education, certification, and/or license to each position for which they apply.2. Supplemental Questionnaire:(Pass/Fail) In addition to the City of Sacramento employment application, all applicants must complete and submit online responses to the supplemental questionnaire to the City of Sacramento Employment Officeby the final filing deadline;Responses to the supplemental questionnaire must be submitted online; paper questionnaire will not be accepted.Incomplete supplemental questionnaire will not pass the review process; omitted information cannot be considered or assumed.A resume will not substitute for the information required in the supplemental questionnaire.Possession of the minimum qualifications is not necessarily a guarantee for further advancement in the selectionprocess.3. Screening Committee: (Pass/Fail) - Human Resources will evaluate employment applications for the minimum qualifications stated on the job announcement.4. Interview Process:Human Resources will forward qualified applications to the hiring department. Those determined to be the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in an interview process.5. Conditional Hire:Upon receipt of a conditional offer, the selected candidate must complete and pass LiveScan/fingerprinting. If applicable, candidates may also need to pass a pre-employment medical exam, controlled substance and/or alcohol test, and possess any required licensure or certification prior to receiving a start date from the Department. Failure to meet these prerequisites will be grounds for withdrawal of your conditional offer of employment.QUESTIONS:For questions concerning this job announcement and the application process:Please visit a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to the application process.For technical support between 6 AM - 5 PM PT, contact Live Application Support at 855-524-5627.Visit the City of Sacramento Human Resources Department website at;Send an email; orCall the Human Resources Department at (916) 808-5726by Jobble

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