Planner I

County of Calaveras
Full Time $53,123 - $64,500 Per year CA 891 Mountain Ranch Rd building e, San Andreas, CA 95249, United States
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Overview

Position Description

Under general supervision, to conduct planning studies; to develop reports; to interpret and enforce zoning regulations; to make land use recommendations; to do related work as required.



DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:

Planner I

This is the entry-level position in the classification series. The Planner I position is expected to work under close supervision and will be trained to handle a variety of related duties.



Planner II

This is journey or fully qualified position in the series. The Planner II position is expected to work under general supervision and is assigned more advanced work than the Planner I.

Example of Duties

  • Gathers a variety of information and data for the preparation of planning reports, planning studies and general informational items.
  • Develops statistics and performs research related to planning projects.
  • Reviews/develops maps, charts and graphs, engineering and survey information for use in analyzing and interpreting data and preparing planning studies and reports.
  • Assists in compiling, arranging, analyzing and interpreting data.
  • Assists in making comparative studies of land use, population structure and economic activity utilizing a variety of informational sources.
  • Prepares planning displays and exhibits.
  • Answers inquiries and assists the public in matters related to planning and land use.
  • Serves as a resource for matters related to zoning, land divisions, use permits, variances, survey documents and other land use matters.
  • Assists in development of departmental recommendations on matters to be heard by the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors
  • Enforces zoning regulations..
  • Assists in preparation of zoning ordinances, maps and related documents.
  • Site inspections and field work to ensure compliance with established regulations.
  • Make presentations to the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Theory, principles and practices of planning, land use, surveying, and environmental permitting processes; current trends in Federal, State and local planning; Federal/State laws and regulations pertaining to planning activities in local government: nomenclature symbols and equipment used in planning, drafting and mapping work; zoning and subdivision regulations; county regulations to planning; working knowledge of both current and advanced planning; common tools used in the profession, including computerized graphics.



Ability to:

Organize and conduct research studies: compile and analyze technical, statistical, surveying and other general land use information and data; prepare comprehensive reports using a variety of tools including computer graphics: interpret, explain and apply laws and regulations: work cooperatively with those contacted in the course of work; assist in the preparation of maps, technical drawings, and legal descriptions; make effective public presentations.



Education and Experience:

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Planner I

Graduation from an accredited college with a bachelor's degree in Urban/Regional Planning, Transportation Planning, Public Administration, Geography (with related course concentration), Architecture, Environmental Sciences, Landscape Architecture, or a closely related field. OR two years of college course work with a major in planning, land use or a related field and two years' experience in a public or private planning agency.



Planner II

Graduation from an accredited college with a bachelor's degree in Urban/Regional Planning, Transportation Planning, Public Administration, Geography (with related course concentration), Architecture, Environmental Sciences, Landscape Architecture, or a closely related field and two years' experience in a public or private planning agency OR two years of college course work with a major in planning, land use or a related field and four years' experience in a public or private planning agency. A master's degree in planning or a related field can be substituted for up to one year of the required experience.

Special Requirements

Possession of an appropriate California driver's license issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles may be required.

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