City of Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills, CA
|Job at a Glance|
|Job Category||Community Development and Redevelopment|
|Job Level||Mid I (1-4 years)|
|Salary Range||$66,368.88 - $82,455.60 Annually|
Journey Level Professional, performing current, advance planning and environmental analysis implementing the Municipal Code, Local guidelines, and State Law. This is the second working level in the Planner series. Associate Planners have acquired the skills and experience to perform planning duties of moderate difficulty and require less supervision.
• Checks simple and complex commercial, industrial, and residential development plans and provides advice regarding zone requirements at the public counter and on the telephone.
• Reviews more complex zoning, variance, permit applications and development proposals for compliance with city codes; works with developers to bring any plans into compliance with zoning and all other laws.
• Confers with and advises architects, builders, attorneys, contractors, engineers, and the general public regarding City development policies and standards.
• Processes permits for planning applications (variances, conditional use permits, re-zoning requests, etc.) including issuance of public notice, preparation of staff reports, inspection of sites, and analysis and preparation of recommendations to the Planning Commission.
• Analyzes proposals for potential aesthetic and environmental impacts and compliance with appropriate regulations.
• Evaluates and prepares graphic displays and/or photographs of project sites.
• Prepares written and presents oral reports on projects to Planning Commission, Architectural Commission, Design Review Commission, and City Council.
• May assist secretary to relative Commissions and participates in meetings, assists chairperson, answers questions, record notes, and assists applicants in presenting their cases.
• Prepares agendas for meetings, staff reports, notices, and maintains files for all related assignments.
• Compiles information and makes recommendations on special studies and prepares planning reports.
• Prepares zoning code and General Plan amendment studies.
• Researches and drafts ordinances for review.
• Researches, analyzes, and interprets social, economic, population and land-use data and trends; prepares written reports on various planning matters and elements of the General Plan.
• Monitors projects in adjacent jurisdictions and provides updates to Planning Commission and City Council.
• Analyzes, develops and prepares studies regarding environmental impacts when required for compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
• May act as department liaison on interdepartmental projects such as technology, human resources and others.
• Develops budget recommendations.
• Prepares activity reports for City, county, and federal government as required for the federally sponsored Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
• Performs other related tasks as assigned.
(These qualifications are typically required. An equivalent combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities sufficient to satisfactorily perform the duties of the job may be substituted).
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited College or University in planning, architecture, economics, geography, public policy or related field; and
• Three (3) or more years of progressively responsible current and/or advanced planning or community development experience.
• A Master's degree is desirable.
• AICP is desirable.
• Six months of internship experience may be considered.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
• Intermediate knowledge of principles and practices of urban planning, site planning, and architectural design.
• Intermediate knowledge of state zoning and planning laws and codes including CEQA, subdivision map act, and zoning laws.
• Intermediate knowledge of current literature, information sources, and research techniques in the field of urban planning.
• Intermediate knowledge of technical drawings, graphics, and computer generated visual materials.
• Intermediate knowledge of building and engineering practices.
• Intermediate knowledge of applicable environmental laws and regulations.
• Skill in photography and graphics.
• Knowledge of principles of community development and ability to work closely with community groups.
• Ability to use or be trained to use several specialized planning tools, such as word processing, spreadsheet, GIS, PowerPoint and data base applications.
• Ability to seek and implement creative solutions to problems.
• Respect members of the public and to implement a high level of customer service to a diverse population.
• Ability to explain complex codes and procedures to public.
• Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
***This recruitment will close on Thursday, September 19th at 5pm PDT, OR the First 300 online applications, whichever comes first.***
|Postal Address||455 N Rexford Dr, Beverly Hills CA 90210