Regional Planning Assistant II
Los Angeles County - Department of Human Resources
Los Angeles, CA
|Job at a Glance|
|Job Category||Other topics not covered above|
|Job Level||Entry (0–1 year)|
|Salary Range||$4702.45 - $5842.09 Monthly|
|AICP Certification||Not Required|
Position Title: REGIONAL PLANNING ASSISTANT II
Exam Number: R4033C
Bulletin No.: 25496BR
Filing Start: 09/16/2013
Filing End: 10/16/2013 by 5:00 PM (PST)
OPTION I: A Bachelor's degree in Urban or Regional Planning from an accredited* four-year college
OPTION II: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited* four-year college or university, with specialization in Environmental Studies, Geography, Urban Studies, Public Administration, or Landscape Architecture, with 15 semester or 22.5 quarter units of upper division courses in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Urban or Regional Planning, Cartography, Urban Geography and/or Environmental Planning.
OPTION III: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited* four-year college or university and one year of urban or regional planning experience in a city or county government.
Position Information: Participates in planning studies, analyses and research; communicates with the public concerning planning issues, and engages in other planning and zoning activities. This is the journey level in the Regional Planning Assistant class series. Positions allocated to this class receive technical and administrative supervision from a planning supervisor, and are assigned duties in a planning section, such as the issuance of zoning permits, land divisions, land use regulatory enforcement, plan review, geographic information systems, and research studies, for which they are expected to carry out their assignments independently; or be responsible for an element of a specialized research or planning study. All duties assigned require familiarity with basic planning concepts, the content of local general plans, planning and zoning laws; and the application of planning techniques. Incumbents of the class must communicate and present planning concepts, ideas and theories, and the County's planning policies and administrative procedures to the public, orally and in writing.
Essential Job Functions: Participates in the research, writing, and public discussion regarding the adoption of the County's general plan, area, coastal, community, and neighborhood plans, and other specialized plans and studies. Participates in the research and drafting of zoning, subdivision, and other land use regulations. Participates in the analysis of complex planning problems, the preparation of population and other planning projections, public property acquisitions and disposal, highway alignments, housing needs, and parking studies. Responds in writing or orally to inquiries from the public on General Plan policy, and subdivision and zoning regulations. Processes applications for subdivisions, zone changes, variances, and conditional use permits. Evaluates applications for consistency with General Plan policy, and compliance with zoning and subdivision regulations. Conducts field inspections, prepares staff reports and public notices, coordinates with other public agencies, and follows all other necessary procedures for public hearings. Analyzes, reviews and prepares environmental documents including Initial Studies, Negative Declarations, and both the draft and final versions of the Environmental Impact Reports. Explains County and State environmental regulations to the general public and project applicants. Investigates and analyzes property ownership, recorded property ownership and zoning histories; gathers and consolidates data from public records and other sources to assist in the development of written staff reports in support of recommendations for official action. Investigates violations of zoning regulations, and discusses alleged violations with property owners, the District Attorney, and other enforcement agencies, and may make court appearances. Prepares and makes oral presentations of planning development applications, zoning and other planning related information to the Regional Planning Commission, and civic, community, governmental, professional, and other interest groups. Prepares graphics, exhibits, maps, and other audio-visual illustrations to present findings and critical issues of planning studies in support of the department's recommendations. Uses computer programs or planning applications to prepare reports, maps, spreadsheets, data bases and/or graphics in carrying out planning activities.
Special Requirement Information: In order to receive credit for the required course work, you MUST include a legible copy of official transcripts from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization before promulgation.
In order to receive credit for the required degree, you MUST include a legible copy of the official diploma, official transcripts, or official letter from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization before promulgation.
Accreditation Information Accreditation: *Accredited institutions are those listed in the publications of regional, national or international accrediting agencies which are accepted by the Department of Human Resources. Publications such as American Universities and Colleges and International Handbook of Universities are acceptable references. Also acceptable, if appropriate, are degrees that have been evaluated and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from United States accredited institutions by an academic credential evaluation agency recognized by The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE).
Examination Content: The examination will consist of TWO (2) parts:
PART I - A written test covering professional/technical knowledge, map reading and interpretation, data analysis and decision-making (including mathematics), written expression, and reading comprehension weighted 50%.
PART II - A structured interview to assess each candidate's education, experience, and general ability to perform the duties of the position weighted 50%.
Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on each part of the examination in order to be placed on the elgible list.
THE WRITTEN TEST IS NOT REVIEWABLE BY CANDIDATES PER CIVIL SERVICE RULE 7.19.
Vacancy Information: The resulting eligible list for this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Department of Regional Planning.
Eligibility Information: The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the Eligible List in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.
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3333 WIlshire Blvd. Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90010333
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Los Angeles, CA 90010333