City of Benicia
|Job at a Glance|
|Job Category||Community Development and Redevelopment|
|Job Level||Mid I (1-4 years)|
|Salary Range||$5,223 - $6,349/mo|
Under general direction of the Community Development Director or their designee, performs complex professional work involving a broad spectrum of planning assignments; responsible for current and advanced planning projects and performs related work as required.
The representative duties listed include essential and marginal functions that vary by position. Individuals with disabilities will be considered for placement into positions in this class based upon an assessment of the essential functions of the particular position.
Reviews and analyzes applications for consideration by the City Council, commissions and senior staff.
Prepares complex staff reports for appropriate review bodies, including commissions and the City Council, and makes recommendations to the Community Development Director, Zoning Administrator, boards and commissions.
Plans, directs, coordinates and participates in the work of subordinate professional and technical employees in data collection, analyses, plan formation and implementation of a wide variety of planning, zoning and environmental review activities.
Acts as Zoning Administrator as assigned.
Assists developers, and citizens in complying with City ordinances and policies regarding design, architecture, landscaping, historic preservation and other criteria.
Prepares or assists in the preparation of planning studies such as General Plan amendments, zoning amendments, specific plans, and other studies as assigned.
Performs environmental analyses on proposed projects, reviews project plans for completeness and accuracy, and issues zoning permits.
Conducts field inspections related to project applications, to ensure conformance to approved plans and code enforcement.
Researches and analyzes demographic, land use, economic and other data related to planning activities.
Provides information to the general public and other City and State agencies regarding zoning, development and design, interpretation of planning documents, interpretation of State documents, City permits and all other related activities.
Represents the Community Development Department at public meetings and presents planning and development matters to the City Council, Planning Commission, Historic Preservation Review Commission, , and other commissions as requested.
Coordinates planning activities with other City departments and with outside agencies.
Principles and practices of urban planning, land use and environmental planning.
Current literature and informational sources in the field of planning and zoning.
Statistical and research methods relating to planning.
underlying general plans, environmental matters, zoning and land division and related planning matters.
Working knowledge of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
Compile, analyze, interpret and apply technical reports and data.
Review and evaluate land use maps, design and construction plans.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, the general public and other City personnel.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Prepare and analyze planning issues as well as development applications; communicate findings clearly and concisely.
Complete routine tasks with minimal supervision.
Exercise independent judgment and initiative at staff level.
Apply principals and practices of customer service.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:
Three years of increasingly responsible professional experience in urban planning. A Master's Degree may substitute for one year of the required experience.
Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a degree in urban or environmental planning, architecture, landscape architecture, or closely related field.
|Postal Address||Human Resources Department
250 East L Street
Benicia, CA 94510