Associate Regional Planner - Open Space
Southern California Association of Governments
Los Angeles, CA
|Job at a Glance|
|Job Category||Environmental and Natural Resources Planning|
|Job Level||Mid I (1-4 years)|
|Salary Range||$58,780 to $76,419|
|AICP Certification||Not Required|
This position supports the functions of the Sustainability Department of the Land Use and Environmental Planning Division, and serves as project manager for SCAG's open space/conservation planning efforts. Sustainability planning involves providing technical assistance with data and information, and disseminating best practices for member jurisdictions. The open space planning process contributes to development of the 2016 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS) by compiling information on open space resources in the region, disseminating and discussing best practices for conservation and mitigation in the region, and convening dialogue on mitigation practices that can be incorporated in the RTP/SCS.
The department is responsible for developing the land use portions of the RTP/SCS, and for administering the Sustainability Program. The department further has other on-going initiatives related to alternative fuel vehicles, public health, and other subjects. The successful candidate will be able to function in a team setting, and provide support to all functions of the department, as assigned.
• In coordination with department management and other staff, oversee the successful completion of a regional open space strategic planning effort;
• With consultant assistance, develop datasets and maps to assess regional open space and resources and conservation opportunities;
• Convene stakeholder discussions on best practices and potential mitigation approaches;
• Assist other functions of the Sustainability Department, including working on local planning assistance projects, and preparing, as needed, portions of the 2016 RTP/SCS;
• Supervise and/or assist with the supervision of technical consultants and provide technical direction to other staff;
• Assist in the administration of consultant contracts and grant filing requirements.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Any combination equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Transportation Planning, Urban Planning, Environmental Planning or a related field. A Master’s degree can substitute for one year of the required experience.
Two years of professional urban or regional planning experience that includes economic forecasting and trend analysis.
KNOWLEDGE OF: Principles and practices in Transportation Demand Management; theories, principles and practices of urban planning and development as applied to the preparation of transportation regional plans; Transportation Development Act; methods and techniques of effective technical report preparation and presentation; recent developments, current literature and sources of information related to regional planning, urban growth and development, and program administration; pertinent to Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations; advanced statistical concepts, research and methodology; project management principles and concepts; modern office practices, methods and computer equipment; safe driving principles and practices.
ABILITY TO: Participate in a variety of public meetings by making presentations and recommendations on various aspects of the planning program; analyze and compile technical and statistical information and prepare reports; respond to public requests and inquiries; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish, maintain and foster positive and harmonious working relationships, team spirit, and collaboration with those contacted in the course of work; analyze complex problems and identify logical solutions; interpret regional planning programs to the general public and to member agencies; independently investigate planning problems; perform professional planning work with a minimum of supervision.
|Postal Address||818 W. 7th Street, 12th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017