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ASSOCIATE PLANNER

Company: City of Coachella
Location: Coachella
Posted on: September 11, 2022

Job Description:

The City of Coachella, located at the eastern edge of the world-famous Coachella Valley and within Riverside County, covers 32 square miles, serves over 47,000 residents, and is 130 miles east of Los Angeles. Incorporated in 1946, the City has 72 full time employees and owns and operates its own Water Authority and Sanitary District. The City is seeking an experienced, organized, and detail-oriented professional to serve as Associate Planner. This position performs various professional field and office work related to current and advance planning, including review of development and land use applications, zoning, site plans, and environmental documents; provides project management and administration; completes technical assessments and prepares written project analyses; provides environmental review and project analysis for Capital Improvement Projects and special projects in advance planning; provides professional advice and assistance to the public on planning, community development, zoning, permits, and environmental review; provides complex professional staff assistance to assigned management, other departments, and the public in areas of expertise; performs a variety of studies and prepares and presents staff reports.Job Requirements:-- - Reviews routine to complex commercial, industrial, and residential development proposals, plans, and applications for issuance of zoning clearance and for compliance with appropriate codes, ordinances, standards, laws, rules, regulations, and policies. -- - Prepares or assists in preparing and reviewing environmental impact reports; prepares written initial studies, negative declarations, and staff reports related to development projects or City projects. -- - Assists the public at the front counter and on the phone, answering questions and providing information regarding zoning, land use, development standards, approved development proposals, and the City's entitlement process; performs plan check functions for various projects; receives and reviews applications for building permits for completeness; receives and records zoning and code compliance complaints, establishes appropriate files, performs inspections of document violations, coordinates actions with those of other agencies, and implements appropriate procedures to correct or resolve each complaint and violation. -- - May serve as project manager on planning and development projects, which includes application and plan review, coordination with project applicants and other City departments, preparation and posting of legal notices, background research, environmental review; preparation of staff reports, scheduling meetings and hearings, monitoring of project implementation to verify substantial conformance with approved plans, conditions and mitigation measures; suggests revisions to site plans and architecture; inspects project development sites. -- - Compiles information for a variety of studies and reports; researches, analyzes, and interprets social, economic, population, and land use data and trends; researches and reviews previous entitlements and City records; develops recommendations and prepares written reports on various planning matters and the City's General Plan; participates in the implementation and administration of the City's General Plan and development regulations. -- - Researches, collects, records, analyzes, interprets, and summarizes statistical and demographic information; prepares spreadsheets and establishes and maintains a comprehensive database. -- - Prepares and presents staff reports for the City Council, Planning Commission, Design Review Committee, Zoning Administrator, Staff Review Committee, and various other committees and advisory boards as directed; prepares research, reports, maps, and conducts briefings and meetings. -- - Confers with and advises architects, builders, attorneys, contractors, engineers, and the general public regarding City development policies and standards; provides and clarifies information relative to land use, zoning, code interpretation, general plan compliance, signage, and other issues. -- - Participates in coordinating City planning and development related activities with other City departments and with outside agencies. -- - Refers to and applies numerous documents including the General Plan, Zoning Ordinance, California Environmental Quality Act, Subdivision Map Act, State Planning laws, Municipal Code, Specific Plans, Redevelopment Guidelines, emergency operations manual, historical preservation guidelines, County tax assessor's maps and records, building and architecture plans, etc. -- - Attends meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions; attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of urban planning and other types of public services as they relate to the area of assignment. -- - Researches and assists in preparing ordinances for review. -- - May provide technical direction and training to other planning and technical staff. -- - Performs duties of a disaster services worker in event of an emergency. -- - Performs related duties as assigned. - Education and Experience: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in urban planning, community development, business or public administration, or a related field and two (2) years of professional experience in planning, zoning and related community development activities equivalent to that of the Assistant Planner at the City of Coachella. - Licenses and Certifications: - Valid California class C driver's license with satisfactory driving record and automobile insurance. - THIS POSITION CLOSES ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2022 AT 6:00 P.M. - ONLY CITY APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED VIA THE CITY'S WEBSITE WILL BE CONSIDERED. - WWW.COACHELLA.ORG.

Keywords: City of Coachella, Coachella , ASSOCIATE PLANNER, Other , Coachella, California

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