County of San Diego

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$71,323 - $87,588 yearly
County of San Diego San Diego, CA, USA
Nov 18, 2019
Full time
The County of San Diego is currently accepting job applications for Land Use/Environmental Planner II - Land Use Environmental Option. The eligibility list will be used to fill an immediate vacancy with the Advance Planning Division of Planning & Development Services (PDS), as well as other vacancies that may occur in other PDS divisions. Planning & Development Services Planning & Development Services (PDS) is responsible for recommending how and where our communities will grow through programs such as the County's General Plan and community plans. PDS reviews development applications in the unincorporated County to ensure they are properly designed and safely constructed. Other services include code compliance to ensure public health and safety, as well as hosting the County's sustainability efforts. PDS has six divisions: Advance Planning, Building Services, Code Compliance, Land Development, Project Planning, and Support Services. For additional information on this department, please click here. The Position The selected candidate(s) for Land Use/Environmental Planner II assigned to PDS' Advance Planning Division will contribute independently to a wide variety of long-range planning efforts of moderate complexity. These projects may include updates to the General Plan or Community Plans, ordinance or regulations updates, Climate Action Plan implementation, preparation and implementation of county-wide conservation plans, facilitation of public engagement meetings, preparation of graphics and other public outreach materials, or other special long-range planning projects. Ideal Candidate Profile The ideal candidate for Land Use/Environmental Planner II will possess the following experience, attributes, and traits: Demonstrate proven professional-level experience as a land use or environmental planner including updating General Plans and Community Plans, updating ordinances or regulations, implementing Climate Action Plans, preparing agency-wide conservation plans, and handle special long-range planning projects • Demonstrate experience and competency in facilitating public engagement meetings • Demonstrate experience and competency in preparing graphic displays and other public outreach materials; tech-savvy • Demonstrate a strong willingness to continually learn and grow professionally • Maintain a professional perspective and objective demeanor when positive or difficult situations occur • Review and handle complex projects involving several functional groups • Communicate effectively in verbal and written form; strong presentation skills; and a good listener • Demonstrate good interpersonal and teamwork skills, including building relationships and collaborating with others in order to keep projects moving in a positive direction • Learn and understand the perspectives of others, and embrace diversity and inclusiveness   If you believe that you possess these qualities, then PDS would be an ideal place for your talent and career growth. PDS has a great culture that values collaboration and teamwork. Minimum Qualifications 1. A bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency, in city and regional planning, urban planning, aviation management, landscape architecture, geography, archaeology, biology with a concentration in wildlife and/or botany; geology, or any one of the following life and physical sciences, geography with a concentration in conservation of environmental quality, natural resources or physical geography, ecology; zoology; engineering with an emphasis in acoustics or environmental management, environmental science or a related field, AND two (2) years of progressively responsible professional level experience performing environmental analysis, planning, research, data analysis, and computations, and preparing and presenting reports and graphics as it relates to land use/environmental planning. Experience must be at the level equivalent to a Land Use/Environmental Planner I within the County of San Diego; OR, 2. A master's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or certified foreign equivalency, in one of the fields stated above, AND one (1) year of progressively responsible professional-level experience as described above; OR, 3. One (1) year of experience as a Land Use/Environmental Planner I with the County of San Diego Evaluation Qualified applicants will be placed on a twelve (12) month employment list based on scores received during the evaluation of information contained in their employment and supplemental applications. Please ensure all information is complete and accurate, as the responses you provide on the supplemental application questionnaire will be reviewed using an automated evaluation system. If you are successful in the initial screening process, your application will be reviewed individually to confirm that the information you provided is accurate and qualifying.       Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of a job, on a case-by-case basis. Under California Government Code Sections 3100 - 3109, public employees are designated as disaster service workers. The term "public employees" includes all persons employed by the state or any county, city, state agency, or public district. Disaster service workers are required to participate in such disaster service activities as may be assigned to them by their employer or by law. The County of San Diego is committed to valuing diversity and practicing inclusion because our diverse workforce is our greatest asset and our customers are our number one priority.         VSC: Jiro Yamamoto