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SENIOR PLANNER-City of Porterville, CA

Posted on Aug 14, 2019 by City Of Porterville

Porterville, CA 93257
22 Jul 2019
Annual Salary
SENIOR PLANNER-City of Porterville, CA
SALARY: $5,595 - 6,828/month
DEFINITION: Under general direction of the Community Development Manager, performs
advanced professional municipal planning work; participates in the development and
implementation of the General Plan, City Ordinances and other planning policies;
evaluates and processes current land use projects; supervises subordinate professional
and/or other staff; and performs related duties as required. This is an advanced level
position in the planning series. The Senior Planner is responsible for performing
highly complex professional planning activities/projects and may be assigned
responsibility for supervising segments of the Planning Division's operations.
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: Coordinates and performs evaluations and analyses pertaining to elements of the comprehensive General Plan including area plans, environmental impact reports,
implementation plans and capital improvement plans; researches, reviews, and drafts
grant, contract, policy, and ordinance language; prepares reports for incorporation
into municipal land use plans; makes recommendations on long-range goals and
short-term objectives; and prepares recommendations regarding land use, zoning,
urban design, population trends, transportation, housing, and other community
planning issues; evaluates Federal and State funded projects/programs relative to
appropriate standards of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and
California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA); compiles, analyzes and interprets
data relating to environmental conditions, housing trends, zoning problems and other
issues; analyzes the validity and comparability of data; applies statistical formulas in
such analysis; makes long-range planning projections based on results; administers,
interprets and enforces the provisions of the City zoning codes, ordinances, and
policies to potential land use applicants and the public; provides information and
assistance to developers, property owners and others regarding department
procedures and the feasibility of their proposals; develops staff reports and
recommendations for land use applications; calendars application review with the
City's Project Review Committee; schedules items for City Council action as needed;
communicates and coordinates with involved parties; prepares a variety of written
communications including complex analytical reports, correspondence, and agenda
items; makes oral and graphic presentations to various boards, commissions, groups
and individuals, as well as to the City Manager and City Council; serves as liaison
with other agencies, departments and planning entities; supervises professional
and/or technical planning staff as assigned; schedules work and provides training;
monitors and evaluates performance; serves as a team leader on projects or cases;
may participate in administrative studies in areas outside the regular duties; and
participate in the analysis of legislation to determinate impact on program operations.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Education and/or Experience
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in urban or
regional planning, economics, public or business administration, or a closely related field or
three years of experience in the area of urban land use planning programs or any combination
of training and experience that provides the desired knowledge and abilities. Certification by
the American Institute of Certified Planners is desirable. Candidates must also possess or have
the ability to obtain and maintain a valid California Driver's License.
Knowledge of:
Principles and practices in the field of urban planning; Interrelationships between ordinances,
policies, standards, procedures and practices associated with the planning function; Advanced
principles, methods, and procedures applicable to land use planning activities; Physical,
social, environmental, and economic implications of land use planning; and Local, State, and
Federal legislation governing land use development and planning activities.
Ability to:
Work at an advanced professional level to research, understand, explain and apply complex
planning-related rules, regulations, ordinances, policies and procedures; Collect, compile, and
analyze data; draw logical conclusions and formulate consistent recommendations; Establish
and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates other City staff,
outside organizations and the general public; and Communicate effectively, both orally and in
SELECTION: Screening will consist of a competitive assessment of relevant education, training and work experience to be followed by a written examination and/or an interview before an Oral Board
to determine the most qualified candidates. Applicants meeting the minimum
qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to an interview, and the decision of the
screening committee is final. Those candidates who are determined eligible for appointment
to the position will be placed on the City's Certified Eligibility List. Applicants will receive
written notification regarding the results of all phases of the recruitment process up to the
establishment of the Eligibility List, if applicable. The City reserves the right to alter the
testing process, as needed, without notice.
TO APPLY: Complete an application for this position on our website: or submit a completed City of Porterville Employment Application (a resume may be included, but does
not substitute for a completed application), together with any other materials required to
accompany the application if noticed in this announcement, to the Human Resources Office,
Porterville City Hall, 291 N. Main Street, Porterville, CA 93257. Applications must be
received in the Human Resources Office by 4:00 p.m., Friday, August 16, 2019.
SPECIAL CONDITION: Prior to appointment, candidates must pass an extensive background investigation, fingerprint check, physical examination and drug screen.
The City of Porterville is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and is compliant with the
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you believe you need accommodation under the
ADA in the testing process for any position for which you intend to apply, please contact the
Human Resources Division at to request such accommodation. The City
prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin,
eithnicity, age, disability or medical condition, Acquired Immune Deficiency (AIDS/HIV) or
AIDS related conditions, political affiliation, sexual orientation, ancestry, marital or domestic
partner status, gender identity, parental status, veteran status, height, weight, or any other
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