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Principal Planner

  • ... Riverside, Capellen, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 147761.6712 per year
  • Posted on: Mar 12, 2024       Expires on: Apr 26, 2024

Principal Planner   

JOB TITLE:

Principal Planner

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Riverside Capellen United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

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The County of Riverside's Transportation and Land Management Agency (TLMA) has an exciting opportunity for a Principal Planner to join their team.

The Principal Planner manages complex and sensitive planning applications and projects, performs research and analysis, oversees the preparation of concept plans, feasibility studies, environmental documents, and other planning-related documents as needed.
Will be involved with making land use decisions and interpretations related to the General Plan and Zoning Ordinance, establishing a clear direction and implementation process.
Responsibilities also include managing staff workloads, training and evaluating staff planner's work performances, and functioning as a planning liaison to appointed and elected officials resolving complex planning matters.
Makes or supervises the presentation of reports and studies to decision-making bodies.

Candidates with strong writing and editing skills, who have the ability to conduct independent research, analysis, and evaluate complex technical documentation, pertaining to planning are highly encourage to apply.

The Department also desires candidates with:
  • Knowledge of State laws, guidelines, and local ordinances pertaining to planning and development.
  • Knowledge of environmental protection regulations such as California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) as well as conservation and habitat plans.
  • Knowledge of current housing legislation, State housing trends, and low income housing development requirements.
  • Knowledge of current housing legislation, State housing trends, and low income housing development requirements.
  • Ability to conduct independent research, analysis, and evaluate complex technical documentation, pertaining to planning.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher.
  • A working understanding of thematic mapping tools such as ArcGIS or SketchUp.
  • Understanding of desktop computer systems and file organization.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.
  • An ability to organize and prioritize projects and duties.
Preferred Experience:
Five (5) years of progressively responsible, professional experience in planning, including at least one (1) year of responsible project or program management experience.
A Master's degree in Planning or a closely related field.
Member of the American Planning Association (\"APA\"), and American Institute of Certified Planners (\"AICP\") is preferable.
Principles of program and personnel management and training.
Build relationships, work respectfully, tactfully and creatively with the public, boards, commissions, other planning agencies and staff.
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Meet the Team!
com/rivcohr/docs/hr_flipbook_1-24-23_r3\">The County of Riversiderctlma.
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is the umbrella agency for six county departments.
They are the Planning Department, Building & Safety Department, Transportation Department, Code Enforcement Department, Environmental Programs Department and the Administrative Services Department.
Plan, organize, direct, and coordinate, directly or through subordinate lead personnel, the activities of a major section within a planning division, a combination of smaller planning sections, a district office, or participate in the development and review of division policies and goals, particularly as they affect the assigned section.

Review and evaluate existing programs for overall effectiveness and efficiency in meeting division and section goals, initiating action for operational improvements as necessary.

Review studies of ordinance amendments, policies and staff reports to insure thoroughness of analyses and consistency with County requirements and legal compliance.

Represent the department on committees and before civic and community groups, before other County Departments, governmental agencies, environmental regulatory and permitting agencies, stakeholders, and the public; confer with property owners, developers, and their representatives regarding the applicability and impact of County policies, ordinances, and other regulations related to property development.

Confer with staff regarding problems and progress in their functional areas and provide technical and administrative direction; interview and recommend the selection of prospective employees.

Coordinate and assign personnel within the section; plan and conduct staff development and in-service training programs in operational procedures, and policy; review and evaluate the performance of subordinate personnel.

Work with staff of other departments and regional and state agencies to exchange or clarify information used in developing regional land use and operating work plans and coordinates the design and execution of projects to ensure consistency.

Compile data regarding section work loads, staffing levels, and priorities for input in the department's program budget.

Prepare, or delegate to all levels of County hearing bodies, including Directors Hearing, Planning Commission, and Board of Supervisors.

Make presentations to the Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission, and other local, regional, and state agencies on activities being conducted within the section as needed; respond to difficult public relations problems, investigate complaints or requests and recommend resolutions.

Coordinate efforts to draft new ordinances and review existing ordinances pertaining to the Planning Department, as needed.

Participate in the analysis of proposed or adopted legislation to determine the potential or actual impacts to the County, on implementation.
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in Planning, Transportation Planning, Public Administration, Geography (with related course concentration), Architecture, Environmental Sciences, Landscape Architecture, or a closely related field.
(Additional qualifying experience may substitute for the required education on the basis of one year of full-time experience equaling 30 semester or 45 quarter units of the required education.
)

***Please Note: If qualifying using educational units, proof is required by the closing deadline.
Applications without proof of degree/educational units completed will not be considered.
Please see \"Supplemental Information\" below for guidelines.
***

Experience: Five years of professional environmental planning, land use planning, and/or transportation planning experience which must have included performing at least two kinds of the following planning activities associated with a planning agency:
  • Comprehensive, regional, area, or community planning.
  • Plan/proposal review.
  • General plan amendments.
  • Zoning/land division.
  • Information services.
  • Urban renewal.
  • Planning administration or transportation planning.
One year of experience must have been in a lead or supervisory capacity.
(A master's degree in planning or transportation planning, or a closely related field may be substituted for the one year of required supervisory experience.
)

Members of the American Planning Association (\"APA\") and American Institute of Certified Planners (\"AICP\") are preferred.

Other Requirements:
License: Possession of a valid California Driver's License is required.

Knowledge Of: Principles of program and personnel management and training.
The principles of good organization and decision making, management and supervision; the principles, methods, and procedures applicable to land use or transportation planning activities; the physical, social, environmental, and economic implications of land use or transportation planning; local, state, and federal legislation governing land use development and transportation planning activities; research methods; general plan elements and factors that must be considered in evaluating land use or transportation proposals for consistency with these elements; the organizational structure and jurisdiction of governmental agencies involved in the planning process.

Ability To: Build relationships, work respectfully, tactfully and creatively with the public, boards, commissions, other planning agencies and staff.
Manage and coordinate the work of subordinate planners; plan and conduct any necessary training for subordinate staff; motivate and evaluate the work performance of subordinate personnel; collect and analyze data, generate and evaluate alternatives, reach logical conclusions and formulate consistent recommendations; compose clear and thorough study reports and recommendations; orally present study findings and recommendations to a variety of public groups and governmental bodies; work effectively with the general public and community and governmental boards and commissions; ability to interpret and apply laws and regulations pertaining to planning projects and cases.
Veterans Preference: The County has a rivcocob.
org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/C-3-Veterans-Preference-Program.
pdf\">Veterans Preference Policy
.
Upload a copy of your (or your spouse's) Member-4 Form DD-214 (or NGB-22) indicating dates of service, and a copy of your spouse's letter of disability (if applicable) with your application.
For privacy reasons, it is recommended that you remove your social security information from the document(s).
A Human Resources Representative will review the materials and determine if you qualify for veterans' preference.

Reasonable Accommodations
The County of Riverside is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).
Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process should contact the recruiter for the position noted above.
For additional information and/or to obtain the appropriate form for requesting a reasonable accommodation, please visit the Disability Access Office web page located at: rc-hr.
com/\">http://dao.
rc-hr.
com/
.

Degree Verification:
Prior to the closing date, upload a copy of any license(s), official/unofficial transcript(s), degrees, and/or related employment documents to your NeoGov account.
If your education was completed outside of the United States, you will need to provide a copy of your Foreign Education Equivalency evaluation from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services(org/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0_yAgdrN6wIVWx-tBh1wxQkOEAAYASAAEgJ8VfD_BwE\">NACES) or Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc.
(org/\">AICE).

Whats Next?
This recruitment is open to all applicants.

Applicants who are currently County of Riverside employees and/or current employees of the TLMA Department may be considered before other applicants depending on the volume of the applications received.

Qualified applicants may be considered for future vacancies throughout the County.


Applications received prior to the closing date will be considered based on the information submitted.
Changes or alterations cannot be accepted.
No late applications will be permitted.


For specific questions regarding this position, contact Ebelyn Skinner at eskinner@rivco.
org.


BASED ON THE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED, THIS POSTING MAY CLOSE WITHOUT NOTICE.

If you are experiencing technical problems, you may contact the governmentjobs.
com applicant support desk Monday through Friday, 6 am to 5 pm Pacific Time at
support@governmentjobs.
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or toll-free 1-855-524-5627.

Position Details

POSTED:

Mar 12, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

147761.6712 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1710475762-91b3ce77dded8356d4d5a1ce7030110a

LOCATION:

Capellen United States

CITY:

Riverside

Job Origin:

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The County of Riverside's Transportation and Land Management Agency (TLMA) has an exciting opportunity for a Principal Planner to join their team.

The Principal Planner manages complex and sensitive planning applications and projects, performs research and analysis, oversees the preparation of concept plans, feasibility studies, environmental documents, and other planning-related documents as needed. Will be involved with making land use decisions and interpretations related to the General Plan and Zoning Ordinance, establishing a clear direction and implementation process. Responsibilities also include managing staff workloads, training and evaluating staff planner's work performances, and functioning as a planning liaison to appointed and elected officials resolving complex planning matters. Makes or supervises the presentation of reports and studies to decision-making bodies.

Candidates with strong writing and editing skills, who have the ability to conduct independent research, analysis, and evaluate complex technical documentation, pertaining to planning are highly encourage to apply.

The Department also desires candidates with:
  • Knowledge of State laws, guidelines, and local ordinances pertaining to planning and development.
  • Knowledge of environmental protection regulations such as California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) as well as conservation and habitat plans.
  • Knowledge of current housing legislation, State housing trends, and low income housing development requirements.
  • Knowledge of current housing legislation, State housing trends, and low income housing development requirements.
  • Ability to conduct independent research, analysis, and evaluate complex technical documentation, pertaining to planning.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher.
  • A working understanding of thematic mapping tools such as ArcGIS or SketchUp.
  • Understanding of desktop computer systems and file organization.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.
  • An ability to organize and prioritize projects and duties.
Preferred Experience:
Five (5) years of progressively responsible, professional experience in planning, including at least one (1) year of responsible project or program management experience. A Master's degree in Planning or a closely related field. Member of the American Planning Association (\"APA\"), and American Institute of Certified Planners (\"AICP\") is preferable. Principles of program and personnel management and training. Build relationships, work respectfully, tactfully and creatively with the public, boards, commissions, other planning agencies and staff.
Meet the Team!
The County of RiversideTransportation & Land Management Agency (TLMA) is the umbrella agency for six county departments. They are the Planning Department, Building & Safety Department, Transportation Department, Code Enforcement Department, Environmental Programs Department and the Administrative Services Department.
Plan, organize, direct, and coordinate, directly or through subordinate lead personnel, the activities of a major section within a planning division, a combination of smaller planning sections, a district office, or participate in the development and review of division policies and goals, particularly as they affect the assigned section.

Review and evaluate existing programs for overall effectiveness and efficiency in meeting division and section goals, initiating action for operational improvements as necessary.

Review studies of ordinance amendments, policies and staff reports to insure thoroughness of analyses and consistency with County requirements and legal compliance.

Represent the department on committees and before civic and community groups, before other County Departments, governmental agencies, environmental regulatory and permitting agencies, stakeholders, and the public; confer with property owners, developers, and their representatives regarding the applicability and impact of County policies, ordinances, and other regulations related to property development.

Confer with staff regarding problems and progress in their functional areas and provide technical and administrative direction; interview and recommend the selection of prospective employees.

Coordinate and assign personnel within the section; plan and conduct staff development and in-service training programs in operational procedures, and policy; review and evaluate the performance of subordinate personnel.

Work with staff of other departments and regional and state agencies to exchange or clarify information used in developing regional land use and operating work plans and coordinates the design and execution of projects to ensure consistency.

Compile data regarding section work loads, staffing levels, and priorities for input in the department's program budget.

Prepare, or delegate to all levels of County hearing bodies, including Directors Hearing, Planning Commission, and Board of Supervisors.

Make presentations to the Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission, and other local, regional, and state agencies on activities being conducted within the section as needed; respond to difficult public relations problems, investigate complaints or requests and recommend resolutions.

Coordinate efforts to draft new ordinances and review existing ordinances pertaining to the Planning Department, as needed.

Participate in the analysis of proposed or adopted legislation to determine the potential or actual impacts to the County, on implementation.
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in Planning, Transportation Planning, Public Administration, Geography (with related course concentration), Architecture, Environmental Sciences, Landscape Architecture, or a closely related field. (Additional qualifying experience may substitute for the required education on the basis of one year of full-time experience equaling 30 semester or 45 quarter units of the required education.)

***Please Note: If qualifying using educational units, proof is required by the closing deadline. Applications without proof of degree/educational units completed will not be considered. Please see \"Supplemental Information\" below for guidelines.***

Experience: Five years of professional environmental planning, land use planning, and/or transportation planning experience which must have included performing at least two kinds of the following planning activities associated with a planning agency:
  • Comprehensive, regional, area, or community planning.
  • Plan/proposal review.
  • General plan amendments.
  • Zoning/land division.
  • Information services.
  • Urban renewal.
  • Planning administration or transportation planning.
One year of experience must have been in a lead or supervisory capacity. (A master's degree in planning or transportation planning, or a closely related field may be substituted for the one year of required supervisory experience.)

Members of the American Planning Association (\"APA\") and American Institute of Certified Planners (\"AICP\") are preferred.

Other Requirements:
License: Possession of a valid California Driver's License is required.

Knowledge Of: Principles of program and personnel management and training.The principles of good organization and decision making, management and supervision; the principles, methods, and procedures applicable to land use or transportation planning activities; the physical, social, environmental, and economic implications of land use or transportation planning; local, state, and federal legislation governing land use development and transportation planning activities; research methods; general plan elements and factors that must be considered in evaluating land use or transportation proposals for consistency with these elements; the organizational structure and jurisdiction of governmental agencies involved in the planning process.

Ability To: Build relationships, work respectfully, tactfully and creatively with the public, boards, commissions, other planning agencies and staff. Manage and coordinate the work of subordinate planners; plan and conduct any necessary training for subordinate staff; motivate and evaluate the work performance of subordinate personnel; collect and analyze data, generate and evaluate alternatives, reach logical conclusions and formulate consistent recommendations; compose clear and thorough study reports and recommendations; orally present study findings and recommendations to a variety of public groups and governmental bodies; work effectively with the general public and community and governmental boards and commissions; ability to interpret and apply laws and regulations pertaining to planning projects and cases.
Veterans Preference: The County has a Veterans Preference Policy. Upload a copy of your (or your spouse's) Member-4 Form DD-214 (or NGB-22) indicating dates of service, and a copy of your spouse's letter of disability (if applicable) with your application. For privacy reasons, it is recommended that you remove your social security information from the document(s). A Human Resources Representative will review the materials and determine if you qualify for veterans' preference.

Reasonable Accommodations
The County of Riverside is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process should contact the recruiter for the position noted above. For additional information and/or to obtain the appropriate form for requesting a reasonable accommodation, please visit the Disability Access Office web page located at: http://dao.rc-hr.com/.

Degree Verification:
Prior to the closing date, upload a copy of any license(s), official/unofficial transcript(s), degrees, and/or related employment documents to your NeoGov account. If your education was completed outside of the United States, you will need to provide a copy of your Foreign Education Equivalency evaluation from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services(NACES) or Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE).

Whats Next?
This recruitment is open to all applicants.

Applicants who are currently County of Riverside employees and/or current employees of the TLMA Department may be considered before other applicants depending on the volume of the applications received.

Qualified applicants may be considered for future vacancies throughout the County.

Applications received prior to the closing date will be considered based on the information submitted. Changes or alterations cannot be accepted. No late applications will be permitted.

For specific questions regarding this position, contact Ebelyn Skinner at eskinner@rivco.org.

BASED ON THE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED, THIS POSTING MAY CLOSE WITHOUT NOTICE.
If you are experiencing technical problems, you may contact the governmentjobs.com applicant support desk Monday through Friday, 6 am to 5 pm Pacific Time atsupport@governmentjobs.comor toll-free 1-855-524-5627.

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