|Date Opened||1/20/2017 4:00:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||3/30/2017 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$7,968 - 10,651 / Month|
|Job Type||Open & Promotional|
THE JOB: Under general direction, plan, organize and direct a section of the Planning Department; act as designated, on behalf of an Assistant Director in their absence; and do other work as required. Assignments could be made either to Development Review or to Sustainability/Long-Range planning responsibilities. The Principal Planner may also be assigned to act as Zoning Administrator.
THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of education and experience providing the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain these would be:
Six years of work experience as a Planner or one year equivalent to an advanced senior level Planner, and demonstrated leadership and/or supervisory experience.
Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in planning, urban studies, natural science, architecture or a closely related field and four years of work experience as a planner.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License or the employee must be able to provide suitable transportation which is approved by the appointing authority.
Knowledge: Working knowledge of effective management principles and practices; principles and practices of organizational control and personnel management; principles of land use planning in a controlled growth environment; budgeting principles in a government agency; section programs, functions and services of the section to which assigned; California Environmental Quality Act may be required for some positions. Some knowledge of the applications of data processing to planning operations; California Coastal Act or of statutes governing regional transportation planning may be required for some positions.
Ability to: Plan, organize, direct and control the work of a functional section of a planning department; supervise, train and evaluate the work of subordinate staff; exercise initiative, ingenuity and sound judgment in solving administrative, operational and personnel problems; evaluate and develop improvements to the effective and efficient delivery of section services; establish and maintain effective working relations with the general public, boards, commissions, public officials and other staff; understand and relate to others the goals, concepts and principles of the section; prepare clear and concise administrative and technical reports; effectively present planning matters to public groups.
THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplemental application will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application and supplemental application. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced exam, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application and supplemental application. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list.
HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 310, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. Continuous - Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. This recruitment may close once a sufficient number of qualifying applications have been received. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Following a review for minimum qualifications, applicants who are selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be notified that they must submit a completed conviction history questionnaire in order to continue to the examination phase of the process.
Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600.
To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S.
Some positions may require fingerprinting and/or background investigation.
NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.
An Equal Opportunity Employer