Planner I/II/III

  • Merced County, CA
  • Merced, California
  • Oct 24, 2019
Full Time Community and Economic Development Planning and Development
  • Salary: $4,132.27 - $7,120.53 Monthly

Job Description

Examples of Duties
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Participate in long-range planning policy formulation.
  • Recommends land use and development policies and assists in developing or revising ordinances.
  • May conduct inspection of sites to ensure compliance with the
  • General Plan and Zoning Codes.
  • Interprets the use permits in each zone according to zoning and related ordinances.
  • Prepares or assists in the preparation of maps and graphs.
  • Answers inquiries from the public relating to planning and zoning.
  • Provide staff support to and participates in the implementation of the general plan and other plans.
  • Contact federal, state and local agencies to discuss the feasibility of acquiring financing for projects.
  • Process application for the development projects.
  • Participates in the environmental activities for decision-making bodies.
  • May provide training and lead supervision to subordinate professional staff.

Minimum Qualifications
Level I

Education:

Equivalent to graduation from a four (4) year college or university with major work in Planning, Environmental Studies, Civil Engineering, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a closely related field. (Experience comparable to that of a Planning Technician or Code Compliance Specialist with Merced County may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)

Level II

Experience:

Two (2) years of professional public planning experience equivalent to a Planner I in Merced County. (A Master's degree in Planning may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.)

Education:

Equivalent to graduation from a four (4) year college or university with major work in Planning or a closely related field. (Experience comparable to that of a Planning Technician or Code Compliance Specialist with Merced County may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)

Level III

Experience:
Two (2) years of professional public planning experience equivalent to a Planner II in Merced County. (A Master's Degree in Planning may substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.)

Education:
Equivalent to graduation from a four (4) year college or university with major work in Planning or a closely related field. (Additional professional planning experience may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis).

All Levels

License:

Possess a valid California driver's license at time of appointment and maintain.

HOLIDAYS & LEAVES

VACATION

10 days the first 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 160 hours), 15 days in the second 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 240 hours), and 20 days after 10 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 320 hours).


SICK LEAVE

.0462 hours sick leave for each paid regularly scheduled work hour. 12 days (96 hours per year) with unlimited accumulation. Optional annual buy back of a portion of accumulated sick leave hours upon meeting certain criteria.


HOLIDAYS

Twelve paid holidays annually plus one optional holiday.


BEREAVEMENT LEAVE

Three (3) regularly scheduled work days or five (5) days if distance traveled over 500 miles one-way.


INSURANCE

HEALTH INSURANCE

County paid health plan with maximum contributions; 100% for employee up to maximum of $420, 50% of dependent up to maximum of $100 for child/$220 for spouse biweekly. There are multiple health plans to choose from. County paid dental and vision plans, 100% for employee, with 50% of dependent premiums paid by the County.

County sponsored employee health clinic available for zero or reduced co-pay depending on selected health plan.


DISABILITY INSURANCE

State Disability Insurance - Benefit based on highest quarter during previous calendar year. Employee pays premium.


LIFE INSURANCE

$10,000 County-paid coverage (Accidental Death and Dismemberment included). Voluntary Term Life and Universal Life Insurance available - premium paid by employee.


RETIREMENT

DEFERRED COMPENSATION

The County offers a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan. Employees choose their investment funds and can make pretax contributions to the plan up to the maximum allowable.


MERCED COUNTY EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION

The retirement plan is a defined benefit plan administered pursuant to the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 and other provisions of the California Government Code. MCERA members also pay into Social Security.The applicable benefit formula is dependent upon your hire date with an MCERA employer; yourpension amount will be determined by your age, years of service and final compensation amount.

EXTRA HELP EMPLOYEES DO NOT QUALIFY FOR COUNTY BENEFITS.

EMPLOYEE PROGRAMS

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)

MHNEAP services provides up to five face-to-face counseling sessions per incident and provides a toll-free "800" hotline available 24/7 for emergencies and crisis intervention. EAP services include counseling services, legal services, financial services and Work-life Resource services.

For more information log on to members.mhn.com.


EMPLOYEE TICKETS, COUPONS, and DISCOUNTS

The County of Merced has partnered with Employee Savings Tickets to provide discounted coupons and tickets for all county employees to attractions throughout the state and out-of-state. The discounts and coupons are available for shopping, movies, sporting events, theme parks, zoos and aquariums and much more.

THIS BULLETIN IS NOT A CONTRACT AND DOES NOT CREATE CONTRACTUAL OR LEGAL RIGHTS ON BEHALF OF ANY EMPLOYEE. THIS BULLETIN IS SUBJECT OF BEING SUPPLEMENTED, MODIFIED, WITHDRAWN OR OTHERWISE CHANGED PENDING LABOR AGREEMENTS AND/OR AT THE DISCRETION OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER OR AS THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DEEM NECESSARY.

For answers to specific questions regarding employee benefits, please call Human Resources at 209.385.7682 or go to
Merced County Benefits Summary


01

Please detail your past experience processing Environmental Impact Reports, the review of Administrative Draft and Final Documents, and administration of the public review process? Please include employer, job title, dates, hours worked, and duties performed.

02

What do you believe is the most significant challenge facing land use planners in California today?

03

What role would you play to help the private sector find success with their project goals?

Required Question