• Monterey County Human Resources
  • Salinas, California
  • Mar 17, 2020
Full Time Planning and Development
  • Salary: $6,808.53 - $9,294.13 Monthly USD

Job Description

Position Description                                               Open until filled
Priority Screen Date: 2/28/2020

Exam #:  20/41F23/01AR
All application material must be received by the priority screening date for a guaranteed review. Applications received after this date will be considered on an as needed basis until the position is filled.
Under general direction to supervise, plan and direct the day to day activities of a team of professional Planners in the Resource Management Agency.
This class is the first line supervisor responsible for an assigned team of Planners. The class of Supervising Planner is distinguished from the next higher class of RMA Services Manager in that the latter directs, manages and supervises training and performance targets for an assigned functional team of professional, technical staff. Supervising Planner is distinguished from the next lower class of Senior Planner in that the latter works as a lead worker within an assigned team.

Critically important qualifications for this position will be: integrity; flexibility and adaptability.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to balance good planning techniques with practical planning and meeting deadlines.  RMA-Planning is the lead county agency for environmental review.  This Supervising Planner position will be assigned to current planning to help manage preparation of environmental documents, mitigation monitoring and reporting/condition compliance, and general project management.  Project management in this capacity includes coordinating the work of others in the preparation of major planning projects and studies; analyze, evaluate and draw logical conclusions from data; interpret, explain and apply complex planning laws, ordinances, codes and regulations; communicate orally and in writing in an effective manner to profession colleagues, subordinate staff, boards and commissions and the public; gain cooperation and consensus through discussion and persuasion; resolve conflicts and establish and maintain effective cooperative working relations. In addition, the ideal candidate will exemplify an enthusiastic, resourceful and effective customer service attitude while promoting Monterey County Values.
The Eligible List established by this recruitment may be used to fill current and future vacancies on a regular full-time, part-time, or temporary basis.

Examples of Duties Paramount duties include:
Performs and/or oversees a variety of the most complex tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility which may include preparing correspondence and technical reports, land use planning and environmental review including determination of compliance with Local, State, and Federal laws, regulations and policies; directs, assigns and reviews the work of a team of subordinate staff on various planning projects; recommends alternative land use planning and strategies and courses of implementing action; makes and directs staff in the preparation and delivery of oral presentations to political bodies, boards and commissions and public groups; evaluates, documents, and performs routine counseling and initial corrective action as required.
To view the complete job description visit the Monterey County website:

Will have a proven track record demonstrating the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Knowledge of:  A combination of experience, education, and/or training which substantially demonstrates the following knowledge, skills and abilities;
Thorough knowledge of the English language, punctuation, grammar and spelling; principles, practices and trends of public planning or the specialty area to which assigned; statistical research methods as applied to the collection and tabulation of data affecting public planning; laws, ordinances and regulations governing planning in California; purposes and policies, procedures and regulations of a County planning department and zoning administrations; and the principles and techniques of gathering and analyzing data. 
Some knowledge of basic statistical methods and procedures used in planning studies and techniques or public presentation; techniques and processes involved in the preparation and implementation of long and current range plans and amendments.
Working knowledge of graphics techniques, computer methods and quantitative methods, as applied to land use planning.

Skill and Ability to: Collect, analyze, compile, organize, compile, and present technical statistical and related information pertaining to planning and zoning research; interpret, apply and explain laws, rules, regulations and ordinances; prepare concise written and oral reports; participate in planning presentations before official bodies; provide services to the public in a courteous and effective manner; participate cooperatively and effectively as a contributing team member; prepare rough charts, maps and other graphic illustrations; apply laws and ordinances and conduct field investigations may be required for certain positions; produce acceptable work commensurate with the level of appointment in an acceptable timeframe; learn to input, retrieve and analyze data using a computer; organize and present planning research studies; develop and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, officials and personnel from other agencies; communicate effectively in writing to professional colleagues, subordinate staff, and the public; speak effectively before large groups, boards and commissions; gain cooperation and consensus through discussion and persuasion and resolve conflicts and establish and maintain effective cooperative working relationships.

Examples of Experience/Education/Training Any combination of training, education, and/or experience which provides for the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the duties listed above is qualifying. An example of a way these requirements might be acquired is:

Experience: Three (3) years of performing the duties of a professional land use planner in a lead worker capacity.AND
Education: Successful completion of course work leading to a bachelor's degree in planning, architecture or a closely related field, in which planning courses were included as part of the curriculum.

Highly Desirable: Certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners and possess of AICP certification.

Additional Information Required conditions of employment include:
As a condition of employment, the incumbent will be required to: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License at the time of appointment, and possess and maintain a good driving record; be available to work irregular hours as necessary for emergencies and other critical issues/situations; be physically able to inspect and direct work on application sites, which may include climbing stairs or ladders, and walking on uneven surfaces over rough terrain.
Monterey County offers an excellent benefits package. To view the "F" Unit Benefit Summary please visit our website. This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies and Practices Resolution or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) prevail over this listing.

Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the U.S.; a list of acceptable documents is available on the USCIS Form I-9. If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your rate of pay will be hourly, and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed in the summary.
 Application and Selection Procedures
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Applications may also be obtained from and submitted to:
Monterey County, Human Resources Department
Attn: Amy Rodriguez, Human Resources Analyst
1441 Schilling Place
Salinas, CA 93901
Email: | Phone: (831) 755-5373
The selection process is tentative, and applicants will be notified if changes are made. The competitive selection process includes submittal of required application materials. A complete application package will include:
  • A completed County of Monterey employment application
  • Responses to the supplemental questions
 All application materials must be received by the priority screen date (Friday, February 28, 2020) for a guaranteed review. Resumes, cover letters, letters of interest, and other correspondence will not be accepted as a substitute for required application materials. All required application materials will be competitively evaluated. Those applicants that are determined to be the most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the selection process. To assess applicants' possession of required qualifications, the process may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercises, performance exam, and/or written examination.
Monterey County is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer. The County seeks candidates who can make contributions in an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity. Monterey County provides reasonable accommodations for the disabled. If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please call the Human Resources Analyst at (831) 755-5373.
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