Associate Planner (various positions including Archaeologist) *Revised

  • Sacramento County, CA
  • Sacramento, California
  • Sep 20, 2021
Historic Preservation Museum and Arts Planning and Development
  • Salary: $87,236.64 - $106,028.64 Annually USD

Job Description

The Position

This is a limited continuous filing exam. Next filing cut-offs are at 5:00 pm on:
8/18/2021, 9/15/21, 10/27/21*, 12/8/21* (final)

Under direction, the Associate Planner supervises, assigns, and/or reviews the work of staff responsible for the administration and development of community and general plans, zoning regulations and environmental documents; explains the planning program, policies, local ordinances and State and Federal regulations to the public; ensures work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures; and performs the more technical and complex tasks relative to the assigned area of responsibility.

The Associate Planner classification is utilized in a variety of ways throughout the County of Sacramento. This eligible list may be used to fill multiple vacancies, as well as other vacancies as they become available. For one of the current vacancies, the Associate Planner will be working as an Archaeologist.

The Archaeologist is a supervisory level position responsible for the administration and development of plans, policies, programs and local ordinances related to cultural resources. Additionally, the Archaeologist will be responsible for planning, programming, conducting investigations, and preparing reports related to identification, protection, and preservation of cultural resources for projects that are subject to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and the South Sacramento Habitat Conservation Plan (SSHCP).

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Examples of Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of
  • Principles and practices of supervision, discipline, leadership, mentoring, and training
  • Team dynamics and team building
  • Applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, ordinances, regulations, policies, and procedures related to urban planning, environmental regulations, and community development
  • Principles and practices of governmental planning with particular reference to urbanizing areas
  • Trends and statistics affecting community planning
  • Procedures for gathering land use and environmental data
  • The State Planning, Zoning and Land Use laws, Subdivision Map Act, California Environmental Quality Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and pertinent County ordinances such as the Zoning Code
  • Statistical and graphic presentation skills
  • Principles and techniques of implementing and developing project-level work plans and budgets
  • Public speaking and presentation techniques
  • Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and other specialized applications related to area of assignment
  • English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation

Ability to
  • Select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff
  • Investigate and resolve disciplinary issues
  • Work independently, prioritize work, coordinate activities and meet critical deadlines
  • Monitor and interpret budgets and other financial documents
  • Collect and compile a variety of data and information
  • Plan, coordinate, assign, and review the work of subordinate staff
  • Develop and maintain cooperative, effective working relationships with subordinates and the public
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing
  • Prepare, negotiate and administer contracts
  • Interpret and apply applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Apply customer service skills, including the identification of customer needs and follow up to ensure customer commitments have been met
  • Use current technologies, tools, and equipment to achieve program goals


Employment Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
Either: 1. One year of full-time paid experience employed by the County of Sacramento in the class of Assistant Planner.
Or: 2a. One year of full-time paid professional experience in environmental, urban and/or regional planning which must have included performing analytical duties in one of the following kinds of planning activities associated with a planning agency: comprehensive, regional, area, or community planning; public infrastructure environmental analysis; plan/proposal review; general plan amendments; CEQA/NEPA document preparation; zoning; land division; housing administration; information services; urban renewal; or planning administration.
And
2b. A Bachelor's Degree or higher from an accredited college or university in public administration, ecological studies, environmental planning and management, environmental studies, geography, natural resources, urban or regional planning or other field closely related to the intent of the class.

Or: 3. Five years of full-time paid professional experience in environmental, urban and/or regional planning which must have included performing analytical duties in one of the following kinds of planning activities associated with a planning agency: comprehensive, regional, area, or community planning; public infrastructure environmental analysis; plan/proposal review; general plan amendments; CEQA/NEPA document preparation; zoning; land division; housing administration; information services; urban renewal; or planning administration.

Note: Related fields above may include archaeology, anthropology, architectural history, biology, botany, business administration, climatology, economics, engineering, geology, historic preservation, hydrology, political science, range management, recreation administration (outdoor resource management), watershed management, and wildlife management.

Note: If the word "experience" is referenced in the minimum qualifications, it means full-time paid experience unless the minimum qualification states that volunteer experience is acceptable. Part-time paid experience may be accumulated and pro-rated to meet the total experience requirements.

Note: If the minimum qualifications include an educational or certificate/license requirement, applicants must submit proof of requirements with the application. Failure to submit proof of requirements may result in disqualification from the examination. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. For guidelines on submitting acceptable proof of educational requirements, please click here or speak to someone in our office before the cut-off date listed in this notice. Typing Certificate requirements can be found by clicking here or by obtaining the requirements from the Employment Services Division office.

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS
Criminal History and Background Checks :
The County may access criminal history information on candidates who have accepted a conditional offer of appointment for this class consistent with the provisions of Board of Supervisors Resolution No. 82-602, Personnel Policies and Procedures B-5, and applicable federal and state laws. The County shall not consider for employment any candidate who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor that relates to or impacts the candidate's ability to perform the job duties of this class unless it is determined that mitigating circumstances exist. For purposes of accessing criminal history information, the candidate will be fingerprinted. A subsequent arrest notification may be obtained.
The County may also conduct a background check on the candidate prior to appointment to a position within this class. The background check may include personal and professional reference checks, credit history checks where authorized by Labor Code section 1024.5, Social Security Number verification, professional license/registration verification, military service information and driving history. Information obtained in the course of this background check will be considered by the appointing authority in the selection process. In obtaining such information, the County will comply with applicable consent and disclosure practices in the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act.
License Requirement :
A valid California Driver License, Class C or higher is required at the time of appointment. Failure to obtain or maintain the appropriate California Driver License may constitute cause for personnel action in accordance with Civil Service Rules or applicable bargaining agreement. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Physical Requirements :
While most work will be in an office setting, incumbents will occasionally visit sites of proposed development, construction sites, etc. and be required to:
  • Walk and stand for long periods of time.
Individuals who do not meet these requirements due to disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Working Conditions :
While most work will be in an office setting, incumbents will occasionally visit sites of proposed development, construction sites, etc. and be required to:
  • Work outside in all types of climatic conditions including inclement, very hot and/or cold weather.
  • Work on rough, uneven terrain.
  • Work in loud or noisy areas.
  • Work near vehicular traffic.
  • Work around dirt, dust, fumes and/or odors.
  • Work around machinery and equipment with moving parts.
  • Work in potentially hazardous areas.

Probationary Period
The probationary period for this classification is six (6) months.

Application and Testing Information

APPLICATION

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. All applicants must complete and submit an online County of Sacramento employment application by 5:00 PM on the posted cut-off date. Click here to apply.

County of Sacramento
Department of Personnel Services
Employment Services Division
700 H Street, Room 4667
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone (916) 874-5593; 7-1-1 California Relay Service

Email EmployOffice@Saccounty.net
Inter-Office Mail Code: 09-4667
www.SacCountyJobs.net

  • Employment applications and all documentation requested in this announcement must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
  • Employment Services is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by an applicant's computer or web browser. Applicants will be automatically logged out if they have not submitted their applications and all documentation prior to 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
  • Your application should highlight all relevant education, training, and experience, and clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position as of the cut-off date.
  • Application information must be current, concise and related to the requirements in this job announcement. You may only apply for this recruitment once. Duplicate and incomplete applications will be disqualified.
  • A resume may be included with your application, however it will not substitute for the information requested on the application.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE

Applicants are required to provide a full and complete response to each supplemental question. The Supplemental Questionnaire is located in the tab marked "Supplemental Questions". Please be descriptive in your response.

Note: Responses of "See Resume" or "See Application", or copy and paste of work experience are not qualifying responses and will not be considered.
  • Supplemental Questionnaires must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date. Employment Services is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by an applicant's computer or web browser. Applicants will be automatically logged out if they have not submitted their applications and all documentation prior to 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
  • The supplemental questions are designed to elicit specific information regarding a candidate's experience, education, and training. Responses should be consistent with the information on your application and are subject to verification.
  • Please provide place of employment, pertinent dates, and concise, descriptive and detailed information for each question.
  • If a job included responsibilities applicable to several questions, separate the different functions of the job to answer all the questions completely.
  • Resumes or referral to the application or other questionnaire responses will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question.
  • If you have no experience, write "no experience" for the appropriate question.
  • For many individuals, it is more efficient to develop responses to the supplemental questions in a word processing document and then paste them into the final document to be submitted. Changes or corrections to your Supplemental Questionnaire cannot be made once your application packet has been submitted.
  • If the Supplemental Questionnaire is used in the Formula Rate exam, failure to complete all of the questions or incomplete responses will result in a lower score. While scoring the Supplemental Questionnaire, the candidate's application and/or attachments will not be reviewed , therefore, a candidate's responses to the questions should be accurate, thorough, detailed, and complete.

FORMULA RATE EXAMINATION (Weighted 100%)

All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications by the cut-off date will have their Supplemental Questionnaire scored in the Formula Rate Examination.

This examination will evaluate the relevance, level, recency, progression and quality of candidate's education, training and experience. The candidate's application or other materials will not be included in this examination. Therefore, the candidate's responses to the supplemental questionnaire should be thorough, detailed and complete. The score from the Formula Rate Examination will determine the ranking on the eligible/employment list for this job.

All candidates competing in the testing process will receive written notice of their examination results by email. Notices can also be accessed in their governmentjobs.com inbox. Applicants achieving a passing score will be placed on the eligible list in rank order. The rank is determined by the test score attained from the examination.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

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Closing Date/Time: 12/8/2021 5:00 PM Pacific

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