Associate Planner
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Associate Planner
Job Classifications
City of Foster City
Estero Municipal Improvement District
Job Specification
Under general supervision, performs professional planning duties, preparing studies, reports, plans, maps; develops and enforces zoning regulations; processes permits and applications; makes presentations to elected officials and the public.
This is a full-time, exempt management position requiring significant technical ability and excellent communication skills.
This is a journey level position requiring minimal supervision by the Principal Planner and Community Development Director. Does not exercise routine supervision.
Conducts design review of applications for room additions, property improvements and new developments; assists in studies of land use and design of municipal plans, assembles a variety of information and data for preparation of studies and reports; develops statistics and engages in research in preparation of various phases of planning projects; provides technical information on zoning to developers, interested groups and the public; develops maps, charts and graphics for presentations; reviews and makes presentations regarding development plans, architectural reviews, use permits and sign reviews for conformance with city design standards; performs field inspections to determine conformance to design standards and regulations; assists in the preparation and update of city design standards, regulations and plan approvals; assembles pertinent data to be used in studies required for meetings and hearings; prepares technical reports, presents and explains detailed information; assists in code enforcement activities and special projects.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:  Principles, practices and purpose of municipal planning; site and project design review; nomenclature, symbols, methods, practices, techniques and instruments used in planning, drafting and mapping; statistics and statistical analysis as applied to land use, transportation, zoning and master plan studies; principles and techniques of developing and maintaining a master plan; site planning and architectural design; laws and other regulations relating to municipal planning.
Ability to:  Operate personal computers and utilize planning applications; analyze and compile statistical, economic and technical data; read, understand and apply state laws, local ordinances and guidelines to permit applications; prepare well written reports and oral presentations; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, developers and the public; read and interpret architectural and construction plans; communicate clearly, concisely and tactfully with a variety of audiences; learn, retain and apply knowledge of laws and ordinances.
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way would be:
Education:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in City or Regional Planning, Urban Studies, Geography or a related field.
Experience:  Two years of full-time, paid professional planning experience or similar work experience.
Ability to attend evening meetings; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to manage multiple priorities and projects; ability to apply technical knowledge and explain information to a variety of audiences.
Licenses:  Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License and maintain a good driving record.
SALARY:  $7,606 - $9,245 per month

City Hall - 610 Foster City Blvd.
Foster City, CA 94404
(650) 286-3200