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CITY OF CLOVIS, CALIFORNIA invites applications for the position of: Assistant Planning and Development Services Director An Equal Opportunity Employer OPENING DATE: 04/02/18 CLOSING DATE: 04/30/18 04:30 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST) SALARY: $61.96 - $75.31 Hourly $10,739.00 - $13,054.00 Monthly $128,868.00 - $156,648.00 Annually BENEFITS: The City of Clovis offers a comprehensive benefit package. For more information on the benefit package, please refer to the City's website under Departments & Services/Personnel Division/Health Plan Information. DESCRIPTION: DEFINITION Under direction of the Director of Planning and Development Services, oversees operations of the Planning and Development Services Department, to advise the Director of Planning and Development Services, the Public Utilities Director, the City Manager, and the City Council regarding planning, engineering, and building matters; and performs related work as required. CLASS CHARACTERISTICS Reporting to the Director of Planning and Development Services the incumbent is responsible for managing the three divisions within the Planning and Development Services Department, providing advice and consultation on planning, engineering, and building matters for the efficient operation of the Department. The Assistant Director manages Planning, Engineering, and Building Division Heads and exercises supervision over other managerial employees, making assignments, setting priorities, training, and reviewing work. The incumbent is responsible for preparing performance evaluations, processing employee grievances, recommending employment, and for taking and recommending disciplinary action. Positions in this class act with a high degree of independence of action in the assigned area of responsibility. Direction received consists of the assignment of the responsibility to attain objectives according to policy guidelines, department, and city objectives. Incumbents are expected to develop methods and procedures and solve problems encountered. Except where a deviation in policy is involved, most work is not reviewed directly by a supervisor, and when work is reviewed, the review is directed toward final outcomes and results. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Plans, organizes, and controls the activities of the Planning, Engineering, and the Building sections under the direction of the Director of Planning and Development Services and in cooperation with other Departments; participates and represents the City in communications with other City Departments and regional agencies; confers with the Director of Planning and Development Services, the City Manager, other departments, and various public groups on proposed projects and improvements; oversees staff report preparation and ordinances for Council consideration; participates in the selection of new employees; represents the City in relations with other governmental agencies; in consultation with the Director of Planning and Development Services, formulates program definition and policy; develops and administers the Department budget, and the City capital improvement program budget; conducts performance evaluations; explains policies, procedures, and objectives of the Department to staff by written directive and by oral communications; meets and negotiates with outside agencies and the public, including local developers, members of the business community, and citizen groups; explains policies, procedures, goals, and objectives; ensures compliance with legislative, regulatory and judicial mandates, regulations and professional standards; conducts staff and public information meetings; acts as the Director of Planning and Development Services when needed; and performs related work as required. TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS: LICENSE REQUIRED License: • Possession of a valid appropriate California Driver's License and a good driving record. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Education: • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university and possession of a Bachelor Degree in Business or Public Administration, Civil Engineering, Planning, or a closely related field. Education Desirable: • A Master's Degree in a closely related field. Experience: • Five (5) years of increasingly responsible professional management experience working in Engineering or a Planning Department for a municipality or county government, with at least three (3) years in a supervisory capacity in a municipal or county government. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS • Incumbent is required to attend frequent evening meetings; • Incumbent is required to travel within and out of the City to attend meetings; • Positions in the classification are designated as confidential under the Meyers- Milias Brown Act and are exempt employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act; • The work is primarily sedentary. SELECTION PROCESS Interested applicants must submit a completed City of Clovis employment application and supplemental questionnaire no later than 4:30 p.m. on April 30, 2018, to the City of Clovis Personnel Office. Applications must be submitted online at www.cityofclovis.com. For additional questions, you may contact Personnel at (559) 324-2725. Brief resumes are welcome as a supplement to the City's standard application form; however, the application form and supplemental questionnaire must be filled out completely to be considered. You may attach your resume at the time of application submission to the attachment section of the application form or submit by fax or hand delivery by the deadline date. A resume only may not be submitted in lieu of a completed employment application to be considered. Applicants may not attach any additional documents that are not required to their application or submit any other documents by mail, fax, or hand delivery. Veterans Preference Points may be provided if a DD Form 214, demonstrating qualifying service, is attached to the employment application at the time of application submission. Reasonable accommodation, when needed, for otherwise qualified candidates with disabilities, must be requested in writing at the time of application submission. Applicants will receive notification regarding the status of their application by email or phone once the applications have been processed and reviewed. Applicants must meet each qualification for the position by the deadline date. All applications will be reviewed based on the necessary employment standards for the position. Those candidates who best meet the needs of the operations may be invited to participate in an oral examination that will be weighted 100%. Applicants receiving a passing score may be placed on an eligibility list for a period of up to one (1) year. Examinations and department interviews for the position will be administered in the City of Clovis. As determined by the City and at the City's expense, successful candidates shall be required to complete and pass a medical examination, a drug/alcohol screen, and a background investigation. Possession of a valid California Driver's License and a good driving record will be required prior to hire. Proof of citizenship or eligibility to work in the U.S. will be required at the time of hire. The examination may consist of questions relative to knowledge of principles of budgeting and financial management; technical, legal, financial, and public relations problems involved in the conduct of Planning and Development Services programs; principles and techniques needed to organize and manage various programs and research methods; programs, funding sources, and mandates of assigned area of specialization; grant writing / application processes; principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation; organizational principles and practices as applied to Planning and Development within a municipal government; appropriate safety precautions and procedures; and applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulations, ordinances, and policies. The examination may also contain questions regarding the ability to prepare comprehensive and complex technical reports; manage all aspects of grant programs; perform advanced research and develop sound recommendations; read, understand, and apply highly complex materials; establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, public groups and organizations, City officials, and private and governmental agencies; formulate and administer Department and CIP budgets; help formulate and carry out City and department policy; communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; supervise, plan, assign, and evaluate the work of assigned staff; and act as the Director of Planning and Development Services when needed. This job flyer does not constitute a contract and its terms and conditions can change without notice. THE CITY OF CLOVIS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.cityofclovis.com OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT: 1033 5th Street Clovis, CA 93612 o: 559-324-2725 f: 559-324-2865 An Equal Opportunity Employer Job #18-018 ASSISTANT PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DIRECTOR Assistant Planning and Development Services Director Supplemental Questionnaire * 1. Carefully complete your Application and Supplemental Questionnaire and submit by the final filing date as indicated on the job announcement. It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess. You may attach a resume, but this cannot be used in lieu of completing an application. Follow the instructions below on how to submit a complete application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete. • Include a minimum of ten (10) years of current and/or previous work experience. • Begin with your most current work experience through the previous ten (10) years. • If you are unable to include ten (10) years of current and/or previous work experience you must include any combination of work experience, academic or vocational school enrollment, and any periods of unemployment. • The application may not contain any unexplained gaps in employment periods. • Be sure to attach any required documents before submitting the application. o Yes, I acknowledge and agree to the above statement. * 2. Please answer the following questions. This information is REQUIRED, as it will be used to initially determine minimum qualifications. For those applicants meeting the employment standards, this information will be critical in any subsequent competitive assessment to identify those applicants to be invited to continue in the examination process. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of required supplemental responses. Please do not say, "see resume" or "see application" or your application and supplemental questionnaire will be deemed incomplete. o Yes, I acknowledge and agree to the above statement. * 3. The information provided in your application must support your selected answers to the supplemental questions. The information you provide will be verified and documentation may be required. Please be as honest and accurate as possible. With the completion of this supplemental questionnaire, you are attesting that the information you have provided is accurate. Any misstatements, omissions, or falsification of information may disqualify you from being considered for this position. o Yes, I acknowledge and agree to the above statement. * 4. I acknowledge that if I am selected to continue in the recruitment process for the Assistant Planning and Development Services Director position that the examinations and department interviews for the position will be administered in the City of Clovis. o Yes, I acknowledge and agree to the above statement. * 5. Do you possess a current and valid California Driver's License? o Yes, I possess a current and valid California Driver's License. o No, I possess a current and valid Driver's License in another state. o No, I currently do not possess a valid Driver's License. * 6. Please list the expiration date MM/DD/YY of your current and valid California Driver License. If you currently do not possess a valid California Driver License, please explain. * 7. Please specify the highest level of education that you have attained from an accredited college or university. o None o Some college o Associate's Degree o Bachelor's Degree o Master's Degree or higher * 8. Which best describes your education major? o Business Administration o Public Administration o Civil Engineering o Planning o Closely related field o None of the above * 9. If you possess a Bachelor's Degree or higher in a closely related field, please specify your degree major. If you possess a Bachelor's Degree or higher with a major in Business Administration, Public Administration, Civil Engineering, or Planning please specify "N/A". * 10. How many years of experience do you possess working in an Engineering or a Planning Department for a municipality or county government? o No Experience o 1 year to less than 2 o 2 years to less than 3 o 3 years to less than 4 o 4 years to less than 5 o 5 years or more * 11. Describe the experience you possess working in an Engineering or a Planning Department for a municipality or county government. Specify where you gained your experience with listing each employer's name, your job title, your level of responsibility, and how long you performed the job responsibilities for the employers. If you currently do not possess experience working in an Engineering or a Planning Department for a municipality or county government, specify "N/A". * 12. How many years of experience do you possess working in an Engineering or a Planning Department performing responsible professional management job responsibilities? o No Experience o 1 year to less than 2 o 2 years to less than 3 o 3 years to less than 4 o 4 years to less than 5 o 5 years or more * 13. Describe the experience you possess working in an Engineering or a Planning Department performing responsible professional management job responsibilities. Specify where you gained your experience with listing each employer's name, your job title, your level of responsibility, and how long you performed the job responsibilities for the employers. If you currently do not possess experience working in an Engineering or a Planning Department performing responsible professional management job responsibilities, specify "N/A". * 14. How many years of experience do you possess performing in a supervisory capacity for a municipal or county government? o No Experience o 1 year to less than 2 o 2 years to less than 3 o 3 years to less than 4 o 4 years to less than 5 o 5 years or more * 15. Describe the experience you possess performing in a supervisory capacity for a municipal or county government. Include the number of people you supervised, the length of time, and your level of supervisory authority. If you currently do not possess experience performing in a supervisory capacity for a municipal or county government, specify "N/A". * Required Question
Record rainfall this winter has sparked one of the most beautiful blooms of desert flowers in recent memory.
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