Associate Planner II

City of Hawaiian Gardens

EXAMPLES OF REGULAR DUTIES:  Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: Collect, analyze and interpret data pertaining to planning and zoning; prepare clear concise and comprehensive written, oral and graphic reports and present them to the Council, Board and Planning Commission; prepare maps, charts, graphics and other illustrative material; review current legislation and identify the impact to the City; research and write amendments to existing ordinances; assist the public over the telephone and at the counter regarding departmental policy and practice; perform enforcement of codes as it relates to planning and property utilization; prepare and coordinate research and special studies with other divisions and other governmental agencies; process development applications; perform site review and design review; inspect projects; conduct environmental review including the preparation of initial studies and mitigated negative declarations; prepare staff reports regarding land use entitlements such as zone changes, variance conditional use permits, subdivisions; make recommendations regarding the City’s General Plan and Zoning Ordinance; acts as lead planner on specific projects and programs; may supervise others such as the Code Enforcement Division; attend Planning Commission and City Council meetings; performs related duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATION GUIDELINESAny combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for satisfactory job performance.  Such combinations include a Bachelor’s degree in urban planning or a related field with at least five (5) years of experience.  Possession of an appropriate California driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record.  Ability to communicate in Spanish are highly desirable. Knowledge of:  Principles and practices of general and advanced planning; CA Environmental Quality Act and Subdivision Map Act; current trends affecting public planning; PC and related software.  Ability to:  Provide technical leadership general and advanced planning; supervise projects and staff; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; operate a PC and related software; maintain effective working relationships with other people; collect, analyze, and perform planning studies.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. 


SELECTION PROCEDURE: To compete in this selection process you must submit a City of Hawaiian Gardens job application. All official City applications will be reviewed and only the most qualified applicants, as reflected by their applications and resumes, will be invited to continue in the recruitment process which may entail an written/oral/performance examination(s), or any combination therein. Candidates who successfully complete the examination(s) with at least 70% or higher will be placed on the employment eligibility list.


APPLICATION PROCEDURETo apply, please complete an official City of Hawaiian Gardens Employment Application and submit to: City of Hawaiian Gardens, Attn: Human Resources, 21815 Pioneer Blvd, Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716-1237.  Application materials are available at the address above, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. or by calling (562) 420-2641. You may also download an application from the City’s website at:  www.hgcity.orgE-mails and faxed applications will not be accepted.


FILING DEADLINE:  Employees interested in applying must submit a City application no later than Monday, March 5, 2018, by 5:00 p.m.  Late submissions will not be considered.  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of any part of the application, however, they may be attached along with job application.


The City of Hawaiian Gardens is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, Minorities and Disabled are encouraged to apply.  Special assistance with the application and examination process is available, upon request, for persons with disabilities at (562) 420-2641 extension 219. Applicants with legal disabilities who require special testing arrangements must contact the Human Resources Department at least five (5) working days prior to the examination date.  The City of Hawaiian Gardens reserves the right to cancel this recruitment at any time.