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Assistant Planner I – $2,969.79 – $3,609.80 (Bi-Weekly)

Your next exciting career opportunity awaits you!  The City of Tracy’s Development Services Department is looking for their next Assistant Planner! The Assistant Planner is the first working level class in the professional Planner series. Initially under close supervision, incumbents with basic planning experience perform professional and technical planning work in current, advance, and/or environmental planning activities. As experience is gained, assignments become more varied and are performed with greater independence. Positions at this level usually perform most of the duties required of the positions at the Associate Planner level but are not expected to function at the same skill level and usually exercise less independent discretion and judgment in matters related to work procedures and methods.

  • Positions in the Planner class series are flexibly staffed and positions at the Associate level are normally filled by advancement from the Assistant level after gaining the knowledge, skill, and experience which meet the qualifications for and after demonstrating the ability to perform the work of the higher-level class.

Responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Reviews routine to complex commercial, industrial, and residential development proposals, plans, and applications for issuance of zoning clearance and for compliance with appropriate codes, ordinances, standards, laws, rules, regulations, and policies.
  • Reviews permit applications and building plans for completeness and compliance with current City codes and regulations; provides interpretations of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Subdivision Map Act, and local environmental guidelines; identifies corrective actions to be taken by owners; recommends improvement and rehabilitation programs.
  • Coordinates with Building, Engineering and Code Compliance to receive, record and resolve zoning and code compliance complaints.
  • Prepares or assists in preparing and reviewing environmental impact reports; prepares written initial studies, negative declarations, and staff reports related to development projects or City projects.
  • Answers questions and provides information to applicants regarding zoning, land use, development standards, approved development proposals, and the City’s entitlement process.

Education and Experience Requirements:

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in urban planning, community development, business or public administration, or a related field and one (1) year of professional experience in planning, zoning and related community development activities. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C California driver’s license upon appointment. May be required to complete National Incident Management System (NIMS) Training.

Deadline to Apply: – 11/15/22 @ 3:00 PM

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