SALARY: $4,704.48 - $5,718.33 per month; (PERS retirement - 2% at 62 retirement formula for new CalPERS members, 2.5% at 55 retirement formula for CalPERS members covered under pre-2013 rules). Appointment is generally made at the beginning step.
FILING DEADLINE: November 26, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. (postmarks or faxed applications not accepted). City application must be completed and submitted
QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: Requires Bachelor's Degree with a major in planning, public administration, environmental science, or related field. Previous planning experience desirable.
Knowledge and Ability: Requires knowledge of basic principles of urban planning, land use and zoning, California Environmental Quality Act, Subdivision Map Act regulations and municipal government functions. Ability to: read and interpret plans; respond to inquiries and complaints from residents, businesses, and developers regarding zoning and land use issues; perform research, prepare written reports for Planning Commission and City Council meetings; develop graphic presentations; make oral presentations at public hearings; communicate clearly and concisely; and work effectively with employees and the public. Strong communication and writing skills are essential.
License/Certification Required: Valid Class C California Driver License and acceptable driving record.
GENERAL DUTIES: Under general supervision, duties include the preparation of written and graphic reports on various planning matters; review of zoning, variance, conditional use permit, subdivision, design review, and other similar planning related applications. Compiles and undertakes special studies, conducts research and drafts ordinances, administers commercial and residential rebate programs, provides technical support to the Planning Commission, makes oral presentations, performs site inspections, collaborates with other city departments, responds to requests for information at the public counter, and performs other duties as assigned.
SELECTION PROCEDURES: The most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the City's testing process. Appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of a background investigation. The top candidate will be offered employment conditionally upon satisfactorily passing a health screening, which will be conducted at City expense. Proof of legal right to work in the United States will be required prior to employment. The City reserves the right to change any of the selection procedures. The City may change the duties of the position at any time. This position is exempt from the Personnel Resolution and is not eligible for overtime pay.
HOW TO APPLY: Application and information may be obtained from the Personnel Office, 16400 Colorado Avenue, Paramount, CA 90723. Telephone: (562) 220-2080. Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday. Website: www.paramountcity.com. City application must be completed and submitted either in-person, via mail or to the City email account firstname.lastname@example.org.
16400 Colorado Avenue
Paramount CA 90723
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Applicants must submit a completed job application and any required supplemental forms to the Human Resources Office by the filing deadline (must arrive by deadline). Postmarks and faxed applications are not acceptable.
Please note that the City of Paramount will never request personal information such as Social Security Number via telephone. All such information requests will occur in person at the time of hire.