This is a management position responsible for overseeing a variety of programs and activities of Planning Divisions and provides lead supervision and advanced level professional planning services in the areas of advanced planning, current planning, and public information; and to provide responsible assistance to higher level management staff. This is the advanced journey level class in the Planner series. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the series by the level of responsibility assumed and the complexity of duties assigned. Employees perform the most difficult and responsible types of duties assigned to classes within this series. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to the assigned Planning Department area. An incumbent in this classification exercises independent judgment and discretion not of a routine or clerical nature and will have skills in coordinating efforts across departments and outside entities and will be results-driven.
An incumbent in this classification demonstrates strong ethical, professional, and service-oriented leadership and interpersonal skills; sets a good example; and correctly applies the tenets of the municipality’s Code of Ethics and Values.
We only consider candidates living locally or within the State of CA. We do not pay any relocation expenses.
- Manage policy planning projects and programs within Planning departments, under the general direction of the Principal Planner and/or Senior Principal Planner.
- Gather, analyze, and present data in the form of written, graphic, or oral reports for use before commissions and public hearings.
- Plan, manage, and participate in the preparation of advanced planning projects.
- Prepare statistics and other information for general distribution.
- Technical and management advisor to subordinate personnel in solving difficult assignments and in reviewing objectives, techniques of execution, and findings.
- Assist in the review of General Plans and preparation of new ordinances to effectuate the same.
- Research, planning and technical analysis for complex planning projects and preparation of reports including recommendations.
- Coordinate California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), environmental consultants, mitigation monitoring or reporting program requirements associated with current and advanced planning projects.
- Plan and participate in meetings of various civic, business and community organizations.
- May be responsible for assisting the Principal Planner in the staffing of the Planning Commission, the Permit Center and the allocation of budget and staffing resources as directed.
- May lead a team on a planning initiative as assigned.
- May act for the Principal Planner or the Senior Principal Planner in their absence.
- May represent the Planning Department at the Architectural Committee, Historical and Landmarks Commission, and other planning advisory committees as needed.
- Performing other related duties are required.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in planning, architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, natural resources, or social science, and five years of professional planning experience.
- A Master’s degree in planning may be substituted for one year of the required professional planning experience.
- An equivalent combination of experience and education sufficient to perform the essential job functions and provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.
- Possession of license, registration, or certification in a related field, such as American Planning Association (APA) or American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), is desirable.
- Principles, practices and legal requirements of planning and zoning administration.
- Environmental protection regulations such as California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Clean Water Act, National Historic Preservation Act, and Endangered Species Act, etc.
- State and local laws pertaining to land use such as the Williamson Act, Historic Preservation Program, etc.
- Relationship of land use planning to the requirements of other reviewing agencies such as Fire Marshal’s Office, Environmental Health, Land Development Engineering, Geology, Roads and Airports, and Building.
- Principles of effective customer service.
- Statistics and math applicable to planning and property development.
- Planning implications to the community’s physical, economic, and social characteristics.
- Environmental impacts and property development and construction practices.
- Governmental organizations and operations and community interrelationships.
- Advanced research, report writing and presentation techniques.
- Common computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheet, database management, internet, econometric or transportation modeling, and geographic information systems.
- Review project descriptions, plans or field conditions and apply policy and code provisions to determine performance.
- Interpret the zoning ordinance and other policy documents.
- Organize and conduct planning studies including supervising the work of others.
- Prepare and present complex staff reports, planning studies, policies, and ordinance to the public and decision-making bodies.
- Conduct analysis and make recommendations based on findings in studies, field observation and public input.
- Efficiently administer planning policies, ordinances, and permit processes.
- Build relationships and work respectfully, tactfully, and creatively with the public, agencies and staff.
- Provide effective project management and staff leadership.
- Manage multiple projects and issues effectively and meet firm deadlines.
- Facilitate large meetings and community workshops.
- Working with detailed, finely printed documents.
- Requires sitting for long periods of time.
- On as needed basis working at a client office may be required.
- May require working in inspection site environments.
- May require driving, visiting work sites and clients.
- Capacity to work in a fast-paced environment when dealing with deadlines and multiple projects.
PAY AND BENEFITS
We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and development resources you need to advance your career. When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a 300+ network of experts: community planners, environmental specialists, civil and structural engineers, building and safety experts, fire prevention and construction managers – leading the change to a more sustainable and equitable future.
The compensation for this position is $104,000.00 to $133,120.00 per year
Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location.
CSG’s comprehensive benefits package includes 401(k) plus company match, Employee Stock Ownership Program (Eligibility requirements must be met to qualify), 12 paid holidays, 3 weeks of paid time off (PTO), medical, dental, vision, FSA, EAP, Life/AD&D, LTD, voluntary life insurance, casual work environment and professional development program.
CSG Consultants is an established and thriving, employee-owned municipal services consulting firm headquartered in Foster City, California with offices throughout California. Since 1991, CSG has exclusively served public agencies, providing a wide range of municipal services—from planning to community preservation. A trusted leader in the industry, CSG focuses on building long-term relationships with our client communities and stands by its commitment to the time-honored values of quality of service, integrity, and responsiveness.
Work Environment: We strive to offer the flexibility you need to do your best work. Whether you are working from a CSG office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment, where your integrity, enterprising spirit and pioneering mindset are championed. You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work, using your unique talents, backgrounds, and experience to create positive outcomes for our clients.
Career Growth: We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization, you can make a lasting impact on projects you work on, the teams and committees you join as a part of our business practices.
CSG Consultants is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions and provides employment opportunities based on merit, qualifications, potential and competency. We want to have the best available persons in every job. CSG policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, religion, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship status, military and veteran status, age, disability, genetic information, or medical condition or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. CSG Consultants, Inc. is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application process. Any applicant who requires accommodation to apply for or perform the essential functions of a job should contact the Human Resources Department and request such accommodation.