City Planner I/II

City of Williams
530-473-2955 x117

The Planner will direct and review the activities and operations of the Planning Department; to coordinate assigned activities with other City departments and outside agencies; and to provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Administrator related to Planning activities.
Provide staff support to both Planning Commission and City Council researching, analyzing and presenting planning information; provide professional advice and assistance to the public on planning matters involving development projects, land use and zoning issues.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES – May include, but are not limited to, the following:
Develops, plans and implements department and City goals and objectives; recommends and administers policies and procedures.

Coordinate Department activities with those other departments and outside agencies and organizations; provide staff assistance to the City Administrator, City Council and/or Planning Commission; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence.

Develops department’s work plan, projects and programs; develop and administers Planning Department budgets; develops forecast for need of additional funds, materials and supplies; monitors and approves expenditures.

Coordinate the Technical Advisory Committee and provide written comments to applicants; circulate applications and maps to appropriate agencies for comments.

Develop and review staff reports related to planning; present reports to the Planning Commission, City Council, other commissions, committees, and boards; review and analyze development plans for compliance with the general plan, zoning, and other City regulations and policies; review use permits, subdivisions, rezoning requests, variances, and other land use entitlements.

Gathers analyzes, and presents data in the form of written, graphic or oral reports for the use of the Planning Commission, City Council, or special committee on varied range of planning matters. 

Prepares, revises and administers City plans, functional plans, refinement plans, zoning ordinances and development regulations; evaluates data and makes recommendations on complex planning projects/matters.

Provides information and assistance to others engaged in drafting plans, preparing zoning and land use maps; plans and makes studies relative to conservation of natural resources, land use, proposed development of projects, streets, etc.

Represents the Department in public and official meetings with other City departments, other jurisdictions, organizations, and professional groups to explain planning and zoning matters; respond to citizen complaints concerning violations of City codes and ordinances.

Knowledge of:
Principles and practices of land-use planning; principles and procedures of City, county, and regional planning and zoning.
Federal, State and local laws, rules, and regulations relating to planning, land-use and zoning activities.
Ability to:
Maintain records and prepare clear and concise reports.
Perform a wide range of professional planning work; organize conduct, and present planning studies; interpret and apply laws and regulations to planning projects.
Formulate planning ordinances and recommend policies.
Serve as technical advisor to the Planning Commission, City Council, City Administrator and the general public on planning and zoning issues.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Experience and Training: 
Any combination of experience, education, and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. 
Planner I - Familiarity with Municipal Planning and Land-Use requirement and processes.
Planner II – 5 years’ experience working as a Planner/Assistant Planner within California
Equivalent to the completion of four-year college degree in planning, land-use management or a closely related field.

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