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Overview

Trinity County
Employment Opportunity

DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING, CANNABIS DIVISION

ASSISTANT PLANNER
$3,881.58 – $4,718.08 / Month
$22.39 – $27.21 / Hour

Or

ASSOCIATE PLANNER
$4,373.86 – $5,316.45 / Month
$25.23 – $30.67 / Hour

This is a full-time, benefitted position
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Definition:

Assistant Planner:
Under general direction, to perform professional planning assignments in the County planning Department; to assist with and perform planning studies, environmental reviews, community design, and general plan preparation; to assist with planning policy formulation and implementation; to perform zoning enforcement; to explain Planning ordinances, regulations, and policies to the public; and to do related work as required.
Associate Planner:
Under general direction, to perform the more complex professional planning assignments in the County planning Department; to develop planning studies, environmental reviews, community design, and general plan preparation; to assist with planning policy formulation and implementation; to perform zoning enforcement; to explain Planning ordinances, regulations, and policies to the public; to provide lead direction and work coordination for other staff; and to do related work as required.

Examples of Important and Essential Duties

(The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.)
Assistant Planner:
Gathers data and information for planning studies and policy development; performs a variety of professional planning work including both current planning and preparation of general plan elements, as assigned; assists with and prepares project reports; conducts research and performs data analysis; processes applications for land use projects, such as special use permits, zoning changes, and site development; coordinates application reviews with other County departments, as necessary; may be assigned to staff support for boards, committees, and commissions, and perform projects related to annexations, consolidations, and district changes; performs zoning enforcement work, including the conduct of site inspections to ensure compliance with General Plan and Zoning Codes; assists with the preparation and prepares environmental studies; assists with public presentations; participates in the environmental review of proposed land use projects; assists with the revision of planning ordinances and general plan elements; interprets use permits in accordance with applicable codes, ordinances, and regulations; performs reviews of site development plans; prepares and presents staff reports on items for elected or appointed boards and commissions which hear and act upon public planning issues and matters; prepares and assists with preparation of maps, graphs, and information summaries; may receive and respond to zoning violation complaints; answers public inquiries regarding planning issues, permit procedures and requirements, and zoning.
Associate Planner:
Performs a variety of the more difficult and complex planning work; provides some lead direction and work coordination for other staff; gathers data and information for planning studies and policy development; performs a variety of professional planning work including both current planning and preparation of general plan elements, as assigned; prepares project reports; conducts research and performs data analysis; processes applications for land use projects, such as special use permits, zoning changes, and site development; coordinates application reviews with other County departments, as necessary; may be assigned to staff support for a variety of boards, commissions, and committees; performs projects related to annexations, consolidations, and district changes; performs zoning enforcement work,  including the conduct of site inspections to ensure compliance with General Plan and Zoning Codes; prepares environmental studies; assists with public presentations; participates in the environmental review of proposed land use projects; revises planning ordinances and general plan elements; interprets use permits in accordance with applicable codes, ordinances, and regulations; performs reviews of site development plans;  prepares and present staff reports on a variety of public planning issues and matters; prepares and assists with preparation of maps, graphs, and information summaries; receives and responds to zoning violation complaints; answers public inquiries regarding planning issues, permit procedures and requirements, and zoning.

Desirable Qualifications

Assistant Planner:

Knowledge of:
General theory, principles, and practices of land use planning and their application to a variety of planning problems.  Laws, rules, regulations, and policies affecting land use and zoning.  Research methods and statistical analysis.  Environmental impacts of changes in land use.  Graphic illustration and presentation.  Computers and software used in professional planning work.
 
Ability to:
Perform professional planning studies, environmental reviews, and zoning enforcement.  Read and interpret laws, ordinances, general plan elements, environmental impact statements, and other documents related to community planning and land use.  Collect, compile, and analyze technical, statistical, and other information related to public planning.  Read and interpret maps.  Prepare a variety of planning, environmental and zoning reports.  Operate a computer and use appropriate software in the performance of professional planning work.  Make effective oral and written presentations.  Effectively  represent the Planning Department in responding to inquires, providing assistance, and dealing with public and community organization concerns about planning, land use, and zoning.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
Training and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
One (1) year of responsible work experience in performing professional planning work.
Education equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major work in planning, geography, environmental studies or a closely related field, is highly desirable.
 Special Requirements:
 Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver’s License.

Associate Planner:

Knowledge of:
General theory, principles, and practices of land use planning and their application to a variety of planning problems.  Purposes and procedures of public planning agencies, boards, and governing bodies.  Laws, rules, regulations, and policies affecting land use and zoning.  Research methods and statistical analysis.  Environmental impacts of changes in land use. Graphic illustration and presentation. Computers and software used in professional planning work.
            
Ability to:
Perform the more complex professional planning studies, environmental reviews, and zoning enforcement. Read and interpret laws, ordinances, general plan elements, environmental impact statements, and other documents related to community planning and land use.  Collect, compile, and analyze technical, statistical, and other information related to public planning.  Read and interpret maps.  Prepare a variety of planning and zoning reports.  Operate a computer and use appropriate software in the performance of professional planning work.  Make effective oral and written presentations.  Effectively represent the Planning Department in responding to inquires, providing assistance, and dealing with public and community organization concerns about planning, land use, and zoning.  Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
Training and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Two (2) years of responsible work experience in performing professional planning work comparable to that of an Assistant Planner with Trinity County.
Education equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major work in planning, or a closely related field, is highly desirable.
Special Requirements:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a current and valid California Driver’s License.

Supplemental Information

TYPICAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; lift and move objects weighing up to 25 lbs.; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment, including computer, telephone, calculator, copiers, and FAX.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
Work is performed in an office environment; occasionally works outside; continuous contact with other staff.

Salary Information:
Assistant Planner:
$3,881.58 – $4,718.08 / Month
$22.39 – $27.21 / Hour

Associate Planner:
$4,373.86 – $5,316.45 / Month
$25.23 – $30.67 / Hour

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/trinitycoca?

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 12
Education Required: Bachelor's
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: 22.39
    Maximum Hourly Wage: 30.67