SENIOR PLANNER (HOUSING)

The Senior Planner (Housing) position is a specialized planning position in the Community Development Department. This position is focused on implementing the City’s affordable housing programs, staying current with state housing legislation and preparing and implementing the programs in the adopted 6th cycle Housing Element including working on zoning ordinance amendments and other associated policy implementation. This position also oversees and implements five grant programs totaling $1.7 million for affordable housing activities and manages a consultant for administration of CDBG programs and funding. In addition, this position assists with front counter duties and some current planning of development applications, and supervision of assigned staff. This position performs a variety of advanced level professional duties and responsibilities in support of assigned City planning unit or functional area; plans coordinates, and manages multiple complex projects in the area(s) of assignment; and provides responsible staff assistance to the Assistant Director, Community Development and the Director, Community Development.

Education/Training: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in urban or regional planning, environmental design, architecture or a related field. A Master’s degree is desirable. Experience: Four years of increasingly responsible professional planning experience in local government including some project management experience. License or Certificate: Possession of a valid California driver’s license at a level appropriate to the equipment operated. Possession of certification as a Certified Planner from the American Institute of Certified Planners is highly desirable.

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