Principal Planner - County of Riverside, CA

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Job Description
Responsible for complex planning cases and supervisory project management oversight of professional planners in Riverside County, presenting/interacting with elected officials, and ensuring timeliness, responsiveness, and efficiency within the Planning Department. Competitive candidates will be experienced in planning project management and presenting to various stakeholder groups.
Job Information

Position Title: Principal Planner

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Required Skills/Experience/Education:
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in planning, transportation planning, public administration, geography (with related course concentration), architecture, environmental sciences, landscape architecture, or a closely related field. (Education substitution: A master's degree in planning or transportation planning may be substituted for one year of the required non-supervisory experience. A master's degree in public administration, geography-with related course concentration, architecture, environmental sciences, landscape architecture, or a closely related field may be substituted for six months of the required non-supervisory experience. No more than one master's degree may be used to substitute for the required non-supervisory experience. Such substitution will not meet the requirement of experience in two kinds of planning activities.)   Experience: Four years of professional environmental planning, land use planning, or transportation planning experience which must have included performing at least two kinds of the following planning activities associated with a planning agency: comprehensive, regional, area, or community planning; plan/proposal review; general plan amendments; zoning, land division; information services; urban renewal; planning administration or transportation planning. One year of experience must have been in a lead or supervisory capacity.   Knowledge of: The principles of good organization, management and supervision; the principles, methods, and procedures applicable to land use or transportation planning activities; the physical, social, environmental, and economic implications of land use or transportation planning; local, state, and federal legislation governing land use development and transportation planning activities; research methods; mandated general plan elements and factors that must be considered in County evaluating land use or transportation proposals for consistency with these elements; the organizational structure and jurisdiction of governmental agencies involved in the planning process.   Ability to: Manage and coordinate the work of subordinate planners; plan and conduct a training program for subordinate staff; motivate and evaluate the work performance of subordinate personnel; collect and analyze data, generate and evaluate alternatives, reach logical conclusions and formulate consistent recommendations; compose clear and thorough study reports and recommendations; orally present study findings and recommendations to a variety of public groups and governmental bodies; work effectively with the general public and community and governmental boards and commissions; ability to interpret and apply laws and regulations pertaining to planning projects and cases. To apply visit: 

US Citizenship: no

Security Clearance: no

Salary Range: $38.40 - $60.61 Hourly

Other Benefits:

Start Date: June 1, 2017

Position Type: Permanent

Travel: None

Language: Spanish
Contact Information

Name: County of Riverside

Address: 4080 Lemon St., P.O. Box 1596 Riverside CA 92502

Industry: County of Riverside

Phone: 951-955-8878



Job Reference Code: 6242