Monday, December 10, 2018

Planner I

Recruitment #18-2925-01

Introduction

THIS IS A NEW ASSEMBLED EXAMINATION.  The eligible list resulting from this examination will cancel any existing list and may last approximately one year, but can be extended. 

Supplemental Questionnaire:  A properly completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each application. Failure to submit the Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification.

Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing.

Applications will only be accepted on-line.

DESCRIPTION

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

The Alameda County Community Development Agency's mission is to enhance the quality of life of Alameda County residents and plan for the future well-being of the County's diverse communities; to balance the physical, economic and social needs of County residents through land use planning, environmental management, neighborhood improvement, and community development, and to promote and protect agriculture, the environment, economic vitality and human health.  To learn more about the Alameda County Community Development Agency, visit the website https://www.acgov.org/cda/

 

THE POSITION

Planner I positions are located in the Planning Department of the Community Development Agency in Hayward.  Under supervision, incumbents are assigned the less difficult planning and zoning projects and/or assist higher level staff members with more complex projects.  Duties include:  assists in conducting background studies for the general plan; preparing and assembling maps, charts, tables, and reports; conducts planning, zoning and environmental studies and research; assists in the reviewing, processing, investigating and evaluating development applications of various types. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Either I    

Experience:  

 

The equivalent of one year of full-time experience as a Planning Technician I in Alameda County classified service.    

 

Or II    

Experience:  

 

The equivalent of six months of full-time experience as a Planning Technician II in Alameda County classified service.  

 

Or III  

Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in planning, or related field such as architecture, landscape architecture, geography, urban/environmental studies, economics, sociology, public management/administration.  If Bachelor's degree is not in a related field, major must show nexus to planning work experience.  

 

Special Requirements: 

Candidates may be required to possess and maintain a valid California Driver’s License and may be required to drive in the performance of duties.   On an as needed basis, it may be necessary for Planners to attend night and/or weekend meetings regarding projects that they are assigned.  

 

NOTE:   The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:

NOTE:   The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the "Examples of Duties" section of this specification.    

  

Knowledge of:  

  • Principles of land use, city and regional planning and zoning administration.
  • Elementary aspects of public administration, economics and sociology.
  • Elementary statistical methods.
  • Basic GIS principles.

 

Abilities:  

  • Learning the principles, methods, and techniques involved in professional planning and zoning.
  • Making decisions, exercising judgment.
  • Planning and organizing.
  • Analyzing and problem solving.
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing.
  • Interpersonal sensitivity.
  • Use basic GIS software.

EXAMINATION COMPONENTS

 

The examination will consist of the following steps: A review of candidates' applications to verify possession of minimum requirements. Those candidates who possess the minimum requirements for the class will move on to the next step in the examination process which is a performance examination weighted as (30%) of the candidate’s final examination score or which will be qualifying only. Those candidates scoring highest on the written exam will move on to the next step in the examination process, an oral interview which will be weighted as (70%) of the candidate's final examination score. The oral interview may contain situational exercises. CANDIDATES MUST ATTAIN A QUALIFYING RATING ON EACH PORTION OF THIS EXAMINATION.  We reserve the right to make changes to the announced examination components.

Alameda County utilizes a Civil Service Selection System founded on merit.  Such a system is competitive and based on broad recruitment efforts and equal opportunity for qualified applicants to test in an examination process designed to determine the qualifications, fitness and ability of competitors to perform duties of the vacant position.  Many of our recruitments are targeted and specific to the needs of a current vacant position, in which case, the eligible list may be exclusively used for that current vacant position.  Other recruitments may be more broadly used for both current and future vacancies, or for other alternate jobs with comparable scopes of work.

To learn more about our recruitment and selection process, please visit the “What You Need to Know” section of our website, www.acgov.org/hrs.

Selection Plan

TENTATIVE SELECTION PLAN 

 

Deadline for Filing:

5:00 p.m., Thursday, December 13, 2018

Review of Application and Supplemental Quesrtionnaire to Determine Minimum Qualifications:

by Thursday , January 3, 2019 

Oral Interviews*:

January 29 & 30, 2019

*The combined oral examination/hiring interview, in addition to establishing an eligibility list, may serve as the final selection interview for vacancies in this classification.

 

  *WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE ANNOUNCED RECRUITMENT & SELECTION PLAN*

 

Alameda County and the Human Resource Services Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination and/or selection process to accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities and/or medical conditions in accordance/compliance with the State Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Alameda County’s Reasonable Accommodation Policy and applicable statues.  To request an accommodation due to a disability/medical condition during this or other phases of the examination/selection process, please contact the assigned Human Resources Representative listed on the job announcement before the last date of filing.  Alameda County requires applicants to provide supporting documentation to substantiate a request for reasonable accommodation. In order to qualify for a reasonable accommodation, applicants must have a disability/medical condition pursuant to the ADA, FEHA and applicable statues.

BENEFITS

Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees) 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Employee Mortgage Loan Program
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

 

Conclusion

All notices related to County recruitments for which you have applied will be sent/delivered via email. Please add @acgov.org and alamedacountyHR@acgov.org as accepted addresses to any email blocking or spam filtering program you may use. If you do not do this, your email blocking or spam filtering program may block receipt of the notices regarding your application for recruitments. You are also strongly advised to regularly log into your County of Alameda online application account to check for notices that may have been sent to you. All email notices that will be sent to you will also be kept in your personal online application account. You will be able to view all of your notices in your online application account by clicking on the "My applications" button on the Current Job Openings page.

Please take the steps recommended above to ensure you do not miss any notices about a recruitment for which you have applied. The County of Alameda is not responsible for notices that are not read, received or accessed by any applicant for a County recruitment.

NOTE: All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box alamedacountyHR@acgov.org are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. If you have questions please go to our website at www.acgov.org/hrs. You may also contact the Human Resources Analyst listed on the job announcement for the recruitment for which you have applied.

 

Debra Robinson-Harris,  Human Resources Analyst III

510-272-6437

Human Resource Services, County of Alameda

Alameda County is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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