Land Use/Environmental Planner III-Sustainability

  • San Diego, County of
  • San Diego, CA, USA
  • Mar 14, 2018
Climate Change/ Resiliency Environmental Planning - NEPA Renewable Energy Sustainability Waste Management - Recycling

Job Description

This is a series recruitment subject to suspend on April 02, 2018, at 11:59 pm 

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Through operational excellence and attention to customer service, Planning & Development Services (PDS) strives to balance community, economic and environmental interests to ensure the highest quality of life for the public of San Diego County.
PDS is responsible for long range land use planning, including the County of San Diego's General Plan, Climate Action Plan (CAP), and Zoning Ordinance. The department evaluates land use projects for  regulatory compliance and environmental impacts, manages long-range planning policy formulation, and related ordinances. PDS advises the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission on all land use projects, policy, and programs in the unincorporated county.

The Land Use/Environmental Planner III-Sustainability is responsible for supporting the Advance Planning Division in the implementation of County Climate Action Plan through project leadership to develop ordinances, conduct research and policy analysis, update community plans, renewable energy strategies, and mobility planning, and other related efforts to reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the unincorporated County.
This is the lead level/first supervisory class in the Land Use/Environmental Planner series. The ideal candidate will have experience in land use, environmental, and sustainability planning and have a strong understanding and practice of project management fundamentals. Relevant professional and/or academic experience can include, but is not limited to the following: GHG inventories, emissions monitoring and reporting, utility-scale renewable energy, ordinance/policy development, community plans, agricultural conservation, transportation technology and trends, sequestration, offset protocols, public engagement, and collaborative partnerships.

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  1. A bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency, in city and regional planning, urban planning, aviation management, landscape architecture, geography, archeology, biology with a concentration in wildlife and/or botany; geology; or any one of the following life and physical sciences, geography with a concentration in conservation of environmental quality, natural resources or physical geography, ecology; zoology; engineering with an emphasis in acoustics or environmental management, environmental science or a related field, AND three (3) years of progressively responsible professional level experience performing environmental analysis, planning, research, data analysis, and computations, and preparing and presenting reports and graphics as it relates to land use/environmental planning.  Experience must be at the level equivalent to a Land Use/Environmental Planner II within the County of San Diego; OR
  2. A master's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency, in one of the fields stated above, AND two (2) years of progressively responsible professional level experience as described above; OR
  3. One (1) year of experience as a Land Use/Environmental Planner II with the County of San Diego. 

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Qualified applicants will be placed on a six (6) month employment list based on scores received during the evaluation of information contained in their employment and supplemental applications.  Please ensure all information is complete and accurate, as the responses you provide on the supplemental application questionnaire will be reviewed using an automated evaluation system.  If you are successful in the initial screening process, your application will be reviewed individually to confirm that the information you provided is accurate and qualifying.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable an individual with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions of a job, on a case-by-case basis. 

The County of San Diego and its employees embrace the Live Well San Diego vision:  A region that is Building Better Health, Living Safely and Thriving. For more information   An image without description

Closing date and time: 4/2/2018 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time 

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$79,393.60 - $97,489.60 Annually