Under direction (III level) to general direction (IV level), performs progressively responsible planning work for CEQA/NEPA environmental processing, regulatory permitting, and compliance associated with Watershed Protection District (WPD) capital improvements, operations and maintenance, and other projects. This position will coordinate among engineers, project managers, regulatory staff, consultants, and field personnel during all phases of project development, construction, and operations and maintenance, as well as on various technical or legal aspects of programs, some of which may be controversial or politically sensitive. Planner III is the fully functioning journey-level planner and may act as project team leader or program coordinator; Planner IV acts as a team leader and program coordinator, and may act as first line supervisor.
PAYROLL TITLE: Planner III - IV
The ideal candidate has extensive experience:
This candidate must have excellent organizational and time management skills, the ability to lead project teams and special meetings, as well as develop and maintain positive working relationships with coworkers, members of the public, elected officials, regulatory agency staff, and others.
Planner III $2,592.79 - $3,643.46 biweekly
Planner IV $2,896.32 - $4,274.46 biweekly
Incumbents may be eligible to receive an educational incentive of either 2.5%, for an Associate's degree, 3.5%, for a Bachelor's degree, or 5% for a post graduate degree that is not required to work in the classification. Incumbents may also be eligible for bilingual incentive pay depending upon operational needs and certification skills.
Planners are represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and are not eligible for overtime.
Examples Of Duties
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE: Considerable (at the III Level) to extensive (at the IV level) experience in environmental compliance processing and regulatory permitting which has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. This can be obtained by completion of a Bachelor's degree in biology, botany, ecology, earth sciences, land use planning or environmental studies AND at least three (3) years (for Planner III) to four (4) or more years (for Planner IV) of progressively responsible professional (CEQA/NEPA) environmental report writing and processing experience, regulatory permitting, and contract/project management.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Comprehensive knowledge of:
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