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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Project Management
Ag and Open Space Senior Planner
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County of Sonoma | Santa Rosa, CA
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Job Description

Ag & Open Space Senior Planner

$7,537 - $9,164/Monthly

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience: Any combination of education and work experience which would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed herein.  Normally, this would include a Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, with coursework in conservation planning, ecology, geography, environmental science, resource management, landscape architecture, or other related fields, and three years of experience involving increasingly responsible project management in open space planning, preferably in a governmental, non-profit land trust, land management, or similar organization.  Significant coursework in and/or experience with GIS and experience working in a lead capacity are highly desirable.

License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Considerable knowledge of: advanced principles, methods, theories, practices, and techniques of conservation and land steward planning and practices, including landscape ecology, spatial analysis, resource management, urban and regional land use, and design review; urban and rural land use planning; research methods and protocols, conservation tools, data, models, software and hardware, and of standard statistical methods and procedures as they apply to the use of socio-economic and environmental data; applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility.

Working knowledge of: administrative principles and practices, including project management, and the development, analysis, and evaluation of programs, policies, and operational needs; operations, services, and activities of a conservation planning, stewardship, open space management, resource management and protection, and land use planning program; general principles of risk management related to the functions of the assigned area; negotiation techniques and strategies; techniques for effectively representing the District in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, and various business, professional, educational, regulatory, and legislative organizations; use of GIS, GPS, and related software and hardware to collect data, perform analyses, and prepare maps and reports; modern office practices, methods, and use of both computer equipment and applications related to the work.

Knowledge of: principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment, review, evaluation, and training of staff in work procedures.

Ability to: develop multi-objective plans based on current science and methods; utilize current tools, models, hardware, and software to effectively implement conservation plans and District mission; evaluate graphic design and site plans; effectively plan, organize, and carry through research and analysis projects; plan, organize, assign, and review the work of staff; train staff in work procedures; effectively present the results of research and analyses in oral, written, and graphic form; read and interpret maps and legal property descriptions; problem solve and understand, interpret, and explain a wide variety of laws, ordinances, codes, rules, and regulations relating to land use issues; work effectively with and advise appointed citizens' advisory committees and groups and various official boards; prepare clear and concise written reports; perform difficult, complex, and specialized planning studies and projects with a great deal of independence; establish and maintain effective working relationships with District and County employees, representatives of other public agencies, and the general public; use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within District policy, procedural, and legal guidelines; utilize electronic information systems and analyze and interpret such information; use GIS, GPS, and related software and hardware to collect data, perform analyses, and prepare maps and reports.



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