To perform a variety
of professional planning duties in support of
the Community Development Department, including
review of development proposals and planning and
land use applications for compliance with
applicable regulation; and to provide
development-related and planning information and
assistance to developers, the business community
and the public.
This is an entry-level professional planning
position to perform a variety of planning duties
in support of the Community Development
Department. Employee at this level is not
expected to perform with the same independence
of direction and judgment on matters related to
established procedures and guidelines as is the
position at the Associate level. Since this
class is typically an entry level class,
employee may have limited related work
experience. Employee works under immediate
supervision while learning job tasks.
Typically, employee may have completed a
college degree in the field or related field.
FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the
1. Customer Service Shall provide
exemplary customer service to all individuals by
demonstrating a willingness to be attentive,
understanding, and responsive, fair, courteous
and respectful, and to actively participate in
maintaining a positive customer service
2. Ministerial Permits Shall review
non-discretionary permits including simple
building permits, sign, fence, temporary use,
film and other permits. Shall review licenses
including business, entertainment, and home
3. Public Counter Shall assist the
public at the counter with general questions,
concerns and reporting complaints. Shall have
the ability to provide information in a clear
and concise manner. Shall consult with and
advise architects, builders, contractors,
engineers and the public regarding City
development policies and standards.
4. Communication Shall have oral
communication and interpersonal skills to
clearly explain rules and procedures to the
5. Writing Skills Shall have
experience writing staff reports, memos, letters
and other written communication. Shall have a
working knowledge of grammar, spelling and
6. Written Reports and Analysis Shall
write staff reports, resolutions, draft
ordinances and prepare other documents for the
public, boards, commissions and council
regarding land use applications and draft
7. Environmental Review Shall prepare
and review simple environmental documents (CEQA).
8. Research Shall have the knowledge
and ability to independently research and
complete data collection. Shall have basic
understanding of statistical analysis, algebraic
and geometric reasoning and shall have the
ability to apply in a practical manner.
9. GIS/Mapping Shall have a basic
understanding and ability to use Geographic
Information Systems (GIS) or similar mapping
software to create maps and convey information
graphically in map format.
10. Presentation Shall be able to
prepare visual presentations for public meetings
and for the City website. Ability to
communicate through visual mediums including
PowerPoint, Publisher or other presentation
software is desirable. Ability to develop
brochures, slideshows, advertisements and
similar products is desirable.
11. Public Speaking Shall be able to
speak to the general public and in public
meetings. Shall have effective communication
skills to communicate complicated scenarios and
12. Technology Skills Knowledge and
ability to use computer hardware and software,
including Microsoft Office, various internet
applications, GIS, and others as required for
13. Urban Planning and Land Use Knowledge
Shall have general knowledge of local, state
and federal planning regulations and concepts.
Shall have basic knowledge of the Coastal Act,
California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA),
zoning and subdivision regulations.
14. Legal Knowledge General knowledge of
principles of law and code compliance. Shall
prepare legal notices for hearings.
15. Architectural / Construction Knowledge
General understanding required to review and
understand construction plans, site plans,
grading plans, etc.
16. Monthly and Annual Reporting
Ability to track and research ongoing trends and
patterns, report activities through reports,
charts and tables.
17. Project Management and Basic
Accounting Ability to understand and use basic
accounting software, receipting, accounting for
amounts due and received, accounting of time and
18. Site Inspection Shall have the
ability to conduct site inspections in
coordination with the review of permits,
projects or other concerns as needed.
19. Attend Meetings Shall be able to
attend occasional night or weekend meetings, as
20. Other Perform related duties and
responsibilities, as required.
1. Minimum two years of work experience
in planning or related field. Internships may
account for no more than one year of work
2. Equivalent to a Bachelors degree
from an accredited college or university with
major course work in city and/or regional
planning, architecture, geography, public
administration, business management, landscape
architecture, environmental studies or other
1. Learn applicable environmental laws
2. Learn to interpret planning, zoning
and land division regulations for the general
3. Interpret and utilize current
literature, information sources and research
techniques in the field of urban planning.
4. Perform basic plan checking
5. Understand and carryout both oral
and written directions.
6. Communicate clearly and concisely,
both orally and in writing.
7. Establish and maintain cooperative
working relationships with those contacted in
the course of work.
8. Knowledgeable with a variety of
computer programs, with the ability to prepare
reports, presentations, documents and other
forms of communication.
9. Maintain physical condition
appropriate to the performance of assigned
duties and responsibilities.
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:
The first application review date will be
Monday, June 27, 2016. This
recruitment will remain open until filled and
may close without prior notice. Prompt
application submission is encouraged.
The individual will perform a variety of
general janitorial tasks, some debris
collection, general painting, carpentry and
duties pertaining to Public Works areas and
equipment. Additionally, the incumbent may
handle complaints and questions from the
public. Ideal candidate must have a high school
diploma or equivalent experience, a valid
California drivers license, one year experience
in construction or maintenance work including
some semi-skilled assignments in public works
maintenance is desirable. Candidates must have
knowledge of common tools and materials used in
basic maintenance activities, basic repair and
maintenance procedures and able to perform heavy
Salary range is $15.20 - $18.47 per hour.
Pool and Beach Cashiers
Incumbent will perform varied sales,
cashier and clerical work, including collecting
monies and maintaining financial records.
Responds to public inquiries; capable of giving
clear, concise instructions in the event of an
emergency. Ideal candidate must be able to work
weekends and flexible hours.
Salary range is $10.00 -$12.45.
Part-time and seasonal position
The individual must possess CPR and
American Red Cross First Aid. Lifeguards must
possess Basic Lifesaving certification. Water
Safety Instructor certification a plus. Some
prior recreational experience is preferred.
Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus. Applicants
must be able to pass the swim test of 500 yards
in ten minutes or less and possess and have the
ability to obtain American Red Cross Lifeguard
Certification. Applicants must be at least 17
Salary range is $10.23 -$15.16.
Beach and Tower Lifeguards
Part-time and Seasonal position
Individual will perform a variety of
lifesaving and accident prevention services at
the beach; ensures the safety of swimmers in and
around the beach by providing constant
surveillance; monitors swimmers, enforces safety
rules, and responds to emergencies quickly and
appropriately and provides emergency medical
care until emergency officials arrive. Ideal
candidate must be able to pass an ocean swim
test of 1000 yards for 20 minutes or less. And
must be able to complete weeklong required
lifeguard training. Applicants must be at least
18 years old.
Salary range is $10.75 - $18.94 per hour.
Part-time and Seasonal position
Provide individual and group swimming and
water safety instruction to children, teens,
adults, seniors, and disabled persons at the
pool. Handle all aspects of classes. Assure
all swimming instruction activities function
well and service/safety objectives are
realized. Must be able to pass a swim test of
500 yards in ten minutes or less. Applicants
must be at least 18 years old.
Salary range is $10.49 - $12.76 per hour.
Requirements for Pool Lifeguards, Beach
and Tower Lifeguards, Swim Instructors:
Applicants must possess CPR and American
Red Cross First Aid. Lifeguards must possess
Basic Lifesaving certification. Water Safety
Instructor certification a plus. Some prior
recreational experience is preferred. Bilingual
English/Spanish is a plus.
A general knowledge of recreational and
educational activities is required. Applicants
must have ability to work in aquatic related
programs, be able to remain calm in stressful
situations and respond to emergency situations,
possess the ability to interact and relate
effectively with the public.
See above deadlines for submission of
for certain positions.
To be considered for the above positions,
applicants must submit a completed City
City Employment application form is
available at City Hall, 5775 Carpinteria
Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013 or our website at
www.ci.carpinteria.ca.us. A personal
interview will be scheduled for the most
qualified applicants to determine final
Send your completed employment application
5775 Carpinteria Avenue
Carpinteria, CA 93013