Extended Job Posting – Previous applicants will be considered and need not reapply. Job closes on June 6, 2022, 4:30 p.m. Alaska Standard Time.
Please go to https://juneau.org/human-resources/employment-opportunities/entry/83915 to view the current job posting.
WHAT THE CBJ CAN OFFER YOU:
In this position you will receive a competitive salary package that includes the opportunity for regular pay increases, 12 paid holidays a year, an excellent health insurance program that includes medical, dental, vision and orthodontia care options, paid leave and retirement credit through PERS (Public Employees’ Retirement System).
We value the health and well-being of our employees. The CBJ provides free parking, paid time off for parent teacher conferences, the ability to participate in a robust wellness program that includes discounts to CBJ recreational centers and local fitness programs, free bi-annual health screenings, free flu shots, free classes, challenges and webinars on healthy living to assist you with achieving work/life balance.
About JUNEAU – Alaska’s Capital City:
Juneau is located in Southeast Alaska and the only “road” in is the Alaska Marine Highway. To learn more about our remote community, please visit: https://choosejuneau.org/
WORKING HOURS AND LOCATION
This position is exempt from overtime and works a general schedule of Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm. Duties may require attendance at the Planning Commission and Assembly meetings, and will require attendance at other related meetings outside of normal working hours. This position is located in downtown Juneau in the Marine View Building at 230 South Franklin Street.
DESCRIPTION OF WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING
The Community Development Department (CDD) is recruiting for our vacant Senior Planner (Housing & Land Use Specialist) position. This position plays an essential role in our department, providing management of the CBJ Housing Programs in accordance with pertinent rules; regulations and laws per assembly guidance. Provides oversight of programs and activities stemming from the Housing Action Plan and helps to meet the Assembly’s goals regarding housing. This position oversees established Housing Programs and would assist in potential development and management of new initiatives. Current programs include the CBJ Mobile Home Loan Program, CBJ Accessory Apartments Grant Incentive, and the Juneau Affordable Housing Fund. Additionally, the Planner will assist in drafting and creating land use code pertaining to housing through the Planning Commission. This position will provide reports, written briefs, talking points, data analysis, and potential grant language for future opportunities. The Planner will stay up to date on housing development trends, assist with data collection, and become knowledgeable on the latest municipal strategies that encourage more housing in the community.
WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR CDD’s ideal candidate will enjoy working in a team environment and must be comfortable communicating with members of the public and representatives of other agencies. Public speaking is expected of the position and strong presentation skills are desired. The ideal candidate must have strong writing skills and be comfortable with various forms of written communication –from memos to plans to more technical writing like data analysis and land use code. CDD expects a high level of service to be provided to our external and internal customers with the ability to exercise tact, self-restraint and judgment. This position works in a shared office environment that may have moderate noise and occasional interruptions.
WHAT IS IT LIKE TO WORK IN OUR DEPARTMENT
CDD is a dynamic department composed of Permitting, Planning, Building, and Administrative sections that together are responsible for administering the land use ordinances and building code regulations for the City and Borough of Juneau. We are a team of individuals dedicated to public service and our Department values of Integrity, Professionalism, Inclusivity, and Innovation. This position will be the first step to integrating housing work and programs into the department, for efficiency and better communication with the building community, and general public.
DO I HAVE THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR THIS JOB – OUR MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college with a degree in planning,
engineering, geography, architecture, public administration, project management, or a closely related field.
Substitution: Experience may be substituted for the required education on the basis of one month of experience for 2.5 semester hours or 3.75 quarter hours of education. Examples of qualifying experience includes sub-professional or paraprofessional work in environmental, transportation, or community development; architecture; engineering; land surveying; landscape architecture; urban design; historic preservation; geography; geographic information systems; housing administration, grant administration; business management; or research. AND
Experience: Three (3) years of professional level experience in community or urban
planning. This work must have included one of the following specialties:
1. Comprehensive/Long-Range Planning.
2. Current Range Planning
3. Community Development
4. Land Use and Code Compliance
5. Urban Design
6. Economic Development
7. Environmental / Natural Resources / Hazard Mitigation Planning
9. Historic Preservation
Certifications: Must obtain an American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM), Project Management Professional (PMP), or other approved certification relevant to the position, within 18 months of appointment and for continued employment.
Other: Current Driver’s License at time of appointment and for continued employment.
NOTE: This is a benefited position. For more details about benefits, please visit the following web link: https://juneau.org/human-resources/benefits
HOW DO I APPLY AND WHO CAN I CALL WITH QUESTIONS
If you have questions about this position please call, Scott Ciambor at (907) 586-0753, ext. 4127.
We are accepting applications until June 6, 2022. Your application and cover letter must be received by the Human Resources & Risk Management Department before the close of business (4:30 p.m. Alaska Standard Time) on the date listed above.
COVER LETTER REQUIREMENTS A cover letter is required for this position. The cover letter should be in a standard business format and should highlight your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience as they pertain to the demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the job description above.
You can submit your application and cover letter by email, fax, USPS mail
Applicants can visit our website for a copy of our application and instructions on how to submit it. If you have questions about our application you can contact us by phone at (907)586-5250. https://juneau.org/human-resources/employment-opportunities
Email completed applications to [email protected]
Mail completed application to:
Human Resources & Risk Mgmt. Department 155 South Seward St.
Juneau, Alaska 99801