The Senior Planner leads, oversees, reviews and performs complex professional land use and urban planning work including current and long range planning, implementation of the City’s General Plan, and coordination of special projects; drafts ordinances and resolutions; makes presentations to various groups; trains and supervises assigned staff; performs other related duties as required.
Experience/Education: Four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience in urban planning, and a Bachelor’s degree in planning, architecture, landscape architecture or a related field. A Master’s degree in city or urban planning may be substituted for one year of experience.
Licenses: Valid Class C California Drivers License
The City provides a $25,000 life and accidental death and dismemberment policy along with $5,000 dependent life. The employee may purchase additional supplemental life insurance for him/herself, spouse and/or dependents.
The City contributes an amount equal to 1.45% of the employee’s salary; the employee also contributes 1.45%.
LONG TERM DISABILITY
This city paid benefit provides up to 2/3-income protection.
English/Spanish for qualifying individuals and positions after passing annual bilingual test.
The City offers a paid/vested contribution of 4.2% of base pay to one of two 457 plans offered to the employee. In addition, the employee may also contribute, though not required.
Mid Management employees will receive a 5% incentive for an approved Master’s Degree OR 7% incentive for an approved Doctoral Degree. Incentives are calculated on base pay.
The City participates in the CalPERS defined benefit retirement system. Retirement formulas and contributions are as follows. The terms “Classic Member” and “New Member” are as defined by CalPERS.
Classic Members employed with the City prior to 10/20/2012
▪ 2.5% at 55 formula, single highest year final compensation
▪ Employee Contribution paid by the employee pre-tax: 2.375%%
Classic Members employed with the City on or after 10/20/2012
▪ 2% at 60 formula, average three year final compensation
▪ Employee Contribution paid by the employee pre-tax: 2.375%
New Members employed with the City on or after 1/1/2013
▪ 2% at 62 formula, average three year final compensation
▪ Employee Contribution paid by the employee pre-tax: 6.25%
The City contributes a monthly amount for the employee to use to purchase health, dental and vision coverage. For medical coverage, the City contracts with Blue Shield. Dental insurance is through Ameritas and vision coverage is through Superior.
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The City of Madera offers an employee assistance program or employees and dependents that provides counseling and other services for dealing with life’s challenges at no cost to the employee.
The City of Madera offers a generous paid leave program, including paid holidays, sick leave, vacation, and administrative leave.
Applications may be obtained from the City’s website www.madera.gov/apply or by calling the City’s Human Resources Department at (559)661-5401. Applications must be submitted to the City’s Human Department prior to the application deadline. Appointment will be contingent upon an extensive background check, pre-employment physical and drug screen.