The final filing deadline for this recruitment has been extended to November 3, 2017 at 5:00 PM.
The City of Ontario reserves the right, if necessary, to accept only the first one hundred (100) applications from applicants that meet the qualification guidelines below.
The City of Ontario Development Agency is seeking a well-qualified candidate for the position of Principal Planner in Transportation/Mobility. This position will play a lead role in shaping and directing new citywide mobility initiatives and be responsible for developing and leading the mobility planning efforts for the City of Ontario. Under general direction of the Traffic/Transportation Manager, the Principal Planner assigned to Transportation/Mobility will create, review, and oversee master plan projects and supervise related transportation planning activities.
The ideal candidate will exhibit exceptional communication and interpersonal skills enabling them to work with the public, consultants, and City staff within an interdisciplinary environment; possess exceptional technical writing skills with the ability to produce plans and documents in house; be self-driven and act with initiative to accomplish priorities and meet deadlines; and demonstrate commitment to the community by providing excellent customer service thorough teamwork, communication, and responsiveness.
The Principal Planner classification may be used in a variety of City departments. This recruitment will result in an eligibility list for this classification to meet the future staffing needs of the departments with openings in this classification. The current opening is with the Development Agency in Transportation/Mobility.
The Development Agency
The Development Agency is charged with planning, developing, administering, and implementing the framework for sustained, comprehensive leadership in building the Ontario Community and improving the quality of life of the people of Ontario. The Agency serves the City's residents and businesses by assisting, regulating, developing, and preserving residential and commercial development within the City. The Agency currently encompasses Development Administration, Building, Engineering, and Planning (Current and Advanced) with 91 full-time regular staff as well as a variety of part-time staff and outside professional consultants.
Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration, Mobility/Transportation Planning or closely related field.
Five years of recent, progressively responsible, professional current and long-range planning experience, including two years in a supervisory capacity (a master's degree related to planning may be substituted for one year of experience, but may not be substituted for the required supervisory experience).
A valid California Class C driver's license and an acceptable driving record at the time of appointment and throughout employment.
Previous work experience in mobility/transportation. Knowledge of the theory, principles, and practices of municipal planning and zoning. Knowledge of the latest developments and trends in local government and municipal planning.
The City of Ontario is a dynamic leading community in the Inland Empire with a variety of full-time and part-time employment and volunteer opportunities. Ontario enjoys the reputation of being a progressive City which provides solid leadership to its citizens and to the business community. The City provides a full range of services to the community including; Police, Fire, Administrative Services,... Community Services, Development, Economic Development, Housing, and the Ontario Municipal Utilities Company. The City's team is staffed with approximately 1,200 full-time and 200 part-time diverse and talented employees who work to support a common goal of providing excellent service to the community.