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Under general direction, to analyze and conceptualize programs and synthesize information related to urban and land use planning, seismic and geologic hazards; to plan land use programs in geologically hazardous areas and to be able to relate these to other environmental issues and programs; to translate such concerns into new policies and programs or modifications to existing ones as expressed in legislation; and to do other related work.
Acts as the principal staff person for work on seismic safety policy related to urban and land use planning; conceptualizes and initiates programs and projects; develops and maintains the Commission's project review program; acts for the Executive Director in his or her absence; performs independent research and analysis and prepares staff papers, reports, and policy recommendations for committee and Commission review and action; prepares, analyzes, and recommends legislation for Commission review related to planning and land use considerations and environmental impacts; develops and maintains extensive interagency and intergovernmental contacts; supervises one or more people engaged in data collection and research for reports; manages consultant contracts; provides on a continuing basis planning and environmental impact information, data, perspectives and judgments on all staff work having planning and environmental components.
Experience: Five years of increasingly responsible professional experience in planning processes involving the interpretation of earthquake and geologic hazards information and the use of this information in policy development, plans, and decision making. and Education: Equivalent to graduation from college in planning, environmental sciences, or closely related field. (Experience of the type required may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis.)
Knowledge of: Interagency and intergovernmental committees, task forces, study groups, or similar organizations where earthquake and environmental, social economic, facilities and project planning, and political factors must be considered in the preparation of decision recommendations.
Ability to: Supervise small multidisciplinary professional teams engaged in general planning, environmental impact assessment, and policy development.