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Planning Deputy

Planning Deputy

Planning Deputy

As Planning Deputy, you will be expected to perform all day to day planning activities. You will be responsible for assisting constituents to navigate projects through the city process, develop and implement planning policy, interact with the community to gather local feedback, and represent CD14 on planning related issues. Qualified applicants should be creative problem solvers who are able to work collaboratively within a team in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.

The 14th District consists of over 250,000 residents and stretches from Eagle Rock in the north to Downtown Los Angeles in the south. It covers the neighborhoods of Eagle Rock, Highland Park, Glassell Park, Hermon, Monterey Hills, El Sereno, Boyle Heights, and Downtown Los Angeles.

Values

Building trust between our office and the communities we serve is paramount; applicants should value transparency and accountability in a working environment. As a public servant in a Councilmember’s office, you are an extension of the representative elected by the people of CD 14; therefore you will be held to the highest possible ethical standards both on and off the clock.

Duties

  • Prepare briefings for the Councilmember on projects seeking entitlements with CD14
  • Work with CD14 field staff to identify community concerns and thoughts regarding potential developments
  • Conduct review of various development applications including plats, permits, site plans, variance requests and rezoning
  • Work with applicants to ensure that they follow proper procedure and protocol and are addressing the affordable housing crisis in the city
  • Attend hearings and speak on behalf of CD14 for proposed projects
  • Work with the Planning Department and other departments as needed to relay community feedback on proposed projects

Qualifications

  • A strong knowledge of planning principles and guidelines within the City of Los Angeles
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexible and able to work in a fast paced environment
  • Knowledge of the communities of CD14

Salary is commensurate on experience. The City of Los Angeles provides generous benefits and retirement plans for its employees.

To Apply

Interested individuals should submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected]

This is an exempt, at-will position. The individual appointed to this position will not accrue any civil service tenure, contractual employment rights, or due process rights. The incumbent may be removed, without any finding of cause, by the hiring authority. The City of Los Angeles is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to its programs, services and activities.




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“I believe Los Angeles can do better, think bigger, and come up with more creative solutions to solve the problems facing our neighborhoods. As your Councilmember, I will build strong coalitions and advance policies to reduce homelessness, improve clean air and water, and make sure that our city is a safe place to live, work, and play.”

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