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Recruitment Number 212312 - Island of Oahu Employment Only - The immediate vacancies are located in Halawa to Kalihi.

A continuous recruitment may be closed at any time. The notice of the last day to file applications will be posted on the Job Opportunities Listing page of our website.

Duties Summary:
Supervises and participates in a variety of major planning projects, or serves as planner-in-charge for a major planning study or project of the State's principal planning department and/or as overall coordinator of a major inter-agency planning activity; and performs other related duties as assigned. This class involves responsibility for major planning projects affecting private and/or public activity throughout the State. Such responsibility includes planning, coordinating and conducting such projects in accordance with general supervision, and basic administrative and policy guidelines. Public contact in obtaining cooperation and support is evident. A position in this class may supervise a small staff of subordinate planners on a continuing basis, or operate without subordinates but utilize departmental support services as needed. A non-supervisory position in this class exercises significant administrative responsibility in work activity management and/or coordination.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:
To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements:
Basic Education: A bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

Specialized Experience: Four and one-half years of progressively responsible professional planning experience which included the collection and evaluation of an extensive variety of physical, social, economic and environmental data, determination of public opinion and general community objectives and policies to obtain a comprehensive prospective of conditions and identify problems and opportunities in the area(s) of concern.

The experience MUST also show actual involvement in and responsibility for :
A. the integration of such information including the consideration of relationships among resources, facilities, services, needs and values for the development of policy options, alternatives for action, programs and priorities to meet goals and objectives for a given geographic area of concern;
B. advising and assisting agencies and administrators on planning concepts and methods, providing technical information and analysis for the formation of plans and programming of plans; and
C. formulation and presentation of plans and policy recommendations including alternatives and consequences of alternative actions to decision makers and at public hearings.

Such experience should demonstrate possession of the knowledge of general research sources and sources of environmental socioeconomic information, practices of public planning, and the ability to analyze facts and develop sound conclusions therefrom.

Quality of Experience: At least one year of the experience must have been comparable to the fully independent Planner V level in the State.

The Planner V conducts studies and prepares plans for the development of a geographic area, a major area of concern, public facility or activity; establishes and promotes effective relationships with other agencies and jurisdictions; and performs other related duties as assigned. The Planner V class involves the full range of professional planning work required in the conduct of major planning projects.

Supervisory Aptitude: Supervisory aptitude rather than actual supervisory experience may be accepted. This requirement will be considered to have been met when there is strong affirmative evidence of the necessary supervisory abilities and/or potential.

Substitutions Allowed:
A. In addition to meeting the minimum educational requirement, applicants with a Bachelor's degree in urban or regional planning from an accredited college or university shall be given credit for six months of the required Specialized Experience.
B. A Master's degree in architecture, civil engineering, ecology, sociology, economics, business or public administration, or a related field with emphasis in the application of research and analytical methods and techniques from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one and one-half years of the required Specialized Experience.
C. A Master's degree in urban or regional planning or a closely related planning major from an accredited college or university is qualifying for all of the experience requirements for the Planner IV or may be substituted for two and one-half years of the required Specialized Experience.
D. Successful completion of the certificate in planning studies in the Urban and Regional Planning program at the University of Hawaii supplemented by the master's degree curricula of participating academic departments and professional schools such as: Architecture (in urban and regional design), Economics, Geography, Political Science, Sociology, Public Health (in comprehensive health planning), Engineering, etc., may be substituted for all of the experience requirements for the Planner IV level or may be substituted for two and one-half years of the required Specialized Experience.
E. A Ph.D. degree in urban or regional planning or a closely related planning major from an accredited college or university is qualifying for all of the experience requirements for the Planner V level or may be substituted for three and one-half years of the required Specialized Experience.
F. Excess Supervisory and/or Administrative Experience of the type and quality described below may be substituted for the required Specialized Experience on year-for-year basis:

Supervisory Experience is defined as professional planning experience which included: 1) planning and directing the work of others (including professional planners); 2) assigning and reviewing their work; 3) advising them on difficult problem or potential problem areas; 4) training and developing subordinates; and 5) evaluating their work performance.

Administrative Experience is defined as experience in the field of planning which involved active participation in and MAJOR responsibility for the development, management, evaluation, execution and coordination of planning policies, activities and programs.

The information provided above represents a summary of the complete Minimum Qualification Requirements. To view the Requirements in their entirety, please CLICK HERE .


Other Information:
The examination for this recruitment will be conducted on an unassembled basis where the examination score is based on an evaluation and rating of your education and experience. It is therefore important that your employment application provide a clear and detailed description of the duties and responsibilities of each position you held.

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