Salary: $36.80-$44.93 hourly / $6,401-$7,814 monthly / Range:
DEFINITION: Under direction, manages the entire environmental
review, permit processing, and compliance programs for complex
energy projects; supervises professional and technical personnel
preparing environmental documents and special studies; performs
long-range planning related to offshore energy development; and
performs related duties as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Incumbents in this class perform
advanced, difficult, and specialized work in the energy field;
provide first-line supervision of planning staff; manage programs
including budget preparation and controls; and manage contract work
performed by technical consultants.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
1. Assigns, reviews and evaluates work of professional staff; and
provides training to professional staff as needed.
2. Reviews energy development permit proposals and project designs
for assessment of consistency with land use designations and
regulations, project alternatives, air emission controls,
environmental impacts such as aesthetics, oil-spill potential,
biological, archeological, noise, site alternatives, and other
general environmental impacts; reviews and comments on coastal
leasing, development and abandonment proposals from state and
federal agencies; and monitors complex permit compliance activities.
3. Selects consultants and directs their work in preparing
environmental documents and other technical reports for energy
4. Prepares or directs the preparation of staff reports on energy
projects; and appears before the Planning Commission and the Board
of Supervisors regarding energy-related matters.
5. Conducts or directs research and analysis for studies relative to
long-range plans and policies for energy development.
6. Provides technical information, assistance and coordination with
numerous agencies and relevant technical advisory committees; and
maintains current knowledge of coastal energy issues affecting Santa
1. Possession of a bachelor's degree in urban and regional planning
or science field, and three years of increasingly responsible
professional experience in planning or environmental assessments and
compliance activities related to energy or large industrial
development projects; or,
2. two years experience performing duties equivalent to the class of
Planner III with Santa Barbara County related to energy or large
industrial development projects; or,
3. possession of a master's degree in urban and regional planning or
science field and two years of responsible professional experience
in planning or environmental assessments and compliance activities
related to energy or large industrial development projects; or,
4. a combination of training, education, and experience that is
equivalent to one of the employment standards listed above and that
provides the required knowledge and abilities.
Knowledge of: principles and methods of land use planning and
environmental reviews; Federal and State laws relating to planning
and environmental quality; current methods of mediating impacts from
and controlling pollution caused by large scale, energy-related or
industrial development projects such as nuclear, gas and coal;
techniques and principles of program management including monitoring
technical consultants; principles of budgeting; principles of
supervision; and basic math.
Ability to: read and analyze reports and data to draw conclusions
and develop well supported recommendations; appear before and
conduct public meetings; interpret engineering plans for projects
and assess their potential environmental effects; assess compliance
with complex permit requirements; prepare comprehensive, clear and
succinct written reports and letters; work cooperatively with staff,
public officials, members of the energy industry, developers, and
Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License may be
required for some positions.
Knowledge of: federal and state laws relating to coastal areas.
Ability to: plan, review, and evaluate work of staff.