The Butte Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) is recruiting for a Local Government Planning Analyst to support the work of the Commission in an ever changing environment. This is an excellent opportunity in a small agency that expects to experience career development opportunities for the right individual who is interested in developing their career and helping lead the agency into the future. Butte County is a resource rich environment of valley agriculture and forested mountains with an abundance of outdoor recreational activities and home to the diverse community of California State University, Chico. If you like the outdoors and easy access to academic and cultural pursuits, this is the opportunity to consider!
The incumbent will be directly supervised by the Executive Officer and primarily tasked with managing a variety of complex professional projects, including planning studies, development of policies and procedures, and individual project analysis in evaluating and projecting demographic, service and financial trends. The incumbent will also be tasked with performing general staff support services ranging from processing boundary change proposals to representing the agency before boards and organizations. Training and related development will be provided and duties will expand consistent with acumen and experience.
The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in public policy and regional planning, effective analytical and problem solving skills and a curiosity with respect to understanding how local governments work. The ideal candidate will also have strong written and verbal communication skills and process-oriented while keeping track of desired outcomes. Specific competencies expected of the position includes all of the following:
Perform basic to intermediate qualitative and quantitative analysis.
Provide critical thinking and objective reporting.
Direct and conduct special studies, projects and public meetings.
Prepare clear and concise reports and other written materials.
Organize and manage projects and programs efficiently.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Exercise sound independent judgment in performing assignments.
Minimum qualifications include graduation from a four-year college with major course work in Geography, Regional Planning, Environmental Studies, Public Administration, or any related field. Three (3) years relative experience in local government, land use planning, geographic information systems, LAFCo and a valid, unrestrictive State of California driver's license. Experience with and knowledge of the California Environmental Quality Act is desirable.
Additional Salary Information: This position includes a generous benefits package. For more information, please visit www.buttelafco.org.