Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

City Planner by profession with fifteen plus (15+) years working in small city governments with verifiable achievements and in depth knowledge of the value in team work, multi-tasking abilities and dependable in wearing multiple hats to provide full city services on demand. Proven history to administer current and advance planning, with versatile knowledge to coordinate, streamline and be able to take the lead of various departments such as; Planning Department, Building and Safety, Public Works, Engineers, coordinating with County and Regional agencies. Very knowledgeable with key legal requirements in CEQA, SUSMP, Brown Act, General Plan Updates, Housing Element Updates, Public Records Act, Zoning and other related legal requirements for city functions to proceed without gaps. Passionate city servant with the ability to materialize a project from conceptual to reality and capacity to maintain strong working relationships with local, regional and national stakeholders. Technological and computer literate with administrative programs that allow job tasks to be performed with maximum efficiency. Proven ability to interact, communicate with interdepartmental managers and provide analyses, reports, budgets and recommendations to the City Manager. Customer service and accountability is the core work ethic trait to create a superior city services with efficiency.

  • Used Microsoft Excel to develop inventory tracking spreadsheets for businesses in Artesia that were not paying Measure-V tax. I was able to generate $80,000 per year.
  • Documented and resolved In-Lieu Agreement which led to the development of a new 9,999 square foot commercial development.
  • Assisted in the creation and development of Hawaiian Gardens Community Development website.
  • Assisted the Community Development Director with social media site for the public.
  • Assisted and developed a policy for the City's "Window Bar Removal Program".
  • Created brochures (English and Spanish) for the Community Development Department.

  • LANGUAGE: Bilingual Spanish-Speak, read and write fluently
  • TECHNOLOGY: Computer /Software: MS Word, MS Excel, Power Point
  • VERSATILITY: CEQA, Land Use Law, Brown Act, RFPs, Public Administration
  • General Plan, Housing Element & RHNA
  • GIS applications, AutoCad
  • Customer Service
  • Public presentations
  • Multitask oriented
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Microsoft Office
Work History
04/2020 to Current
Senior/Associate Planner City Of Houston, Tx Houston, TX,
  • Project Manager (SB2, LEAP, LA County Service Agreement, City Wide Surveillance , ADU Ordinance).
  • Research and Survey surrounding cities regarding grants, policies and land use implementations.
  • Manage and process complex development projects and coordinate with other divisions.
  • Engage with stakeholders with community economic development and outreach.
  • Coordinate and administer city programs and services provided by Community Development Department.
  • City Council Staff Reports and memos.
  • Actively assist other city departments as needed to perform city services and functions.
  • Advised planning officials on project feasibility, cost-effectiveness and possible alternatives.
12/2018 to 04/2020
Contract Planner Wildan Engineering City, STATE,
  • Project Manager (ADU Ordinance, Preferential Permit Parking, Farmers Market, City Surveillance Camera System, LA Count Lease Agreement).
  • Grant Writing (SB2, LEAP and PLHA).
  • Plan and administer the operations of the Community Development Department.
  • Provide comprehensive, analytical and technical support to the Community Development Director.
  • Prepare analytical staff reports for legislative items, resolutions and ordinances.
  • Updating and Creating city brochures (Code Enforcement, Housing Programs, Food Drives, Planning Department Process, ADUs).
  • RFPs ( City Surveillance Camera, Building and Safety, Engineering, Housing Element, ADU prototypes)
  • Assist at the counter and in other divisions to provide city services such as processing and reviewing projects in Current Planning and Building and Safety.
  • Conducted research to prepare plans by holding interviews, preparing questionnaires, reviewing various types of documents and handling field observations.
  • Engaged in both long and short-term project planning, strategizing for on-time, high-quality deliverables.
  • Authorized financial transactions with vendors for event services.
  • Maintain professional and superior relationships with local, regional and national stakeholders.
10/2005 to 11/2018
Assistant Planner City Of Artesia City, STATE,
  • Prepare, present and provide staff reports to Planning Commission and City Council.
  • Managed, oversee and organize Planning Commission agenda and items.
  • Assist Planning Director with advance planning projects such as General Plan update, Housing Element update(RHNA and housing cycle), Specific Plans, Code Amendments and regional projects such as the Metro Rail Station in Artesia.
  • Interdepartmental coordination and knowledge of Public Works, Engineering, Building and Safety, Finance, Businesses License and Code Enforcement.
  • Assist City Manager with reports and updates to City Council.
  • Train and supervise interns and Planning Aide.
  • Lead and engaged in Community marketing and outreach functions to bring in new retail businesses into the city.
  • Manage and train Code Enforcement part-timers; build an efficient streamline process with code enforcement, Planning and Building and Safety to work with property owners to fix property violations.
  • Maintain a strong relationship with nearby City’s and county departments (surveys).
  • Review all architectural plans for residential, commercial and industrial projects.
  • Respond and assist the public and community with inquiries and complains.
  • Prepare efficient administration of land use entitlements with other city divisions such as Business License (Measure V-Tax and department fees)
Expected in 03/2006
Bachelor of Science: Urban And Regional Planning
Cal Poly Pomona - Pomona, CA,
  • Minored in GIS
  • Coursework in CEQA, Public Administration and Urban Design
Expected in
Transfer: Architecture
Cerritos College - Norwalk, CA,
  • General Education Certification
  • Hand drafting and Auto Cad
  • Graduated with 3.6 GPA

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