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Associate Specialist/Specialist - Local Land Use Regulation - Institute of Urban & Regional Development
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Sep. 15, 2022
Title Associate Specialist/Specialist - Local Land Use Regulation - Institute of Urban & Regional Development
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline 10/06/2022
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Urban Studies and Planning

Associate Specialist/Specialist - Local Land Use Regulation - Institute of Urban & Regional Development

Position overview

Position title: Associate Specialist or Full Specialist

Salary range: The full-time annual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on UC Berkeley salary scales.

Percent time: 100%

Anticipated start: September 2022

Position duration: 12 months

Application Window
Open date: September 6, 2022

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Sep 20, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Thursday, Oct 6, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Institute of Urban & Regional Development at the University of California, Berkeley, is seeking an Associate Specialist or Specialist to assist faculty researchers on a state-wide study of the local land use regulation. The Specialist will serve as a core member of the research team, providing support for policy and planning research and analysis of local regulatory environments, local level entitlement and permit data collection and data analysis and assisting in research dissemination strategies. The Specialist will also assist, support and collaborate with a team of undergraduate student researchers and coordinate work-flows across the team undergraduate and graduate students.

  • Assist Principal Investigator and Co-PI with research design for collection of approval data, as needed.
  • Perform content and data analysis, including reviewing all final documentation and performing legal analysis of documents.
  • Coordinate directly with city staff to request approval data, and to vet preliminary analysis.
  • Assist with drafting and disseminating professional reports, articles and other writings to share findings.
  • Participate in public presentations and panel discussions to share findings.
  • Coordinates with assistant specialists, graduate student researchers, and undergraduate research apprentices to ensure that deadlines and milestones are being met on time.

Labor Contract:

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Master's degree or equivalent international degree or enrolled in a Master's degree program (or equivalent international degree program)

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
Master's degree or equivalent international degree

Preferred qualifications
  • Master's degree or equivalent international degree in Urban Planning at time of hire
  • Experience in a range of user research methods (e.g., surveys, interviews, lab studies, driving simulator, driving tests, and other methods).
  • End-to-end experience with all aspects of research (recruiting, moderation, analysis, reporting).
  • Experience with designing research methods that extract data through public portals.
  • Experience with interacting with including local public agency personnel.
  • Experience with qualitative data and content analysis using social science research methods.
  • Record of publications.
  • At least 4 years of experience in related fields, excluding years of graduate studies.
  • Previous graduate study and/or academic as well as practical training in City and Regional Planning.
Application Requirements
Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
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