- Entry level
- No Education
- Salary $22.30 - $23.64 gross per hour
Hiring hourly rate: $22.30 - $23.64
Full rates: $22.30 - $30.54
Provide information on the Comprehensive Plan, Land Use Code, and other planning related policies and procedures to the public, city staff and representatives of other agencies. The Planning Technician also receives and processes various applications for planning approval and permits generally considered more routine and administrative in nature. Lastly, the Planning Technician provides a variety of technical tasks to assist the professional staff and may from time to time also provide administrative and clerical support services.
SUPERVISION GIVEN AND RECEIVED
Receives supervision from the Planning Manager. The Planning Technician does not supervise others.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Answers general division questions and provides information to the public, via telephone, front counter and/or the internet.
- Assists in responding to requests for information from other departments, agencies and the general public, including the provision of copies of plans and development documents as requested.
- Provides basic property information and provides general information found in the Land Use and Development Code.
- Receives and processes land use applications for routine applications.
- Receives and processes building permits and other administrative applications.
- Provides assistance to other planning staff members in customer service duties as needed.
- May assist professional planning staff members in performing postings, publications, and property owner notifications.
- Assists professional planning staff members in performing research and compiling data related to land use cases.
- Conducts field surveys and compiles property research, including zoning history, size, dimensions, development patterns, and land use and property ownership information.
- Prepares and updates graphics and maps.
- Prepares written reports and correspondence, maintains a variety of records and files, and oversees the maintenance and updating of various city databases.
- From time to time, assists in the preparation of reports for the Board of Adjustment, Planning Commission, and City Council.
- Updates and maintains statistical records, including but not limited to, land use trends, population trends, building permits, and development application activity.
- Makes revisions to or crates forms, pamphlets, or checklists to assist the public.
- Performs a variety of routine clerical work including filing, copying, note-taking and checking and recording information on various records.
- Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
- Basic principles and practices of urban planning, especially as related to site planning and zoning.
- General building and engineering practices as they relate to the planning review.
- Research methods and sources of information related to urban growth, development, and planning.
- Geographical Information Systems (GIS) or other mapping application is desirable.
- Provide strong customer service.
- Write in a clear and effective manner.
- Make formal and informal presentations in front of the public, and/or to boards and commissions.
- Learn laws, codes, and ordinances related to the fields of planning and zoning.
- Analyze and compile technical and statistical information.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
- Manage multiple projects simultaneously.
- Work independently and with a team when necessary.
- Adapt and respond to changing conditions and demands.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or equivalent. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Planning, Public Administration, or a related field preferred. One (1) year of experience in planning administration, public administration, or a related field, preferably in local government, that involved heavy public contact and which provided the necessary skills and experience to perform the responsibilities of the position.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to twenty-five (25) pounds.
Must possess a valid driver's license and have a good driving record.
Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
Ability to complete FEMA ICS 100 and IS 700 training within six (6) months of hire.
- customer service