Planning Technician


: $58,950.00 - $92,820.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations

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Job Description

  • Conducts plan reviews and analysis associated with land use entitlement requests and verifies compliance with planning and zoning codes and standard conditions of approval.
  • Processes, reviews, and approves zoning clearances, sign plans, plot plans, development reviews, use permits, variances, and business licensing applications.
  • Conducts site visits to review projects and to report upon the status of development; verifies that construction plans have been filed with the Building and Safety Division.
  • Provides zoning and property information to the public over the counter, by phone, and through other electronic and website resources.
  • Drafts planning staff reports, resolutions, and conditions of approval for development projects for review by higher-level planning staff.
  • Gathers and tabulates data, such as number of counter visits and phone calls, licenses, and applications; creates graphics for reporting data as directed; tracks hours for billing purposes.
  • Coordinates the preparation of meeting agendas for various commissions, boards and community groups; reviews draft materials and prepares comments; organizes conferences and work sessions and ensures timely notification of appropriate parties.
  • Advises and assists the public, architects, and developers with clarification regarding zoning codes, processes, submittal requirements, and development fees.
  • Receives and logs in planning applications and fees.
  • Prepares maps, graphs, charts and other visual aids for exhibits related to planning studies and planning entitlement applications.
  • See Planning Technician 2017 Job Flyer for more information:

    Required Experience / Skills / Education

    Graduation from a four-year college or university with a Bachelors degree in urban planning or a closely related field; and one year of professional planning experience; or an equivalent combination of technical training and internship experience.

    Knowledge of planning and zoning codes; ability to interpret development plans; basic symbols and conventions found in plans and drawings; record keeping principles and practices; basic math; research methods; principles and practices of report preparation; customer service techniques.

    Learn and accurately interpret the Citys planning, building, and zoning codes and the Citys Municipal Code and land use standards; operate computer hardware and use word processing, spreadsheet, database, and GIS software applications programs follow oral and written directions; interact effectively with property owners, contractors, developers, engineers and co-workers; plan and organize tasks and meet deadlines; perform accurate arithmetic computations to calculate fees and determine total receipts; communicate clearly and effectively orally and in writing; prepare clear, accurate and concise records and reports.

    A valid Class C California drivers license and the ability to maintain insurability under the Citys Vehicle Insurance Policy.

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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