Planning Technician - Hillsboro
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
This is a responsible position with accountability for assisting in coordination of the City of Hillsboro's planning, zoning, community development, historic preservation, Neighborhood Empowerment Zone administration, economic development, geographic information systems (GIS), grant application and administration and dealing with the public in performing all of these tasks.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Assists in the development and implementation of goals, priorities, and developing long-range municipal plans, land use, and thoroughfare plans and implements these goals, policies, and plans through administration of zoning, subdivision ordinances and other land use types of regulations.
- Assists with developing and maintaining the City's geographic information (GIS) system by entering data to locate and maintain infrastructure maps, zoning maps, map exhibits, and various other maps and plans.
- Assists in promoting Hillsboro by utilizing skills necessary for property redevelopment, historic preservation, economic development, retail and residential development to meet the expected future growth of the City.
- Assists in project management and administration as it relates to City projects, including water, wastewater and other related infrastructure types of projects.
- Assists in administration of the Neighborhood Empowerment Zone.
- Assists in all matters related to cases for Planning and Zoning, Board of Adjustment, Hillsboro Historic Preservation Commission ensuring that legal requirements are met, including notices, agendas, information packets, presentations, minutes of meetings, and attendance at meetings. Meetings may be held after normal business hours.
- Directly involved in community with the public through walk-in traffic, telephone calls, email, correspondence, etc. to provide information on Community Development and City policies and procedures as required.
- Assist in providing and generating written responses to requests from engineers, contractors, developers, appraisers, architects, mortgage companies and other parties interested in zoning and subdivision ordinances and other community development issues.
- Assists in reading, interpreting and understanding plats, utility plans and real estate documents.
- Assists in preparing, and/or proofreading a variety of documents including general correspondence, agendas, minutes, reports, permits, and registrations; enter a variety of data and information into various computer programs.
- Assists in composing various ordinances, resolutions, tax abatement agreements, grant applications, and preparation in filing federal and state reports related to grant programs.
- Assists in preparing reports and analysis.
- Assists in managing the National Flood Insurance Program.
- Assists in developing and implementing special projects as the need arises.
- Assists in preparation of agenda packets and providing necessary documentation for presentation in all matters related to duties of the department.
- Assists in attending meetings and events of local, regional, and state organizations.
- Assists in organizing staff review committee on plats and plans submitted to City by contractors, developers, and engineers.
- Direct and control meetings with professional level people.
- Assists in answering official departmental correspondence.
- Assists in receiving responses to request for proposals, request for bids, and request for qualifications, attends openings, and records results.
- Assists in filing documents, reports, and correspondence for department or assigned area; maintain filing system; assist in maintaining records for department.
- Operate a variety of office equipment including telephones, computers, copy machines, and facsimile machines; input and retrieve data and text; maintain electronic files.
- Compile data and process forms and records; organize, retrieve and file records pertaining to assigned department.
- Assists in processing and routing various financial forms, including purchase invoices.
- Assists assigning, retrieving and sorting incoming mail and dispatch outgoing mail; process bills and related correspondence for bulk mailing including preparing envelopes.
- Respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner; and provide information within the area of assignment.
- Observes personnel polices and City charter.
- Assists Community Development Director in broad range of activities and projects.
- URL: http://www.hillsborotx.org
- Position Reports To: Director of Community Development
Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common technical journals and legal documents; respond to inquiries/complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
Reasoning Skills: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
- Computer Skills:
To perform his job successfully, Microsoft Office including Outlook Mail, Excel, Word and Access database software are required.
- Education Required:
Bachelor's Degree (B.A.) from a four-year College or University in Urban Planning, or like field.
City of Hillsboro
PO Box 568
Hillsboro Texas 76645
United States of America
Kelly Hughes, HR
Phone: (254) 582-3271
- Contact Method:
Kelly Hughes, HR Coordinator
Office: (254) 582-3271, option 7
Fax: (254) 582-0112