Planning Technician - Leander
Summary: Performs a variety of technical duties of the Planning Department with limited supervision; provides resource and technical planning support for other departments as assigned by Planning Director; majority of time spent performing technical work collecting, organizing, reviewing, evaluating, and reporting planning data in conjunction with and for other Planning Department staff members.
Starting salary $19.57 per hour, depending upon qualifications.
Essential Duties & Required Qualifications
- Answer telephones and act as first point of contact for the planning department; perform general administrative and support services; responsible for all departmental records maintenance.
- Assist the public with requests for information and identify needs of client; direct to other sources of information when necessary; answer inquiries about city website and finding the zoning of their property.
- Assists the general public with planning, zoning and development matters and concerns; communicate development policies and ordinance requirements to citizens and the development community; receive and process applications; utilize knowledge of City codes and regulations related to planning.
- Conducts completeness review for all applications and facilitates the submittal process.
- Obtain signatures needed on plats to be filed at the courthouse; file plats at the County courthouse and maintain a comprehensive library of City approved plats and related files.
- Provides technical and other support to professional planners by gathering information related to community planning issues and special projects; prepares reports outlining findings.
- Assists in research, organization, and analysis of data; prepare correspondence and presentations as assigned.
- Present and explain basic application requirements and regulations to engineers, developers and the general public.
Required Education and/or Experience:
Associate's degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school in a related field; or two to three years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Preferred Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) from four-year college or university in a related field; or four to five years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid Texas drivers license and proof of liability insurance.
Customer Service: Displays courtesy and sensitivity. Manages difficult or emotional customer situations. Meets commitments. Responds promptly to customer needs. Solicits customer feedback to improve service.
Dependability: Responds to requests for service and assistance. Follows instructions, responds to management direction. Takes responsibility for own actions. Commits to doing the best job possible. Keeps commitments. Meets attendance and punctuality guidelines.
Job Knowledge: Competent in required job skills and knowledge. Exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills. Keeps abreast of current developments. Requires minimal supervision. Displays understanding of how job relates to others. Uses resources effectively.
Quality: Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. Displays commitment to excellence. Looks for ways to improve and promote quality. Applies feedback to improve performance. Monitors own work to ensure quality.
Teamwork: Balances team and individual responsibilities. Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views. Gives and welcomes feedback. Contributes to building a positive team spirit. Puts success of team above own interests.
Communications: Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally. Expresses ideas and thoughts in written form. Exhibits good listening and comprehension. Keeps others adequately informed. Selects and uses appropriate communication methods.
Initiative: Volunteers readily. Undertakes self-development activities. Seeks increased responsibilities. Takes independent actions and calculated risks. Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities. Asks for help when needed.
Problem Solving: Identifies problems in a timely manner. Gathers and analyzes information skillfully. Develops alternative solutions. Resolves problems in early stages. Works well in group problem solving situations.
Safety and Security: Observes safety and security procedures. Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines. Uses equipment and materials properly. Reports potentially unsafe conditions.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of city development ordinances; data collection methods and techniques; planning and zoning terminology and basic practices. Skill and ability to demonstrate proficiency in both oral and written communication; operate computer using standard word processing, spreadsheet and database software, graphic and desktop publishing, presentation software; maintain budget account; organize facts and present them in a clearly written or graphic form; interpret maps; prepare plans and drawings neatly and accurately; interpret and develop ordinances and resolutions; establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, the public, developers, consultants and outside agencies. Possess ability to write daily, weekly and monthly reports including words, numbers, abbreviations and note taking. Also may need to perform mathematical calculations for distance, formulas, mathematical word problems, percentages and metric conversions.
Equipment, Machines, Tools and Work Aids:
Experience in using computer, , calculator, telephone, copier, and postage machine.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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City of Leander
PO Box 319
Leander TX 78646
Phone: (512) 528-2708