Planning Technician I
Under general supervision, provides support to professional planning staff through research, agenda coordination, case file preparation, exhibit preparation, field surveys, gathering data, and providing information to the public.
Examples of Duties
• Assists professional planning staff, using TRAKiT or equivalent tracking software, in scheduling, coordination, and filing of all cases originating through the Development Services Department to be heard before the Planning and Zoning Commission and Town Council.
• Conducts research and compiles data as requested by professional planning staff and other departments for inclusion in staff reports, studies, and technical documents.
• Assists as needed in researching zoning projects and associated property owners for public hearing cases and drafting public hearing notices by utilizing plats, abstracts, tax rolls, annexation information, project files, ordinances, GIS data, etc.
• Coordinates intake and distribution of Development Review Committee materials and schedules.
• Reviews and processes applications and plans for submittal purposes and records and uploads revision submittals.
• Closes out files for completed or withdrawn cases, to include stamping approved plans and preparing approval letters, and updates TRAKiT or equivalent tracking software with all relevant case information, including stamped approved plans, approval letters, signed ordinances, development agreements, etc.
• Prepares and processes zoning verification letters and supporting documentation for approval by professional planning staff.
• Prepares and processes amended site plan requests for approval by professional planning staff. Correctly records and tracks Site Plan Amendments in TRAKiT or equivalent tracking software.
• Works with the GIS Division as necessary to ensure that the zoning and land use maps are updated as ordinances are approved that change the zoning and future land use.
• Works with the GIS Division to track adjustments in parcel information as property is subdivided and then updates TRAKiT, or equivalent tracking software, to reflect those changes.
• Serves as a primary point of contact for public information relating to Planning Services to include:
o Provides oral and written technical information on development requirements to developers, contractors, property owners, citizens, and Town departments. This could be over the phone, in person, or through the planning email inbox.
o Assists the public and other departments in obtaining copies of various documents and files.
• Adheres to personnel, departmental, and safety policies and procedures.
• Informs supervisor of all work activities.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
- URL: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/flowermoundtx/jobs/2680082/planning-technician-i?keywords=planning%20technician&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
- Level: Entry
- Location: Town of Flower Mound, TX
- Salary: $37,876.80 to $37,876.80
• One (1) year of municipal work experience or comparable work experience is required. A Bachelor's Degree in Urban Planning, Architecture, Geography, or a related field may substitute for required work experience.
Must submit to and pass a post-offer, non-regulated drug test and thorough background checks (including criminal history).
• Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and theories of urban planning is preferred.
• Must have the ability to establish relationships with co-workers and the general public.
• Must have excellent English communication skills, both oral and written, to include spelling, grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure.
• Bilingual skills are preferred.
• Must have good mathematical and statistical skills.
• Must be able to work in a fast-paced office environment.
• Must be able to understand and carry out oral and written directives.
• Must be able to work well under pressure and stress; handle multiple tasks; prioritize and organize work assignments; make competent decisions; maintain confidential matters; and maintain a pleasant and friendly demeanor at all times.
• Must be able to see, hear, talk, and write.
• Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs. of heavy file storage boxes.
- Computer Skills:
• Must have knowledge and experience with personal computer operations in a Windows environment, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
• Experience working with databases, mapping software (GIS), and tracking software such as TRAKiT is preferred
- Education Required:
• A High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) is required.
• Must have a valid Texas Driver's license and driving record must be in compliance with Town policy.
• A Bachelor's Degree in Urban Planning, Architecture, Geography, or a related field is preferred.