Planning & Code Enforcement Technician

PLANNING & CODE ENFORCEMENT TECHNICIAN
$21.85 – $ 30.09 per hour

(This recruitment is pending City Council approval and may be withdrawn)

APPLY BY: 3:00 P.M., MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2015
FIRST ROUND OF INTERVIEWS TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED DECEMBER 1, 2015

The City of Mission Viejo is accepting applications from qualified applicants for the part-time position of Planning & Code Enforcement Technician. Applicants are encouraged to promptly return their application materials as the review of applications will begin prior to the scheduled closing date. The eligibility list established for this position may be used to fill future full-time, part-time, or hourly, seasonal and/or temporary Planning& Code Enforcement Technician vacancies.

One (1) part-time vacancy in the Community Development Department at City Hall scheduled to work twenty (20) hours per week. The individual selected must be available to work a flexible schedule including weekdays and Saturdays. The schedule will vary depending on the needs of the City. This is a non-exempt position in the City’s general employee group.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE
-Confer with and advises architects, builders, attorneys, contractors, engineers, and the general public regarding City development policies and standards; provide and clarify information relative to zoning, general plan compliance, signage, and other issues;
-Review commercial, industrial and residential development proposals, plans, and applications for issuance of zoning clearance; review for compliance with appropriate regulations and policies;
-Process permit application submittals and calculate appropriate fees;
-Inspect properties and structures for compliance with current City zoning codes and regulations; identify corrective actions to be taken by owners; recommend improvement and rehabilitation programs; conduct follow-up inspections and recheck as required;
-Initiate contacts with residents, business representative and other parties to explain the nature of incurred violations and to encourage compliance with municipal codes, ordinances, and community standards; provide confirmation to public by telephone and in person regarding code regulations;
-Prepare notices of violation or noncompliance and citations according to applicable codes and regulations; issue letters to property owners notifying them of violation;
-Coordinate and conduct follow-up abatement procedures including preparation of additional correspondence, site visits, and communication with property owners and attorneys; conduct follow-up investigations to ensure compliance with applicable codes and ordinances; prepare non-compliance cases for legal action; present testimony at nuisance abatement hearings;
-Provide information to violators, the general public, the business community, and other government agencies regarding codes, laws and ordinances; respond to questions, complaints and inquiries;
-Maintain files and records related to citations and violations; prepare a variety of written reports, memoranda and correspondence;
-Input and retrieve a variety of information using a computer terminal; and
-Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
Equivalent to the completion of at least twenty-four (24) semester units of college-level coursework with an emphasis in Planning or similar field; preferably supplemented with a minimum of six (6) months of clerical and/or technical experience, paid or unpaid, in planning, code enforcement, other functions in local government, real estate development, paralegal services, engineering/surveying, environmental analysis, or similar fields, involving regular public contact.

IDEAL CANDIDATE
-Someone whose mission is to provide the highest level of customer service;
-Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious working relationships with all levels of staff, elected and appointed officials, and the general public;
-Detail-oriented and able to see the big picture;
-Proactive problem solver and critical thinker;
-Able to work in a fast paced environment and prioritize competing projects;
-Flexible self-starter who is enthusiastic, eager to learn, and works independently; and
-Good oral and written communication skills.

LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE
May be required to possess and maintain a valid California class C driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record.