Planning Technician

Performs a variety of technical duties in support of Community Development Department operations and services; assists the public, developers, architects, and contractors regarding City planning and zoning land use procedures and processes; conducts plan check reviews and issues permits; conducts research and prepares staff reports for various boards and commissions; and updates and maintains a variety of maps, data sources, and related documents.

Knowledge of general principles and practices of urban planning and land development methods. Basic principles and practices used in building, architecture, and engineering. Community planning principles, processes, and procedures. Basic development review procedures and requirements; architectural review and site planning processes and procedures. Pertinent federal, state, and local ordinances, codes, and regulations pertaining to assigned area of responsibility.

Requirements equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by college level course work in planning, landscape design, environmental analysis, architectural design, or geographic information systems. One year of experience in municipal planning, building, architecture, engineering, or construction technology. Possession of a valid California driver’s license at a level appropriate to the equipment operated.