Planning Technician

City of Burbank
Burbank, CA
United States
Experience Level: 
Entry Level
Salary: 
$45,586.32 - $62,841.22 annually

APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE BEFORE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2018 AT 5:00 PM (PACIFIC TIME) . APPLICANTS MUST ALSO RESPOND TO ALL SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS LISTED IN THE APPLICATION.

Under direct supervision, to assist professional planners in performing a variety of planning and routine office clerical duties in a planning environment; and perform related work as required.

 Essential Functions:

Reviews planning project and permit applications and plans for completeness and for compliance with applicable codes; processes and approves applications and non-structural plans necessary for the issuance of a variety of permits; advises applicants regarding planning and zoning information and proceedings; responds to customer inquiries related to planning, zoning, and permit requirements, procedures, and policies, and other public information at the public counter, by telephone, and by electronic mail; calculates and collects fees; works with developers on routine zoning matters; maintains logs of plans and applications submitted; files, routes, and tracks applications and permit documents to City departments and staff, and coordinates with other regulatory agencies; notifies applicants regarding plan corrections; issues  a variety of permits; maintains public files and records and performs records searches; composes correspondences; prepares reports; conducts site inspections and field investigations; operates a computer workstation to input and retrieve information; works with supervisors and professional planners in more complex planning work; drives on City business.

 Minimum Qualifications:

Employment Standards
Knowledge of understanding the techniques of preparing plans, maps, graphs, and charts; basic zoning and planning concepts and codes; basic understanding of maps and plans; basic mathematics as applied to the calculation of fees and review of plans; record keeping and practices; office procedures and methods; applicable computer hardware and software. Skill in word processing, database, spreadsheet, and presentation software programs. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; assess customer needs and make recommendations; assist in the design, delivery and evaluation of business processes and customer management; learn new software programs including Geographic Information Systems; establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, fellow employees, and the public.

Education/Training:  High School graduation or equivalent and one year of experience in reviewing planning project or permit applications and plans; or two years of public counter or related experience in a planning department or similar public agency.  NOTE:  Education in planning or a related field may substitute the required years of experience on a year-for-year basis.

License & Certificates:  A valid California Class "C" Driver's License or equivalent at time of appointment.

Published on:
November 19, 2018 - 11:23am
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