Planning Technician

City of Hillsboro
Hillsboro, OR
United States
Professional Areas: 
GIS / Technology
Land-Use Management
Experience Level: 
Entry Level
AICP Certification: 
Not required
Salary Range: $50,990 - $67,099 annually

Job Description

The City is seeking a third member to join the Planning Department’s Planning Technician team.  Planning Technicians work collaboratively, using their understanding of general planning procedures and concepts to assist in facilitating the land use application process. In this position you will apply your background in land use planning, database management, and/or development processes to coordinate the flow of information and land use applications received by the Planning Department, log applications and related data, and track application deadlines.

The principal function of an employee in this class is to perform entry level and routine planning technician work. Responsibilities include providing customer service and technical assistance regarding zoning and City planning information; administering address and land use data systems; conducting initial plans reviews for commercial, industrial, and residential development; conducting property records research; processing minor planning applications; preparing reports and memorandums; performing routine office tasks and database maintenance; and providing support for Planners in the preparation of reports and plans.

Acceptable Experience and Training

Associate’s degree in computer applications, geographic information systems, urban and land use planning, or related field and six months of database management software and municipal planning related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.  Preference may be given to candidates who can read and write in both English and Spanish.


Valid Driver’s License and safe driving record.

To Apply

Please visit our website to apply online through our link. For an alternative to our online application system you may download and print an application packet.

Employment applications must be completed online or returned by mail, fax or in person by the closing deadline of the position.  Applications received after the filing deadline, by email, or without a resume, cover letter, and supplemental questions will not be considered. Resumes will not substitute for the employment application.  Applications may be submitted by fax to meet the application deadline.

City of Hillsboro
150 E Main Street, Second Floor
Hillsboro, Oregon 97123
503-615-3459 fax

The closing date for this position is 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Qualified minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Published on:
April 15, 2019 - 10:06am
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