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Planning Technician

City of Stanton
Stanton, CA
United States
Experience Level: 
Entry Level
$3,980 - $5,080 per month

Summary Description: The purpose of this position is to perform a variety of routine activities in the field of current planning, with the primary responsibility of providing assistance to the general public on planning, zoning, and environmental requirements. This position also assists in the review of development and land use applications for zoning compliance; completes technical assessments and prepares written project analyses; provides staff assistance to the professional planners and the Community and Economic Development Director, other departments, and the public in areas of expertise; and performs related work as required.

Essential Functions and Basic Duties:

  • Provide customer service at the public counter related toplanning, zoning, and environmental requirements.
  • Respond to a variety of inquiries in person, via telephoneand in writing, as appropriate.
  • Review, process and issue ministerial permits.
  • Research, analyze, and make recommendations forcompliance with zoning and applicable laws andregulations for project proposals.
  • Assist in the preparation of agendas, prepare staff reportsfor routine entitlement projects and attend and assist at avariety of meetings.
  • Examine project plans to determine compliance withapplicable regulations.
  • Prepare public notices for public hearings and assembleinformational materials for public meetings.
  • Conduct site inspections to assess project site status andto ensure project compliance with approved plans.
  • Input data and maintain manual and computerizedrecords and files.
  • Perform duties includingtyping, filing, copying documents, and record keeping.
  • Operate a personal computer and use applicable software.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Basic principles and practices of urban andregional planning and zoning.
  • Basic building construction terminology.
  • Basic arithmetic/statistical mathematics and itsapplication to planning work.
  • English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Research and reporting methods, techniques, andprocedures.
  • Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codesand regulations.
  • Principles of business letter writing.
  • Principles and procedures of record keeping.
  • Techniques for providing a high level of customerservice by effectively dealing with the public,vendors, contractors, and City staff.
  • Modern office methods, practices, procedures, andequipment including computer hardware andsoftware necessary for graphic presentation,mapping, and database management.
  • Safe driving principles and practices.
  • Evaluation of projects, programs, policies,procedures and operational needs.


  • Operate modern office equipment includingcomputer equipment.
  • Interpret planning and zoning codes to the generalpublic; identify and respond to issues andconcerns of the public.
  • Read and interpret building plans, specifications,and codes.
  • Conduct routine research projects, evaluatealternatives, and make sound recommendation.
  • Perform mathematical and planning computationswith precision.
  • Interpret and apply Federal, State, and local laws,codes, and regulations including administrativeand departmental policies and procedures.Handle multiple concurrent projects and manage priorities and tasks.
  • Establish and maintain a variety of filing, record-keeping, and tracking systems.
  • Respond to requests and inquiries for information regarding Community Development Departmentservices and activities and related policies and procedures.
  • Exercise good judgment, flexibility, creativity, and sensitivity in response to changing situations andneeds.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish, maintain and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contactedin the course of work.

Experience/Training/Education: Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


  • One year of experience in a public or private planning agency performing technical planning tasks.
  • Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course workin planning, architecture, public administration, environmental studies or a related field.

Apply By: Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Please submit a completed City application form to [email protected] or Human Resources, City of Stanton, 7800 KAtella Ave., Stanton, CA 90680. For a detailed employment announcement, visit the City's website: For questions regarding this recruitment please contact Cynthia Guzman at (714) 890-4225 or via e-mail at [email protected]. EOE. 

Published on:
January 13, 2021 - 11:26am
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