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Planning Technician or Assistant Planner I

City of Santa Clarita
Santa Clarita, CA
United States
Experience Level: 
Entry Level
Salary: 
Planning Technician $26.75 - $32.51/hour (Steps 1 - 5) OR Assistant Planner I $32.59 - $39.61/hour (Steps 1 - 5)

Planning Technician Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provides assistance to customers on the phone and at the public counter; responds to questions pertaining to subdivision, zoning, and development requests
  • Reviews over-the-counter permits, entitlement applications, and plot plans; initiates the land use entitlement process by gathering application materials and creating project files; prepares case files for distribution; prepares planning-related correspondence
  • Maintains planning files for the division; tracks and orders forms and supplies for the planning counter; inputs planning data into an online database
  • Performs planning studies, conducts research, does site surveys, and prepares reports pertaining to the General Plan, Unified Development Code, environmental assessments, annexations, and population projections
  • Provides information to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) staff for the development of graphs and maps
  • Attends community, City Council, and Planning Commission meetings and makes presentations on a variety of planning issues
  • Establishes positive working relationships with developers, community organizations, state and local agencies, City staff, and the public

 

Assistant Planner I Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responds to questions pertaining to subdivision, zoning, and development requests; provides assistance to customers on the phone and at the public counter; confers with developers, building designers, contractors, architects, and the general public on planning-related matters
  • Interprets planning policies, laws, and ordinances; reviews planning proposals; establishes conditions for project approval to ensure compliance with these policies, laws, and ordinances
  • Issues home occupancy permits, conditional and minor use permits, oak tree permits, and other over-the-counter permits
  • Performs planning studies, conducts research and analysis, and writes technical planning reports pertaining to the General Plan, Unified Development Code, environmental assessments, annexations, and population projections
  • Prepares planning documents, including staff reports, resolutions, and environmental review documents
  • Conducts site surveys and formulates site design alternatives within the regulations of the Unified Development Code
  • Attends community, City Council, and Planning Commission meetings and makes presentations on a variety of planning issues
  • Establishes positive working relationships with representatives from developers, community organizations, state and local agencies, City staff, and the public
Published on:
April 21, 2021 - 1:35pm
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