Community Development Technician (Assistant/Associate)

City of Antioch

Antioch, CA
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  1. This position will remain open until 3/17/2023 or until 200 applications have been received. This recruitment can close at any time, so candidates are encouraged to apply immediately.
  2. The Oral Board Interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of 4/10/2023.
  3. *We reserve the right to modify this schedule.*
  4. There are currently three vacancies in the Community Development Department. They are in the Planning Division (1), Building Inspection Services Division (1), and the Code Enforcement Division (1).

Monthly Salary by Position:

Assistant Community Development Technician: $5,810 - $7,062

Associate Community Development Technician: $6,390 - $7,767

Under supervision (Assistant Technician) or general supervision (Associate Technician), perform a variety of responsible, technical, paraprofessional office, planning, building, code enforcement and community development tasks.


Assistant Technician - This is the entry level class in the Technician series providing technical, paraprofessional Community Development support. Employees at this level are not expected to function with the same amount of program knowledge or skill level as employees allocated to the Associate Technician level and exercise less independent discretion and judgment in matters related to work procedures and methods. Work is usually supervised while in progress and fits an established structure or pattern. Exceptions or changes in procedures are explained in detail as they arise. Advancement to the Associate Technician level is based on demonstrated proficiency in performing the assigned functions and is at the discretion of higher level supervisory or management staff.

Associate Technician - This is the full journey level class in the Technician series. Employees within this class are distinguished from the Assistant Technician by the performance of the full range of duties as assigned. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. Positions in this class series are flexibly staffed and are generally filled by advancement from the "Assistant" level, or when filled from the outside, require prior experience. Advancement to the "Associate" level is based on management judgment and/or certification or testing that validates the performance of the full range of job duties.

Examples of Duties

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

  1. Perform a variety of technical, administrative, advanced clerical, and routine staff duties; research and gather data, and perform calculations and report writing as part of research for community development projects.
  2. Receive and respond to inquiries from the public, contractors, developers, City employees, and other parties.
  3. Establish filing systems; maintain records, files, databases, and reference materials; assist with plan/map filing.
  4. Review and process various permits.
  5. Post notices and prepare mailings for public hearings on individual properties.
  6. Prepare and proofread a variety of reports, letters, agreements, and other correspondence; prepare graphs, charts, sketches and other materials.
  7. Research and resolve billing issues with various parties.
  8. Act as a liaison with other departments, divisions, and outside agencies.
  9. Respond to requests for information regarding zoning and land use, City codes, policies and procedures, and planning commission and City council actions.
  10. Conduct research and field investigations related to land use, design review, variance, and environmental quality.
  11. Review application submittals to verify completeness under both state and local requirements, and development standards.
  12. Review and process less complex development projects, including administrative use permits, minor variances, sign permits, and minor subdivisions.
  13. Work with the City's project tracking system to facilitate the timely and complete processing of projects.
  14. Assist planners and engineers in conducting and preparing statistical and research projects.
  15. Compile zoning and planning related data.
  16. Verify the completeness of building applications; route applications to the correct department.
  17. Process applications and permits for smaller building projects, including swimming pools, service changes, reroofs, patio covers, HVAC replacements and installations, and water heaters.
  18. Calculate and collect fees; track applications.
  19. Schedule building inspections.
  20. Read and interpret plans.
  21. Respond to public records requests.
  22. Perform related duties as required.
Typical Qualifications


  • Principles and practices associated with planning, building, or code enforcement depending on area of assignment.
  • Effectively represent the assigned division to outside individuals and agencies to accomplish the goals and objectives of the unit.
  • Mathematical principles as applied to planning, building, or code enforcement work.
  • Principles and practices used to establish and maintain files and information retrieval systems.
  • Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
  • Construction standards.
  • Pertinent federal, state, and local codes, laws, and regulations.


  • Perform a variety of responsible, technical, paraprofessional tasks related to office, planning, building, or code enforcement depending on area of assignment.
  • Read and interpret maps, plans, sketches, schematics, diagrams, and blueprints.
  • Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public.
  • Prepare legal property descriptions.
  • Make field and office computations.
  • Compile data, maintain records and files, and participate in the preparation of administrative or technical reports.
  • Plan and organize work to meet changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Organize and maintain accurate records and files.
  • Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
  • Work cooperatively with other departments, City officials, and outside agencies.
  • Interpret and apply applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Assistant Community Development Technician


Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in mathematics, construction, planning, building, code enforcement or a related field.


One year of experience in paraprofessional planning, building, or code enforcement work is desirable.


Possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license.

Associate Community Development Technician


Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in mathematics, construction, planning, surveying, or code enforcement or a related field.


Two years of experience in paraprofessional planning, building, or code enforcement work comparable to that of an Assistant Technician with the City of Antioch.


Possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license.

Possession of certification as a Permit Technician through the ICC when assigned to the Building Division.


The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting with potential exposure to an outdoor field setting and travel from site to site.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Posted February 23, 2023, 4:50 PM PST

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