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City of Santa Ana / Santa Ana
Posted on: March 23, 2021
Application Deadline: Continuous
The City of Santa Ana is looking for individuals who are results-oriented, possess great attitudes, demonstrate creativity and innovation, work efficiently, show a record of success and have a PASSION for public service. Having the best employees provides the best service to the community.
This is a part-time position. The incumbent(s) will work up to 19 hours per week. Work schedule is to be determined. There is currently one (1) vacancy but this number is subject to change. Bilingual pay is an additional $1.01/hr, if applicable.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
Reviews planning and development projects in the City
Researches, collects and analyzes data
Assists the public over the phone or at the counter
Responds to incoming correspondence and assists individuals in completing various applications
Performs minor plan checks at the counter as they relate to zoning and subdivision requirements
Coordinates site, parking and landscape plans as may be required
Reports to work as scheduled and works various hours to conform with changing priorities and meet deadlines
Maintains regular and consistent attendance record
Performs related duties, as required
Required Experience / Skills / Education
CHARACTERISTICS OF SUCCESSFUL PERFORMERS:
An effective Planning Technician displays a strong customer service orientation and utilizes good communication skills in dealing with the public. The incumbent must be able to learn quickly and perform multiple tasks on short deadlines. The ability to think fast on one’s feet and make sound, independent decisions is essential. The successful Planning Technician will have a positive, proactive, solutions-oriented approach to their work, and will have the ability to work collaboratively as part of a staff team.
Two years of college coursework in urban planning, public administration, geography, planning, landscape architecture or related field and one year of public contact experience, preferably in permit processing, building construction, urban planning, public administration or related field; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in urban planning, geography or other closely related field is highly desirable but not required.
Knowledge of: principles of mathematics and their application to planning work; basic principles and practices of urban and regional planning and zoning; applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes and requirements; basic concepts of architecture, site planning urban design, and landscaping as they relate to the process of urban planning; research methods as applied to the collection and analysis of data pertinent to urban planning and environmental studies; modern office methods, practices, procedures, and equipment including related computer hardware and software; English usage, grammar, and punctuation; methods and techniques of effective technical report preparation and presentation.
Skill in: the use of current office software applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Outlook; graphics design and other programs such as Sketch-up, Adobe Suite, and/or AutoCad is preferred.
Ability to: interpret basic planning and zoning programs to the general public; identify and respond to issues and concerns; read plans and specifications and make site visits as needed; read, interpret, apply, and explain fundamental technical written materials and federal, state, and local policies, procedures, laws, regulations, ordinances, and City planning policies and procedures; perform mathematical and planning computations with precision; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; establish and maintain a variety of filing, record keeping, and tracking systems; make sound decisions within established policy and procedural guidelines; organize work assignments, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines; operate modern office equipment, including computer equipment and applicable software programs; use tact, initiative, prudence and judgment within general policies, procedural and legal guidelines; establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and members of the community.
Bilingual fluency in Spanish or Vietnamese is highly desired but not required.
Must possess and retain a valid California Class “C” driver’s license as a condition of employment.
All applicants are required to complete and submit a City application form and supplemental questionnaire online. Resumes or faxed copies will not be accepted in lieu of an original application. Applications must be submitted online at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/santaana/jobs/3000573/planning-technician
New users must create an account first. Click on this link for instructions on how to set up your account and apply for the first time: Online Employment Application Guide.
The Human Resources and Planning & Building Departments will review the applications and those candidates who possess the most pertinent qualifications will be invited for an oral interview by the hiring agency. For additional information, please call Ali Pezeshkpour at (714) 647-5882.
NOTE: Prior to appointment, a background records check and medical exam will be conducted.
The City of Santa Ana is an equal opportunity employer. If you consider yourself a person with a disability, you may contact us regarding providing reasonable accommodation.