- 15-Jul-2014 to 01-Aug-2014 (CST)
- Pearland, TX, USA
- Full Time
The City of Pearland offers an excellent benefits package including a voluntary ICMA 457 deferred compensation program, as well as membership in the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS). The City of Pearland pays all premiums for the employee’s dental, long-term disability protection, and life insurance and the City pays a portion of the medical premium for employees and dependants.
Job Summary: The Planning Technician is responsible for general office and project organization and providing administrative assistance to further the efforts of the Planning Department, including the review of permits. The Planning Technician provides a large amount of information to the public and is the main point of contact for zoning and development questions and customer service.
Provides technical assistance and information to staff and the public in the administration of specific planning programs and ordinances.
Reviews permits to ensure compliance with requirements of the Unified Development Code.
Performs routine office tasks, including data entry, file management, copying, scanning, answering phone calls, and mailings.
Prepare public notices, and maps.
Assists in research and analysis in order to facilitate development functions.
Conducts research on projects.
Provides assistance in the preparation of staff reports to the Planning and Zoning Commission, City Council, and Zoning Board of Adjustment.
Provides assistance in the preparation of packets and the posting of agenda for meeting before the Planning and Zoning Commission, and Zoning Board of Adjustments.
Contributes to team effort by performing other duties as assigned.
Education, Experience and Licenses:
Thirty (30) semester hours of college level courses in Urban Planning, Architecture, or a related field and one (1) year experience in Planning or a related field.
Experience is waived if the incumbent possesses a Bachelor's Degree in Planning or a related field.
A valid Class "C" Texas Driver's License is required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of the practices, principles and procedures of planning and zoning laws.
General knowledge of zoning and development codes with the ability to interpret them for citizens and developers.
Ability to read maps, evaluate site plans and understand legal descriptions.
Ability to understand and implement oral and written instructions quickly and accurately.
Ability to deal effectively, professionally and ethically with the public and government officials.
Knowledge of zoning laws and comprehensive plans including their formation, process of adoption, and the ability to understand and interpret various other codes such as adopted building codes.
Ability to understand Geographical Information System (GIS) mapping functions.