Fw: Full Time Position - City of Piedmont CA - Planning Technician I / II
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CITY OF PIEDMONT
Open Recruitment for Planning Technician I / II
New Position ~ Pending Approval of the 2006/07 Budget
The City of Piedmont is a charter city of approximately 11,000 residents
located in the beautiful Oakland Hills, overlooking the San Francisco Bay.
The city, which is virtually built out, consists of established,
high-quality single family homes on quiet treelined streets. Piedmont is
centrally located within a few minutes from Oakland and San Francisco on the
West and Concord and Walnut Creek on the East. Within Piedmont’s 1.8
square-mile area there are five city parks and numerous landscaped areas
which offer wooded paths, tennis courts, children’s playgrounds and picnic
Under general supervision, learns and provides a variety of public service
and technical support to the city planning function; provides office
administrative assistance to departmental staff and the Planning Commission;
and performs related work as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES (Illustrative Only)
• Learns to and answers questions, distributes forms and provides a variety
of information regarding city planning and zoning codes, policies and
procedures to property owners, citizens, architects, engineers, contractors
and others in person and over the telephone.
• Learns to and participates in the design review process by reviewing plans
and specifications for conformance with city codes; drives a motor vehicle
to make on-site visits for exterior inspections of commercial and
residential properties throughout the city.
• Learns to and examines Planning Commission applications for compliance
with codes and procedures.
• Prepares standard correspondence, notices and affidavits using a word
processor or typewriter, files and distributes approved plans.
• Researches and compiles a variety of information from various sources and
prepares periodic and special statistical and narrative reports, agenda
items, basic staff reports and a variety of other technical documents.
• Attends Planning Commission and other committee and task force meetings on
and off-site; provides information to meeting participants and communicates
results to city staff.
• Creates and maintains files; enters data into an automated record system
and organizes manual files; maintains records, logs and binders.
• Prepares agendas and copies and distributes agenda packets, including
staff reports, minutes, maps and supporting documentation.
• Provides a variety of logistical support to the Planning Commission,
including setting up and clearing the room after meetings.
• Uses a variety of standard office equipment, including, but not limited to
a computer, word processor, typewriter, telephone, Fax and copying machines.
Basic methods used in the collection, tabulation, review, analysis and
distribution of applications, maps and other planning forms and documents.
• Basic principles and methods of preparing a variety of reports, maps,
charts and other documentation related to the work.
• Basic terminology, symbols and graphic techniques used in the preparation
of planning documents and maps.
• Computer applications related to the work, including permit tracking and
• Standard office practices and procedures, including filing and the use of
standard office equipment.
• Performing standard office administrative support in an independent
• Reading, reviewing and analyzing plans, maps, applications and supporting
• Reading, interpreting, applying and explaining rules, policies, codes and
• Making accurate arithmetic and statistical calculations.
• Preparing clear, concise and accurate reports, correspondence and other
• Organizing, researching and maintaining technical and administrative
• Entering data into a computer system and preparing written materials with
sufficient speed and accuracy to perform the work.
• Using initiative and sound independent judgment within established
• Communicating effectively, in person and over the telephone.
• Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those
contacted in the course of the work.
Education and Experience:
Planning Technician I:
EITHER equivalent to completion of two years of college in a technical field
related to the work, OR equivalent to graduation from high school and three
years of office administrative support work which has included significant
Planning Technician II:
In addition to the above, two years of technical planning support experience
that has included plan review, report preparation and the provision of
information to the public at a level equivalent to the city's class of
Planning Technician I.
Must possess and maintain a valid California class C driver’s license and
have a satisfactory driving record. The City of Piedmont monitors DMV record
information over the course of employment.
Must be able to attend meetings and other activities outside of normal
working hours. The employee in this position must have access to a vehicle,
so that he/she may make required site visits, attend seminars, and perform
other job related driving assignments.
Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting, to inspect
residential and commercial sites, and to operate a motor vehicle; vision to
read printed materials, plans, specifications and a computer screen; and
hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups and over the
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary: Planning Technician I: $3,350 – 4,072 per month
Planning Technician II: $3,685 – 4,479 per month
Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, PERS retirement system 3%
Vacation – 11 days per year, Holidays – 12 _ days per year
Deferred compensation, credit union and tuition reimbursement available
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
To be considered for this employment opportunity, a city employment
application and a supplemental questionnaire must be submitted by 5:00 p.m.,
June 15, 2006, to City of Piedmont, Attn: Human Resources, 120 Vista Avenue,
Piedmont, CA 94611. The application is also available on our web site:
www.ci.piedmont.ca.us. Applications received without a properly completed
supplemental questionnaire will result in disqualification. Postmarks,
e-mails and faxes will not be accepted. Incomplete applications will not be
accepted. The City of Piedmont complies with EOE, AA and ADA. Examinations
may be assembled, unassembled, written, oral, practical demonstration, or
any combination thereof. All applicants should alert the personnel officer
in advance if any accommodation is necessary to perform the job function or
test. All offers of employment will be conditional upon satisfactory proof
of applicant’s authority to work in the U.S. as required by the Immigration
Reform and Control Act.
The information contained herein is subject to change and does not
constitute either an expressed or implied contract