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Planning Technician - City of Salinas

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  • Elisa Harvie
    CITY OF SALINAS Employment Opportunity PLANNING TECHNICIAN RECRUITMENT #07-043 FINAL FILING DATE: 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 14, 2007 SALARY: $3,419 - $3,591 -
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 16, 2007


      Employment Opportunity



        RECRUITMENT #07-043



      FINAL FILING DATE: 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 14, 2007

                        SALARY:  $3,419 - $3,591 - $3,770 - $3,958 - $4,156 Monthly ($4,364 Longevity)                                                                 

                  NOTE:  5% Additional Pay for Bilingual English/Spanish


      DEFINITION: To provide technical support in mapping, drafting, graphics and related office and technical work.


      ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION:  Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

      Prepare and update zone maps, land use maps, and related maps based on data obtained from public records and staff direction.  Design, ink, trace, color, letter and otherwise prepare charts, graphs, maps, plans, and other illustrative materials for presentations to City Council, Planning Commission, committees and developers, and for reports and brochures.  Perform basic calculations such as determining distance, area and tabulating statistical data.  Respond to inquiries related to assigned responsibilities.  Run blueprints, mylars, and sepias on the blueprint/scanner machine.  Maintain and file plans, sketches, maps, graphic records, equipment and materials.  Maintain and update files such as population, housing and zoning.  Perform related duties as assigned.


      PHYSICAL AND MENTAL CHARACTERISTICS:  Physical, mental and emotional stamina to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position; manual dexterity sufficient to write, use telephone, computer, business machines and related equipment; vision sufficient to read printed materials, visual display terminals, detailed fine writing on plans and specifications for development projects, and distinguish colors for design evaluation purposes; hearing sufficient to conduct in person and telephone conversations; speaking ability in an understandable voice with sufficient volume to be heard in a normal conversational distance, on the telephone and in addressing groups; physical agility to push/pull, squat, twist, turn, bend, stoop and reach overhead as needed; physical mobility sufficient to move about the work environment, physical strength to lift up to 20 lbs.; physical stamina sufficient to sit for prolonged periods of time; mental acuity to collect and interpret data, evaluate, reason, define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, make valid judgments and decisions.


      WORKING CONDITIONSBusiness office working environment subject to sitting at a desk for long periods of time, bending, crouching, or kneeling at files, pushing/pulling of file drawers and supplies, reaching in all directions and prolonged periods of time working at a computer terminal.  Occasionally include driving to job sites, training and out-of office meetings.


      QUALIFICATIONS:  Knowledge of:  Terminology, methods, practices and techniques of drafting, graphics, and printing.  Ability to:  Read and record figures accurately and make arithmetical calculations.  Understand and follow oral and written instructions and sketches.  Operate blueprint, scanner and copy machines.  Graphically convey data and planning proposals in the form of maps, charts and graphs.  Skills to:  Prepare graphic displays.  Design layouts for reports and brochures. 


      EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCEAn example of the education and experience which most likely demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the duties would be any combination equivalent to a high school diploma and one (1) year of para-professional planning experience in local government or a four (4) year degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in urban planning, planning administration or a related field.  


      SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants’ qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of the information provided on the employment application.  The exam process may consist of an oral interview and/or written exercise.  The City reserves the right to use alternate testing procedures if deemed necessary.   04/04/07 07-043kcs




      The City of Salinas does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor.  The City of Salinas makes reasonable accommodation for the disabled.  Individuals requiring any accommodation in order to participate in the testing process must inform the Human Resources Officer in writing no later than the final filing date stated in this job announcement.  Requests for accommodation should include an explanation of the type and extent of accommodations needed to participate in the selection process and/or to perform the duties of the job for which they have applied.


      APPLY: Salinas City Hall, Human Resources, 200 Lincoln Ave. Salinas, CA 93901 (831) 758-7254

      24-Hour Job Information Line (831) 758-7246  *  Fax (831) 758-7941

      TDD Users May Call the California Relay Service at 1(800) 735-2929




      SALARY STEPS: Appointments are normally made at the first step.  Consideration is given for increase to the second step after successful completion of a six-month probationary period.  (Employees appointed at a higher step will be eligible for consideration for the next step after one year, providing they successfully complete a six-month probationary period.)


      PRE-PLACEMENT PHYSICAL EXAM & DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING POLICY: Candidates offered employment must pass a pre-placement medical exam, which includes a drug and alcohol-screening test, prior to final appointment.  Hiring decisions may be based upon results of pre-placement medical exam and drug and alcohol screening.  Positive samples are retained for 90 days from date of notification.  Applicants with a positive result must notify the City, in writing, prior to the expiration of the 90 days to request retention beyond the 90 day period.  A copy of the City’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy is available upon request.


      BIENNIAL PHYSICAL: City-paid Biennial Physical exam every 24 months.  Employees 40 & over eligible every 18 months.


      ANNUAL LEAVE: Accrued at a rate of 22 days through 5 years; 27 days through 10 years; with additional longevity increases.


      HOLIDAYS: Thirteen days per year.


      FLEXIBLE COMPENSATION BENEFIT: A Flexible Benefit equal to 5% of the employee’s annual base salary may be used toward employee health contribution, supplemental life insurance, deferred compensation leave time or cash.


      HEALTH INSURANCE:  The City pays 100% for CalPERS Choice Health plan, Delta Dental and medical Eye Services for employee and eligible dependents.  Other PERS Health coverage may be available depending upon your residence.  The City will only provide the premium amount equal to the CalPERS Choice.


      RETIREMENT: Public Employees Retirement System 2% at 55.  Employee pays 7% contribution in addition to Social Security/Medicare contributions.


      LONG-TERM DISABILITY: Private long-term disability plan for job related and non-job related disability.


      LIFE INSURANCE: City-paid life insurance policy of $50,000.


      UNIFORM ALLOWANCE: Work clothing or clothing allowance or footwear allowance provided for employees required to wear a uniform; or in certain classifications.


      DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Employee may elect to enroll in a plan.


      BILINGUAL PAY: 5% of base salary for employees holding designated positions and who qualify through testing procedures.


      DIFFERENTIAL PAY: Split shift differential for Library Employees - 5% for days on which the employee’s shift is split.


      PREMIUM PAY:  Classifications that require certification may be eligible for up to 5% additional pay for certifications held not required for the job.


      PHYSICAL FITNESS/WELLNESS PROGRAM: City will provide 50% reimbursement to employees for actual costs of participation in health club memberships for employee only, not exceed $500 per calendar year, per employee or an annual fitness incentive of $500/$750/$1000 for qualifying employees.




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      City of Salinas

      Human Resources

      200 Lincoln Avenue

      Salinas, CA 93901



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