DEVELOPMENT TECHNICIAN I/II
Under general supervision, advises and interprets, for the public, requirements of various codes as they relate to the construction and use of building, structures, land use and land development; processes, reviews, and approves technical plans for conformance with building, planning, and engineering requirements; and performs related work.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provides information and assistance to the public at the counter and by phone regarding project processing, application procedures, codes, laws, and ordinances;
- Interprets and applies various Building Codes, Land Use and Development Ordinances;
- Accepts permit applications and collects fees;
- Researches and responds to public inquiries;
- Reviews proposed plans and permits to determine compliance with codes and ordinances;
- Issues permits and approves plans for minor projects;
- Operates computer related to department functions;
- Updates and maintains automated permit tracking system;
- Maintains log books and monitors projects;
- Computes fees for issuance of permits.
Makes field investigations related to property addressing issues.
Supervision is received from the Deputy Building Official.
- Building construction methods and the reading of building plans;
- State laws and City ordinances governing building, land use and zoning matters;
- Planning and zoning as they relate to ordinances, governing land use and zoning;
- Mathematics for the purpose of reading building plans and maps, and calculating valuations and fees;
- Communication skills and techniques required for gathering, evaluating and transmitting information, and preparing and presenting oral and written technical reports and research projects;
- Methods and techniques for analyzing and interpreting construction design plans, specifications, and working plans related to code enforcement procedures and practices;
- Basic knowledge of structural technology; construction practices and techniques, new building construction, and/or alterations of existing structures;
- Principles and practices of customer service.
- Read building plans;
- Prepare and present oral and written technical reports and research projects;
- Use independent judgment based on established policies;
- Work well with people and to handle a public counter and telephones of a public agency in a calm, self-assured, and confident manner;
- Use knowledge and experience to work with architects, engineers, contractors, real estate brokers, appraisers, and the public to solve problems and achieve cooperative relationships;
- Communicate effectively and clearly with the public and coworkers;
- Establish and maintain effective and courteous relationships with the public and co-workers;
- Demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity of the community.
Education and Experience — Meet one or more of the following:
- Up to four years experience in building and construction regulations or land use may be substituted for the educational requirements on a year-for- year basis;
- Associates Degree in construction technology plus two years of experience in building and construction or closely related field;
- Equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in architecture, public administration, business administration, or closely related field;
After one year of successfully completing progressively responsible work, an employee at the I level may be considered for advancement to the II level.
License and Other Requirements - Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license or ability to arrange transportation for field work when necessary.
- downward flexion of neck
- side-to-side turning of neck
- fine finger dexterity and grasp to manipulate keyboard, telephone, writing instruments, papers, books, manuals, reports
- walking, standing, bending and stooping, climbing, reach at and above shoulders
- twisting at waist
- upward flexion of neck
- lifting objects weighing up to 10 lbs. from below waist to above shoulders, and transporting distances up to one block
- squatting, kneeling, pushing/pulling
- working inside an office environment.
- (may be correctable) to see computer display screens, books, manuals, and correspondence.
- understanding telephone and personal conversations and presentations
- for telephone and personal conversations
- to complete reports, correspondence, take notes, and record data
- various publications, statistical data, and contracts
Revised by Department - SB