DEVELOPMENT TECHNICIAN I/II
Under general supervision, advises and interprets, for the public, requirements of various codes as they relate to the engineering and use of building structures, land use and land development; processes and reviews plans for conformance with 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 land use, zoning, subdivision, grading and development ordinances;
- Researches and responds to public inquiries;
- Reviews proposed plans and permits to determine compliance with codes and ordinances;
- Operates computer terminal related to department functions;
- Maintains log books and monitors projects.
Supervision is received from the City Engineer, or designee. No supervision is exercised.
- Planning and zoning as they relate to ordinances and governing land use;
- Civil engineering and public works administration related to municipal service and process of land development applications;
- State laws and City ordinances governing building, land use and zoning matters;
- Mathematics for the purpose of reading plans and maps, and calculating valuations and fees;
- Communication skills and techniques required for gathering, evaluating and transmitting information;
- Methods and techniques for analyzing and interpreting construction plans and how the plans related to civil engineering procedures and practices;
- Principles and practices of customer service.
- Read civil engineering 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 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:
- Equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, public administration, business administration, or closely related field;
- Up to four years experience in engineering, planning permits, land use, or building and construction regulations may be substituted for the educational requirements on a year-for- year basis;
- Associates Degree in construction technology plus two years of experience in civil engineering, public administration, business administration, construction regulations, land use, architecture, 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 - RWA/MH