DEVELOPMENT TECHNICIAN I/II
Under general supervision, advises and interprets, for the public, information on planning projects and activities of the Department, requirements of various codes as they relate to land use and development applications, business licenses, building occupancies and construction, and approves technical plans for conformance with planning and building requirements; and performs related work.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provides information and assistance to the public at the counter, in writing, and by phone regarding project processing, application procedures, codes, laws, and ordinances;
- Reviews proposed plans and permits to determine compliance with codes and ordinances;
- Interprets and applies General Plan and Zoning Ordinance requirements, various Building Codes, and other city policies and ordinances.
- Researches and responds to public inquiries;
- Issues permits and approves plans for minor projects;
- Accepts permit applications and collects fees;
- 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;
- Assigned other duties as required.
Makes field investigations related to property addressing issues.
Supervision is received from the Assistant Planning Director, Senior, or Associate Planner.
- Principles and practices of customer service.
- Planning and zoning as they relate to ordinances, governing land use and zoning;
- State laws and City ordinances governing building, land use and zoning matters;
- Building construction methods and the reading of building plans;
- Communication skills and techniques required for gathering, evaluating and transmitting information, and preparing and presenting oral and written technical reports and research projects;
- Mathematics for the purpose of reading building plans and maps, and calculating valuations and fees;
- 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;
- Work well with people and to handle a public counter and telephones of a public agency in a calm, self-assured, and confident manner;
- Read building plans;
- Prepare and present oral and written technical reports and research projects;
- Use independent judgment based on established policies;
- 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;
- Prepare written correspondence involving planning matters;
- Demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity of the community.
Education and Experience — Meet one or more of the following:
- Equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in architecture, public administration, business administration, or closely related field
- Up to four years experience in land use planning, architecture, landscape architecture, 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 building and construction 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/HR