Santa Clarita Job Openings – Planning Technician

Website City of Santa Clarita

Job Description:

The Planning Technician will be responsible for assisting customers at the public counter and on the phone with planning questions; reviewing over-the-counter permits, entitlement applications, and plot plans; conducting research and planning studies; and making public presentations on a variety of planning issues.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides assistance to customers on the phone and at the public counter; responds to questions pertaining to subdivision, zoning, and development requests
  • Reviews over-the-counter permits, entitlement applications, and plot plans; initiates the land use entitlement process by gathering application materials and creating project files; prepares case files for distribution; prepares planning-related correspondence
  • Maintains planning files for the division; tracks and orders forms and supplies for the planning counter; inputs planning data into an online database
  • Performs planning studies, conducts research, does site surveys, and prepares reports pertaining to the General Plan, Unified Development Code, environmental assessments, annexations, and population projections
  • Provides information to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) staff for the development of graphs and maps

Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge of land use, planning, and zoning policies and processes and the ability to use this knowledge to explain regulations and policies to customers and review and evaluate development plans
  • Familiarity with the subdivision map act and the California Environmental Quality Act
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to effectively manage time, coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, work in an environment with constant interruptions, consistently meet deadlines, and be flexible to changing priorities
  • Strong computer skills and the ability to use Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to create planning-related correspondence, reports, and presentations
  • Strong written communication skills and the ability to prepare technical correspondence, reports, and PowerPoint presentations pertaining to planning principles

Qualification & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Urban Studies, Geography, Public Administration, or a related field
  • Experience providing customer service in person and on the phone is desired, preferably within a municipal planning environment
  • Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary will be considered
  • Possession of a valid Class C California driver license

Job Details:

Company: City of Santa Clarita

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Accounting

Job Location:  Los Angeles, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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