An official City of West Sacramento application form must be filled out, in its entirety. It is the applicant's responsibility to explain his/her qualifications fully and clearly. In addition, applicants must submit a resume and complete the required supplemental questionnaire. Incomplete information on the application, resume and/or supplemental questionnaire may be cause for disqualification. Application packages will be reviewed and screened for qualifications. Additional screening criteria will be developed based on the supplemental questionnaire.
Preference given to candidates with experience working with Accela Automation or similar permitting software.
DEFINITION: The Planning Technician performs responsible technical, administrative and clerical work in support of the business license function and the planning division of the Community Development Department.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED: Receives direct and general supervision from the Principal Planner or his/her designee. No direct supervision of staff is exercised.
CLASS CHARACTERISTICS: This class is distinguished as being at the journey level having responsibility for the full range of technical and clerical support functions necessary to accomplish the tasks and duties assigned with only occasional instruction or assistance as unusual or unique situations arise.
Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Illustrative Only): Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.
Minimum qualifications & Requirements
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge and skill. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and skill would be:
Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Specialized coursework in urban planning or related field highly desirable.
Experience: One (1) year, full-time equivalent, of technical or administrative experience involving public contact, preferably in a planning division or related field.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES: If required to drive, possession and maintenance of a valid California driver's license.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Serves as staff to the Planning Commission and may be required to attend off-hour meetings.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing in work areas and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter and retrieve data using a computer keyboard, typewriter keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Positions in this classification occasionally lift and carry reports and records that typically weigh less than 20 pounds.
ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS: Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing department guidelines, policies and procedures