Pay Range 12 Breakdown

Hourly (40 hrs.)$15.4227$23.1340
Hourly (42 hrs.)$14.6883$22.0324
Hourly (56 hrs.)$11.0162$16.5243

Planning Technician

Range: $32,079.14 - $48,118.70 (12)
Position Number: 2013


JOB TITLE:  Planning Technician (Land Development)
JOB SUMMARY:  This position performs administrative planning duties in support of Planning & Development Services, specifically with the Land Development Team.
Coordinates distribution and tracking for development applications in support of projects reviewed by the Technical Review Committee. 
Review, process and approve various permit applications. 
Responds to inquiries from developers, citizens, and staff regarding land development cases including contact information, scheduling of meetings, and associated fee information.
Maintains appropriate files and records.
Provides staff support to boards and commissions.
Prepares necessary graphic displays and presentations for staff.
Records ordinances and plats at Register of Deeds.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Strong Organizational Skills a must
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Access.
Proficient in the operation of computers and other standard office equipment.
Knowledge of department and city policies and procedures.
Skill in planning, organization, and decision making.
Skill in public relations.
Skill in oral and written communication.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:  The Assistant Director assigns work in terms of general instructions.  The Land Development Team may spot-check completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.
GUIDELINES:  Guidelines include department standard operating procedures, zoning ordinances, and relevant city, state, and federal laws, and regulations.  These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application.
COMPLEXITY:  The work consists of varied administrative duties.  The unique nature of each case contributes to the complexity of the work.
SCOPE AND EFFECT:  The purpose of this position is to perform administrative duties for the city.  Successful performance facilitates and promotes well organized current planning.
PERSONAL CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, elected officials, vendors, builders and contractors, engineers, developers, attorneys, property owners, and the general public.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table, or while intermittently sitting, standing, or walking.  The employee occasionally lifts light objects, and must distinguish between shades of color.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is typically performed in an office and outdoors, and occasionally in cold or inclement weather. 
Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with an office supervisor or manager with a minimum of 3 years of progressive experience.
Experience sufficient to understand and administratively support the work of the Land Development Team and resolve problems.
Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
Possession of or ability to readily obtain a Notary Public issued by the State of North Carolina within 90 days of employment.