Imperial County Planning & Developments Services Department
Job DescriptionUnder the direction of the Planning Division Manager, performs a variety of responsible current and advanced planning duties, including but not limited to discretionary and ministerial project review, project processing, environmental review, zoning compliance and enforcement, public service (counter, phone and presentations), and other planning related duties for the Imperial County Planning and Development Services Department. The Planner I is the first working level in the series of the Planning Division positions. They are mostly involved with assisting the public with entry-level land use and zoning questions either through the phone, email or over the counter. They perform research tasks as needed, are involved in code enforcement cases and perform building permit reviews. They assist other Planners and may be involved in the review of minor land-use entitlement projects for conformance with local and State codes.
Required Skills / Experience / EducationAnswer questions regarding planning and building permits, zoning information, and the appropriate completion of application forms. Review, investigate, evaluate and assist in the processing of planning and building permits. Conduct studies involving research related to land use, zoning, property location and obtaining Assessor Parcel Numbers. Operate various equipment including tape recorders, telephones, photocopier, calculator, typewriter, personal computer, printer, automobiles, overhead projector, microfiche, and audio-visual equipment. Receive completed applications and assure fees are attached; distribute applications to appropriate personnel for review and processing. Attend meetings within the County or out of the County. Perform related duties as assigned. KNOWLEDGE OF: Terms related to planning and building permits, theory of land use, and zoning requirements. Oral and written communication skills. Telephone techniques and etiquette. Mathematical computations. Operation of various clerical and audio-visual equipment. Operation of a computer terminal and data entry techniques. Research methods and report writing techniques. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy. ABILITY TO: Answer questions regarding planning and building permits, zoning information, and the appropriate completion of application forms. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Add, subtract, multiply and divide quickly and accurately. Operate various equipment including tape recorders, telephones, photocopier, calculator, typewriter, personal computer, printer, automobiles, overhead projector, microfiche, and audio-visual equipment, and dictaphone. Operate a computer terminal to enter data, maintain records and generate reports. Learn, apply and explain policies, procedures, rules and regulations. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Any combination equivalent to: sufficient training and experience to demonstrate the knowledge and abilities listed above. LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Valid California driver's license. WORKING CONDITIONS: Office environment; subject to driving a vehicle to conduct work. Physical abilities required include seeing to drive a vehicle.
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Will security clearance be required?
$3,924 – 4,773
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801 Main Street
El Centro, California
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