Planning Technician Specialist

  • Mohave, Arizona
  • Nov 18, 2019
Full Time Engineering Information Technology and Communication Services Planning and Development
  • Salary: $41,558.40 - $64,438.40 Annually

Job Description

Job Summary

Mohave County Development Services Department, Planning/Zoning Division is currently recruiting for an Planning Technician Specialist.

Performs advanced-level technical work for permitting or GIS functions. Positions at this level have moderate to advanced skills in Geographic Information systems as evidenced by either GIS training through an ESRI course series or college level courses, or permitting as evidenced by a Complete Permit Technician certification from the International Code Congress. Incumbents assigned to the GIS function are expected to create advanced level maps and work seamlessly with the GIS coordinator in Information Technologies. Incumbents assigned to the permitting function are expected to provide expertise to the public and improve customer services. They would issue over the counter permits that display complexity, provide a cursory review of routine building plans and applications, answer customer's questions regarding routine construction plans, and approve corrected, resubmitted construction drawings that are routine and generally minor in nature. Either function may supervise other personnel.

General supervisor of a higher level of authority. Work involves exercising independence, initiative and good judgment in reviewing assignments, customer needs as well as codes and ordinances as appropriate.

May provide technical and/or functional supervision to any other classifications of Planning Technician Sr., Planning Technicians or Permit Technicians.

Essential Job Functions

Assigned to GIS Function:
  • Updates and maintains GIS databases as approved or as required.
  • Create specific graphics and maps using GIS systems.
  • Assists with updating land use studies and information.
  • Responds to demographic information and mapping requests associated with the general plan and the US census.
  • Produces charts, graphics, and spread sheets showing demographic and land use information.
  • Performs research and identifies pertinent land use and demographic data that needs to be in County GIS.
  • Provides excellent customer services to the public, co-workers and work-related contacts.
  • Conducts research and provides reports and graphics for special assignments.
Assigned to Permitting Function:
  • Provides supervision of Permitting function for all permitting offices: oversees permit counters, answers questions on zoning matters, determines if applications are administratively complete, and provides guidance as to routine construction details.
  • Signs off on permit applications as appropriate.
  • Calculates, assigns and collects fees, as appropriate.
  • Analyzes and checks more complex permit submissions for completeness, and compliance with zoning ordinance.
  • May conduct field observations as necessary.
  • Provides information to the general public and co-workers on more complex application concepts and details.
  • Reviews simple and routine construction plans and specifications for compliance with the adopted codes and ordinances.
  • Reviews routine correction submittals that are generally minor for construction details and specifications for compliance with a previously issued correction notice.
  • Performs simple to complex mathematical calculation in determining compliance with locally adopted codes and ordinances.
  • Prepares and maintains records and documentation for permits reviewed and issued.
  • Maintains awareness of changes to codes and ordinances.
  • Confers with architects, designers, engineers and contractors in submitting and correcting simple or corrected building plans.
  • May balance and report Permit Technician cash drawers.
  • Performs related work as required.
  • Performs special assignments as assigned.
  • Exercise regular and predictable attendance and punctuality in accordance with Mohave County Personnel Policies and Procedures

Minimum Qualifications

GIS Function
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • College level training or Introduction to ArcGIS level 1-3, or equivalent.
  • One year of experience in creating products in and using ESRI ArcGIS.
  • Or an equivalent combination of experience, education and training which provides the desired knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
Permitting Function
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Four years' experience in a building permit function and in ACCELA permitting systems; two years' experience in supervision.
  • Or an equivalent combination of experience, education and training which provides the desired knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
  • Must pass drug screen post offer.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license for operation of motor vehicles on Arizona roads at the start of employment and maintain said license while employed in this position.
  • Must provide acceptable driving history at no cost to the County.
Permitting Function
  • Must possess and maintain a certification as a Complete Permit Technician as administered by the International Code Conference, or the ability to obtain the certification within 6 months of hire.
  • A residential plan review certification within one year preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

GIS Function
  • Principles, practices and methods of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
  • ESRI ArcGIS desktop software, including ArcView, ArcEditor, latest version.
  • GIS database design concepts.
  • Principles, practices, and techniques of computer mapping.
Skill in:
  • Effectively reading and interpreting graphs, charts, diagrams, and maps.
  • Effectively producing maps and other graphics using electronic means, including GIS
  • Communicating and maintaining professionalism with the public, co-workers, and work contacts.
Ability to:
  • Read and interpret maps, plans and graphs.
  • Conduct research into pertinent data and map data via GIS.
  • Understand, interpret and apply pertinent federal, state, county and department laws, rules, regulations, codes, policies, procedures and instructions in the performance of assignments.
  • Communicate ideas clearly, concisely and effectively orally and in writing.
  • Provide quality products in a short period of time.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with Information Technologies and other GIS users in the agencies and public.
  • Work independently in completing assigned tasks and in maintaining records and other documentation accurately and legibly.
  • Perform research, analyze data, create maps and graphics, and draft requested reports for special assignments from manager or director.
Permitting Function
  • Basic knowledge of county codes and ordinances related to permitting, construction methods and materials.
  • Advanced-level understanding of permitting systems, permitting software packages, and zoning ordinances.
  • Basic understanding of math functions and geometry.
  • Basic understanding of building codes, code tables and charts.
  • Knowledge of Department policies, rules, regulation, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of Mohave County Personnel Policies and Procedures, and Department rules.
  • Proficient in the ACCELA permitting software.
  • Able to Evaluate plot plans for compliance
  • Able to read basic construction plans to determine compliance with codes or required corrections.
  • Able to communicate and maintain professional demeanor with the public, co-workers, and work contacts.
Ability to:
  • Maintain accurate and complete records.
  • Communicate basic code and ordinance requirements to permit applicants.
  • Read and accurately interpret basic plans, specifications and details.
  • Work with minimal supervision.
  • Make accurate observations.
  • Follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Perform the essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Comply with Mohave County Personnel Policies and Procedures, and Department Regulations

Closing Date/Time: Continuous