Tuesday, February 21, 2017

M-NCPPC Position for Recent GIS/GEOG or ENSP Grad

This position may be filled at either a Principle Planning Technician or Planner level. A Planning Technician plans, organizes, and prioritizes their work in the context of established standards under general supervision. In addition to this, a Planner performs professional entry level planning work involving limited responsibility and complexity. This position is associated with the intake and processing of various types of regulatory plans.
The successful candidate will be required to review development applications for consistency with our submission requirements; identify problems and changes needed for applications to be complete; and work with developers, professionals, and the general public to identify and explain submission requirements.  Work requires the ability to learn development review procedures and become familiar with the county zoning and subdivision codes.  Knowledge of county geography and familiarity with the use of GIS are also needed.
Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to understand and apply a system of procedures and rules.
  • Organized, self-motivated and works well within a team environment.
  • Experience in the use of computer databases for entering and extracting information.
  • Ability to communicate with individuals on matters relating to permit/application processing and code compliance.
  • Experience with a variety of computer programs and applications for word processing, spreadsheets, electronic plan reviews, map production graphics, data entry or tracking systems.
  • Ability to work efficiently on assigned tasks while also providing general service to customers and responding to phone calls and voice mail.
Examples of Important Duties:
  • Reviews submitted development applications for compliance with submittal requirements, accuracy, and completeness; includes applications that are submitted both electronically and by paper.
  • Checks and updates the department's application database and associated GIS layers that contain application related information.
  • Communicates regularly with developers, builders, engineers, architects, and attorneys to explain application procedures and submittal requirements.
  • Identifies application deficiencies and changes needed for compliance.  Prepares and disseminates detailed written review comments on application issue and discusses them with applicants and their representatives.
  • Calculates and collects application fees.
  • Performs various other tasks related to the Division's Regulatory Coordination role.
Minimum Qualifications:


1.  Bachelor's Degree in planning, architecture, environmental science, geography, or related subjects; and
2.  One year of directly related work experience; or
3.  An equivalent combination of education and experience.

Apply here.