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Douglas County  3610
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PLANNING TECHNICIAN 1
Pay Range GC11

INTRODUCTION

The classifications within this three-level series have a focus on providing technical support to the department and the public in the areas of cartography, graphics production, drafting, research and data compilation.

This classification is entry-level within the planning technician series and is distinguished by performing basic, routine technical duties in accordance with well-defined policies, procedures and guidelines.

EXAMPLES OF PRINCIPAL DUTIES

(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples. Any one position may not perform all listed tasks.)

1. Prepare pre-application conference packets and assist in preparation of application packets which includes informational material, maps; research and organize packets. Maintain associated recordkeeping files.

2. Assist the public in answering general questions regarding property zoning; ownership verification; identification of map, tax lots, tax account numbers; zoning; address and street location.

3. Research and issue new addresses. Notify emergency services and public facilities of new addresses and changes. Draft updates to addressing maps and digital file corresponding to assessor accounts. Process requests.

4. Maintain and update land use, zoning, subdivision maps, address files and maps, information, logs, files and records. Involves computer updates.

5. Provide technical research assistance for planners on a variety of issues. Prepare charts, graphs, signs and other graphic art projects as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY REQUIRED BY THIS POSITION

Knowledge of: Reasonable knowledge of cartographic and drafting principles and practices to develop and revise maps and other data for planning projects; reasonable knowledge of mathematics to make computations necessary for cartographic and drafting projects; basic knowledge of surveying principles and practices. Skill in: Interpreting maps and aerial photographs; using calculator, automated equipment and systems, drafting tools, reproduction equipment and drafting equipment; conducting record searches. Ability to: Communicate effectively in both oral and written form; organize time to meet established deadlines; conduct research and prepare maps, graphics, etc.; courteously meet and deal effectively with other employees and departments, public agencies, consultants and the public.

Education, experience and training: Two years cartographic or drafting experience OR an Associate Degree in cartography, drafting, planning, surveying or a related field OR any combination of education, experience or training. At time of appointment, must possess valid Oregon driver's license.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS OF THIS POSITION

This classification works with supervision from a planning technician 3, technical manager or planning manager. Recurring routine assignments are independently performed by employee on basis of past experience. Employee estimates time and materials and manages time efficiently. Employee uses initiative and judgment in completing routine assignments and interpretation of general administrative or operational policies and procedures is sometimes necessary. Significant deviations require prior approval. Work is checked at completion of projects.

GUIDELINES

Work is performed within departmental policies and procedures; state and county statues, rules, regulations and ordinances; Douglas County Land Use and Development Ordinance, addressing ordinance, comprehensive plan, maps, drafting manuals. Guidelines are followed explicitly with deviation occurring only after consultation with a supervisor.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

Regular and consistent attendance is required.  Work is performed in an office environment; work may require bending, color identification, hearing voice conversations, keyboarding, lifting up to 50 pounds, stooping and walking.

 
   
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