Planning Technician - Bilingual

Coachella, CA 92236

Posted: 05/01/2024 Industry: None Job Number: 1681957

Job Description

Our client is seeking a Planning Technician for a temporary assignment. Must be bilingual!



  • Receive and process a variety of development applications for completeness; collect and distribute applicable planning fees; approve various permit applications and issue required permits.

  • Read, interpret and review street, sewer and architectural plans; explain City ordinances; advise on changes and adjustments to plans.

  • Answer questions and provide information to the public; interpret data and explain requirements, regulations and procedures; assist with inquiries pertaining to current or comprehensive planning.

  • Process, log and transmit new development applications; maintain land management database system.

  • Prepare and update zoning, general plans and existing land use maps using technical drafting equipment and computer programs; prepare charts; displays and exhibits for meetings and newspaper advertisements.

  • Assist planners in reviewing plans to determine compliance with laws, codes and ordinances; assist in the preparation of reports and other materials.

  • Assist in responding to requests for information from other departments and governmental agencies regarding the General Plan, Zoning Code, City Regulatory Documents, and Subdivision Code.

  • Research, collect, compile, record and summarize technical data; research and evaluate business license applications to ensure consistency with zoning requirements; maintain planning, statistical, photographic and historical records within area of assignment.

  • Stay abreast of new trends and innovations in computer applications as they affect planning programs.

  • Participate in a variety of special projects as assigned.

  • Attend a variety of Planning Commission, City Council, community and other professional group meetings. Prepare reports and memorandums for recommendation and presentation, on a limited basis, to the Planning Commission. Publicly post required hearing notices.

  • Provide backup for Civic Center receptionist for customer service coverage when necessary.

  • Performs duties of a disaster services worker in event of an emergency.

  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.



Knowledge of:

  • Basic principles and concepts of urban planning.

  • Basic computer functions and applicable software including AutoCAD and GIS.

  • Basic report writing, research and data compilation methods.

  • Methods and techniques of drafting.

  • Principles and procedures of record keeping.

  • Modern office procedures, methods and equipment including computers.

  • English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Ability to:

  • Perform general drafting and mapping work using appropriate equipment.

  • Learn pertinent laws, codes, ordinances and regulations related to planning activities.

  • Assist in the review of plans and specifications.

  • Evaluate and process permit applications.

  • Explain planning and zoning programs to the public.

  • Compile technical and statistical information and prepare basic reports.

  • Read and understand maps, site plans, zoning codes and related information.

  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions.

  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

  • Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing and spreadsheet applications.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

  • Maintain mental capacity which allows for effective interaction and communication with others.

  • Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities.


Education and Experience:

Two (2) years of increasingly responsible planning, development or engineering experience. Associate’s degree in urban planning or closely related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.



Pay = $30.72

Meet Your Recruiter

Angela Wingfield
Office Manager/Recruiter

Angela Wingfield
Office Manager/Recruiter

I love working with job seekers! As the office manager for Proper Solutions, I wear many hats and recruiting is my favorite. Living in the Coachella Valley for the last 30+ years has allowed me to build relationships with many local business and leaders. Please feel free to reach out via email I look forward to hearing from you!


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