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Planning Technician (TS23)

Company: Benton County (OR)
Location: Corvallis
Posted on: October 10, 2019

Job Description:

JOBWe are currently seeking a Planning Technician to join our team.--This is your opportunity to hone land use skills while performing a critical role in the Planning Division, engaging a diverse workload in a dynamic, positive environment.Position Summary:This position processes a variety of building and land use permit applications in a fast-paced environment. Evaluates permit applications for compliance with zoning and development regulations; communicates with applicants and staff members from other departments. --Explains the County's land use program and development regulations to the public.Total CompensationAnnual salary: $44,473 - $54,475 annually; Depending on qualifications and experience.--Benefits: Benton County offers a choice of a--premium paid Consumer Driven Health Plan with health savings or HRA--VEBA--account (County contribution) or a PPO plan with an optional flexible spending account; dental; vision; group life; LTD; fully-paid employer and employee contribution to Oregon--PERS--retirement plan; 1.5% contribution to deferred --compensation; paid vacation, holiday, and sick leave; and a great work-life balance!Essential Functions:Building PermitsProvide the general public with information regarding building permits under review and submittal of building and septic system permit applications.Review building permit applications for compliance with zoning regulations and other applicable land use requirements, conditions and procedures.Log and track progress of applications from submittal through zoning compliance approval and/or issuance of building permits.Perform in-depth review and approval of ministerial applications, such as site development plans for compliance with siting standards.Determine legal parcel status by researching deed history.Evaluate proposed construction for compliance with applicable land use regulations, using site plans, floor plans and written descriptions.Coordinate review with other departments and agencies.Lead team discussions on problematic permits to reach consensus on department's position.Public AssistanceProvides technical assistance to the public regarding development issues pertaining to their property and inquiries from the public regarding policies and procedures, fees, status,-- zoning/development code questions and County's land use regulations.Research and analyze information and data related to land use, permit, and deed history of a property, and the mapped natural hazards and environmental constraints.Manage and update the department's information resources, e.g., maps, forms, brochures and website.Land Use ApplicationsResponsible for all aspects of processing land use applications.Serve as point of contact for the applicant and interested members of the public.Coordinate with other departments and agencies, including leading group discussions.Conduct research, such as, determining legal parcel status, mapped constraints, applicable laws, and other relevant information.Evaluate land use proposals relative to land use code criteria and standards, write findings, conclusions, and recommendation for decision by Planning Official; prepare official decision documents.Other duties as assigned.Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning, Community and Regional Planning, --Architecture, Construction Management, or other--related field2 years experience in plans review, zoning administration, building code, survey or other--related field.Knowledge of GIS preferred.Knowledge of Oregon's land use planning system preferred.Experience applying standards to the review of an application preferred.An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted, but applicant must have at least 6 months of actual work experience. Additional Information:Positions in this class typically require:-- reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.-- Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.-- Sitting most of the time.-- Infrequently (for site visits) walking over uneven and/or unstable terrain, through vegetation.Benton County is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to work force diversity, fair employment practices and non-discrimination, including pay equity for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income.--If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and will be requesting accommodation, please contact the Benton County Human Resources Department by calling (541)766-6081 or email recruiting@co.benton.or.us--

Keywords: Benton County (OR), Corvallis , Planning Technician (TS23), Professions , Corvallis, Oregon

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