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Hillsborough County Government

Planning/Zoning Technician I (#PGZTC1GENI) GENI
$13.38-$21.25 Hourly / $2,319.20-$3,683.33 Monthly / $27,830.40-$44,200.00 Yearly


Performs routine duties reviewing documents and collecting information to assist the professional planning staff with land use projects and to ensure compliance with applicable land development codes and regulations.


An Associate's or higher degree from an accredited college or university.

Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted below; and

Possession of valid Driver License.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • Some knowledge of State and County laws, ordinances and regulations governing zoning matters.
  • Some knowledge of research methods.
  • Some knowledge of the methods and application of community and urban planning.
  • Some knowledge of graphics aids development.
  • Some knowledge of legal terminology used in legal descriptions and land use documents.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to conduct basic research and organize data.
  • Ability to follow established procedures.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.
  • Ability to use a computerĀ and related software.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.
  • Gathers information to assist in the preparation of studies and reports related to land use development, zoning, and other planning projects.
  • Reviews land development plans for compliance with State and County zoning laws and ordinances.
  • Verifies zoning requests by use of legal descriptions.
  • Prepares and maintains maps, charts, and other related graphic materials.
  • Researches, acquires, organizes, and performs basic analysis of data for use in reports, maps, and legal instruments.
  • Researches real estate histories related to zoning, property ownership, land use, and official recordings.
  • Prepares and maintains graphic materials to support planning projects, zoning, and other land use issues.
  • Inspects sites and reviews background information relating to land use applications and the County's Comprehensive Plans.
  • Provides general information to the public on zoning and other land development issues.
  • Assists in the preparation of materials for and attends public meetings, workshops and hearings.
  • Assists in interpreting various land use codes, rules, maps, and regulations.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

CLASS: PGZTC1GENI; EST: 2/19/2003; REV: 9/8/2011;