PLANNING TECHNICIAN

Recruitment #1811-2610-001

Introduction

The Transportation Department is looking to fill two Planning Technician positions in the Permits and Codes section of the Engineering Division. These positions will require interaction with the public, Ward Offices, public utilities and other municipalities to establish lines of communication within the City by answering questions and concerns regarding City right-of-way. The candidate(s) selected for these positions will be responsible for supporting the mission of the Right-Of Way Management Program which is intended to enhance the planning, application and oversight of traffic control management in temporary work areas in roadways, sidewalks and transit zones to improve safety on both sides of the barricades.

  * * * THIS POSITION IS ONLY OPEN TO CURRENT CITY OF TUCSON PERMANENT AND PROBATIONARY EMPLOYEES * * *

To remain eligible, you must maintain your permanent or probationary Civil Service employment status through the actual date of transfer. If you are not a current permanent or probationary Civil Service employee at the date of transfer, you will not be eligible for this position. Non-permanent or appointed employees are not eligible. The Eligibility List may be used by any City department with an approved vacancy to fill in the next 6 months. Selection will be made in accordance with CSR III, Section 2. The list of employees eligible for consideration will remain in effect for 6 months after their names are provided to the hiring authorities. Examination results and current status will be communicated by email.

General Description

Provides planning technical assistance on a variety of land use planning projects. Reviews plans to verify compliance with City codes, ordinances, laws and industry standards. Creates detailed maps utilizing computer applications, and provides planning and zoning information assistance to the public.

Essential Functions

Creates detailed maps by reviewing plans, performing inspections, designing maps using various computer programs and software, evaluating legal compliance with land use codes, and creating map graphics as required for display.

Assists professional planning staff by compiling, evaluating, analyzing, and illustrating, and by preparing descriptive materials and illustrations for presentations.

Reviews project requirements with and prepares preliminary drawings for professional planning staff.

Drafts recommendations, plans, and related reports, submits to professional planners for review, and makes presentations as requested.

Maintains manual and computerized records of assigned work projects.

Develops informational materials for public meetings including illustrations, brochures, handouts, and instruction sheets.

Provides customer service by discussing and resolving problems, tracking progress, providing information to the public and interpreting land use documents.

Orders supplies and office equipment, prepares budgetary materials, tracks and updates planning projects, conducts research, obtains evidence of zoning violations, testifies in court, enters information into the computer, prepares various schedules, forms and correspondence, reviews submitted plans to verify compliance, photographs, notifies property owners of site changes, and performs mathematical, statistical, and algebraic calculations.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 months post High School

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 2 years zoning, codes, municipal planning and computer applications

Special Job Requirements

Successful candidate will need to become American Traffic Safety Service Association (ATSSA) certified within 6 months of employment for the positions in TDOT.

Selection Plan

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated on the education and work experience in their employment profile and the responses to their supplemental questions. The highest scoring applicants will then be invited to participate in an oral board interview.

  • Oral Board will take place on January 23, 2019

Upon completion of all examination processes, the highest scoring applicants will be placed on an Eligibility List.  An applicant's ranking on the list will be based on their final score which will be calculated as:

  • 20% of your rating will be training and experience
  • 80% of your rating will be oral board interview

If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please testing process, please email your request to SS_HR_Satellite@tucsonaz.gov  at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.

The list may be used by any City department with an approved vacancy to fill in the next 6 months. Selection will be made in accordance with CSR III, Section 2. The list of employees eligible for consideration will remain in effect for 6 months after their names are provided to the hiring authorities. Examination results and current status will be communicated by email.

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

None

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To ensure accurate payroll information for tax purposes, the successful candidate will need to provide their original Social Security Card or original letter from the Social Security Administration with their social security number prior to beginning work with the City of Tucson.

The City of Tucson hires lawful workers only - US citizens or nationals and non-citizens with valid work authorization - without discrimination. Federal immigration laws require all employers to verify both the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. In its efforts to meet the law's requirements, the City of Tucson participates in the E-Verify program established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to aid employers in verifying the eligibility of workers.

Retired City of Tucson employees receiving benefits from the Tucson Supplemental Retirement System who are considering reemployment with the City should be aware that pursuant to Section 22-37(g) of the Tucson City Code, retirement benefits shall be suspended during the period of reemployment with the City of Tucson unless you have been separated at least twelve consecutive months before returning to work AND you return to a non-permanent employment classification. Creditable service does not accrue during any reemployment period.