PLANNING TECHNICIAN

Planning & Development Services ~ Department of Transportation

Recruitment #2007-2610-001

Introduction

 

**Hiring opportunities are available in the Department of Transportation and Mobility and in the Planning and Development Services Department**


The City of Tucson is seeking qualified applicants to join our diverse, vibrant, progressive and engaged workforce as Planning Technicians.   

The Planning Technician position provides technical assistance in the initialization, processing, and issuance of permits. Reviews applications and submittal documents for completeness. Provides customer service by answering questions, consulting with internal and external parties, discussing and resolving problems, tracking progress, and advising the public on procedures, processes and violations. 

The City of Tucson is committed to the health and safety of its employees and citizens. In light of our current health crisis, this position has been approved to telecommute.  The successful candidate will telecommute at least 50% of the time until further notice.  More information on the City of Tucson's Telecommuting Administrative Directive can be found using the following link:  https://www.tucsonaz.gov/files/hr/ad/2.01-19_2.pdf

General Description

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

 

Essential Functions

Reviews permit applications, plans and other associated documents as part of the permitting process.

Creates detailed maps by reviewing plans, 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 and prepares preliminary drawings for professional planning staff. Research maps for any impact to existing and proposed conditions.

Drafts recommendations, plans, and related reports, submits to professional planners for review, and makes presentations as requested. Familiarity with Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), City of Tucson City Code (Chapter 25) and City policies as well as those of surrounding jurisdictions is essential.

Maintains manual and computerized records of assigned work projects.

Provides customer service by discussing and resolving problems, tracking progress, providing information to the public and interpreting land use documents as well as taking and tracking payments via cash, check and credit cards.

Tracks and updates planning projects, conducts research, obtains evidence of violations, enters information into the computer, prepares various schedules, forms and correspondence, reviews submitted plans to verify compliance.

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

Department of Transportation and Mobility candidates selected for hire will be required to obtain American Traffic Safety Services Association Traffic Control Technician (TCT) certification within 6 months of hire. Training and Certification fees are provided by the Department for candidates selected for hire.

This position may require occasional overtime, weekend or holidays shifts.  

Preferred Qualifications

Certification as a Traffic Control Technician (Department of Transportation & Mobility)

Experience with permitting software applications

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 a Phone Screen interview.   

 §  Phone Screen Interviews will be held: On Friday, August 7, 2020

Those applicants passing the phone screen interview process will be invited to participate in virtual oral board interview.

 §  Virtual Oral Board Interviews will be held: Wednesday, August 12, 2020.*

*It is important to note that the City of Tucson uses Microsoft Teams for its virtual interviews. Please ensure that you have access to this software application, if you are not able to participate in the virtual format, please contact the H.R. Analyst listed below for other options once you have been invited to the virtual interview.

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

§  10% of your rating for education and work experience

§  90% your rating for oral board interview   

 This recruitment will establish a civil service list that will be utilized to fill vacancies in Planning and Development Services and The Department of Transportation and Mobility within the next 6 months.

Veterans, Native American, or Disability preference points will be added to the final score for those that are placed on the Civil Service Employment List.  If you qualify for preference points as outlined in the Employment Profile, you must upload your documentation as part of the application process.  The DD 214 must be a copy that indicates characterization of service.  

If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please contact Malena Carreon by phone 520.289.0256 or email Malena.Carreon@tucsonaz.gov at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.

Conclusion

You are encouraged to print this bulletin because it contains important dates and information that will not be available online once this position closes.

Additionally, communication during this process will be sent via email to the email address on file, so please ensure your browser accepts emails from jobs@tucsonaz.gov and check your email account regularly; this may include your junk box/spam filter.  Failure to respond or follow instructions may result in disqualification.

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.