Town of Frederick
Frederick, CO United States
How to Apply
ORGANIZATIONAL COMPETENCIES AND CULTURAL VALUES
The mission of every employee at the Town of Frederick is to "Foster an Exceptional and Inclusive Community that is Built on What Matters." Each employee is measured by the ability to adhere to the Town's core values of Family, Respect, Empowerment and Dedication.
This position supports the goals of the Community and Economic Development Department, which plans, promotes and sustains an attractive and high-quality living and working environment by facilitating appropriate planning policies and decisions, ensuring that the community continues to develop in a safe, aesthetically pleasing and sustainable manner.
NATURE OF WORK
The Planning Technician is primary responsible for providing front counter customer service assistance and processing basic land development applications and building permit related requests. This position will have a great deal of public contact including answering questions in person and over the telephone. The Planning Technician is responsible for the review and analysis of applications submitted to the Planning Department for completeness and conformity with the Town's Land Use Code requirements.
The duties listed herein are illustrative of the essential duties of the job and do not include other nonessential or peripheral duties that may be required or assigned.
- Primary responsibility is to provide customer service to the public in person, via telephone and by email; responds to inquiries regarding the planning application process and/or other Planning matters.
- Responsible for the review and processing of basic land development applications and building permits (including sign permits) for compliance with Town codes and ordinances, aesthetic requirements, site design, coordination with other Town departments and outside referral agencies.
- Coordinates the timely review of all types of land development applications and documents submitted for review; checks submittals for required items; enters information into computer; calculates fees; and routes information to reviewers.
- Researches special projects required by Planning staff or management in conjunction with land development applications, special projects and public requests.
- In conjunction with Community Service Officers, may make on-site inspections of properties to ensure compliance with the Land Use Code and then follow through with investigation, if needed.
- In conjunction with the Building Department, preforms site and landscape inspections to ensure compliance with approved site plans and conditions of approval.
- Creates maps and updates data in GIS system.
- Provides planning-related information to property owners, architects, developers, realtors, appraisers, and the general public.
- Ensures that the customer is attended to in a timely fashion and in a courteous manner.
- Performs research into past actions taken by the Town, or the history of a specific issue or project, in response to public inquiry.
- Creates or amends documents, forms, pamphlets, or checklists to assist the public.
- Assists in the preparation of packets for Board of Trustees, Planning and Historic Preservation Commission meetings.
- Ensures compliance with all Town and Departmental values, policies, procedures, and philosophies.
- Attends professional development classes, seminars, conferences, and workshops to keep abreast of trends, issues, changes, and innovations in the planning field.
- Assists other Planning Department staff and other Town staff as needed and/or assigned.
- Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Ability to review, interpret and analyze maps, graphs, site plans, plats and regulatory documents.
- Working knowledge of ESRI GIS system.
- Working knowledge of MS Office suite of products.
- Ability to remain positive and service-oriented in a difficult situation involving demanding or difficult customers.
- Ability to negotiate effectively with applicants for site and architectural design solution on development permit applications. Ability to facilitate mutually agreeable solutions.
- Knowledge of urban design and municipal planning principles, practices, and administrative procedures; legal aspects of planning, planning for environmentally sensitive areas; and site planning and design.
- Excellent communication and customer relations skills; experience in public speaking and making both verbal and written presentations; excellent critique and organization skills as they relate to the field of planning, design, and community development.
- Ability to work with minimal supervision, and to suggest process improvements as needed.
- Establish effective working relationships with staff members at all levels of the organization, governmental agencies, consultants, developers, property owners, and the general public.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
- Associate's degree plus two years' experience or a Bachelor's degree in planning, development or a related field which demonstrates knowledge of the principles of municipal planning.
- A combination of education and related experience may be considered.
- A current, valid Colorado driver's license.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, see and hear, and to use hands to finger, handle, touch or feel. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Work is most often performed in an indoor office setting; however, working outdoors, at various job sites and on property that may or may not be wholly developed will be required. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to fumes, moving mechanical parts, airborne particles, and vehicular traffic. Work is subject to many interruptions and requires that individuals quickly prioritize job responsibilities and project work in an environment that may involve assisting several people at the same time. The noise level is usually moderate.
Salary Range is $49,670 - $74,505, with the hiring range being $49,670 - $62,088.