City of Odessa
  • Odessa, TX, USA
  • 17.29
  • Hourly
  • Full-Time

Medical, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance, Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off, Retirement, Free Health Clinic, Free 24/7 Gym, Longevity Pay, Credit Union, Incentive/Skills Pay, Tuition Reimbursement Program, Military Leave, Deferred Compensation, Workers' Compensation

Department: Planning Reports to: Director of Development

Summary: Under basic supervision, provides technical planning support for the Planning Services Department (PSD) staff; reviews building plans to verify compliance with City standards and state and federal regulations.

Essential Functions: Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Performs a variety of basic technical plan review services, reviews standard building plans and permit applications for compliance with state and federal regulations, and City and county codes, policies, and procedures.
  • Creates and updates planning case files and computer records; develops Geographic Information System (GIS) maps for case files and zone updates.
  • Provides customer services; responds to requests for information; updates, retrieves and releases information according to procedures.
  • Answers inquiries and assists citizens, developers, and other agencies with planning, zoning and sign permit review issues, and other City standards and regulations; provides information within scope of authority and training.
  • Processes documents and maintains planning records; updates a variety of electronic and paper files, records, applications, reports, and technical documents; prepares summary information and case reports.
  • Supports the departmental operations with regular and timely attendance.
  • Supports the relationship between the City of Odessa and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education, Training and Experience Guidelines:

  • High School Diploma or GED required.

Knowledge of:

  • Basic principles of land use, planning, zoning, and application permitting.
  • City land use and development regulations, and zoning and building codes.
  • Computer record keeping and file maintenance principles and procedures.

Skill in:

  • Learning to understand and interpret land use and zoning enforcement regulations.
  • Learning to check designs, details, estimates, plans, and specifications of planning projects.
  • Maintaining accurate and interrelated technical records.
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with co-workers.
  • Operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of business and specialized software, including GIS, and basic typing skills.
  • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

License and certification requirements: A valid Texas State Driver's License is required.

Physical demands and working environment: Work is performed in a standard office environment.

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