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Planning Technician

Hall County Government

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Assists general public with zoning verification and rezoning applications and provides information regarding land use, setbacks, subdivision plats, street/road names, and house numbering system.  Researches and provides background informa­tion for Planning Committee meetings and public hearings. 




Assists the public in researching zoning verifications and rezoning applications.  Verifies building permit information, reviews zoning maps and tax maps, writes zoning and parcel number on permits; approves permit or discusses other options and refers applicant to Planners; assigns numbers to new subdivisions.


Answers zoning questions in person or over telephone.  Provides general information regarding application procedures; notifies property owners and schedules meetings for appeals.


Provides information concerning house numbers for specific properties.  Reviews tax maps and house numbering files to obtain number or assigns a number for new lots.


Assists in preparing staff reports for Planning Commission by  researching  rezoning and annexation applications.


Interviews persons applying for building, soil erosion, business license, or zoning permits. Reviews zoning, determines require­ments, and provides applicant instructions for timing, order, and type of approvals required.


 Assists in zoning verifications, review, and approval of subdivision plats.


Maintains departmental records, including cash receipts.


Regular and predictable attendance is required.


Performs other related duties as required.





Blueprint machine                                                              Computer

Copy machine                                                                      Video camera                                                      

Video cassette recorder                                                     Television                                                                           




Education and Experience:


Associate's degree in Planning or related field.


Two years of related experience.


Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the minimum level of qualifications stated above.


Licenses and Certifications:


Valid Class I Drivers License and a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record (MVR).


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


Knowledge of zoning, planning and land use laws, rules and regula­tions.


Knowledge of general office procedures and policies.


Ability to enter and retrieve data from the computer.


Ability to deal courteously and diplomatically with the general public.


Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.


Ability to read zoning maps and aerial photos.


Ability to prepare and present a variety of concise reports for oral and written presentation.


ADA Minimum Requirements:


Physical Ability: Essential functions of this position continuously require the ability to remain in a stationary position (sitting or standing); operate a computer and other office machinery, such as a calculator, copier, and printer. Incumbents must continuously be able to think analytically; handle stress and emotion, concentrate on tasks, remember names and other details; examine and observe details; make decisions, and adjust to change. Incumbents must also continuously direct others; meet deadlines; stay organized; use math/calculations and use a keyboard/type.


Essential Functions frequently require the ability to move about inside the office; and move/transport items up to 10lbs.


Essential functions occasionally require the ability to bend body downward and forward by bending spine and legs, and twisting at the waist, hips or knees; reach overhead; push or pull; and repetitively use hands/arms/legs. Incumbents in this position are occasionally required to be on-call and work irregular hours.


Sensory Requirements:  Essential functions regularly require the ability to use effective verbal and written communication; and use of hand/eye coordination and fine manipulation to use equipment.



Environmental Factors: Essential functions of this position continuously require the ability to either work with others or work alone.



This class specification should not be interpreted as all inclusive.  It is intended to identify the major respon­sibilities and requirements of this job.  The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specifica­tion.


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