Job Posting

Planning Technician

Company / Agency

City of Fountain
Fountain, CO,

Position Closes

Wed, January 17th 2018

Experience Level

Entry (0-1 Years)


Not Required

Salary Range


Job Description

SALARY: $20.20 /Hour

OPENING DATE: 01/03/18

CLOSING DATE: 01/17/18 05:00 PM


The incumbent is an entry-level paraprofessional which devotes a significant amount of time on routine administrative and technical tasks in the field of planning and development review.

GENERAL PURPOSE: The primary function of this position is to provide customer service, technical assistance, education and information regarding City of Fountain planning, land use, and development regulations to citizens, government officials, developers and advisory boards that are supported by the Planning Department. The position receives and processes various applications for planning approval and permits generally considered more routine and administrative in nature.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: This job/class works under close supervision according to set procedures.



• Maintains and supports a positive, collaborative culture within the City organization as a whole, fully embracing the cultural and values statements espoused by the City.

• Serves as first contact to answer questions and provide information to citizens, builders and developers on regulations, policies and procedures; provides applications and reviews submitted applications.

• Processes and reviews minor planning applications, permits, plot plans, sign plans, variances, encroachments; applies and ensures compliance with zoning and subdivision principles and codes.

• Provides assistance to advisory boards such as Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment, including preparation of agendas, packets, public hearing notices, staff reports, power point presentations, presenting at meetings as required.

• Provides assistance to other staff and agencies such as ownership and maintenance of property, site visibility, whether water lines are public or private, conditions of approval, notes on plats, enforcement of City Codes.

• Collects data and prepares statistical reports, including housing and commercial starts, population estimates; reviews zoning ordinance and tracks amendments; maintain street listing. • Assists in updates of plans, policies, codes, ordinances and regulations.

• Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with citizens and co-workers.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs other duties and special projects as requested by supervisor.



Education and Experience: Requires an Associate's Degree or specialized courses/training equivalent to satisfactory completion of two years of college in Urban Planning, Architecture, Public Administration or closely related field.

Requires one year experience in planning, administration, public administration or closely related field.

Certificate or licenses:

• Requires a valid Colorado driver's license.


• Knowledge of the rudimentary principles of public administration; record keeping and filing practices; and government practices and requirements.

• Knowledge of planning principles and practices and zoning concepts desirable.

• Knowledge of effective writing techniques and the ability to produce information in written form.

• Knowledge of statistical, algebraic or geometric systems and the ability to apply such knowledge in practical situations.

• Knowledge of computer hardware and software programs, which may include Microsoft Office, internet applications, land management software or GIS.

• Able to obtain the following ICS Certifications: IS100, & 700.



Handles or uses computers or work aids involving moderate latitude for judgment regarding attainment of a standard or in selecting appropriate items.


Performs light work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves skill, adeptness and speed in the use of fingers, hands or limbs on repetitive operation of electronic office machines within moderate tolerances or limits of accuracy.


The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet, occasionally disrupted by moderately loud emergency tones.


116 S. Main Street

Fountain, CO 80817



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