Regional Government Services

Planning Technician

Stanislaus Council of Governments (StanCOG)
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Planning
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Central Valley
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Full-Time
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Until filled or until 100 applicants
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$47,380.00-$63,860.00 Annually
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Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


Location

1111 I Street Suite 308 Modesto, 95354

Description

On Behalf of The Stanislaus Council of Governments (StanCOG)

Regional Government Services (RGS) Invites Applications for the Position

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PLANNING TECHNICIAN

Annual Salary Range:  $47,380 to $63,860

Final Filing Date:  Open Until Filled
 

THE POSITION:

The Planning Technician is a paraprofessional classification within the Planner series and provides routine technical and administrative support to StanCOG management, staff and activities as assigned.  Under general supervision, the position provides routine technical and administrative support to StanCOG management, staff and activities as assigned; establishes and maintains a variety of complex program and/or project files, records and databases and runs scheduled and ad hoc reports; gathers, compiles and analyzes technical and statistical data and develops related reports, charts, and graphic displays; arranges and coordinates a variety of meetings; reviews and edits staff reports and other publications for grammatical accuracy and format; processes a variety of program/project related documents including committee agendas, advertising flyers and billing inserts; may monitor the agency website to ensure that program content is current; may provide staff support to advisory committees; and performs special projects and related work as assigned.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Responds verbally and in writing to inquiries regarding program and/or project activities, services, policies, and processes of assigned area.
  • Establishes and maintains a variety of complex files, records and databases pertinent to program and/or project activities and services and runs scheduled and ad hoc reports.
  • Gathers, compiles and analyzes technical and statistical data and develops related reports, charts, presentations and graphic displays.
  • Reviews and edits staff reports and other publications for grammatical accuracy and format.
  • Schedules and coordinates a variety of meetings with internal staff and external contacts on and off site.
  • Processes a variety of program and project related documents including, committee agendas, advertising flyers and billing inserts.
  • Writes/Prepares staff reports, technical memorandums, briefings, letters.
  • May be assigned to monitor the StanCOG website to ensure that planning program content is current.
  • May provide staff support to advisory committees.
  • May provide customer service as backup to reception staff.
  • Performs special projects and related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Education and Experience:

  • An Associate Degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university with a major in regional planning, community development, pre-engineering or a closely related field;  OR
  • One (1) year of experience in transportation planning, data gathering, analysis and report development and database development and maintenance. 

Knowledge of:

  • Basic principles of urban, regional, transit, and transportation planning.
  • Principles and techniques of research, statistical analysis. 
  • Effective and appropriate public contact and telephone techniques.
  • English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary and punctuation.
  • Business letter writing and basic report preparation.
  • Business arithmetic and statistical techniques.
  • Record keeping principles and practices.
  • Modern office procedures and the operation of standard office equipment.
  • Effective use of a personal computer and applicable software applications.

Ability to:

  • Manage time and resources effectively while handling multiple concurrent assignments.
  • Perform the full range of assigned technical and administrative support duties.
  • Research, compile, analyze, interpret and prepare a variety of statistical and administrative reports.
  • Develop and maintain complex program/project files, records and databases.
  • Perform mathematical and statistical calculations with accuracy and precision.
  • Understand and follow technical oral and written instructions.
  • Understand and apply pertinent laws, regulations and policies.
  • Learn and understand StanCOG policies, procedures, operations, programs and functions.
  • Learn and effectively use  StanCOG’s automated systems and software applications.
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Effectively operate a calculator, personal computer and other standard office equipment.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted during the performance of work duties and responsibilities.
  • Work flexible hours and evenings for meetings, events and conferences.
  • Perform essential duties of job without causing harm to self or others.      

Licenses/Certification Required:    

Possession of a valid class C California Driver’s license, proof of automobile insurance and a satisfactory driving record because limited driving may be required.

THE AGENCY:

The Stanislaus Council of Governments (StanCOG) is an association of city and county governments created to address regional transportation issues.  It is a federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), a state designated Regional Transportation Planning Agency (RTPA) and the Local Transportation Authority (LTA) for the Stanislaus region.

THE STANISLAUS COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Benefits

Insurance Coverage:  Medical, dental, vision and life insurances are offered.
Retirement:  Employees become members of the Stanislaus County Employees Retirement System (StanCERA). A deferred compensation plan is also available. StanCOG participates in Social Security.
Holidays:  A total of 13 paid holidays - 11 designated and 2 floating- are provided annually.
Vacation:  Ten (10) to twenty-five (25) days per year, depending on tenure.
Sick Leave:  Employees accrue sick leave at the rate of approximately one (1) day per month.
Work Commute Incentives:  Employees are eligible to receive work commute incentives for utilizing public transit, vanpool, carpool, walking or bicycling.
Flexible Time:  A modified nine-day / 80-hour work schedule is offered.

Special Instructions

Complete the online application, the required supplemental questionnaire, and submit a cover letter and resume.  All materials must be included to be considered as a candidate.  Applicants must clearly demonstrate through the application materials that they meet the qualifications listed above. 

This recruitment is open until filled and may close at any time.

In addition to completing the online application, applicants must answer the supplemental questions and provide a resume and cover letter. The most qualified applicants will be invited to an interview based on the application materials submitted.  Applicants must clearly demonstrate through the application materials that they meet the qualifications listed above. 

Additional inquiries about the position may be directed to Noreen Griffin at ngriffin@rgs.ca.gov. Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or selection process should advise Human Resources by emailing ngriffin@rgs.ca.gov.

NOTE:  Neither Regional Government Services nor StanCOG are responsible for failure of Internet forms or email in follow up communications.

 

Recruitment Contact

Contact phone: 
(650)587-7300
Contact phone extension: 
88
Contact email: