City of Las Cruces, NM Planning Technician, Senior in Las Cruces, New Mexico

Job Title:Planning Technician, Senior

Closing Date/Time:Mon. 06/04/18 11:59 PM Mountain Time

Salary:$14.69 Hourly

Job Type:Full-time Regular

Location:700 N. Main St., Las Cruces, New Mexico

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Provides administrative support to Planners and customer services to the public and clients; receives and processes development applications and oversees tracking system.

Position involves competing demands, performing multiple tasks, working to deadlines, occasional work beyond normal business hours, and responding to customer issues. Position is subject to drug testing in accordance with applicable State and Federal regulations and City of Las Cruces policies.

Work is performed in an office setting and some work outdoors. Light physical demands; mostly desk work; some lifting and moving of supplies and equipment; frequent use of a personal computer.


Meeting or exceeding the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an invitation to participate in the process.

Full-time, regular, non-exempt

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Provides administrative support services to Planners as needed; maintains orderly and efficient tracking system for development applications; provides technical support, and assists in the development of technical solutions and reports; manages special projects as assigned; researches planning issues and regulations, and provides data on planning issues and related subjects as requested; generates monthly reports for distribution.

• Provides customer services; responds to questions on planning and zoning issues and answers questions within scope of authority and training; receives and processes documents and applications; reviews applications for completeness, accepts and receipts fees, creates customer files, assigns case number, and enters application data into computer and manual filing systems; compiles and maintains accurate and detailed records; prepares zoning maps for zoning cases

• Processes assigned cases, tracks and distributes documents, and coordinates approval process; collects and compiles data for special and recurring reports; assists in identifying processing issues and developing solutions.

• Performs other administrative duties such as maintaining notebooks of monthly agendas and minutes for boards and commissions; posting for upcoming meetings; maintaining letters of credit; assisting with the training of new staff.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associates Degree in Planning, Engineering, Earth Sciences or a related field PLUS two years experience in administrative support for planning functions. A combination of education, experience, and training may be applied in accordance with City of Las Cruces policy.

Valid driver's license. Position requires an acceptable driving record in accordance with City policy.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:Basic principles of land use planning; City Comprehensive Plan and zoning codes; City, county, state and Federal laws, codes and regulations pertaining to community planning; principles of cartographic technology and GIS application software; principles of record keeping and records management; business and personal computers, and spreadsheet software applications; City policies and procedures.

Ability to:Assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects and demands; communicate effectively in verbal and written forms; establish and maintain effective working relations with co-workers and customers.

Skills in:Interpreting codes, ordinances and regulations; compiling information, and preparing technical reports; using computers and specialized engineering software applications, including Geographical Information Systems (GIS) software; maintaining accurate technical records.