Goverment Jobs
February 13, 2020
Sacramento, California
Job Type




To provide administrative and technical support for a variety of development activities, including reviewing plans for compliance with City ordinances and responding to building planning, zoning, and/or other site development related questions concerning building and developing land in the City.

This is the entry level in the Development Services Technician series. On-the-job training is provided in this class for incumbents with no previous experience to become proficient in one of four areas: planning, building, utilities, or development engineering. Completed work is reviewed for accuracy and assignments are generally limited in scope and within the design and procedural framework; however, as experience is acquired, the employee performs with increasing independence.

General supervision is provided by a higher-level position. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all the listed duties and/or may be required to perform related duties as needed:

  • Provide information regarding building, planning, zoning, permit requirements, land use and/or other related processes to the public, builders, engineers, contractors, and architects at a public counter or on the telephone.
  • Interpret and apply City ordinances, rules and regulations related to the development process.
  • Perform plan review on initial submittals for commercial, industrial, and residential projects for completeness and compliance with City zoning and planning regulations including building and zoning codes, utility codes and regulations, and/or issue permits as appropriate.
  • Perform design, preservation demolition, and plan review and issue appropriate permits, such as single family/two family, re-roof, and recycling permits.
  • Update permit activity information in specialized database or permit management tracking programs
  • Perform initial check of parcel maps, subdivisions, and various other drawings.
  • Prepare and verify the accuracy of computations and plot information obtained from plans; check lot dimensions and street widths against recorded map.
  • Prepare written reports and correspondence, such as Confirmation of Zoning letters, and post public notices.
  • Calculate plan review, inspection and other required fees and collect, record and balance permit-related monetary transactions.
  • Maintain records and publications, including both residential and commercial plan libraries and perform general filing.

Knowledge of:

  • Local zoning practices, City Code, policies and procedures as they apply to assigned permitting responsibilities.
  • Methods of gathering and compiling data.
  • Property descriptions and graphic displays.
  • Customer service principles and techniques.

Ability to:

  • Learn and interpret City building permit and planning policies and procedures; construction, design, land use regulations and ordinances; and Zoning Districts, Special Planning Districts and Overlay zones.
  • Explain both orally and in writing technical information to the public, specifically City Codes, policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Deal effectively with builders, engineers, architects, developers, and the general public regarding all relevant codes, planning policies and regulations.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Skill in:

  • Using a variety of computer software programs, including skill in maintaining electronic files, retrieve and research information from electronic files and databases.
  • Basic math skills including ability to use scales and ability to calculate areas using scaled plans.


One year of administrative and technical support duties, preferably involving providing information over the telephone and at a public counter.


Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.


Driver License:
Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License may be required at the time of appointment. Loss of the Class C License is cause for discipline. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Physical Conditions:
On an intermittent basis, sit at a desk; twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; occasionally walk, stand, kneel, reach, stoop, and bend; push and pull to open and close drawers; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling and fine manipulation; use telephone, and finger dexterity to use keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment; lift or carry weight of 25 pounds or less.

Environmental Conditions:
Standard office setting with moderate noise levels; controlled temperature conditions. Incumbents may interact with members of the public or with staff under emotionally stressful conditions while interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Vision, Hearing, Speech:
See and hear in the normal visual and audio range with or without correction to make observations, communicate with others, and operate equipment; speech to communicate in person and over the phone. THE SELECTION PROCEDURE

Please note, the City of Sacramento's preferred method of communication with applicants is via e-mail. As such, please ensure you verify the e-mail address on your application, and check your e-mail frequently, including your spam and junk folders.All e-mail notifications can also be accessed through the applicant inbox.

1. Application:(Pass/Fail) ? All applicants must complete and submit online a City of Sacramento employment application to the Employment Officeby the final filing deadline:

  • Employment applications must be submitted online; paper applications will not be accepted.
  • Employment applicationswill be considered incomplete and will be disqualified:
    • If applicants do not list current and past job-related experience in the "Work Experience" section.Note: Qualifying experience is based on 40 hours per week (pro-rated if less than 40 hours/week).
    • If "see resume" is noted in the "Work Experience" section; a resume will not substitute for the information required in the "Work Experience" section.
  • Proof of education such as, but not limited to, university/college transcripts and degrees must be submittedonlinewith your application, emailed [email protected], delivered in person, or sent to the Employment Office by fax or mailby the final filing deadline.
  • 2. Supplemental Questionnaire:(Pass/Fail) ? In addition to the City of Sacramento employment application, all applicants must complete and submit online responses to the supplemental questionnaire:

    • Responses to the supplemental questionnaire must be submitted online; paper questionnaire will not be accepted.
    • Incomplete supplemental questionnaire will not pass the review process; omitted information cannot be considered or assumed.
    • A resume will not substitute for the information required in the supplemental questionnaire.
    • Possession of the minimum qualifications is not necessarily a guarantee of further advancement in the selection process.

    3.Screening Committee: (Pass/Fail)? Human Resources will evaluate employment applications for the minimum qualifications stated on the job announcement.

    4. Interview Process: Human Resources will forward qualified applications to the hiring department. Those determined to be the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in an interview process.

    5.Conditional Hire:Upon receipt of a conditional offer, the selected candidate must complete and pass LiveScan/fingerprinting. If applicable, candidates may also need to pass a pre-employment medical exam, controlled substance and/or alcohol test, and possess any required licensure or certification prior to receiving a start date from the Department. Failure to meet these prerequisites will be grounds for withdrawal of your conditional offer of employment.

    For questions concerning this job announcement and the application process:

    • Please visit a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to the application process.
    • For technical support between 6 AM - 5 PM PT, contact Live Applicant Support at (855) 524-5627.
    • Visit the City of Sacramento Human Resources Department website at;
    • Send an email [email protected];
    • Call the Human Resources Department at (916) 808-5726; or
    • Visit the Human Resources Department at Historic City Hall, 915 I Street, Plaza Level, Sacramento, CA 95814.

    Bilingual Pay
    Did you know that the City offers bilingual pay? That's right, most labor agreements offer the option of providing employees with bilingual pay if the department deems it to be operationally necessary.

    Pension Reform Act
    The City of Sacramento is covered by the California Public Employees' Retirement System, and as such, must adhere to the California Public Employee's Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) of 2013. Please note that the provisions within this act may affect or impact an applicant's eligibility and/or selection for open vacancies at the City of Sacramento.

    Equal Opportunity Employer
    The City of Sacramento is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

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    APPLICATION: I understand that the experience I list in the "Work Experience" section of the employment application will be used to determine if I meet the minimum qualifications as stated on the job announcement. A resume, responses to the supplemental questions, employment history listed elsewhere in the application or attachments will not substitute for the information required in the "Work Experience" section of the employment application. Note: Qualifying experience is based on 40 hours per week (pro-rated if less than 40 hours/week).

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