Position Title:   Planning Technician

Reports To:         Senior Planner

FLSA Status:       Part-Time or Full-time, Non-Exempt

Department:      Planning

Division:              Corporate                           Location:             Golden, CO

General Summary:  Planning Technicians are entry-level paraprofessionals who devote a significant amount of time on detailed administrative tasks.  A Planning Technician works closely with the public and clients on a regular basis, providing excellent customer service regarding planning issues.  Planning Technicians will routinely work with other staff Planners in a support role.

Essential Functions:

  • Reviews building plans and zoning permit applications to assure compliance with county and municipal submittal requirements and checklists.
  • Provides technical assistance and information to clients and other staff planners.
  • Researches and compiles information on a variety of planning issues from multiple sources.
  • Prepares, on the simpler side, narrative staff reports and recommendations of limited complexity, such as special use permits and variances, and research projects as needed.
  • Prepares maps, charts, tables of limited complexity.
  • Completes project setup and scheduling of cases with staff deadlines.
  • Creates project schedules, uses CAD and GIS programs to generate documents/deliverables

Other Functions:

  • Performs routine office tasks in designated program areas, including data entry, file management, copying and answering the telephone.
  • Prepares public notices or property owner verifications. Visits site to place and check on signs.
  • Attends public meetings, assisting other planning staff, as appropriate.
  • Ensures company vehicle maintenance appointments and schedules are completed.
  • May assist with land surveying as needed under direction or other staff

Job Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of planning principles and practices, including pertinent specialties.
  • Knowledge of principles and practice of research and data collection.
  • Statistical, algebraic or geometric knowledge and ability to apply such knowledge in practical situations.
  • Ability to review plans and apply ordinance provisions and code to determine compliance.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication/presentation skills
  • Use critical thinking to solve problems and gather relevant information to solve vaguely defined practical problems.
  • Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously.
  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment, if needed.

Education and Training:

  • Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, architecture, construction management, social sciences or related field is preferred. Associate’s degree and two years of similar experience is acceptable.
  • One year of experience in plans review, zoning administration, or building code compliance is preferred.

Physical Demands:

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to walk, stand or sit; talk or hear, both in person and by telephone; use hands to repetitively finger, handle, feel or operate standard computers and other field and office equipment; reach with hands and arms.

While working in the office:  Typically sit at a desk or table; occasionally lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects weighing up to 30 lbs. While performing the duties of this class, employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; use math and mathematical reasoning; observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or new skills; perform highly detailed work on multiple concurrent tasks; and interact with staff and other organizations and supervisors, co-workers, inspectors and employees in other departments and others encountered in the course of work.

While working in the field: Regularly walk, stand or stoop.  The employee is occasionally required to lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds.  Frequently lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects weighing up to 40 lbs. Use tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity.  Carry equipment up and down steep terrain.  Walk, stand, crouch or run on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces.  May regularly drive a company vehicle.


Job Type: Full-time


Please submit your cover letter and resume to Human Resources at jobs@baselinecorp.com.

Baseline is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are dedicated to hiring qualified individuals with disabilities and qualified protected veterans.