Compile data from various sources, such as maps, reports, and field and file investigations, for use by city planner in making planning studies.
- City Designer
- Community Planner
- Development and Housing Director
- Development Technician
- Engineering Technician
- GIS Technician (Geographic Information Systems Technician)
- Planning Aide
- Planning Assistant
- Planning Intern
- Participate in and support team planning efforts.
- Prepare reports, using statistics, charts, and graphs, to illustrate planning studies in areas such as population, land use, or zoning.
- Research, compile, analyze and organize information from maps, reports, investigations, and books for use in reports and special projects.
- Provide and process zoning and project permits and applications.
- Respond to public inquiries and complaints.
- Serve as liaison between planning department and other departments and agencies.
- Inspect sites and review plans for minor development permit applications.
- Conduct interviews, surveys and site inspections concerning factors that affect land usage, such as zoning, traffic flow and housing.
- Prepare, maintain and update files and records, including land use data and statistics.
- Prepare, develop and maintain maps and databases.
People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: CR.
This means people who work in this occupation generally have Conventional interests, but also prefer Realistic environments.
People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Support and Working Conditions in their jobs.
- English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
- Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
- Geography - Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
- Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
- Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
- Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
- Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
In 2012, the average annual wage in California was $46,550.00 with most people making between $26,600.00 and $73,230.00
During 2010, this occupation employed approximately 2,100 people in California. It is projected that there will be 2,500 employed in 2020.
This occupation will have about 40 openings due to growth and about 90 replacement openings for approximately 130 total annual openings.
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collegeUniversity of California-Merced
onetMedical Records and Health Information Technicians
collegeAzusa Pacific University
onetOffice Clerks, General
majorSocial Sciences, General
majorAccounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
majorCity/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
collegeLoma Linda University
collegeCalifornia State University-Los Angeles
majorGeographic Information Science and Cartography