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City of Healdsburg
Healdsburg, CA, United States (on-site)
6 days ago
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City of Healdsburg
Healdsburg, California, United States (on-site)
6 days ago


The City of Healdsburg is recruiting for a full-time Development Services Technician II to join the Community Development team! This small but mighty team of nine (9) individuals is responsible for a broad range of activities including the oversight and guidance of development activities within the City of Healdsburg, permit applications, administration of building and planning regulations, environmental reviews, and support to the Planning Commission and City Council.

Under direction of the Building Official, this exciting customer-focused position is responsible for performing technical and administrative work as it relates to building and planning activities. The future incumbent of this position will provide information and direction to the public and others on processes, ordinances and other requirements associated with building and planning; and receive, review for completeness, route, and process applications and permits.

The ideal candidate is a highly organized team player with an ability to balance workload and meet deadlines. The selected applicant will be detail-oriented, customer service focused and have technical support experience in municipal building and planning. The Community Development Department is accepting applications to fill one (1) full-time vacancy. This vacancy is the result of an internal promotion and position reclassification from Administrative Technician to Development Services Technician II to provide greater service to our customers.

By joining our team at the City of Healdsburg, you can take advantage of our amazing benefits, such as low to no cost health insurance rates, CalPERS retirement pension, and generous paid time off! The salary range of the Development Services Technician II is $6,348 to $7,745 per month. The deadline to apply is October 27, at 11:59pm.

About the Development Services Technician II Position:
The Development Services Technician II will perform technical work in one or more specialized land use areas including engineering and building or planning; to provide information and direction to the public on processes and requirements associated with planning, engineering, construction, and building; and to provide technical support to an assigned supervisor. This is the journey level class in the technical Development Services Technician series and is distinguished from the I level by the assignment of the full range of duties. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new, unusual or unique situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit.  Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the I level.


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Perform as the first line of contact to internal and external customers related to engineering, planning or building and other land use related issues.  
  • Provide information, direction and assistance to the public related to land use issues involving planning, building, engineering and permit processes via phone, email and counter work and give information on applicable local, state and federal regulations, codes, ordinances, documents, standards and guidelines. 
  • Perform minor plan checks; review, log and coordinate applications and other documents; route various plans and permits; calculate and collect fees; provide fee estimates; issue minor permits; assist the public in completing and filing applications, related documents and materials. 
  • Advise specific departments of development related applications or questions as needed including at the counter; schedule meetings, including pre-application meetings.
  • Research, access, enter, retrieve, update, compile and analyze data, files, and statistics for various projects, reports, permit histories and for other needs; maintain records; generate correspondence, maintain manuals and update resource materials.
  • Process mail; copy and maintain forms, handouts and supplies needed by staff and customers.
  • Read and interpret a variety of maps and aerial photos; prepare, create and update graphic illustrations, charts, flyers, presentations and exhibits.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Foster an environment that embraces diversity, integrity, trust, and respect.
  • Be an integral team player, which involves flexibility, cooperation, and communication.
  • Perform related duties as assigned 

Typical Qualifications

In addition to the qualifications for the Development Services Technician I:
Knowledge of:

  • City permit and plan review procedures, rules, regulations and guidelines.
  • Principles and practices of planning, permits, plan review, design, land use and construction processes.
  • Reviews plans, maps, drawings, construction documents and specifications.
  • Relevant local, State, and Federal laws, rules and regulations related to area of assignment.

Ability to:

  • Read, understand, and explain complex plans, maps, aerial photos, drawings, reports, applications, construction documents and specifications.
  • Interpret, apply and explain advanced regulations and standards.
  • Respond to and assist in the resolution of difficult and sensitive development related inquires and complaints.
  • Independently prepare correspondence and memorandums related to area of assignment.

Experience and Training - Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience: Two years of responsible experience similar to Development Services Technician I.
TrainingEquivalent to the completion of an Associate’s degree from an accredited college with major course work in planning, building construction, engineering or a related field.  
License and Certificate:

  • Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License may be required at the time of appointment. Failure to obtain or maintain such required license(s) may be cause for disciplinary action. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physical disability will be considered for accommodation on a case-by-case basis.
  • Possession of ICC certification is desirable.

Supplemental Information

Applicants must submit a clear, concise, completed online City Application along with any required supplemental application materials with the Human Resources Department by the filing deadline. If you do not submit your online application by the filing deadline, you will not be considered for this position. Please note, applications may be rejected if incomplete. All applicants will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process. Resumes, CVs and cover letters may not be reviewed as part of the application screening process, unless the application specifically requests supporting materials.

  • Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process.
  • List all employers and positions held within the last ten (10) years in the work history section of your application. Be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions.
  • You may include history beyond ten (10) years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one (1) employer, list out each position separately.
  • Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification.


Candidates who have successfully completed all prior phases of the selection process will be subject to fingerprinting and a background investigation prior to employment. Failure to comply with the background will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer are contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter.
The City of Healdsburg values diversity and is dedicated to creating an inclusive workplace environment that is representative of the community. The City is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and strives to build balanced teams without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law. We aim to create a workplace that celebrates and embraces and diversity of our employees where all aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance, and business need.
The City does not discriminate on the basis of disability in employment. Requests for reasonable accommodations needed to participate in the recruitment process may be made by contacting Human Resources within five (5) business days of being noticed that an event requiring accommodation is occurring. You may also contact the Human Resources Department at (707) 431-3322.   

Job Information

  • Job ID: 65915692
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Healdsburg, California, United States
  • Company Name For Job: City of Healdsburg
  • Position Title: Development Services Technician II
  • Job Function: Development Technician
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Associates Degree
  • Min Experience: 1-2 Years
  • Required Travel: None
  • Salary: $6,348 to $7,745 per month

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