Planning Technician (Virginia) (Open)
St. Louis County, MN - Virginia, MN

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The salary range reflected above is the normal hiring range for 2014. The full salary range, including longevity pay, is $19.21 - $26.52 per hour.

Responsible technical work in the development, application and implementation of solid waste and recycling programs and related activites within specialized area of assignment.

Distinguishing Features of Work:

An employee in this class is responsible for performing technical work to provide customer service and assist in accomplishing Department goals. Duties include assisting and advising customers in completing and processing applications, permits and other documents in accordance with County regulations and procedures; reviewing applications, and issuing authorizations in accordance with Department policy; performing technical work in the development of policies, procedures, or services; and assisting senior staff in the development, application and enforcement of short and long range planning projects. The work is performed under the general supervision of a department administrator.

Work Environment:

These work environment factors are general in nature and may vary depending on the specific position being filled. CONSTANT: Near, midrange, and far vision; depth perception; field of vision; color vision; hear within 5 feet and up to 20 feet; balance; bend neck; climb stairs; talk/speak; walk; and customer/public contact. FREQUENT : Feel; grasp; handle; maintain posture; move about; reach; sit; stand; exposure to weather; work alone, with others and around others; work inside; work outside; and drive. OCCASIONAL : Lift and carry up to 20 pounds; crouch; use fingers; rotate neck; and squat.

Selection Process:

  • Graduation from an accredited four year college with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Business Administration, Geography, Soil Science, or closely related field; OR Master’s Degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Business Administration, Geography, Soil Science, or closely related field.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license.
  • NOTE: Promotion to the Planner I class may be authorized upon successful completion of one year experience as a Planning Technician; plus a minimum of one additional year paid experience in planning; and the recommendation of the department head.
EXPERIENCE & TRAINING ASSESSMENT - (Supplemental Questionnaire - 100% of the scoring process):
Points will be awarded for job-related experience and education exceeding the minimum qualifications. Only experience occurring during the ten most recent years will be used in determining this assessment. Experience beyond ten years may be included on the application for purposes of meeting minimum qualifications or informing the hiring authority of your complete employment history.

Please Note: When answering the supplemental questions on the website, the webpage will time out after 30 minutes. It's highly recommended you draft your answers in a Word document and copy/paste the answers into the application when you're finished writing. Failure to answer all of the questions on the "Supplemental Questions" page within 30 minutes will result in the deletion of your answers by the application system.

The essential functions for this position are listed under the "ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK" on the specification, available in the Human Resources Office or online at .

If you are eligible to apply for Veterans Preference, please attach to your application a copy of document(s) listed for the option that applies to you:
  • Veteran: DD214
  • Disabled Veteran: DD214 & compensable disability award letter issued within the last 6 months.
  • Spouse of Disabled Veteran: DD214 & compensable disability award letter issued within the last 6 months & marriage certificate. (Eligible only if Veteran is unable to qualify because of the disability.)
  • Spouse of Deceased Veteran: DD214, Marriage Certificate and Death Certificate.
Qualified applicants must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. Applicants selected must meet the physical requirements for the position.

Applicants selected for appointment must take and pass a drug test.

Applicants selected for appointment to a position with St. Louis County may be subject to a background investigation.

All new employees must submit documentation verifying identity and employment eligibility within three days of their first day of employment.

Appointees to the position must successfully complete at least a six month probationary period prior to being certified for permanent employment.

St. Louis County is an equal opportunity and veteran-friendly employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, familial status, age, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, disability, genetic information, veteran status or activity in a local Human Rights Commission or any other characteristic protected by law.