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Douglas County PLANNING TECHNICIAN 3 in Roseburg, Oregon






$18.14 - $20.43 Hourly


Courthouse - Roseburg, OR

Job Type

Full Time


Planning Department

Job Number



10/31/2020 11:59 PM Pacific

  • Description

  • Benefits


Douglas County Planning Department

Full Time Position / Position works 40 hours per week, includes excellent full-family benefit package, PERS/OPSRP retirement and availability of deferred compensation retirement savings.

This position performs public assistance, technical support to the department, GIS operations, research and records management.

  • Respond to inquiries from the public and other agencies in regard to land use laws, planning process, development approvals, ordinance requirements, addressing and flood plain information. May function as either primary or secondary counter support positions.

  • Prepare, monitor and finalize application packets for administrative and quasi-judicial actions. Requires preparation and organization of material for notification, monitoring through process until final. Final includes preliminary review of conditions, necessary filings and record updating. Research and document ownership history.

  • Review and authorize development requests; independently determine permitted use and appropriate action; determine appropriate application fees.

  • Develop and maintain County road addressing system; includes naming of roads process, issuance of addresses, upkeep of records, production of street directory, year-end reports, procedure manual. Liaison between program and data processing; assist in file and program development, monitor updates.

  • Provide technical support and expertise in creating graphics, mapping, special research assignments and studies to support planning programs. Operate computerized and standard drafting equipment. Assure accuracy of work product.

  • Supervise and coordinate work activities of support staff; offer technical assistance as needed. Ensure accurate work products. Is involved in selection, training and evaluating of staff. Participate in development of department policy and procedure.


Education, experience and training: Four years cartographic, drafting, land surveying or planning experience OR an Associate's degree plus two years experience in cartography, drafting, land surveying, planning or a related field OR any combination of education, experience or training. At time of appointment, must possess valid Oregon driver's license.

Considerable knowledge of planning principles and County comprehensive planning, zoning, subdivision, addressing and flood plain programs; considerable knowledge of cartographic and drafting principles and practices to develop and revise maps and other data for planning projects; considerable knowledge of GIS principles and practices; considerable knowledge of mathematics to compute necessary data for cartographic and drafting projects; basic knowledge of surveying principles and practices.

Desirable qualifications: Specific knowledge or experience related to assigned program area; program manager or supervisory experience.


Work is generally performed in an office environment with some field work. Work may require bending, color identification, hearing voice conversation, keyboarding, occasional lifting up to 50 pounds, stooping and walking. An infrequent amount of driving is required.

DRIVING RECORD: Applicants selected for interview will be required to bring to the interview a Court Print driving history obtained from the DMV. Please allow 5-7 days for delivery and longer for out of state.

To learn more about this position, please review the position classification.

Questions? Contact Human Resources by e-mail at or ph: (541) 440-4405

Douglas County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Douglas County Statement on Equal Employment Opportunity

If you require any special assistance at any point during the application or selection process and would like to request an accommodation due to a disability, please e-mail a description of your request to Human Resources.

Douglas County offers a competitive benefit package for employees working in positionsbudgeted to work 30 or more hours per week. The benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, a confidential employee assistance program, deferred compensation account options, and more. Information on county-sponsored benefits can be found at Vacation and sick leave accrual policies are described inDouglas County Personnel Rule 9. Benefit options and leave accruals may vary if position includes membership in a collective bargaining unit (union).

Douglas County is a PERS employer. After meeting specific pre-defined service criteria, eligible employees join thePublic Employees Retirement System(PERS) for retirement benefits.

Please contact the Human Resources Department with questions regarding the benefits associated with this position.

ph: (541) 440-4405


Douglas County (OR)


1036 SE Douglas Ave.Room 322Roseburg, Oregon, 97470