City and Regional Planning Aides
SOC: 19-4061.01

Description:

Compile data from various sources, such as maps, reports, and field and file investigations, for use by city planner in making planning studies.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
32,000 employed

Projected (2024):
33,800 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • City Designer
  • Community Development Technician
  • Community Planner
  • Community Planning Technician
  • Development and Housing Director
  • Development Technician
  • Engineering Technician
  • GIS Technician (Geographic Information Systems Technician)
  • Housing Liaison
  • Planner
  • Planning Aide
  • Planning Assistant
  • Planning Intern
  • Planning Official
  • Planning Technician
  • Regional Economic Liaison
  • Regional Liaison
  • Regional Transfer Liaison
  • Transportation Planner
  • Zoning Assistant
  • Zoning Technician


  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.

    Education:

    Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Fine Arts
  • History and Archeology
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Prepare, maintain and update files and records, including land use data and statistics.
  • Respond to public inquiries and complaints.
  • Research, compile, analyze and organize information from maps, reports, investigations, and books for use in reports and special projects.
  • Prepare, develop and maintain maps and databases.
  • Serve as liaison between planning department and other departments and agencies.
  • Prepare reports, using statistics, charts, and graphs, to illustrate planning studies in areas such as population, land use, or zoning.
  • Participate in and support team planning efforts.
  • Provide and process zoning and project permits and applications.
  • Perform clerical duties such as composing, typing and proofreading documents, scheduling appointments and meetings, handling mail and posting public notices.
  • Conduct interviews, surveys and site inspections concerning factors that affect land usage, such as zoning, traffic flow and housing.
  • Perform code enforcement tasks.
  • Inspect sites and review plans for minor development permit applications.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • 10-key calculators
  • 35 millimeter cameras
  • Desktop computers
  • Digital camcorders
  • Digital cameras
  • Digitizers
  • Drafting scales
  • Laptop computers
  • Microfiche readers
  • Multi-line telephone systems
  • Overhead projectors
  • Personal computers
  • Photocopiers
  • Planimeters
  • Plotters
  • Slide projectors
  • Two way radios
  • Autodesk AutoCAD software
  • Corel CorelDraw Graphics Suite
  • Corel WordPerfect software
  • dBASE
  • Email software
  • ESRI ArcGIS software
  • ESRI ArcInfo
  • ESRI ArcView
  • Geographic information system GIS software
  • Hypertext markup language HTML
  • Land management databases
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Street address databases
  • Telogis GeoBase
  • Web browser software


  • life physical and social science


    industry stats

    SOC: 19-0000

    Total Employed: 1,146,110

    Average Annual Salary: $71,220