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Land Use Plans Checker I Full-time

at County of Hawaii Hawaii in Hawaii (Published at 19-12-2021)

Duties Summary

Receives training in the methods and resources used in reviewing architectural and cadastral plans for conformance to the Zoning Code, Building Code, and other applicable laws, rules and regulations; works at the counter receiving permit applications and providing information to the public; and performs other related duties as required.
There is one (1) immediate permanent full-time vacancy with the Planning Department - West Hawai'i Division in Kailua-Kona.
The eligible list may be used for Land Use Plans Checker I permanent and temporary vacancies as they arise during the life of the list. Temporary appointment may lead to conversion to permanent appointment.

Examples of Duties

  • Receives training in planning rules and regulations, Zoning Code, the General Plan, Community Development plans, Special Management Areas, the Building Code and other applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Receives applications and plans over the counter.
  • Reviews simple plans and recommends action on permit applications.
  • Makes necessary computations of height, floor area, parking areas, etc.
  • Answers inquires and directs applicants to other agencies as necessary.
  • Posts and maintains tax map books and other necessary records.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Training and Experience:
A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to:

  • graduation from high school, and
  • two (2) years of clerical work experience, and
  • one (1) year of public contact work experience.
Note: Substitution of education for experience:
  • An Associate in Science Degree in Business Technology, OATS, or Secretarial Science from an accredited college or university may be substituted for the two (2) years of clerical work experience.
  • Scan and attach your official college transcript to be credited for the substitution of experience.
Examination: All applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be assigned a score of 70 points. An education and experience evaluation will be conducted based on the applicant's training, education and experience as presented in the application.
Please read the minimum qualification requirements carefully. Be certain to list all pertinent training and experience, as this may be important in determining your examination score. It is essential that the applicant describe fully the duties and responsibilities of each position held, specify the date of each position held (from and to, month and year), and indicate the number of hours worked per week.
Attach all required documentation (e.g. official transcript, professional license(s)/certification(s), DD-214, etc.) at the time of submitting your application.
Note:In-person interviews and/or further testing in Hawai'i County may be required at the discretion of the hiring department/agency. If in-person interviews and/or further testing are required, applicants who are referred to the hiring department/agency must be available to participate in person and at their own expense at that phase of the selection process.

Knowledge of: office practices and procedures; operation and maintenance of standard office machines; principles and practices of public relations; and general government operations.

Ability to: learn, understand and interpret laws, ordinances, rules and regulations pertinent to county planning and building activities; read construction plans and maps; deal courteously and effectively with the public; operate and maintain standard office machines and equipment; and make accurate arithmetic computations.

Physical Requirements: Persons seeking appointment to positions in this class must meet the health and physical condition standards deemed necessary and proper for performance of the duties.
Physical Effort Grouping: Light

Supplemental Information

Please scan and attach these supporting documents to your on-line application, if required:

  • an official college transcript,
  • a valid driver's license,
  • a temporary assignment verification,
  • professional licenses, and/or
  • certificates.
Veterans applying for veteran's preference points shall also scan and attach their DD-214 form and as needed, their VA claim letter to the on-line application.
Please ensure that the email address and contact information you provide is current, secure, and readily accessible to you. We will not be responsible in any way if you do not receive our emails or fail to check your email box or NEOGOV account INBOX in a timely manner. Checking your NEOGOV account INBOX daily is recommended and is the most secure method to check on notices sent to you. This is a new feature created by our vendor, NEOGOV.
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You will receive a confirmation email upon successfully submitting your application. Failure to receive this confirmation email, indicates that your application was not submitted.

Employee benefits are generally for full-time permanent employment and include the following from the date of hire:

  • sick leave and vacation earnings
  • paid holidays
  • social security
  • credit union membership
  • life, dental, medical, vision, and prescription
drug insurance plans
  • employee-employer paid retirement plan
  • flexible spending plan
  • tax-sheltered savings and investment program
  • mortgage loans through the State Employees'
Retirement System
  • career opportunity and mobility in a merit system for
civil service positions
Persons who are hired may be required to pay union dues/service fees.
Benefits for part-time employment is based on hours worked and type of appointment.
Benefits are subject to change due to legislative, collective bargaining negotiation, and other changes.

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