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City and Regional Planning Aides
District Of Columbia

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

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Currently Employed: 1,660

Projected Annual Job Openings: 90

Typical Hourly Wage: $15.35 - $22.94

Typical Annual Salary: $31,900 - $47,700

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Typical education needed for entry: Associate's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

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

tools & technology

  • Desktop computers
  • Notebook computers
  • Personal computers
  • Special purpose telephones
  • Two way radios

  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Map creation software
  • Office suite software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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