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City and Regional Planning Aides - 19-4061.01

O*NET-SOC Description

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

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Community Planner
  • Development and Housing Director
  • Development Technician
  • Engineering Technician
  • Planning Aide
  • Planning Assistant
  • Planning Intern
  • Planning Technician
  • Zoning Technician

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


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

Detailed Work Activities

  • Analyze geological or geographical data.
  • Collect information from people through observation, interviews, or surveys.
  • Compile geographic or related data.
  • Develop collaborative relationships between departments or with external organizations.
  • Prepare documentation for permits or licenses.
  • Prepare maps.
  • Prepare scientific or technical reports or presentations.
  • Provide technical information or assistance to public.
  • Record research or operational data.
  • Review environmental permits, plans, or reports.

Military Crosswalk Titles

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Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • City Planning Aide