Development Services Intern

Leander, TX


Under the direction of the Development Services Director this position performs professional permitting and planning work related to current development, plan review, and inspections. Work involves assistance with permit review and research regarding special projects and/or other issues important to the long-range and current needs of the Department. Exposure to a wide range of entry and higher level permitting, planning and related activities can be expected within Development Services. 

Essential Duties & Required Qualifications

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with scheduling permit reviews and processing applications.
  • Performs data collection.
  • Conducts historic file research and maintenance.
  • Depending on schedule, student may also assist or participate in public meetings, committees, or seminars.
  • Conducts comparative/benchmark research on City Ordinances.
  • Assists in the collection and analysis of data that is associated with land use for the City’s comprehensive plan revision.
  • Provides technical assistance to the Planning Director and other staff members as needed.
  • Performs routine and more advanced planning analyses as requested.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Current enrollment in an accredited college or university.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Adobe, and/or basic database software.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current enrollment in an accredited college or university for a bachelor's or master’s degree program in Urban Planning, Architecture, Geography, or related field. 


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Skill and Ability to: have strong interest in or familiarity with planning as it relates to municipal government and comprehend and interpret technical manuals and ordinances; establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers; assimilate information of varying types from a wide range of sources; demonstrate proficiency in both oral and written communication and technical writing; create and interpret maps; maintain a large database of information; operate a computer or similar using standard word processing, spreadsheet, data inquiry, graphics and presentation software, email and calendaring, and planning and zoning software, including geographic information systems (GIS); work in a fast paced environment and be detail oriented.

Physical Demands & Additional Information

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Working Environment:

Office environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

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