Rancho Palos Verdes City Council
   

OCTOBER 3, 2006 RANCHO RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA -SALARY RESOLUTION—PERMIT TECHNICIAN JOB CLASSIFICATION OCTOBER 3, 2006 RANCHO RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA -SALARY RESOLUTION—PERMIT TECHNICIAN JOB CLASSIFICATION OCTOBER 3, 2006 RANCHO RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA -SALARY RESOLUTION—PERMIT TECHNICIAN JOB CLASSIFICATION



TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCILMEMBERS

FROM: ASSISTANT TO THE CITY MANAGER

DATE: OCTOBER 3, 2006

SUBJECT: SALARY RESOLUTION—PERMIT TECHNICIAN JOB CLASSIFICATION

RECOMMENDATION

Adopt Resolution No. 2006- ; amending Resolution No. 2006-42 and creating a salary range for the new position of Permit Technician.

DISCUSSION

A soon to be vacant Administrative Staff Assistant position in the Building and Safety Division of the Planning, Building and Code Enforcement Department has provided the opportunity to re-assess the essential functions and responsibilities of the position in relation to the needs of the Department. The Building and Safety Division would like to more effectively re-organize the workload distribution by allowing the contract building inspectors to focus on field site inspections and in-house staff to review, process and issue over-the-counter building permits involving minor improvements including plumbing, electrical or mechanical work, re-roofs and other non-structural projects. While the present Administrative Staff Assistant performs most of the aforementioned responsibilities, these and other specialized duties are more characteristic of a Permit Technician rather than an Administrative Staff Assistant. Therefore, staff is requesting City Council consideration to establish the new position of Permit Technician, so the Department may fill the open Administrative Staff Assistant position with a Permit Technician.

Under the Building and Safety Division, the Permit Technician would be responsible for more technical, complex duties than a Permit Clerk position. The distinguishing differences between the Permit Clerk and Technician are: 1) the Permit Clerk is primarily responsible for administrative and operational support functions; 2) the Permit Technician requires greater expertise and knowledge in the Uniform Building, Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical Codes; and 3) the Permit Technician must possess or have the ability to obtain Professional Certifications as a Permit Technician from the International Code Council and California Building Officials organizations within six months to one year of hire. The key distinction between the Administrative Staff Assistant and the Permit Technician classification is the field of technical expertise. Staff believes the Permit Technician position is equivalent in stature and pay as an Administrative Staff Assistant position.

The proposed salary range for the Permit Technician is $3,470 - $4,506 per month or $41,537 - $54,074 annually. This salary range is the same for Administrative Staff Assistant and 10% above the existing Permit Clerk salary range, which is the City’s standard salary differential within a job class series (Assistant, Associate, Senior or entry, journey, and advanced journey level). Should Council approve the new position of Permit Technician and its salary range, it will be necessary to adopt the attached draft Resolution amending the City’s Salary Schedule.

FISCAL IMPACT

Staff anticipates that there will be no net increase over the amount budgeted in the fiscal year 2006-2007 budget for personnel salaries as a result of adopting the new job classification. The present budget for the Building and Safety Division is adequate to hire an individual up to the mid-salary range for Permit Technician without any budget adjustments.

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY:

Gina Park
Assistant to the City Manager

REVIEWED BY:

Les Evans
City Manager

Attachment: Resolution No. 2006-
Exhibit “A” Salary Range Schedule

RESOLUTION NO. 2006-__

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2006-42, CREATING A CERTAIN SALARY RANGE FOR THE POSITION OF PERMIT TECHNICIAN

WHEREAS, on June 6, 2006, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 2006-42 containing certain salary and hourly ranges for all competitive and management employee job classifications;

WHEREAS, Resolution No. 2006-42 does not include the salary range for the position of Permit Technician, and;

WHEREAS, The City Manager has determined that the salary range of $3,470 to $4,506 per month or $41,637 - $54,074 per year is a competitive salary range for the position of Permit Technician.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES DOES HEREBY FIND, DETERMINE, AND RESOLVE AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1: Exhibit “A” of Resolution No. 2006-42 is hereby amended by adding the position of Permit Technician at the salary range of $3,470 - $4,506 per month as shown on the revised Exhibit “A” attached hereto and made a part thereof.

PASSED, APPROVED, AND ADOPTED THE 3rd DAY OF OCTOBER 2006.

___________________________
MAYOR

ATTEST:

______________________
CITY CLERK

State of California )
County of Los Angeles )ss
City of Rancho Palos Verdes )

I, Carolynn Petru, City Clerk of The City of Rancho Palos Verdes, hereby certify that the above Resolution No. 2006-XX was duly and regularly passed and adopted by the said City Council at regular meeting thereof held on October 3, 2006.

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CITY CLERK
EXHIBIT "A"
SALARY AND HOURLY SCHEDULE
FOR COMPETITIVE AND MANAGEMENT POSITIONS

EXHIBIT "A"

SALARY AND HOURLY SCHEDULE

FOR COMPETITIVE AND MANAGEMENT POSITIONS

Monthly Salary

Annual Salary

COMPETITIVE POSITIONS

BOTTOM TO TOP

BOTTOM TO TOP

Account Clerk

3,106

--

4,034

37,272

--

48,405

Account Technician

3,494

--

4,538

41,932

--

54,457

Accountant

4,514

--

5,862

54,163

--

70,341

Accounting Manager

5,856

--

7,606

70,277

--

91,269

Administrative Analyst

4,120

--

5,351

49,442

--

64,210

Administrative Analyst II

4,765

--

6,189

57,182

--

74,263

Administrative Staff Assistant

3,470

--

4,506

41,637

--

54,074

Assistant Engineer

5,042

--

6,549

60,508

--

78,588

Assistant Planner

4,252

--

5,522

51,023

--

66,264

Assistant to the City Manager

5,977

--

7,763

71,726

--

93,151

Associate Engineer

5,603

--

7,277

67,236

--

87,319

Associate Planner

4,832

--

6,275

57,981

--

75,300

Code Enforcement Officer

4,120

--

5,350

49,437

--

64,204

Deputy City Clerk

4,152

--

5,392

49,820

--

64,701

Engineering Technician

3,954

--

5,135

47,446

--

61,618

Executive Staff Assistant

4,152

--

5,392

49,820

--

64,701

Lead Worker

3,395

--

4,410

40,745

--

52,920

Maintenance Superintendent

5,634

--

7,317

67,608

--

87,802

Maintenance Worker

2,598

--

3,375

31,182

--

40,496

Maintenance Worker II

2,953

--

3,835

35,434

--

46,018

Permit Clerk

3,040

--

3,949

36,484

--

47,382

Permit Technician

3,470

--

4,506

41,637

--

54,074

Planning Technician

3,040

--

3,949

36,484

--

47,382

Principal Planner

6,061

--

7,871

72,731

--

94,456

Project Manager (Temporary position in PW)

6,276

--

8,150

75,309

--

97,804

Recreation Program Supervisor II

4,342

--

5,639

52,106

--

67,670

Recreation Services Manager

5,098

--

6,621

61,175

--

79,448

Senior Administrative Analyst

5,337

--

6,931

64,041

--

83,171

Senior Code Enforcement Officer

4,614

--

5,992

55,366

--

71,904

Senior Engineer

6,276

--

8,150

75,309

--

97,804

Senior Planner

5,412

--

7,028

64,939

--

84,336

Staff Assistant I

2,676

--

3,475

32,106

--

41,696

Staff Assistant II

3,040

--

3,949

36,484

--

47,382

Traffic Engineering Technician

3,954

--

5,135

47,446

--

61,618

MANAGEMENT POSITIONS

Assistant City Manager

6,430

--

11,517

77,165

--

138,205

Building Official

5,951

--

9,069

71,409

--

108,831

City Clerk

5,951

--

10,077

71,406

--

120,930

Deputy Director of Finance & Information Technology

5,951

--

10,077

71,406

--

120,930

Deputy Director of Public Works

5,951

--

10,077

71,406

--

120,930

Deputy Planning Director

5,951

--

10,077

71,406

--

120,930

Director of Finance & Information Technology

6,430

--

11,517

77,165

--

138,205

Director of Recreation and Parks

6,430

--

11,517

77,165

--

138,205

Director of Administrative Services

6,430

--

11,517

77,165

--

138,205

Director of Public Works

6,430

--

11,517

77,165

--

138,205

Director of Planning, Bldg, & Code Enforcement

6,430

--

11,517

77,165

--

138,205


Hourly Rates

PART TIME POSITIONS

BOTTOM TO TOP

Administrative/Public Works/Cable Intern

10.00

--

17.96

Permit Clerk

17.54

--

22.78

Recreation Leader

8.86

--

11.50

Recreation Leader II

10.06

--

13.07

Recreation Specialist

13.83

--

17.96

Staff Assistant I

15.43

--

20.04

Staff Assistant II

17.54

--

22.78