I need advice about what information to mention in an (phone) interview for a Planning Technician. I currently work for a in the private sector for a company that completes zoning analysis (reports/summaries of zoning due diligence) of commercial properties throughout the US. We address conformance, height, setbacks, landscape buffers, lot width, depth, basically all bulk regulations and parking requirements and permitting - variances, sup, cup re-zoning applications. We also review and scale the surveys and site plans to determine conformance to established building requirements. I don't use GIS software, but I do go online and pull up the zoning and overlay districts (if applicable) utilizing the muncipalities mapping systems.
I've been working in planning and zoning for 3 years; however, my company is currently laying off due to the economy. It's because of this job I want to continue to pursue a career in planning. I'll finish my associates at the end of this year. My long term goals are to finish my bachelors and get a masters degree in urban planning.
I'm just looking for a way to get my foot in the door and I think this would be the perfect opportunity! Please help!