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Is improving communities important to you?

Are you a creative, strategic thinker?

Do you find complex proposals challenging?

Are government meetings a source of inspiration?

Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation (LUT) is hiring a Principal Planner. We’re looking for enthusiastic, community-minded team players to manage a broad range of economic, social and political issues. In this position, you’ll exercise independent judgement, initiative and professional planning expertise.

Do it all!

As our Principal Planner, you will oversee professional and technical planning staff, directing and administering complex professional planning work.  This includes land development, site development review and comprehensive planning. You’ll recommend and assist in the implementation of program policies, goals and objectives. In collaboration with the Division Manager, you’ll assign staff to specific projects, work with staff to determine program needs, establish project review schedules and assist in identifying needed resources.

Making it happen

Our Principal Planner is responsible for making it all come together. You’ll help develop the division’s work program and supervise its implementation. You’ll monitor staff, and you’ll monitor the progress of development applications through the review process, advising staff on citizen participation, plan development issues, technical issues and resources. Review of staff reports for completeness and compliance with County, state and federal regulations will also be your responsibility.

LUT’s Principal Planner is:

Supervisory

A comprehensive thinker

Cooperative

Collaborative

Realistic

Analytical

Tenacious

Enthusiastic

LUT’s Principal Planner will enjoy:

A team environment

The opportunity to make a difference

A friendly, welcoming work environment

The chance to shape the future

Competitive salary and benefits packages

LUT’s Principal Planner will have:

A bachelor’s degree in urban or regional planning, urban studies, geography, architecture, community development, economics, environmental studies or a related field; AND

Seven years of increasingly responsible experience in land use planning and development, community design planning or regional transportation planning, city or community planning or related areas, including at least two years in a supervisory or management capacity; OR

A master’s degree in urban or regional planning, urban studies, geography, architecture, community development, economics, environmental studies or a related field; AND

Five years of increasingly responsible experience in land use planning and development, community design planning or regional, transportation planning, city or community planning or related areas, including at least two years in a supervisory or lead capacity.

A driver’s license valid in the State of Oregon and an acceptable driving record.

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