Senior Land Use Planner
Posted on: March 20, 2023
309 SW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97204, USA
This is a full-time senior planning position responsible for
leading comprehensive planning, subarea planning, land use
entitlement, code writing and land use analysis projects for
private and public clients.Essential Duties and Responsibilities
include the following:
- Lead and manage comprehensive and subarea planning
- Conduct advanced land use analysis and land planning
- Manage complex land development projects.
- Prepare work proposals including development of the scope of
work, budget, schedule, and important assumptions.
- Review reports prepared by other planning and environmental
- Create and update land use and development codes
- Coordinate with clients and DOWL management on budgets,
schedules, and deliverables.
- Perform quality assurance reviews on land use applications for
projects requiring plats, rezones, conditional use and site plan
reviews for submittal to the local agencies.
- Lead the resolution of land use approval conditions with agency
- Lead meetings with agency staff and clients on projects.
- Attend and present projects at public meetings and
- Review and approve project invoices and follow up on collection
of accounts receivable.
- Develop department objectives and work with staff to meet those
- Work with DOWL management to develop annual business plan goals
- Mentor junior staff in the Land Use Market Sector.
- Consistently exercise discretion and judgment in all work
- Other duties may be assigned.Qualifications. To be successful
in this position, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are
representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.Education and/or
ExperienceBaccalaureate degree in urban design, community planning,
or related program and at least eight years work experience or
equivalent combination of education and experience. Masters degree
preferred. AICP preferred.Certificates, Licenses, RegistrationsMust
have a valid driver's license and a good driving
record.Mathematical SkillsAbility to add, subtract, multiply, and
divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common
fractions, and decimals. Ability to create and interpret graphs.Job
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret land use policies,
plans and codes and associated technical studies. Ability to
respond to inquiries from clients, co-workers, regulatory agencies,
or members of the business community. Ability to effectively
present information to clients, co-workers, and the public.
- Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and
draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety
of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal
with abstract and concrete variables.
- Ability to perform work and carry out assigned projects
- Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with
clients and all levels of regulatory staff.
- Thorough knowledge of the principles and techniques of
professional planning processes.
- Thorough knowledge of local, state and federal regulations
affecting planning efforts in the state working with/for.
- Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbal
- Ability to set management objectives and to supervise staff in
achieving those objectives.
- Must be able to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, MS
Project and Outlook software.Physical DemandsThe 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.While
performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly
required to sit. The employee is required to talk and hear. The
employee is regularly required to stand; walk and use hands to
finger, handle, or feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or
move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this
position include close vision and ability to adjust focus.The work
environment characteristics described here are representative of
those an employee encounters while performing the essential
functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made
to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions.The noise level in the work environment is usually
moderate.Geographic locations -are taken into consideration with
respect to compensation. -Salary Range: -$ 78,960.00 to -$
118,440.00 Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected
Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not
discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or
applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or
disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or
applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation
information of other employees or applicants as a part of their
essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees
or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to
compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response
to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an
investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an
investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the
contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR
Keywords: DOWL, Portland , Senior Land Use Planner, Other , Portland, Oregon
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