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Senior Land Use Planner

Company: DOWL
Location: Portland
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Portland, OR
309 SW 6th Ave
Suite 700
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 projects
  • Conduct advanced land use analysis and land planning studies
  • 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 services staff.
  • 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 staff.
  • Lead meetings with agency staff and clients on projects.
  • Attend and present projects at public meetings and hearings.
  • Review and approve project invoices and follow up on collection of accounts receivable.
  • Develop department objectives and work with staff to meet those objectives.
  • Work with DOWL management to develop annual business plan goals and objectives.
  • Mentor junior staff in the Land Use Market Sector.
  • Consistently exercise discretion and judgment in all work tasks.
  • 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 independently.
    • 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 communications.
    • 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 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: DOWL, Portland , Senior Land Use Planner, Other , Portland, Oregon

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