Land Use Planner II/III

Employer: Clark County
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Number: IRC15170
Location: Vancouver, WA
Opening Date: 11/01/2017
Closing Date: Open until filled
Salary: $27.94 - $40.60 per hour

Job Description:

CLARK COUNTY'S Community Planning, located in Vancouver, WA, is seeking a Land Use Planner II/III that is primarily responsible for assisting in the preparation, implementing and monitoring of the County's 20-Year Comprehensive Growth Management Plan 

Job Duties:

This position is primarily responsible for assisting in the preparation, implementing and monitoring of the County's 20-Year Comprehensive Growth Management Plan. Work involves preparing analyses and interpretations of current policies; preparing appropriate reports and recommendations for ordinance and policy changes; and making presentations on applicable parts of the Comprehensive Plan before the County's Planning Commission, Board of County Councilors, and various community groups. This position has extensive contact with members of the public, property owners, and neighborhood associations and works together with citizen groups and/or task forces in the implementation of the plan. This position is represented and requires membership in Local 307CO - Washington State Council of County and City Employees. Initiation Fee and Membership dues will be deducted from employee pay. The successful candidate will be hired at the Planner II or Planner III level depending on related qualifications. 

Experience/Qualifications/Knowledge/Skills:

Bachelor's degree with major course work in land use planning, architecture or a related field plus one (1) year of experience in planning, or equivalent experience is required to qualify for the Planner II. The Planner III requires a Bachelor's degree with major course work in land use planning, architecture or a related field plus two (2) years of experience in a planning position, or equivalent experience in planning. A Master's Degree in land use planning or related field and one (1) year of experience in planning in a position comparable to a Planner II preferred. The degree must have been conferred by an institution of higher education and have National Recognition of Accrediting Agencies by the U.S. Secretary of Education, and official transcripts will be required at the time of hire. The successful candidate will likely have:

  • Strong planning background including long range planning, transportation planning, and zoning
  • Familiarity with growth management
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability and interest to interact with individuals and community groups Knowledge of: planning principles and techniques; applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, policies and procedures; and methods and techniques of effective technical report preparation and presentation.
  • Ability to: interpret planning and zoning programs related to land use planning for the public and before appointed and elected officials; prepare and analyze technical and administrative reports; apply and interpret county, state and federal regulatory laws. 

Supplemental Information:

Clark County is located in the southwestern part of the State of Washington, across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon. With almost 600 programs serving nearly 436,000 residents, the county provides a wide variety of employment opportunities for about 1600 people. Clark County's structure is complex, with 18 elected officials, 13 regional councils and districts, and numerous appointed boards. Although the county seat is in downtown Vancouver, county employees provide services to all of its residents, from urban cities and towns, to the hundreds of miles of beautiful countryside. Clark County offers excellent livability and a relatively low cost of living. There is no state income tax. Equal Opportunity Employer Clark County is committed to increasing the ethnic, cultural and social diversity of its workforce and ensuring that diversity is a key priority of our organization. We are committed to providing equal opportunity and access regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a disabled person, sexual orientation/gender identity, veteran status or any other status protected by law. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Clark County's Equal Employment Opportunity Plan is available at http://www.clark.wa.gov/human-resources/documents If you are in need of ADA/Section 504 assistance for accommodations, please contact Human Resources at (360) 397-2456; Relay (800) 833-6388.

How to Apply:

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