Assistant Planner

Employer: City of Snoqualmie
Job Title: Assistant Planner
Job Type: Full-Time
Division: Community Development
Location: Snoqualmie, WA
Opening Date: 01/28/2019
Closing Date: First Review of Applications 2/15/19
Salary: $5,359 - $6,392 Monthly

Job Description: A union position under the direction of the Community Development Director the incumbent in this classification performs entry-level professional urban planning work. Work involves activities in support of major planning projects such as in preparation of the Comprehensive Plan, general long range planning issues, current planning, permit processing, and assisting with SEPA administration. This work requires the application of well-developed written and analytical skills in urban design, land use, code enforcement, transportation, economic development, and other subjects related to planning. Issues are often highly sensitive and may require direct contact with the citizens, elected officials, and officials from other jurisdictions, other City Administrators and community leaders. Incumbents must be able to communicate effectively and diplomatically. Work is performed under deadlines and requires attendance at public meetings and hearings, many of which are held in evening hours.

Job Duties: 

  • Independently performs entry level planning and community development duties based on professional standards and established policies, guidelines and procedures.
  • Performs the more routine aspects of urban planning work either in long range policy or current planning. Work is performed under guidance and direction from Director or more experienced planners. Highly complex or sensitive issues are referred to higher level planners or directors.
  • Assists in conducting analysis of development proposals for conformance with development regulations and the Comprehensive Plan and in the preparation of planning reports.
  • Assists in the revision of ordinances to implement new concepts, legislation, or policies.
  • Assists with the continual improvement of internal procedures, operations, and base data compilation and maintenance. Provides information to property owners, investors, real estate developers and other interested parties pertaining to land use applications, ordinances, codes and related planning information.
  • Attends, as requested by the Community Development Director and/or the Mayor, City Council, Planning Commission meetings and public hearings, makes public presentations at the meetings, and responds to questions and comments.
  • Perform plat reviews.
  • Assists in the preparation of City census, coordination of planning efforts with other government jurisdictions, and implementation of grant programs such as FEMA grants.
  • May serve as a member of various staff committees.These duties are not inclusive of all duties, and as such, this position may perform other duties as assigned.



Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning or a closely related field; or any combination of education and experience which would provide the desired skills, knowledge and ability required to perform the job. Licensing and Certification: Valid Washington State Driver’s License with driving record free of serious or frequent violations.


Knowledge of:

  • Local planning, zoning, and development codes and municipal government procedures.
  • Planning-related legislation, principles, standards, regulations, policies, and techniques in the field of municipal land use planning, including areas such as land use, transportation, environmental impact, or other related areas.
  • Grant programs.
  • Research methods and ability to compile and analyze original data.
  • Cartography and graphic design.

Ability to:

  • Analyze information and formulate findings and recommendations clearly and concisely.
  • Work in a team and independently.
  • Operate a personal computer and applicable software.
  • Express ideas clearly and concisely orally and in writing to individuals and to groups.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with Mayor, City Council, City Administrator, all levels of staff, City Boards and commissions, property owners, developers and the general public.
  • Make decisions in a timely manner.
  • Work independently with little or no supervision and prioritize work to meet deadlines.

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