Assistant Planner Temporary 

Employer: City of Kirkland
Job Title: Assistant Planner Temporary
Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: 18-0142
Division: Land Use
Location: Kirkland, WA
Opening Date: 11/23/2018
Closing Date: 12/07/2018 

Job Description: Serves as customer liaison for the Planning and Building Department. Implements the mission of the Department in order to assure the orderly growth of the City. Undertakes and coordinates planning services involving: providing public information about City planning policies, regulations, and activities; conducting technical plan review; and processing minor administrative development applications.

Job Duties:

  • Provides primary day-to-day customer contact for the Planning and Building Department through counter and telephone coverage, conducts technical review of single-family and other minor residential and commercial building permits; and processes minor administrative development applications.
  • Provides information about the City's development regulations and policies to the general public and permit applicants--over the telephone, at the counter, through e-mail, and at meetings. Routes inquiries concerning specific development permits to project planners.
  • Conducts technical review of single-family and other minor residential and commercial building permit applications and processes minor administrative development applications to ensure compliance with City development regulations and policies.
  • Accepts development permit applications for filing, reviews for completeness, calculates and receipts fees, enters permits into permit tracking software and routes to supervising planners for further processing.

Experience/Qualifications/Knowledge/Skills: Experience in providing customer service. General knowledge of planning and/or zoning. Undergraduate degree in planning or related field is desired. Ability to perform site visits. Possession of a valid Washington State Driver’s License or the ability to secure a reasonable transportation accommodation to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.

How to Apply: Apply through GovJobsToday at

Supplemental Information: This is a two-year, full-time, benefitted temporary position with funding anticipated through December 31, 2020. Subject to City Council approval of the 2019-2020 budget, anticipated on December 13, 2018.