Associate Planner - Wenatchee

Associate Planner

Employer: City of Wenatchee
Job Title: Associate Planner
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Wenatchee, WA
Opening Date: 02/01/2019
Closing Date: 03/01/2019
Salary: $4,872 - $5,978/Month

Job Description: Plans, organizes and participates in a variety of current and long range planning.

Job Duties:

  • Plans, organizes and participates in a variety of current and long range planning.
  • Reviews and processes development permit applications to ensure compliance with codes, ordinances and Comprehensive Plan. Coordinates application review with City staff, affected agencies, citizens and developers regarding technical deficiencies and solutions.
  • Provides excellent internal and external customer service. Builds positive relations.
  • Communicates effectively with co-workers, the public, developers, officials and agencies.
  • Receives and answers questions in a timely manner.
  • Explains, interprets and provides guidance regarding the development permit application process and code and ordinance requirements.
  • Works effectively and collaboratively with building division, engineering and other City staff.
  • Coordinates, organizes and effectively facilitates public meetings, small group discussions or other public involvement strategy sessions to gather input. Assists the public in understanding and evaluating a wide range of development proposals.
  • Assists in administration of ordinances and City zoning, subdivision and shoreline codes to ensure land use and development comply with requirements.
  • Assembles and analyzes data. Prepares reports and recommendations for development proposals.


  • Bachelor Degree in urban, regional or city planning or other related field.
  • Two (2) years of public or private planning and community development experience. Experience working in an urban city of similar size is desired. Master’s degree may substitute for one year.
  • Valid WA State Driver License.
  • Bilingual, English and Spanish, language abilities preferred.

How to Apply: Please go to to view the job description including qualification requirements and download application materials. The following constitutes a complete application package in the following order:

  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Resume
  3. Application for Employment
  4. Supplemental Application

Complete application packages may be emailed ([email protected]), faxed (509-888-3636), or mailed to: City of Wenatchee Human Resources Department, PO Box 519 Wenatchee, WA 98801-0519.

Application Deadline: 3:00 P.M., Friday, March 1, 2019

Supplemental Information:

City of Wenatchee Government: The City of Wenatchee is a full service City employing 160 employees. In addition to Community Development, other departments include Police, Public Works, Economic Development, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services, Finance, Human Resources and Information Services. The City operates under a Strong Mayor form of government with seven council members serving at large. Active boards and commissions advise the City Council with governance.

The Community: The City of Wenatchee is home to 33,070 people with approximately 70,000 living in the greater Wenatchee urban area. Located in a beautiful valley at the confluence of the Wenatchee and Columbia Rivers and on the east slopes of the Cascade Mountain Range, the city enjoys wonderful abundant sunshine with four distinct seasons. The average rainfall is a mere 10 inches per year making the region a focal point of Washington State for outdoor recreation. Wenatchee is the largest city in rural North Central Washington and thus provides a small town atmosphere with big city amenities striking a great balance between rural and urban qualities of life. Furthermore, the city is only 30 minutes from the renowned resort towns of Leavenworth and Lake Chelan. For those desiring occasional amenities of major metropolitan areas, Seattle is a short scenic 3 hour drive or 30 minute flight away making Wenatchee very attractive to many people and families relocating from the Puget Sound area.