Senior Planner - City of Eugene

Senior Planner

Employer: City of Eugene
Job Title: Senior Planner
Job Type: Full-Time, Community and Neighborhood Planning
Division: Planning
Location: Eugene, OR
Opening Date: 01/18/2019
Closing Date: Until Filled, first review of applications will begin on 02/06/2019
Salary: $68,473.59 - $88,566.41 Annually

Job Description: We are seeking a positive, collaborative and inspired individual to join the City of Eugene's land use planning team to help turn our community vision into reality. This position plays a key role in promoting and implementing the community's newly adopted vision to accommodate future growth while preserving and enhancing what we love about our city. This position includes serving as lead on efforts to bring the city's land use code into better alignment with the vision, managing current planning staff and projects, and working to continually evolve our services (including customer service, communications, technology and processes).
The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, team oriented and public service minded with a track record of excellent communication, a commitment to meaningful public involvement, and the ability to formulate elegant, sensible solutions to complex challenges. Our work environment is dynamic, fun and flexible, and relies on strong ties and collaboration with other work groups, agencies and community members. A successful candidate for this role will have strong current planning experience and a firm commitment to implementation that supports the community's vision.

Job Duties: 

  • Implement the city's land use code and adopted land use plans consistent with the community's vision;
  • Lead efforts to amend the land use code consistent with community vision
  • Provide continuity and seamless communication between the Planning and Building and Permit Services divisions
  • Supervise, mentor, and motivate staff;
  • Provide direction and set a personal example for excellent customer service;
  • Organize and manage complex tasks or projects to completion, including creatively negotiating barriers, within a fixed time frame;
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills to work with a wide variety of people;
  • Clearly and confidently organize and present information and conduct meetings;
  • Ability to carry multiple complex projects at one time and to calmly handle stress;
  • Exhibit leadership to staff, work teams and fellow employees;
  • Review and process complex land use applications and development proposals and comprehensive plan amendments;
  • Regularly attend meetings and public hearings, some of which are outside regular working hours;
  • Work well independently and within a dynamic team environment.


  • Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications for the position and successfully complete the interviews must pass reference and background checks to move to the next phase of the process.
  • Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate that they can successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position during the recruitment process. Click here to view the detailed City of Eugene Senior Planner job description.

Minimum Qualifications: Experience and Training: 
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Five years of increasingly responsible professional urban planning experience.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in urban and regional planning, architecture, or a closely related field. A Master's degree in a related field is desirable.

How to Apply: Visit our website for a complete job description and to apply.