Sub-Area and Center Planner - City of Spokane

Sub-Area and Center Planner

Employer: City of Spokane
Job Title: Sub-Area and Center Planner - Project Employee
Job Type: Full Time - Project
Location: Spokane, WA
Opening Date: 02/01/2019
Closing Date: Until Filled
Salary: $61,261.92 Annually

Job Description: Under the direction of the Principle Planner, the Sub-Area and Center Planner will conduct sub-area and center planning in a Council District. Performs professional planning work to effectively define and achieve goals.

Job Duties:

  • Design and facilitate planning processes to develop a new sub-area plan and a pilot for center planning for a portion of the City.
  • Organize and facilitate notification, public outreach, neighborhood meetings, work group meetings and gather feedback through surveys, interviews, observations and meeting participants.
  • Prepare presentations, maps, briefing papers, environmental documents, white papers, staff reports, planning summary documents, and other reports for use by planning committees, plan commissioners and elected officials.
  • Prepare reports and participate in public hearings to have sub-area plan and center plan including zoning formally adopted.
  • Compile and analyze technical planning-related data to inform sub-area vision, goals, policies, and implementation measures.
  • Includes development of recommendations and pilot process for abbreviated center zoning process.


Requirements of Work:

  • Knowledge principles and practices of urban planning, development, development coding, project implementation, programming and community development.
  • Knowledge of economics, finance, and sociology as applied to city planning, program planning/development, community development, and statistical survey practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of Spokane Municipal code and Comprehensive Plan dealing with zoning and land-use matters.
  • Knowledge of current literature and recent developments in the field of urban planning, program planning/development and community development.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, is qualifying.

Generally, this will include:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an four-year college or university with a major in city, urban, regional or environmental planning AND
  • Three years of employment with the duties of a planner.

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume and Exempt Application to Tirrell Black , 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Spokane, WA 99201 or [email protected]