Associate Planner

$30.16 - $40.41 hourly
  • City of Beaverton
  • 12725 Southwest Millikan Way, Beaverton, Oregon, USA
  • Sep 07, 2021
Full time Planning

Job Description

The Position

The City of Beaverton, recognized as one of the 100 best places to live in the United States, is seeking an experienced current planner to process a wide variety of development applications and collaborate on research and policy development with the dynamic, inclusive 19-person Planning Division team.
Beaverton is a diverse first-ring suburb with a growing population more than 95,000 people. The city is committed to fostering an inclusive, welcoming environment and building community, creating a vibrant downtown and enhancing livability.  
About The Job:  
The city is looking for two current planners with experience in Oregon land use regulation. This role will focus primarily on review of land use applications  for a full range of development projects. In addition, there will be some opportunities to conduct research and public engagement; collaborate across departments and with other jurisdictions in the region; and recommend policies that further Beaverton’s goals. Planners with experience reviewing projects for compliance with transportation or natural resources requirements are particularly encouraged to apply.

This is a non-exempt, SEIU-classified position. This position may require evening and weekend work. There are two vacancies. 

**A cover letter and resume is required with your job application submission.**Please note: Grammar and technical writing skills will be evaluated during the application review process. Only required or requested documents are guaranteed to be considered. 

The vacancies for Associate Planner are pending Beaverton City Council approval.

The Ideal Candidate Is:

  • Self-motivated and organized;
  • A superb communicator verbally, visually, and in writing;
  • Experienced in applying transportation, urban design, historic resources, natural resource and sustainability policies and land use regulations to real world projects;
  • Strives for equity in planning and meaningful public engagement;
  • Experienced in planning for denser areas such as downtown environments;
  • A problem solver that both gets the “big picture” and is attuned to technical details;
  • Accustomed to working in a political environment;
  • Knowledgeable about the principles and practices of land use planning at the city, county, regional and state level, Oregon experience a plus;
  • Possesses strong interpersonal skills to work with a wide variety of people, including historically underrepresented communities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in urban planning, geography, public administration, transportation planning, landscape architecture, urban design or related field
  • Three years of progressively responsible experience in urban planning; OR
    • A Master's Degree in a related field and one year of progressively responsible experience in urban planning
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to meet the city’s driving standards.
  • Ability to pass reference checks, a degree verification check and satisfy the requirements of a background check. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree
  • Five years of progressively responsible experience in city planning 
  • Bilingual Competency in English and any of the following: Spanish or Arabic or Korean or Vietnamese or Chinese or Russian or Japanese, including speaking, reading and writing.

Beaverton is a diverse city, boasting a large population of qualified persons, including women, veterans, Black, Indigenous and people of color, persons with disabilities, generational groups, persons who speak many languages and are of diverse national origins.
It is widely stated—and supported by studies—that candidates, especially women, are less likely to apply for a job unless they believe they meet 100% of the hiring criteria. The city’s talent acquisition goals include hiring the candidate who is best able to meet the performance objectives of the role. We therefore encourage persons with non-traditional skill sets and experiences to apply, even if you believe you do not meet 100% of the qualifications and hiring criteria described.