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:
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.