Associate Planner, Transportation

$30.16 - $40.41 hourly
  • City of Beaverton
  • 12725 Southwest Millikan Way, Beaverton, Oregon, USA
  • Sep 29, 2021
Full time Planning Transit/Buses Roads, Streets, and Sidewalks

Job Description

The Position

The City of Beaverton, recognized as one of the 100 best places to live in the United States, is seeking a transportation planner with experience, expertise and interest in transportation system planning and policy, active transportation, and community engagement.   

 Beaverton is a diverse first-ring suburb in the Portland metropolitan region with a growing population of more than 95,000 people. The city is committed to fostering an inclusive, welcoming environment, building community, creating a vibrant downtown, and enhancing livability.  

 ABOUT THE JOB:  The city is looking for a transportation planner with experience in transportation system planning and policy, active transportation, and community engagement. This role will focus primarily on transportation planning, transportation safety, and expanding the city’s bicycle and pedestrian network. In addition, there will be some opportunities to conduct research and community engagement; collaborate across departments and with other jurisdictions in the region; and recommend policies that further Beaverton’s goals.


The successful candidate will work in the Community Development Department's dynamic, collaborative environment. This position is part of the Transportation Planning Division’s team of four planners and project managers. Our team provides transportation expertise to achieve the Beaverton Community Vision for improving mobility, creating a vibrant downtown, and enhancing livability. Safety, equity, climate action, and mobility are core values of our work.
 This is a SEIU-classified position. This position may require evening and weekend work. There is one vacancy.

**Open until filled, but first application review will be on October 14, 2021**


  • Self-motivated and organized
  • A superb communicator verbally, visually, and in writing
  • Experienced in applying policies and regulations -- including transportation policies, regulations, standards, and guidelines -- to real world plans and projects
  • Passionate about active transportation, transit, complete streets, transportation safety, and community building
  • 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 transportation and 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


  • 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


  • Master's Degree
  • Five years of progressively responsible experience in city planning

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.