Land Use Planner

Job Summary

In this role, you will work directly for a Team Leader, Project Manager, or Principal on various projects. You will work as a member of the Community Planning team with experienced land use planners and other professionals providing long-range and current planning services. A successful candidate is self-motivated, collaborative, detail-oriented, responsible and creative.

Desired Qualifications

Candidates must exhibit excellent verbal, written and web-based communication skills, and familiarity with Oregon and Washington’s land use planning programs. Graduate degree in planning or similar field preferred. Multicultural and multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or related field or equivalent work experience is required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including report writing, land use permit applications and presentations
  • Experience interpreting and applying comprehensive plans and development codes
  • Experience implementing public engagement programs, including canvassing, interviews, committee meetings and public meetings
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, working with multiple project managers
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proficient with Microsoft and Adobe Creative Suites
  • Proficient with ArcGIS; AutoCad experience a plus
  • Graphic design skills desired, but not required

Job Functions & Responsibilities

  • Preparing and delivering reports, memos, applications and presentations
  • Assisting with the planning and implementation of public engagement activities
  • Preparing attractive, easy-to-read graphics to communicate complex ideas
  • Preparing and implementing public engagement activities, including outreach to diverse communities
  • Coordinating project and consultant team schedules and tasks
  • Performing timely and accurate property, zoning, and utility research to ensure compliance with land use regulations
  • Using GIS and other tools to conduct land use analyses and prepare maps to illustrate land use concepts
  • Completing quality work on time and within budgets

How to Apply

To be considered, please submit a detailed resume showing all employment and volunteer activities to

Submissions without the requested information will not be considered. All submissions will be strictly confidential.

We strive to build a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, disability, age, or veteran status. At this time, we are only able to consider candidates who are able to work in the United States.