Land Use Planner/ Urban Designer

Job Summary

In this role, you will work directly for a Team Leader or Project Manager on various projects. You will work as a member of the Community Planning team with experienced land use planners, urban designers, 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, Geography, 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
  • Ability to read and interpret architectural and engineering construction plans
  • Knowledge of Oregon’s Statewide Planning System
  • 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 BlueBeam Revu a plus
  • Proficient with ArcGIS and AutoCad/Civil 3D a plus
  • Graphic design skills desired, but not required

Job Functions & Responsibilities

This full-time position will provide support for site development projects by applying land use policy and regulations and managing the preparation of land use entitlement documents. Working with a Senior Urban Designer, responsibilities will include:

  • Performing timely and accurate property, zoning, and utility research to ensure compliance with land use regulations
  • Preparing conceptual site plans for a variety of development types (residential subdivisions to commercial site layouts)
  • Coordinating with clients on project data and scheduling
  • Preparing, organizing, coordinating with project team members
  • Assisting with the preparation and submittal of high-quality applications for land use permits and entitlements covering a diverse range of projects
  • Coordinating pre-application conferences as necessary
  • Scheduling and participating in neighborhood meetings
  • Effectively and efficiently coordinating with in-house engineering co-workers, permitting agency staff, and other project team members
  • Creating, organizing, and maintaining project schedules, defining critical paths, and tracking milestone dates
  • Developing and maintaining effective positive working relationships with co-workers, clients, permitting agency staff, and other project team members
  • 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 Please list all registrations and accreditations, as well as a list of projects in which you have been involved, along with a short narrative about each project and your specific involvement.

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.