Senior Land Use Planner

Job Summary

In this role, you will work as a member of the Community Planning team under a Manager or Principal completing a variety of tasks for long range planning projects. Duties will include project management support, leading client communications, facilitating meetings, preparing and delivering reports, memos, applications, and presentations, and coordinating with co-workers, clients, and project team members on deliverables and scheduling. In addition, you will assist with the planning and implementation of a variety of public engagement activities and assist in the preparation of informative, attractive, and easy-to-read materials to communicate complex ideas.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Geography, or related field
  • Six to eight years in the planning field
  • Experience in project coordination and as a deputy project manager
  • Excellent verbal, written, and web-based communication skills
  • Experience in meeting facilitation
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Understanding of land use policy and how to interpret and apply comprehensive plans and development codes


  • Knowledge of public engagement programs with a focus on reaching diverse communities, such as interviews and focus groups, questionnaires, public events, and advisory committee meetings
  • Experience conducting research and preparing statistical reports on land use, housing, physical, social, and economic issues
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work with multiple project managers
  • Proficient with Microsoft and Adobe Creative Suite

Desired Experience and Skills

  • Graduate degree in Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or related field
  • Knowledge of Oregon and Washington Statewide Planning Systems
  • Graphic design skills and ability to produce high-quality, visual outreach materials (flyers, infographics, mailers, etc.)
  • Familiarity with ArcGIS

Salary Range

$75,000 – $90,000 depending on experience

How to Apply

Multicultural and multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

We strive to build a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and celebrate the value of having a diverse voice for our team, projects, and clients. At this time, we are only able to consider candidates who are able to work in the United States.