City of Redmond
$6,210.00 per month
The City of Issaquah is seeking a strategic and analytical candidate for the position of Associate or Senior Planner in the Development Services Department. The Development Services Department is a dedicated and collaborative group of planning, building, engineering, and permitting staff. This long-range planning position will be instrumental in envisioning and implementing the City's transformation into a more urban center while preserving its character. This will include revisions to the Central Issaquah Plan, standards for development in Olde Town, planning for regional growth, and planning for ST3 light rail transit.
The City of Issaquah was listed by Sunset Magazine as one of the Best Burbs in America and by Family Circle magazine as one of the best places to raise a family. The City is a dynamic and growing city of more than 34,000 people, conveniently located off the interstate 90 corridor, just 16 miles east of Seattle.
This position will perform a variety of professional level long-range planning functions, including the development and implementation of community plans and regulations. The incumbent should have experience with urban planning work including knowledge and experience with pedestrian and bike friendly urban core centers that promote livable, sustainable, and balanced mixed-use neighborhoods as well as evaluating and protecting critical areas. This work requires the application of well-developed verbal, graphic, written and analytical skills, as well as knowledge and skill in Iand use, critical area protections, SEPA, transportation, economic development, code preparation, and other subjects. Our ideal candidate is a well-roiunded planner with experience in both current and long-range planning, someone who understands the real world impacts of proposed changes to City code.
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MULTIDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATION AND LEADERSHIP
Candidates will work in a highly collaborative environment often including property owners, developers, engineers, architects, current and long-range planners, plans examiners, inspectors, SEPA officials, and other development related individuals and City departments. In addition, Development Services’ purpose is to create streamlined, one-stop permitting, whose process is collaborative, accessible, reasonable, creative, predictable, and efficient. As such, there are opportunities to take a leadership role in shaping it. We are looking for engaged individuals who will proactively participate in achieving the department’s and city’s vision.
Candidates require excellent communication skills in a variety of media and settings. Communication is thoughtful, informed, and open, to ensure sharing and alignment of information and achievement of City and departmental goals for the urban environment and collaborative City government. Settings will include multi-disciplinary discussions within the department, inter-departmental exchanges, presentations to elected officials and decision-making bodies such as commissions and the Hearing Examiner, communication with the public and applicants as well as other interested persons. Media will include verbal, written, graphic, and electronic, in both casual and structured situations.
Bachelor's degree in urban planning or related field, and four years of progressively responsible experience with a planning process related to urban or regional plans, planning policy development, or community development; or a Master's degree in urban planning or related field and two years of progressively responsible experience with a planning process related to planning process related to urban or regional plans, planning policy development, or community development; or any combination of education and experience which would provide the applicant with the skills, knowledge, and ability required to perform the job.
Bachelor's degree in urban planning or related field, and two years of progressively responsible experience with a planning process related to urban or regional plans, planning policy development, or community development; or any combination of education and experience which would provide the applicant with the skills, knowledge, and ability required to perform the job.
Licensing and Certification
Requires a valid Washington State Driver's License with a driving record free from serious or frequent violations.
American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification preferred.
Work is primarily performed in an office setting but may occasionally include field work or meetings outside of City offices. Duties require attending some meetings at night.
The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this classification, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.
How to Apply:
Submit a Govjobstoday.com application along with a letter of interest stating your qualifications for the position and a current resume.
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1775 12th Ave NW
Issaquah, WA 98027
The City of Issaquah is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without discrimination because of race, color, national origin, sex, age marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation , genetic information or the presence of disability.
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