City of Portland
1900 Southwest 4th Avenue, Portland, OR, United States
Bring your talent and expertise to the City of Portland as a City Planner II – Land Use Specialty
Salary : $36.90 - $42.71 Hourly
Recruitment is Open Now ! Full Details and Apply at www.portlandoregon.gov
Recruitment Closes : 12/11/17
The Bureau of Development Services (BDS) is actively seeking a City Planner II with a Land Use specialty to join our team of experts to perform complex and responsible professional planning assignments ranging from evaluating building permit applications for compliance with applicable land use codes, to analyzing development proposals and preparing written findings and PowerPoint presentations as part of discretionary land use reviews. As a City Planner II, you will carry out individual responsibilities using initiative, creativity and independence. If you're the right person for this opportunity, you will possess the ability to maintain confidentiality, exercise sound problem-solving skills and use professional judgment. In this role, your work may also include:
Determining conformity with land use laws and regulations;
Preparing oral and written staff recommendations;
Interacting in person and on the phone with individuals, groups and stakeholder representing diverse interests, including property owners, development industry professionals, neighborhood representatives, businesses, neighbors, and other interested parties;
Working to resolve concerns and differences among competing interests and issues; and
Communicating detailed technical information to a variety of internal and external customers.
City Planners IIs will also meet the Bureau's expectations of providing excellent customer service in an equitable manner to meet the needs of the City of Portland's community. Bi-lingual/Bi-cultural candidates are encouraged to apply. Although not required to meet the minimum qualifications for a City Planner II, two (2) years of professional-level experience is preferred for the position in the Bureau of Development Services.
To assist you in understanding this position and the recruitment process, we will offer Optional Information Sessions that will provide you with details about this position and about the application process. You are not required to attend to apply for this job, but attending may help you with the application process. You are welcome to join us for one of these optional sessions:
Friday, December 1, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
CH2M Center, Lincoln Room
(2020 SW 4th Ave. Portland, Oregon)
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
1900 Building, 5th Floor Conf. Room 5a
(1900 SW 4th Ave. Portland, Oregon)
Participate Remotely? For instructions on how to participate via Skype, please contact Madison at Madison.Hutt@portlandoregon.gov or (503) 823-1362 no later than 2:00 p.m. (PST) two business days prior to the informational session date.
Ideal Candidate Profile
A competitive candidate for the position of City Planner II - Land Use will possess the qualifications/competencies identified in the Position Description above and the knowledge, skills and abilities in this Ideal Candidate Profile. Please be sure to provide sufficient information in your responses to the supplemental questions and your resume to display to our subject matter experts the extent of your qualifications.
To qualify the candidate will possess the following minimum qualifications:
Knowledge of the theory, principles, standards, practices research methods and information sources of land use planning, growth management, urban economics and/or community change.
Ability to understand, interpret, and explain and apply federal, state and local laws, regulations, policies, procedures, standards and planning principles and practices to specialized, complex or diverse development proposals (current planning) or to policy, code, plan or strategy development (long range planning) .
Ability to manage projects or development proposals including developing work plans and schedules, delivering products and engaging the public.
Experience analyzing data and information; exercising sound independent judgment and reaching appropriate conclusions within established policies and guidelines; and presenting ideas and requirements clearly and persuasively, orally and in writing.
Experience engaging stakeholders by establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with diverse populations and interest groups (e.g. property owners, community representatives, developers, internal staff, elected officials, and the general public); knowledge of and the ability to use best practices in inclusive and culturally appropriate community engagement.
Applicants must also possess:
A valid state driver's license and acceptable driving record may be required for certain assignments.
City of Portland
Beautiful Portland, Oregon!
THE CITY OF PORTLAND , OREGON invites applications for the position of City Planner II – Land Use
Salary: $31.44 - $36.34 Hourly Great Benefits!
Recruitment Opens: May 22, 2017
Recruitment Closes: Monday, June 5, 2017 4:30 pm Pacific
To Apply Visit www.portlandoregon.gov/jobs before recruitment closes
The Mission of Portland’s Bureau of Development Services is to promote safety, livability, and economic vitality through efficient and collaborative application of building and development codes.
City Planners II with a Land Use Specialty perform advanced professional land use planning and project coordination duties, applying advanced land use planning knowledge to assignments and to the coordination of multiple complex projects or processes from inception to completion, and coordinates multiple projects, planning processes and/or complex projects in a specialty field.
Planning functions are spread across a number of City agencies as follows: Planners in the Bureau of Development Services (BDS) generally administer, implement and enforce the zoning and land use regulations, provide information and assistance to the public about zoning and land use requirements, review development proposals and plans for compliance with these requirements, prepare findings of fact for quasi-judicial discretionary land use reviews and code enforcement hearings, and providing services to customers in an equitable manner. Planners in the Bureau of Planning & Sustainability generally do long-range planning projects, conduct planning studies, draft new or revised codes, and work with various stakeholders on planning policy. Planners with the BDS Enforcement Program within the Inspections Division investigate and resolve zoning enforcement complaints.
By guiding and regulating the shape and form of the City, all City Planners have an important role in advancing the City's goals towards prosperity, resiliency, and equity. Sensitivity to how land use decisions impact communities differently, and disproportionately towards achieving these goals, is desired.
The current vacancy is in the Bureau of Development Services, Title 33 Team. However, this list may be used to fill future vacancies within this job classification. See the recruitment information at www.portlandoregon.gov/jobs for full details. Duties within the Title 33 Team include administering the zoning code through the review of development proposals involving a variety of discretionary land use reviews, such as Adjustments (that modify development standards), Conditional Uses, and Comprehensive Plan Map/Zoning Map Amendments. This requires applying complex zoning regulations to development proposals, preparing written findings, and presenting recommendations to hearings bodies. Additional duties include providing zoning information and assistance to customers involved in the land use review or permitting process
This classification is represented by the City of Portland Professional Employees Association(COPPEA). To view this labor agreement, please go to https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bhr/27840 and click on the appropriate link.
Knowledge of the theory, principles, standards, practices and information sources of land use planning,
Ability to understand, interpret, and explain and apply federal, state and local laws, regulations, policies, procedures and standards and planning principles and practices to specialized, complex or diverse planning processes (long range planning) or development proposals (current planning).
Ability to manage projects or development proposals including developing workplans and schedules, delivering products and engaging the public.
Exercise sound independent judgment and reach appropriate conclusions within established policies and guidelines.
Experience presenting ideas and requirements clearly and persuasively, orally and in writing.
Experience analyzing data and information to support recommendations.
Experience engaging stakeholders by establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with diverse populations and interest groups (e.g. property owners, community representatives, developers, bureau staff, elected officials, and the general public).
It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Optional Information Sessions - To assist you in understanding this position and the recruitment process, we will offer Optional Information Sessions that will provide you with details about this position and about the application process. You are not required to attend to apply for this job, but attending will help you with the application process. You are welcome to join us for one of these optional sessions:
1900 Building 5th Floor, Room 5A 1900 SW 4th Ave., Portland, OR 97201
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 5:30 pm – 6:30pm or Thursday, May 25, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
For instructions on how to participate remotely, please contact Lorena Ramirez by 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time within one business day of the informational session date by email, Lorena.Ramirez@PortlandOregon.Gov or by phone at 503-823-5333.