Job Details

PAC Planner

City of Salem, Salem, Oregon

Job - Government

Close Date: 08/19/2019

Broaden your Planning career with the City of Salem!

Salem is looking for a talented individual to join our Planning team. We are seeking a Planner I or II for a full time career position for a Permit Application Center (PAC) planning position. This position may be filled as an entry-level planner (Planner I) or an experienced planner (Planner II) dependent on the chosen candidate's experience.

Salem is the 3rd largest city in the State and is a fast-growing community with many opportunities to be involved in planning for Salem's future. The Planning and Building and Safety Divisions are busy responding to the rebounding economy which is resulting in commercial redevelopment, new industrial developments and increased subdivisions and multi-family projects.

This position will be tasked with completing the zoning and planning review associated with building permits and providing assistance to customers in the Permit Application Center. Specific tasks include reviewing building permits, dwelling permits, site plan review, and sign permits.

The successful candidate will possess excellent writing skills, the ability to present technical information to the general public, both orally and in writing, the ability to work effectively with others, effective time management skills, excellent customer service skills and the ability to complete work with minimal supervision.

Salary range for Planner I: $25.76 - $31.46
Salary range for Planner II: $30.11 – 37.11

What are the minimum qualifications?
Must pass the pre-employment background check.
Must have an Oregon Driver license and meet the City of Salem's driving standards.
Bachelor's degree in planning or a related field or any combination of experience and training providing considerable knowledge of the principles and procedures of urban planning, architectural and site design review, research and analytical methodology and statistical techniques and application of planning principles to city, county and regional areas. To qualify as a Planner II: In addition to the education as listed above, must have two years of professional planning work experience, preferably in local government or in a related field.
A Master's degree in Planning and AICP certification is desirable.
Where can I find out more about the position?

Go to the menu option for Class Specifications and search for Planner I or II or view here: Planner I and Planner II.

How can I apply?

Click on the green "Apply" button to complete your application. Make sure that you specify how you meet the qualifications outlined in the class specification and complete the application.

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