Job Details

Senior Planner

City of Beaverton, Beaverton, Oregon

Job - Government

Close Date: 04/17/2019

**Please submit a resume with the application. A cover letter is optional**

The City of Beaverton, recognized as one of the top places to live in the United States, is seeking a planner with experience, expertise and interest in:•Transportation policy development;
•Transportation development review; and
•Managing or assisting with other non-transportation planning projects.

This senior planner position will help set transportation policy for the city and work to ensure the built environment reflects the city's multi-modal approach to moving people and goods around the city. As part of the Planning Division's Long Range Planning team, the person in this position also will get to work on a variety of planning topics and project types.

This successful candidate will spend the majority of time working on policy development related to transportation and other long-range planning policy work in collaboration with other transportation planners and Public Works staff.

The senior planner also will play an important role in transportation development review to ensure consistent implementation of planning policy "on the ground" and provide leadership and problem-solving on projects where transportation issues are more complex. This will involve analysis of transportation information (including modeling and traffic impact analysis); applying transportation regulations; writing findings and conditions of approval; and preparing staff reports.

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT: The successful candidate will work in the Community Development Department's dynamic, collaborative environment. This position is part of a Planning Division team that has 13 current and long long range planners.

This position will be part of a Planning Division team with a mission to:•Effectively plan for future development/redevelopment in the city's urban areas;
•Promote an "open for business" climate to support community prosperity;
•Increase public engagement;
•Maintain and improve the Comprehensive Plan and Development Code to achieve the city's goals and policies;
•Provide high-quality customer service while reviewing development applications; and
•Provide high-quality information and analyses to help leaders make informed decisions.

•Research, analyze and evaluate land use applications and technical reports such as transportation modeling and parking analysis
•Apply standards, codes and regulations related to transportation
•Prepare staff reports and write findings and conditions of approval;
•Read and interpret maps and plans, including information regarding plats, parking, sidewalks, bicycle facilities, roadways and general right-of-way information
•Scope and review traffic impact analysis
•Explain technical matters in person, on the phone and in writing in a manner accessible to non-technical audiences
•Meet with and assist community members and developers to ensure satisfactory completion of the development review process. Respond to inquiries concerning planning projects or development projects and city standards
•Work closely with staff from Site Development (staff that permit and inspect public improvements built by developers), Building, Public Works (including engineering staff), and partner agencies to facilitate problem solving for complex development applications and projects
•Manage projects, conduct research and develop policy recommendations under supervision
•Create clear, correct and concise reports that are effective at conveying sometimes complex material to a variety of audiences and make effective oral presentations. Strong knowledge of English grammar, spelling and usage
•Work effectively with co-workers, public officials and the general public
•Deliver high quality work products on time, including meeting state-mandated development review deadlines
•Effectively manage multiple programs and projects
•Regularly attend meetings and public hearings, some of which are outside regular working hours
•Support and respect diversity in the workplace
•Other duties as assigned

•Self-motivated and organized;
•A superb communicator verbally, visually, and in writing;
•Experienced in applying policies and regulations -- including transportation policies and regulations -- to real world projects;
•Advance knowledge of traffic impact analysis and basic knowledge of transportation modeling.
•Strives for equity in planning and meaningful public engagement
•Experienced in planning for denser areas such as downtown environments
•A problem solver that both gets the "big picture" and is attuned to technical details
•Accustomed to working in a political environment
•Knowledgeable about the principles and practices of transportation and land use planning at the city, county, regional and state level. Oregon experience is a plus
•Possesses strong interpersonal skills to work with a wide variety of people, including historically underrepresented communities

•Bachelor's degree in urban planning, geography, public administration, landscape architecture, architecture, transportation planning/engineering, or related field with 5 years progressively responsible experience
•OR a master's degree in urban planning, geography, public administration, landscape architecture, architecture, transportation planning, or related field with 3 years of progressively responsible experience
•1 or more years of supervisory or lead experience
•Ability to pass reference check, background check and education verification check.

Salary Range: $5,701.76 - $7,641.67 per month
Starting salary will be determined depending on relevant work experience. The city pays the full retirement contribution to PERS; provides employees with an opportunity to participate in a deferred compensation retirement plan; and offers excellent health, dental, vision and life insurance coverage. The city also has available a tuition reimbursement program and a public service loan forgiveness program.

About Beaverton
Beaverton prides itself on being The Best of Oregon. The city is growing and thriving but still has a small town heart and strong sense of community. Beaverton is the sixth largest city in Oregon and was recently named one of the 50 best places to live in America by Money magazine. It is a diverse community of approximately 95,000 people where one-in-three residents are a person of color and 99 different languages are spoken in our schools.

The City of Beaverton is known as an organization that values public service. Our nationally recognized community vision is our beacon. Residents continually give the city high marks, with 71 percent saying things are headed in the right direction. The city’s economic base is strong. The city has consistently been ranked as one of the safest in the Pacific Northwest. Beaverton is known for its quality neighborhoods, parks and schools. There are a full range of housing choices, with new exciting urban housing developments underway in our downtown.

Veteran’s Preference
Qualifying veterans and disabled veterans may obtain preference by submitting as verification of eligibility a copy of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215) or a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension. The documentation must indicate honorable discharge from service. Disabled veterans must also submit a copy of their veteran's disability preference letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, unless the information is included in the DD Form 214 or 215. Veterans’ Preference documentation must be submitted with your application.

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