Job Details

Associate Planner

City of Tigard, Tigard, Oregon

Job - Government

Close Date: 04/05/2020

SALARY: $5,161.00 - $6,746.58 Monthly


CLOSING DATE:04/05/20 11:59 PM


The City of Tigard has an immediate opening for an Associate Planner on the City's Community Development Planning team. There are a lot of exciting opportunities and great planning projects underway such as: Southwest Corridor - transit oriented development, Safe Routes to School and other projects. Bring your planning expertise and join us as an Associate Planner in this exciting time of growth!

Generally, the position leads long range planning projects, Tigard Development Code modernization projects, processes complex land use review cases, and provides some assistance at the Permit Counter.

Immediately, the position will be responsible for leading a major planning effort to complete a modernization of Tigard's industrial and employment lands (over 1/3 of the City's land area). Although, this is not a supervisory position this role will involve leading a diverse team of staff and consultants, including economic development professionals. The project requires an energetic and innovative person to successfully deliver results. This work will also include a high-level analysis of the context of national and state trends, paired with thoughtful recommendations of contextually relevant and innovative land use solutions.

The position requires a results-driven, positive, customer-oriented attitude. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are a must, as is the ability to engage the community and build consensus. The position will routinely make presentations before stakeholders and citizens, boards and commissions, and elected officials. Additionally, the position will be responsible for conducting research and responding to requests for information.

Please review the Associate Planner for a more detailed description of this job.


•Compiles information for a variety of studies and reports; researches, analyzes, and interprets social, economic, population, and land use data and trends; develops recommendations and prepares written reports on various planning matters.
•Participates in the periodic update, implementation, and administration of the City's Comprehensive Plan and development regulations.
•Reviews routine to complex commercial, industrial, and residential development proposals, plans, and applications for issuance of development permit; reviews for compliance with appropriate regulations and policies.
•Reviews permit applications and building plans for completeness and compliance with current City codes and regulations; provides interpretations of the state and local environmental guidelines; identifies corrective actions to be taken by owners; recommends improvement and rehabilitation programs; conducts follow-up and recheck and approves or denies submittals.
•Prepares staff reports for the City Council, various committees, and advisory boards as directed; prepares research, reports, maps, and conducts briefings.
Knowledge and Abilities:
Principles, practices, and procedures related to urban and regional planning, development, and zoning administration. Geographic, socio-economic, transportation, political, and other elements related to urban planning. Comprehensive plans and the legislative process. Current planning processes and the development process. Site planning and the practice of sustainable principles and/or urban design. Ability to interpret planning and zoning programs to the general public. Read plans and specifications and make effective site visits. Identify and respond to issues and concerns of the public, City Council, and other boards and commissions. Interpret, apply, and explain applicable policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.


Any combination of training and experience, which would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
•Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in urban planning, community development, business or public administration, or a related field. AND
•One (1) year of responsible public agency planning experience.

Licenses and Certifications:
Possession of a valid driver's license with a satisfactory driving record.


Union Representation: Not applicable for this position.

Schedule: Four 10-hour days (Monday-Thursday)

How to apply: Please apply online. We do not accept applications via email. Applications must be received by Human Resources by the closing time/date.

IMPORTANT (Please Read) : In lieu of resumes and cover letters, the City of Tigard evaluates each applicant's work history and responses to supplemental questions. Please complete the application and answer the supplemental questions thoroughly to ensure our subject matter experts can appropriately evaluate your experience.

ATTENTION VETERANS: To receive veteran's preference, please upload your DD214/Separation documentation.