**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
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.
Additional Salary Information: 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.