Planner 2

  • Full Time
  • Gresham
  • August 1, 2024

Website City of Gresham

The City of Gresham is seeking to hire two (2) Planners at the Planner 2 level in the Urban Design & Planning Department. The Planners will support the City’s comprehensive planning and development planning efforts.

The City of Gresham provides a generous benefits package to include medical, vision and dental coverage with little to no cost share for the employee and their eligible dependents (depending on plan selected), long-term disability insurance, life insurance, employer funded HRA Veba, and the City will pay both the employer contribution as well as the employee 6% contribution for PERS.

What you will get to do:

Comprehensive Planning

  • Assist with a variety of long-range planning projects, including comprehensive plan amendments.
  • Prepare research, technical reports, and public information materials on land use.
  • Facilitate community engagement; make presentations to the Planning Commission and other advisory bodies. Be a reliable team member: Understand that being diligent, problem-solving, and reliable with individual work assignments helps create a work environment that is conducive to collaborative work.

Development Planning

  • Development Review:
    • Prepares for and presides over pre-application meetings.
    • Process and review development proposals for consistency and compliance with applicable policies and standards.
    • Coordinates public comments and negotiates and resolves differences to assure consistent compliance with applicable policies and standards.
    • Review building and sign permits for compliance with planning requirements.
    • Depending on experience, review of development proposals may include architectural/design standards.
  • Planner-on-Duty:
    • Responds to public inquiries relating to planning regulations and requirements and other planning projects and developments; process tree removal permits, business licenses, and zoning verification letters.
    • Process Improvement: Works independently and/or collaboratively to improve the development review process by improving existing or introducing new forms and information packets for internal and external customers; provides input and/or draft policies related to improving the development review process.
    • Be a reliable team member: Entails being able to listen to planning and development professionals within UDP and the larger organization in support of reviewing and processing land use inquiries and applications; and providing exemplary customer service.
    • Tackle a variety of other work: In addition to reviewing and processing development applications, this position may work with long-range, transportation, parks, and natural resource planning staff depending upon capacity, desire, and knowledge, as directed by the Manager.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Urban Design/Planning or related field
  • One (1) to four (4) years of experience in development planning, comprehensive planning, urban design, urban planning, or related work.
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Good driving record as defined by our driving matrix (below)

Any combination of qualifying education, training and/or experience that equates to five(5) to eight (8) years will be considered.

DRIVING MATRIX: You will be disqualified from this process if you possess any of the following driving infractions:

  • A major traffic offense or accident that results in death or major injury.
  • Driving under the influence (DUI) offense within the last 5 years.
  • Have more than 3 moving violations within a 3-year period or more than 2 within a one-year period.
  • Have more than 2 accidents within a 3-year period.

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