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Land Use Planners

We have immediate openings for Land Use Planners in our Keizer and Tualatin, Oregon offices.  In this position you will work alongside a team of experienced land use planners and other professionals providing support for a wide variety of site development and infrastructure improvement projects. If you thrive in fast-paced environments and love the challenges that comes with this type of consulting work, then this is an outstanding opportunity to work side-by-side with a well-respected and talented team of professionals in a dynamic organization.

Ideal Candidate:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Landscape Architecture, Geography, or related field or equivalent work experience is required
  • Displays critical thinking abilities and is a creative and realistic solution provider
  • 1-5+ years of relevant experience performing land use planning/land development related activities
  • Ability to manage multiple and conflicting deadlines; and prioritize workload
  • Excellent written communication skills including letter and report writing, preferably land use permit applications
  • Knowledge of Oregon’s Statewide Planning System
  • Experience interpreting and applying City and County Comprehensive Plans and Development Codes
  • Excellent speaking skills, including the ability to effectively communicate with co-workers, clients, permitting agency staff, and other project team members
  • Work independently while providing support to the Senior Land Use Planner(s) with minimal supervision while collaborating with other multidisciplinary team members
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proficient with word processing, presentation, spreadsheet, and scheduling software (Microsoft Office Suite, Project, Adobe, etc.)
  • Proficiency in use of AutoCAD/Civil 3D, Photoshop, and GIS
Job Description:

This full-time position will provide support for site development projects by applying land use policy and regulations and managing the preparation of land use entitlement documents. Working with a Senior Land Use Planner, responsibilities will include:

  • Performing timely and accurate property, zoning, and utility research by way of internet/GIS investigation and through telephone/in-person inquiries to ensure compliance with municipal land use regulations
  • Analyzing, assessing, and breaking down complex issues affecting property, transportation networks, utility infrastructure, etc. to respond to client inquiries, assessing the feasibility of property development, and creating a path forward.
  • Developing clearly written and detailed scopes of work for proposals
  • Coordinating with clients on project data and scheduling
  • Preparing, organizing, coordinating with project team members, submitting required materials (may include land use applications that require plats, rezones, conditional use, and site plan reviews) and coordinating pre-application conferences as necessary
  • Setting up, organizing, and attending neighborhood meetings
  • Effectively and efficiently coordinating with in-house engineering, surveying, and landscape architectural co-workers, permitting agency staff, and other project team members
  • Assisting with the preparation and submittal of high quality applications for complex technical land use permits and entitlements covering a diverse range of projects
  • Creating, organizing, and maintaining project schedules, defining critical paths, and tracking milestone dates
  • Developing and maintaining effective positive working relationships with co-workers, clients, permitting agency staff, and other project team members
  • Able to travel out of town, overnight on occasion as necessary
  • Taking personal responsibility for completing quality work within budgets and timelines
  • Doing what needs to be done

Keizer and Tualatin, Oregon

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