Senior Planner

City of Redmond

Redmond, OR United States

This position works under limited supervision to perform a variety of complex professional and technical duties related principally to local and regional long-range planning matters. The position exercises considerable independent judgement and initiative to coordinate policy planning efforts and helping to shape development decisions through administration of the City’s land use regulations and supporting plans.

Responsibilities include: administering land use regulations; processing annexation and master plan development requests; site plan review and analysis; leading or assisting with various plan updates and code amendments; applying sound planning principles to advance City Master Plans and enhancing community character and livability; and helping staff, elected officials, citizen committees, and the public to be better informed on planning-related topics. Work involves extensive contact with elected officials, public and private agencies, citizens, citizen committees, and other City departments.

Mandatory Requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in land-use planning, urban planning, landscape architecture or related field, and four (4) years of work experience in municipal planning; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of current and long-range planning practices and procedures; correct and effective use of grammar, business technical writing, spelling, and punctuation. Well-developed writing skills to prepare reports, technical, and procedural documentation.
  • Understand and execute complex oral and written instructions; express ideas and convey information accurately and effectively, orally and in writing; establish priorities and organize own workload; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, public and private offices, and the general public; and effective meeting etiquette.
  • Knowledge of computer systems and software including: Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Acrobat, and virtual meeting platforms. Adept at conducting research work, gathering information, and executing outbound inquiry calls.

Desired Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Planning or Public Administration or related field and at least six (6) years of increasingly responsible administrative experience in Community Development or a related field; or
  • a Master’s degree in urban or regional planning, or related field, and two (2) years of public sector management experience; or
  • any combination of education and experience which would provide the applicant with the skills, knowledge, and ability required to perform the job.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to conduct complex and detailed research and analysis projects; competency in performing research, compiling information, conducting analyses, and composing comprehensive and detailed administrative and community planning reports.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of urban, community development, or natural resource planning.
  • Knowledge of the mathematical and statistical analytical methods and techniques applied to planning.
  • Considerable skill in the application of computerized and non-computerized analytical methods and techniques to such information and data.
  • Developed relations skills to deal effectively with customers and co-workers to enforce policy, and to conduct formal presentations to a variety of groups and individuals.
  • Ability to organize the work of a small team in a manner that produces timely implementation and closure to projects or assignments.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing complex ideas and information to a variety of audiences, in a clear, comprehensible, effective, and professional manner.
  • Ability to develop detailed, comprehensive oral, written and graphical communications in the field of analysis for planning.
  • Ability to develop and maintain productive, amicable relationships with community groups, officials, other City departments, and the general public.
  • Sufficient visual acuity to read letters, numbers, and detailed maps; hearing and speaking ability to conduct formal presentations to large audiences; hand eye coordination to operate common business equipment such as personal computers.

Special Requirements/Licenses:
Possession of or required to obtain a valid Oregon driver’s license within thirty (30) days of hire. Must have a safe driving record.

Work is performed under the supervision of Planning Director, Planning Manager, or Deputy City Manager on certain projects, with work being reviewed primarily on the basis of results obtained. Incumbents are expected to carry assignments through to completion with only complicated tasks reviewed in detail.

This position is not a supervisory position. Employee may assist in direction, guidance, or training in operational procedures to other employees.

Applications Due by Friday, December 17th


Experience Level
Mid II (4-8 years)
AICP Level
Comprehensive or Long-Range Planning
Salary Range
$5,529-$6,796 monthly

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