Assistant Planner

Date Posted: 01/08/2018
Location: City of Tualatin, Oregon
Employer: City of Tualatin
Start Date: 02/19/2018
Compensation Range: $51,438.40 - $65,124.80
Employer Address:
18880 SW Martinazzi Ave
Tualatin, Oregon 97062
Work Description

Are you interested in working for a local government where employees find meaningful and challenging work by improving communities through the built environment, and contributing to policies that have a positive impact on the lives of citizens and community members? Then consider our opening for an Assistant Planner.

The successful candidate will make an impact in our community by assisting applicants with development projects, working through the permitting process, and writing land-use decisions. The Assistant Planner carries out policies set by the Planning Commission, Architectural Review Board, and City Council, and presents reports with written and visual materials to assist in decision making which impacts the economic health and livability of our City.

This is an outstanding opportunity in a City known for it’s high-level development and excellent quality of life. Tualatin is a growing community with a good mix of residential, commercial and industrial areas. Check out this short video to get a feel for our beautiful city.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Technical Knowledge/Ability: Knowledge and practical usage of clear, concise writing skills in the planning area. Working knowledge of Oregon land use laws. Knowledge of the principles, practices and current issues of planning or ability to acquire such. Knowledge of architectural materials, site design and landscaping. General knowledge and understanding of government organization and relevant public laws.

Ability to perform research, compile technical data, read and interpret plans and related documents. Ability to write reports and textual material relating to planning programs.

Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret scientific and technical journals of City planning and related fields, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have the ability to operate a personal computer, knowledge of Microsoft Office (Access, Excel PowerPoint and Word. Experience with e-mail. Familiarity with Adobe Professional or Standard.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Possession of, or the ability to secure possession of, a valid Oregon driver’s license. American Planner’s Association (A.P.A.) membership or the ability to obtain membership is preferred. A.I.C.P. certification is preferred.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) in Planning or a related field from four-year college or university and two(2) years related planning experience. Master’s degree preferred. Any satisfactory equivalent combination of education and experience which ensures the ability to perform the work may be substituted for the above.

How to Apply

Applications must be filed online at No e-mailed, mailed, personally delivered, or faxed applications or resumes can be accepted in lieu of the online application.

A professional resume and cover letter are required to be attached with your application.

If you have a general question regarding the recruitment, contact Human Resources at

This position is represented by the Tualatin Employees Association. The City of Tualatin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.