Associate Planner

Date Posted: 02/01/2017
Location: Grants Pass, Oregon
Employer: City of Grants Pass
Start Date: 02/01/2017
Compensation Range:
Employer Address:
101 NW A Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526
Work Description

City of Grants Pass, Oregon

The proposed wage scale is $53,797 to $68,071 per year and is pending approval.

The City of Grants Pass, located in beautiful Southern Oregon, is accepting applications for the full time position of Associate Planner in the Parks & Community Development Department.

A relocation allowance of up to $1500 towards moving costs will be available to candidates moving from areas outside of Jackson and Josephine County, Oregon.

First review of applications will be February 21, 2017.

Incumbents are responsible for managing projects and development proposals, drafting legal documents such as ordinances and resolutions, making presentations at community meetings, interpreting policies and codes, conducting design reviews, and coordinating with other departments, agencies and the development community.


Minimum Qualifications:
A Bachelor’s Degree in Planning or a related field and two years government related planning experience are required; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job as listed in the job description.

A valid driver’s license is required.

How to Apply

How to Apply:
Application materials must be turned in by the closing date in order to be considered for this position. Applications can be completed on-line, hand delivered or post-marked by the application deadline. Any application that is missing a cover letter, resume, or supplemental questionnaire will not be considered. No late, incomplete or faxed applications will be accepted.

The required materials to be turned in for this recruitment are:
1. City Application
2. Supplemental Questionnaire
3. Resume
4. Cover Letter
5. Staff Report (attach)

Ranking and Selection:
The ranking and selection of applicants to proceed in the process includes: experience, education, responses to supplemental questionnaire, and meeting minimum qualifications of the position. The initial selection process for this position includes the following steps: application review and oral interview. The final selection process following interview includes the following steps: tentative offer, driving history check, criminal history check, background investigation, reference check, drug testing, and final offer of employment.

All candidates will be notified of the status of their application after the closing date.

Reasonable accommodations may be made upon request prior to the application deadline to enable individuals with disabilities to participate in the job application process.

The City’s Veteran’s Preference Form is available on the City’s website or by clicking on the link.


City of Grants Pass – Recreation
The recreational opportunities of the Rogue River are many: jet-boat trips, rafting, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, water skiing, swimming, hiking, and gold panning. In addition to the world famous white water Rogue River, nearby mountains provide high-mountain recreational experiences, including snow skiing at Mt. Ashland. Cultural activities center around the Shakespeare Festival in Ashland and the historic town of Jacksonville. Other scenic attractions include: Crater Lake National Park, Oregon Caves National Monument, and the Redwoods that stretch from San Francisco to Southern Oregon. Grants Pass’ year round calendar of events offers something for everyone. And once the sun goes down, the region takes on a life of its own with plenty of fine restaurants, theatres and a performing arts center.

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