Are you an urban planner that is motivated by the development of projects that implement a community vision and create both immediate and long term value for the community? Are you an urban planner that has a breadth of experience from land use, urban design, and transportation, and the vision to see the opportunities that exist within the intersection of these disciplines? Are you an urban planner that is looking to bring a deep understanding of how to build a city? If so, we invite you to apply to work at the City of Hillsboro which is recognized for its visionary planning and as a community that values diversity and inclusion. Our City is one of the fastest growing in the State of Oregon and is engaged in development that includes: Transit Oriented Development, Mixed-Use Development, Greenfield Master Planned Communities, and Industrial Development.
The ideal candidate will have extensive planning and development experience and place a high value on customer service. The ideal candidate should be approachable, hands-on, and an open minded manager who creates a collaborative environment to lead a group of highly talented and dynamic professionals. The ideal candidate will need to be able to communicate clearly and exercise independent judgment while keeping the Department Director informed.
General Statement of Duties:
The principal function of an employee in this class is to plan and oversee the activities of the municipal planners and are responsible for staff, process and function and budget for their designated division. Responsibilities include supervising technical support and professional staff; providing advanced technical support on the most complex planning issues; providing staff support for Board, Commission, and the Council; serving on special committees; serving as liaison for intergovernmental issues; developing policies and procedures; overseeing studies and projects; managing and overseeing compliance with applicable codes, regulations, and standards. Incumbents supervise other planning staff including conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training; and implementing hiring, discipline and termination procedures.
Acceptable Experience and Training:
Bachelor’s degree in Urban or Regional Planning, Urban Design, Architecture, Geography, or related field and four years of increasingly responsible municipal planning with some supervisory experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
Depending on assignment, some positions may require:
• Valid Driver’s License and safe driving record;
• American Institute of Certified Planners Certification.
Please visit our website at www.Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/Jobs for more information and a link to apply online. If you are unable to apply online you may:
• Download and print the Application Packet TM (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) from our website.
• Pick up application materials from the City of Hillsboro Human Resources Department, 150 E Main St. Floor 2, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Office hours are Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.