Planner 2 (Transportation)

Date Posted: 09/11/2017
Location: Oregon City
Employer: Clackamas County
Start Date:
Compensation Range: $29.62/hr-$37.37/hr
Employer Address:
150 Beavercreek Rd
Oregon City, OR 97045
Work Description

Clackamas County is looking for a full-time Planner 2 to join the Transportation team in the Department of Transportation and Development. The Planner 2 classification is an intermediate professional position. Incumbents perform moderately complex planning research and analysis and participate as a member of a team on specific planning projects focused around Transportation. The Planner 2 is distinguished from the Senior Planner, which provides team direction and completes complex planning and research projects.  It is further distinguished from the Planner 1, which performs entry level research and analysis of planning issues.

Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

A minimum of two (2) years experience in local, regional, or statewide transportation planning
Thorough knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures of local, regional and statewide planning
Experience using ARC GIS (please note that a sample of your work demonstrating your experience using ARC GIS you will be required for those that are invited to interview)
Experience prioritizing and multi-tasking in a fast paced environment with the ability to effectively meet deadlines
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain positive professional relationships
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
For position(s) with occasional/incidental driving, incumbents must possess a valid driver’s license. Accommodation requests for an acceptable alternative method of transportation will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation.
Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Urban, Regional, Rural or Environmental Planning or related field (law, geography, etc.)
Experience running transportation modeling (example: VISUM)
Experience developing maps, charts, graphs, and other visual aids to be used in making presentations to decision making bodies
Experience presenting information to decision making bodies
Intermediate Microsoft Excel and/or Access skills
*For Veterans qualified for Veteran’s Preference:  If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.

Typical job duties may include but are not limited to the following:

1. Transportation modeling, GIS analysis, conducts semi-complex research and analysis; assess potential impacts on transportation planning goals in order to make recommendations concerning future planning policies to the County Planning Commission.
2. Transportation model development; reviewing modeling work completed by other agencies; performing transportation modeling on specific projects; update and run the VISUM transportation model for various projects.
3. Uses Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, and Access to conduct analysis related to the transportation systems as well as maintaining database of Transportation Capital Improvement Plan projects.
4. Communicate complex concepts in an understandable manner to a wide variety of audiences; create and present reports to decision making bodies.
5. Develop maps, charts, graphs, and other visual aids to be used in making presentations to DTD Administration, the Board of County Commissioners, Planning Commission, community groups, and other staff.
6. Update, create, and manage ARC GIS data layers related to transportation system. Prepare maps and GIS analyst to support projects underway in the Transportation Planning Group.
7. Coordinate with staff and regional partners on issues related to GIS data, analysis, and mapping; coordinate with Transportation Maintenance on asset management data maintenance.
8. Conducts analysis and prepares documents related to the Transportation Capital Improvement Program.
9. Participate in preparing grant proposals.


Working knowledge of:
Mathematics and statistical methods; English grammar and composition; principles, methods, and procedures of city, county, regional, or statewide planning; visual communication principles and practices; public speaking techniques; environmental, social, economic, and legal issues related to city, regional, or statewide planning and development; land use and design principles and practices; statistical methods and their application to planning and economic development projects; and principles of community organization and citizen involvement.

Skill to:
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing; conduct research, analyze and evaluate complex data, and make recommendations; apply appropriate laws, regulations, and codes; write clear and concise reports; prepare and direct the preparation of maps, charts, and other graphic materials; maintain cooperative working relationships with the public and County personnel; organize and conduct comprehensive research studies utilizing various sources of information.

How to Apply

Please apply online at, only online applications will be accepted.