Senior Planner (Limited Duration)

Date Posted: 01/27/2017
Location: Sherwood, Oregon
Employer: City of Sherwood
Start Date:
Compensation Range: $29.34 - $37.56 Hourly ($5,086 - $6,511 Monthly)
Employer Address:
22560 SW Pine Street
Sherwood, OR 97140
Work Description

The City of Sherwood is looking for a two to three-year limited duration, Senior Planner. The principal functions of this position are, in a lead capacity, and as a subject matter expert, perform advanced and complicated professional city planning and problem solving in such areas as land use, community development, environmental, cultural, parks, and natural resources; and urban design, architecture, and transportation planning.
Examples of Essential Work:
Oversee and/or participate in the development, analysis and evaluation of the Sherwood Comprehensive Plan, concept planning alternatives, and implementation strategies that meet identified and anticipated needs of the city, county, Metro, and satisfy state and federal planning standards. Interpret and administer ordinances, zoning regulations and other city, county, region, state and federal regulations relating to zoning, subdivision, development review and entitlement issues. Respond to inquiries from the public, elected officials, special interest groups, and others regarding planning issues. Prepare and produce staff reports and presentations.
Other Responsibilities Might Include:
Geographic Information Systems database management and mapping or archiving; prepare grant applications and monitor approved grants to ensure projects are completed in accordance with applicable funding conditions and reporting requirements are met.


MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS: Broad knowledge of planning concepts, principles, techniques and practices. Considerable knowledge of statutory, administrative, and case law, codes, rules, regulations, and ordinances applied to land use planning, legal descriptions. Ability to comprehend and interpret land use laws, rules and regulations; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; act as an informational resource, facilitate communication in public hearings, be an active listener, prepare clear and concise reports; prepare charts and maps. Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in planning, geography, architecture, urban studies, or related field and five years of professional city planning experience, or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: AICP certification. Experience in: Municipal planning, Geographic Information Systems, and grant writing.

How to Apply

To apply, submit a completed City Application, cover letter and resume, to the Human Resources Department, 22560 SW Pine Street, Sherwood, Oregon 97140, on or before the close of business on the closing date. Electronic and faxed copies are accepted with a signature. Application materials will be used to select the top candidates for interview. Prior to hiring, the successful candidate may be asked to complete a satisfactory pre-employment criminal history background check.
Applications may be obtained at: or requested by mail by calling Human Resources at (503) 625-4201.
It is the policy of the City of Sherwood to grant hiring and promotion preference to qualified veterans and disabled veterans in accordance with ORS 408.230, at each stage of the application and interview process. To claim veterans’ preference in hiring, please complete the Veterans’ Preference form provided with the City Application packet, and submit it with the required documentation at the time of application.
Human Resources Fax Number: (503) 625-4280