Senior Planner/Principal Planner

Date Posted: 04/11/2017
Location: Grants Pass, Oregon
Employer: City of Grants Pass
Start Date: 04/11/2017
Compensation Range: Depends on Qualifications
Employer Address:
101 N.W. "A" Street
City of Grants Pass, Oregon 97526
Work Description

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

Depending on the qualifications of the individual applicant, either the Principal Planner or the Senior Planner position will be filled.

First review of applications will be May 1, 2017.
Second review of applications will be May 26, 2017.

Salary Range for Senior Planner: $60,985 to $77,165 per year
Salary Range for Principal Planner: $73,741 to $93,306 per year

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.

Summary of Senior Planner Position:
The Senior Planner supervises the work of the Department Support Technician, Assistant and/or Associate Planners in the Planning Division of the Parks & Community Development Department and reports directly to the Parks & Community Development Director.

Duties will include managing specialized, complex and/or higher profile projects in current planning or comprehensive planning and serving as a technical resource, team leader and will prepare and deliver public presentations to legislative bodies and community groups related to planning projects and issues.

Responsibilities may include the full range of supervisory duties such as directing work, training and coaching, discipline and performance evaluations for all subordinate levels.

Summary of Principal Planner position:
The Principal Planner is responsible for managing the planning division and directing the City’s land use program, performing complex planning activities, supervising, and reviewing the work of others.

Duties will include reviewing the most complex site and building plans and construction drawings for compliance with code requirements and conditions of approval, representing the department before review bodies and community groups, and preparing and managing the division budget.

Qualifications

Senior Planner Minimum Qualifications:
A Bachelor’s Degree in Planning or a related field and four years of progressively responsible professional planning experience including one year of supervisory 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 Driver’s License is required and an American Institute of Certified Planners certificate is preferred.

Principal Planner Minimum Qualifications:
A Master’s Degree in planning or a related field and five years of directly related experience including two years of supervisory 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 Driver’s License is required and an American Institute of Certified Planners certificate is preferred.

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

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.

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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 fine restaurants, theaters and a performing arts center.

Visitor information: www.travelgrantspass.com