City Planner

City of Astoria, Oregon
Astoria, OR
United States
AICP Certification: 
$55,899 - $67,945

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Situated at the mouth of the Columbia River in northwestern Oregon along the Oregon Coast Highway, the City of Astoria offers unique natural beauty and a rich history in a charming town near the coast. Because of its steep hills and beautiful Victorian homes, Astoria has also been called the “Little San Francisco of the Pacific Northwest.” The city takes great pride in the 200-year history of their downtown district buildings. Roughly 40 square blocks highlight the well-restored architecture of the Victorian and Craftsman style buildings and homes.

Operating on a budget of approximately $900,000, the City of Astoria's Community Development Department is responsible for economic development, land use planning, zoning administration, building inspection, and historic preservation. Community Development administers both the City Comprehensive Plan and the Development Code, and provides staff support to three land use commissions—the Planning Commission, Design Review Committee and Historic Landmarks Commission, as well as the Astoria Development Commission, which administers two urban renewal districts.

Under the direction of the Community Development Director, the City Planner is responsible for preparing technical reports, memorandums, supporting information, and staff reports for various boards, commissions, and community partners pertaining to program areas. The City Planner also conducts research, analyzes, interprets, and packages data for presentations, and develops written reports on assigned projects. The City Planner works with four employees including the Community Development Director, building inspector/code enforcement officer, administrative assistant and building permit technician.

A bachelor’s degree in planning or a related field, and 3 years of experience of increasing responsibility in land use planning at a city, county or regional level is required. A master’s degree in planning, architecture, historic preservation, or a related field can substitute for one year of experience. A member of the American Institute of Certified Planners or other professional license/certification is preferred.

The City of Astoria is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review:  April 14, 2019 (open until filled). To apply online, visit Prothman at and click on "Submit Your Application" and follow the directions provided. Application materials will only be accepted electronically via the website. For questions, please call 206-368-0050.

Published on:
March 25, 2019 - 9:15am
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