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Associate Planner (Under-fill option)

Oregon Department of Transportation
Portland, OR
United States
Professional Areas: 
Transportation Planning
Experience Level: 
Entry Level
Salary: 
$4,495 to 6,909 per month

Planner 2 (Under-fill option)  – Associate Planner
Oregon Department of Transportation
Delivery & Operations Division – Region 1
Policy & Development Section – Planning Unit
Portland

ODOT is following the direction of the Governor's Office to help slow and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Visit our COVID-19 webpage for more information.

The role:  

Do you want to start a career in planning? Do you want to join a team dedicated to creating safe and thriving communities? As an associate planner in ODOT’s Region 1, you will help evaluate and address the potential impacts of land development actions on state-owned transportation infrastructure across four counties: Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas and Hood River. You will also have the opportunity to be a part of developing long-range plans that shape of the future of the region.

We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.

If you are a current State of Oregon employee, you must apply through your employee Workday profile.

A day in the life:

  • Work closely with colleagues in a team setting.

  • Review development proposals, considering the state Transportation Planning Rule (TPR), local land development ordinances, ODOT access management regulations and other applicable statutes, plans and regulations.

  • Use your judgement and work with other ODOT disciplines to respond to proposals that affect ODOT facilities.

  • Explain ODOT policies to developers, local governments, regional partners, the public and others.

  • Negotiate and propose solutions to settle planning problems. Develop and maintain professional relationships with local jurisdiction staff, consultants and the development community.

  • Contact partners to inform of new planning guidance and updated rules for the development review program.

  • Serve on ODOT project delivery teams to inform project decisions and direction.

  • Collaborate with local jurisdiction staff on long range projects to ensure ODOT interests are addressed.

  • Identify issues requiring ODOT technical review, such as traffic analysis.

  • Work with local jurisdictions to identify potential State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) projects. Find and help secure funding sources.

  • Work in an office environment, with off-site meetings, including evening meetings. Will periodically inspect project sites.

What’s in it for you:

  • Start your career in a setting that provides excellent on-the-job training in technical and professional skills.

  • Work/life balance, 10 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, competitive benefits packages and so much more. Click here to learn about working at the Oregon Department of Transportation.

  • Live, work and play in Portland, Oregon!

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What we’d like to see:

If you have these qualities, let us know in your resume! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward!

Note: You do not need to have all of these qualities to be eligible for this position. 

  • Experience working on multiple projects with overlapping deadlines.

  • Experience using spreadsheets, databases and online mapping.

  • Experience collaborating with internal and external partners to gather information and complete tasks.

  • Demonstrated commitment to social equity.

What we need:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Urban or Regional Planning, Public Administration, Social Science, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Economics, Geography or a related field;

AND

  • One year of progressively responsible planning experience related to the job.

Note: A Master's Degree in Community, Urban or Regional Planning, Public Administration, Social Science, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Economics, Geography or a related field may substitute for one (1) year of experience.

OR

  • Four years of progressively responsible planning experience related to the job.

NOTE: Course work in Urban or Regional Planning, Public Administration, Social Science, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Economics, Geography or a related field can substitute for up to two (2) year of the progressively responsible experience.

The goal of this recruitment is to fill this position at a Planner 2 level. However, we encourage candidates who meet the minimum qualifications for a Planner 1 ($3,698 - $5,683) to apply, as we may consider under-filling the position until the selected candidate meets the minimum qualifications for a Planner 2. Under-fill training will not exceed three years.

What we need for a Planner 1 under-fill:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Urban or Regional Planning, Public Administration, Social Science, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Economics, Geography or a related field;

OR

  • Three years of progressively responsible planning experience related to the position.

    NOTE: Course work in Urban or Regional Planning, Public Administration, Social Science, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Economics, Geography or a related field can substitute for up to one (1) year of the progressively responsible experience.

 

Click here to learn more and to apply! Please note that we can only accept applications and/or resumes through our website.

This recruitment closes at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 29, 2021.

For questions about the job announcement or online application, please call 971-345-1967 or email [email protected].

ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. 

Published on:
April 9, 2021 - 11:43am
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