Planning Division Manager

Columbia County

Saint Helens, OR

Experience Level: Mid-Level

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Columbia County has a population of approximately 50,000 and is bordered on the east by the Columbia River, on the south by Multnomah County and Washington County, and on the west by Clatsop County. The southern County line is approximately 30 minutes from Portland, the largest metropolitan area in Oregon. The western County line is approximately 30 minutes from the Pacific coast with the County seat located in St. Helens.

POSITION:  PLANNING DIVISION MANAGER. This position is a full-time management position, Civil Service, FLSA exempt and not represented by a bargaining unit.  

ANNOUNCEMENT  21 – 307  DEPARTMENT: Land Development Services

SALARY:    $6,416 - $8,156 per month. Excellent benefits, including paid PERS contribution and family health insurance plus generous leave benefits. See Benefits Offered section for details.

CLOSING:  AUGUST 27, 2021. Applications must be received by 5:00pm on the closing date. Applications will only be accepted via electronic submission.

DUTIES:  Perform professional planning work in such areas as comprehensive land use planning, zoning and subdivision of lands. Prepare and present reports and presentations as necessary and provide staff support when requested to committees. Supervise 2-5 planning staff employees. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the County's policies, procedures, labor union agreements and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Coordinate all personnel functions with the Land Development Services Director. Do related work as required. 

TO QUALIFY:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in the job description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in planning, geography, architecture, engineering or related field. Five to eight years of progressively responsible experience in planning. Or any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training which demonstrates the ability to perform the above described duties.

TO APPLY:  Applicants MUST submit the Columbia County application form. 
To be considered in the recruitment process, online instructions must be followed for completing and submitting the application. Email completed application, cover letter and resume in PDF format, before 5:00pm on the closing date to [email protected]

Benefits Offered by Columbia County for Planning Division Manager Position

Salary: Listed in the announcement.
Full time work week: 40.0 hours
Medical/dental insurance*: Currently 100% paid for HMO through the family level by the County, Low copays and deductibles
Life insurance: $40,000
PERS/OSPRP: 6% of gross monthly salary paid by County into employee account, Plus additional portion paid for eventual retirement pension
Holidays: 10.5 holidays per year plus 2 additional floating holidays
Sick Leave: One day accrued each month; maximum accrual of 2080 hours, Half of accrued sick leave paid at retirement
Vacation Leave:    Years 1-5    12 days accrued each year 
Years 6-10    15 days accrued each year
Years 11-15    19 days accrued each year
Years 16-20    21 days accrued each year
20+ Years    24 days accrued each year, Maximum accrual of 400 hours
Other Leaves: Paid bereavement leave, personal leave, jury/witness duty leave
VEBA: County contributes each year to a medical savings account to reimburse employee for deductibles, copays, non-covered medical expenses
Other: Employee Assistance Program, flexible spending accounts, AFLAC supplemental insurance, discounted health club membership, etc.
Note: Benefits may vary from those listed above subject to employment status and may change over time.
*As of the date of this posting.  Premium sharing may be instituted at any upcoming plan year.

Posted August 6, 2021, 2:58 PM PDT

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