Planning Division Manager

Columbia County

Saint Helens, OR

Experience Level: Mid-Level

Salary: $6,416.00-$8,156.00

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

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:  NOVEMBER 17, 2021. There will be an interim review on OCTOBER 27, 2021 of applications received to date, and the remainder of applications will be reviewed after the closing date. 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 to committees. Supervise two to five 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:  The requirements listed in the job description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required. Must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty; and must possess at a minimum a bachelor’s degree in planning, geography, architecture, engineering or related field, with five to eight years of progressively responsible planning experience; or any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training that demonstrates the ability to perform the above described duties. At least five years of Oregon land use planning experience is preferred. 

TO APPLY:  Applicants MUST submit a 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 October 7, 2021, 4:27 PM PDT


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