Associate Planner

Lane Council of Governments

Eugene, OR

Experience Level: Mid-Level

Salary: $4,545 - $6,195 per month

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Lane Council of Governments, in Eugene, OR, has an opening for an Associate Planner, with duties and responsibilities within LCOG’s Land Use Planning Program area. 

The primary functions of the Land Use Planning Program are supporting current and long-range land use planning project work as assigned (typically supporting state and federal grants, and local government projects).  The Program provides staff expertise in permit review, code and plan amendments, and economic and other strategic planning.  The new position is anticipated to immediately assume a balance of both current and long-range assignments.  This position provides planning, data, and systems analysis services in these areas; secures and utilizes resources; produces maps, graphics, and reports; and represents the organization at various community, state, federal, and other agency meetings.

This position will work directly under the project and contract management of LCOG’s Principal Planner and alongside a team of Senior, Associate, and Assistant Planners. They will often work with Transportation and Natural Resources Planners, Land Use Attorneys, and GIS Analysts.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in urban, land use, natural resources, environmental science, or transportation planning, and three years’ experience working on land use, transportation, natural resources, or other planning projects, or any combination of education and experience that provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the job.

Familiarity with the Oregon land use planning and operations environments, and an ability and willingness to remain informed. 

Education and/or experience with land use planning. 

Must work well in collaborative teams within LCOG and with local agency partners.

Must be adaptive and work well within a range of team and leadership frameworks.

Commitment to working effectively with people from diverse backgrounds, in support of an inclusive and respectful environment.

Must write well, including preparation of web pages, planning documents, and presentations.

Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Excel, Access, Word, and other software required.

Knowledge and experience creating and maintaining web page content preferred.

$500 hiring incentive upon passing probation.


Posted November 24, 2021, 2:04 PM PST

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