Planner, Senior II

Snohomish County Public Works Department

Everett, WA - Work from Home

Experience Level: Mid-Level

AICP Certification: AICP Not required

Salary: $81,429.00 - $99,020.40

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Are you innovative, organized, with a passion for public service? Would you like to take your career to the next level where you can make a contribution in shaping one of Washington’s fastest growing counties? Snohomish County Public Works is hiring a Planner, Senior II, a key leadership position in the Program Planning Group of the Transportation and Environmental Services (TES) Division

The Planner, Senior II is responsible for providing senior level development and project management of transportation-related plans and studies.

Assignments will include: 

  • Providing a leadership role on the 2024 periodic update to the Transportation Element of the Snohomish County Growth Management Act (GMA) Comprehensive Plan, including revisions to the Comprehensive Plan transportation policies.
  • Analyzing transportation-related issues and data; formulating plans, plan amendments, and implementation strategies; drafting and implementing code and regulations; and presenting policy recommendations and plan proposals to policy makers and the general public.
  • Preparing, administering, and managing consultant projects. 
  • Leading and/or participating in interdepartmental or interagency planning teams and processes.
  • Providing written communication and informational briefings to department management, planning commissioners, elected officials, and the public.

Qualified Candidates

Join our team if you have a working knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of transportation planning with experience in transportation policy development and comprehensive, corridor or subarea planning. The ability to independently organize tasks and delegate responsibilities under a deadline is a must. Knowledge of and/or experience with transportation demand models is a plus.   


Snohomish County is a great place to live, work, play, and raise a family and will be invested in your success and growth. We are proud to offer an outstanding benefit package to employees and their dependents. We offer competitive wages; job flexibility and stability; pension opportunities; and employer paid ORCA cards. Snohomish County will be invested in your success and growth and offers the following benefits to our employees. Your salary is only part of your Total Compensation Package:

  • Retirement: County employees participate in the Washington State Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) administered by the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems (DRS). 
  • Medical benefits: The County offers a choice of three comprehensive medical insurance plan with low deductibles. The county’s contribution to this benefit is significant.
  • Flexible work schedules for some positions.
  • Career development training
  • Sick leave: You will accrue 8 hours of sick leave per month.
  • Vacation Leave: You will start out accruing two weeks of vacation a year. Your leave accruals increase based on your years of employment with the County.
  • Holiday Pay: The County observes 11 paid legal holidays per year and provides employees with two floating holidays annually.
  • Benefits: The County offers a wide range of benefits including, medical, and dental, vision, life insurance, LTD, deferred compensation and more.
  • Deferred Compensation: If you choose to participate in the Deferred Compensation Plan (DCP), the County will match your contributions up to 1 percent of your base monthly salary.
  • Pay Increases: Each year you will be eligible for a step increase until you reach the top step. 
  • Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA): County employees typically receive yearly cost of living adjustments.  

Essential Job Duties

  1. Serves as a lead and technical resource and makes recommendations to the Public Works and other County department staff on planning and/or permitting related issues; coordinates operations with other agencies, departments, consultants and programs. 
  2. Manages permitting process for complex Public Works projects including consultant contracts and services. Leads countywide sub-area studies, needs assessments and re­lated activities required for planning and/or permitting.  Ensures that completed work complies with applicable state and federal legislation, regulation, ordinance and funding requirements as necessary. 
  3. Schedules, assigns, and leads the work of subor­dinate employees under the direction of a supervisor. Ad­vises, assists and trains subordinates as necessary; participates in the selection of new employees and reviews completed work assignments. 
  4. Leads and participates in the development and maintenance of de­mographic and socio-economic data such as population and employ­ment forecasts. 
  5. May lead and participate in the development and maintenance of hardware and software used for planning. 
  6. Assists in developing work programs and short and long range plans, for their section, for the consideration and approval of the supervisor and the division manager; assists in the preparation of the annual budget proposal for their section; administers the approved section budget. 
  7. Coordinates with federal, state and local permitting agencies and assists with developing and implementing policies and procedures to ensure com­pliance with federal and state laws, regulations and guidelines, and with county ordinances, policies and procedures. 
  8. Responds to inquiries from citizens, developers and consultants concerning issues, programs, studies and data related to plan­ning and development. 
  9. May prepare portions of environmental impact statements and other complex technical documents. 
  10. Assists in resolving conflicts by consultation or on-site inspections; negotiates and mediates disputes with project proponents regarding staff recom­mended actions.
  11. Prepares reports and recommendations to the Planning Commission, County Council, Executive, department managers or other key partners; conducts or participates in public meetings and hearings to explain issues and solicit pub­lic input. 
  12. Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree in urban planning, natural resource planning, environmental sciences/studies, or civil or environmental engineering, or a related field; AND, three (3) years of experience at a senior planner level including one (1) year of lead experience; OR, any equivalent combination of training and/or experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities.  Must pass job related tests.

Job posting closes at 8/29/2022, 11:59 PM Pacific. 

Posted August 17, 2022, 3:49 PM PDT

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