Assistant Planner

City of Troutdale

Troutdale, OR

Experience Level: Entry Level

Salary: $34.32 - $41.73 per hour, DOQ

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A professional land use planning position primarily responsible for engaging in "current planning" activities and performing certain long-range planning activities as assigned. These activities include but are not limited to: Administrating certain land use applications, developing reports and presentations, and performing a variety of duties that reflect goals and objectives in the City's Comprehensive Land Use Plan.


This is an entry level classification within the Planning Division. Employees at this level perform professional and technical planning work and provide technical staff assistance to higher level planning staff. The Assistant Planner is expected to coordinate and manage land use applications that are reviewed and approved at a staff level and is expected to contribute to land use applications that are reviewed and approved by the Planning Commission and/or City Council. The Assistant Planner is also expected to contribute to certain long-range planning projects as delegated by the Community Development Director, and to support other staff in ongoing projects.


  • Process Type I and II land use applications, including preparation of Staff Reports with recommendations, and conditions of approval, in compliance with City and State land use planning requirements. Provide assistance with Type Ill and IV land use applications as directed. Conduct field inspections of development sites as necessary.
  • Provide high-quality service to residents, businesses, applicants, and other stakeholders on matters related to general inquiries, development regulations and other planning activities.
  • Conduct assigned research and administrative duties. Compile and analyze data and formulate reports and/or studies for assigned projects. Prepare materials as necessary for studies and presentations.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with community and neighborhood groups by attending meetings, engaging in outreach efforts, informing the public, and creating media material for citizens and other stakeholders.
  • Support the Associate Planner, in their role as primary staff liaison for the Citizen Advisory Committee and Historic Landmarks Commission. Attending one (1) to four (4) evening meetings a month on average will be required to carry out these functions. Serve as a staff support role for the City's Planning Commission in the event of an absence or position vacancy.
  • Prepare grant proposals and applications for local, state, and federal funds as assigned; administer and monitor grant funded projects; track grant expenditures; prepare grant status reports as required.


Posted May 4, 2023, 10:34 AM PDT

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