Planner - Limited Duration

City of Hillsboro
Hillsboro, OR
United States
Professional Areas: 
GIS / Technology
Regional Planning
Urban Design
Experience Level: 
Entry Level
Salary Range: $5,220 - $6,869 per month

Here is an exciting opportunity for an entry level Urban Planner to gain hands-on experience!

The City of Hillsboro is looking for a four month (with a one year extension subject to council approval) limited duration, entry level planner in its Long Range Planning Division. In this position, you will get hands on experience in projects including:

  • Updating the City’s Transportation System Plan
  • Community Plans
  • Comprehensive Plan Implementation

You will also have the opportunity to assist on current planning projects, thus broadening your experience.

The Position:

The Planning Department is looking for an exceptional person who enjoys working in a highly collaborative environment to serve our community and organization as a Planner in the Long-Range Division. Our division is involved with many different types of planning opportunities. We are working with our Transportation division to update the City’s Transportation System Plan. We are also developing several community plans, working on design districts, and developing projects/programs to implement the City’s recently adopted Comprehensive Plan. You will also have opportunity to delve into policy subjects of city, county and regional concern, such as growth management, transportation planning and environmental issues.

General Statement of Duties:

The principal function of an employee in this class is to perform entry and journey level professional routine current planning work. Responsibilities include reviewing, researching and processing planning and development applications, plans, amendments, variances, and related documents; conferring with other divisions, applicants and external agencies to resolve project issues; interpreting and communicating codes, laws and regulations, ensuring compliance with applicable standards; providing support and giving presentations to the community and governing groups; preparing code amendments; preparing drawings, plans, studies, reports, and other related documents.

Skills you’ll bring to the table:

  • Creative and innovative thinking
  • GIS
  • Graphic design (InDesign, Photoshop)
  • Basic understanding of state and regional planning structure
  • Project coordination

Acceptable Experience and Training:

Bachelor’s degree in Regional Planning, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, Geography or related field and, as assigned, up to two years of municipal planning related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

To Apply:

Please visit our website to apply online through our link. For an alternative to our online application system you may download and print an application packet.

Employment applications must be completed online or returned by mail, fax or in person by the closing deadline of the position.  Applications received after the filing deadline, by email, or without a resume will not be considered. Resumes will not substitute for the employment application.  Applications may be submitted by fax to meet the application deadline.

City of Hillsboro
150 E Main Street, Second Floor
Hillsboro, Oregon 97123
503-615-3459 fax

The closing date for this position is 5:00 p.m., Friday, March 30, 2018.  Qualified minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Published on:
March 13, 2018 - 9:20am
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