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Planner II (Associate) or Planner III (Senior Planner)

City of Florence
Florence, OR
Expired: April 17, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • $84,000 Yearly
  • Full-Time

JOB The BenefitsPlanner II (Associate Planner) - $24.04/hr. - $27.17/hr. - position cap is $36.54/hr.Planner III (Senior Planner) - $56,000/yr.

- $63,000/yr. - position cap is $84,000/yr. note: this position is Exempt.In addition to a competitive salary and opportunities for career growth (internal career path + paid trainings), the City provides the following benefits:100% paid premiums for medical, dental, and vision for eligible employees and eligible dependents (this represents a value of up to $1,700/month);$2,500 or $4,000 per year paid into the employee's Health Savings Account (depends upon employee's benefit coverage level);Paid holidays (9 pre-selected, 3 employee choice), vacation (8 hours per month), and sick leave (8 hours per month); Qualify for Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) in Oregon;Qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program from the federal government; andThe position is part of an established career track within the organization.

Summary of this PostingThe City is looking for one full-time, on-site Planner to support our Community Development department.The City has three Planner position types (Planner I, II, & III). We are seeking either Planner II (Associate Planner) or Planner III (Senior Planner). We fill the position as determined by the applicant's ability to meet the minimum/special qualifications.

As long as you at least meet the requirements for Planner II, we encourage you to apply for this position.What is needed to applyComplete this online application and please attach a writing sample or some professional work product you've developed that demonstrates you ability to perform this position. It could be something that demonstrates your analytical skills, or a staff report you developed where you prepared findings, or some other writing project.The OpportunityThe Planning Department is currently staffed with a Community Development Director, Planner I (Assistant Planner), and a Planning Technician. This position would work closely with them and have a lot of opportunity to experience broader work assignments than they likely would in a larger City.

Here are some of the assignments and projects we are expecting the position to work on:Conduct Long-range planning work and act as lead on projectsConduct detailed analytical work in support of long range planning (for example, Housing Production Strategy and Buildable Lands Inventory)Process advanced Type 2 applications, preparing findings and issuing decisionsCreate and present to Planning Commission on Type 3 and 4 applications (includes):Conditional Use PermitsVariancesDesign ReviewPlanned Unit DevelopmentsSubdivisionsAnnexationsThis is an opportunity where you get to experience a wide variety of planning work, share your knowledge with our staff, and make a difference by providing direct work in our community. Come join us in helping to make the City of Florence the Premier Community on the Coast!Recruitment TimelineHere is a rough timeline for this recruitment. Things happen, but we will do our best to keep as close to this schedule as possible: Accept Applications through April 17 (application may switch to open recruitment after this date, but all applications received by the deadline will be processed first)Process and Review Applications week of April 17Schedule initial video interviews around April 24 (to be completed around April 30)Review video interviews week of May 1Schedule and conduct department head interview for the week of May 8 (typically 2-4 candidates)Make conditional offer to selected candidate around the week of May 15Estimated start date around early-June, but know that we are willing to be flexible on the start date.

We want the best candidate, not someone that must start on our preferred date. EXAMPLE OF DUTIES The RoleA successful candidate will be self-motivated, proactive, quick-thinking, flexible, and able to juggle multiple and diverse responsibilities. They will excel at all levels of planning work and know it is not beneath them to conduct even the simplest work, if that is the need of the community and department.

They will need to have a strong emphasis on organization and an unwavering attention to detail at all times. This is a demanding and fast-moving position that requires someone who exercises good judgment and takes significant initiative. This candidate should be excited for the opportunity to conduct more analytical work and give answers with confidence when asked.An ideal candidate will have a passion for process improvement and enjoys thinking about the big picture as they contribute to individual elements of expertise.

If you are someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment where collaboration is key and wants to make a positive impact, then this is a great role for you. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:Work will vary depending on the position, but generally, the incumbent will: Conduct plan reviews of Type 1-3 applications, draft staff reports, and present findings to Planning Commission.Act as lead in long-range planning work for various opportunities and projects the City has planned.Provide support for a Housing Production Strategy and Buildable Lands Inventory and other projects.Confidently and correctly (or at least spend time getting the correct information) answer questions of the public or staff in regards to complex planning issues.Act as a liaison between community groups, coordinate community review of projects, and provide information to public regarding regulations.Review or prepare public and agency notices.Make recommendations and communicate information through presentations to the Planning Commission, City Council, and committees as assigned.Be accurate and able to take specific direction well.Be knowledgeable and able to answer questions of both internal and external customers.Adhere to the City's Values, Mission Statement, and Core Competencies and represent the City to the community click here for a full job description. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS What qualifications to bring with you(note these are only the minimum qualifications for the Planner II - Associate Planner)A Bachelor's Degree in urban planning, architecture, public policy, or a related field; andFour years of professional planning experience.A Master's Degree in the same fields, which will act as a substitute for two years of professional planning experience.Advanced knowledge of Oregon Planning/Land Use procedures and practices.Skills in communication, time management, and in using technology to improve processes and work products Ability to craft professional documents, perform detail-oriented assignments in a timely manner, build and foster relationships both within the department, greater organization, across the counter, and within the community, and work well with others.

Nice-to-have qualificationsHave an educational degree higher than what is listed for the position. For positions listing a Master, AICP Certification and/or CFM Certification are preferred. Professional experience in a public planning department is also preferred.

For Senior Planner, supervisory experience is also preferred.Bi-Lingual, Spanish preference. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION Our Hiring ProcessAfter you apply for the position, if you are one of the best qualified applicants (determined by our review of the materials you submitted with your application (application, resume, and cover letter) and your demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities), prepare to discuss your background, goals, and motivations. We will reach out to schedule a one-way video interview through our partner, Spark Hire.

If you are not selected after this stage, we will let you know you were not selected. If this is you, keep an eye on our open roles for the next opportunity that might be a match.The top scoring applicants (after applying any Veteran's Preference (see below from this initial interview round will be asked to conduct an in-person panel interview key staff you may be working with. However, this depends upon the position/recruitment.

In certain circumstances, the City may forgo the in-person panel interview and move on to the Department Head interview. All applicants will go through the same process.The Department Head interview is typically the final stages of the process and your chance to leave an impression through your enthusiasm, preparation, abilities, and resume. After this interview, the Department Head and the City Manager will meet to discuss the candidates and the City Manager will make the final decision based on the Department Manager's recommendation.

Human Resources will reach out to all applicants and confirm their status in the application process. The top candidate will receive a conditional offer that specifies what background procedures will be conducted (depends upon position).Applicants not selected may be placed on an eligibility list for the Department to use in the 6 months following the close of the recruitment. Applicants will be notified if they are placed on the eligibility list.

This list will allow the Department to pick up with the candidates where they left off in the recruitment should another vacancy for the same position become available. The eligibility list may be closed at any time by the sole discretion of the Department Head. Our Hiring PoliciesWe do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local law . click apply for full job details


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