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City Planner II – Land Use Specialty career opportunity, City of Portland, OR

City Planner II – Land Use Specialty career opportunity.

City of Portland, OR

Bring your talent and expertise to the City of Portland!

There are two (2) vacancies; one in the Bureau of Development Services (BDS) and one in the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS).

The Bureau of Development Services (BDS) is actively seeking a City Planner II with a Land Use specialty to join our team of experts to perform complex and responsible professional planning assignments ranging from evaluating building permit applications for compliance with applicable land use codes, to analyzing development proposals and preparing written findings and PowerPoint presentations as part of discretionary land use reviews. As a City Planner II, you will carry out individual responsibilities using initiative, creativity and independence. If you’re the right person for this opportunity, you will possess the ability to maintain confidentiality, exercise sound problem-solving skills and use professional judgment. In this role, your work may also include:

  • Determining conformity with land use laws and regulations;
  • Preparing oral and written staff recommendations;
  • Interacting in person and on the phone with individuals, groups and stakeholder representing diverse interests, including property owners, development industry professionals, neighborhood representatives, businesses, neighbors, and other interested parties;
  • Working to resolve concerns and differences among competing interests and issues; and
  • Communicating detailed technical information to a variety of internal and external customers.

The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) is seeking a City Planner II to join its District Liaison Program. Planners in this program work with communities on planning and development issues at the neighborhood scale.  Each District Liaison is assigned to one of six districts within the city: East, North, West, Northeast, Southeast, and the Central City. Liaisons are responsible for maintaining a comprehensive understanding of their district; for building a productive network of relationships with community and stakeholders, and for undertaking district-level projects to implement adopted plans, engage and empower communities, and advance social equity and justice.City Planners IIs will also meet the Bureau’s expectations of providing excellent customer service in an equitable manner to meet the needs of the City of Portland’s community.  Bi-lingual/Bi-cultural candidates are encouraged to apply.  Although not required to meet the minimum qualifications for a City Planner II, two (2) years of professional-level experience is preferred for the position in the Bureau of Development Services.

The eligible list generated from this recruitment may also be used to fill future vacancies in the Bureau of Development Service (BDS), Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT), and Bureau of Planning & Sustainability (BPS).

Flyer attached, full details and apply here https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/portlandor/jobs/1889541/city-planner-ii-land-use-revised?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

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