Planner I – Multnomah County, OR

The Land Use Planning Division of Multnomah County, Oregon is looking for a motivated, self-directed, and curious entry-level planner to join our team.

Pay range: $29.72 – $36.45 Hourly
Link to applyhttps://multco.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Multco_Jobs/details/Planner-1_R-8335

The recruitment states that it is open until filled; however, the first review of applications will take place on July 8th. Don’t delay in submitting your application!

Multnomah County Land Use Planning is working on several exciting projects as part of our LUP 180 Initiative, including a new North Star – Support equitable land use outcomes by delivering responsive and inclusive services.  We are doing this by conducting an Equity Audit of our zoning code to identify and dismantle systemic barriers that prevent BIPOC and emerging farmers from participating in the agricultural economy, Updating our land use code to provide understandable processes in plain language, simplified regulations aligned with the severity of potential impacts, and Dedicating ourselves to advance the work that that matters most.

If this looks exciting to you, then you are the perfect candidate to join our team!

Department: Department of Community Services (DCS)
Job Type: Regular Represented
Exemption Status: United States of America (Non-Exempt)

Your work will include assisting rural Multnomah County property owners with land use issues, spending time at the customer service counter helping people meet their needs, explaining zoning regulations, answering questions and processing land use applications. You might also spend time researching federal, state and local policies and regulations; conducting field inspections; reviewing land use applications, and preparing staff reports with findings and conditions of approval. In this entry level position, you will provide support to associate planners and senior planners while learning to apply professional planning principles.

The Land Use Planning Division is passionate about conserving natural resources and guiding land uses to sustain and enhance the communities of Multnomah County. Our work is centered on the rural areas of Multnomah County and protecting farm and forest lands. We engage with the community and regional land use partners in order to protect and preserve natural and built environments. We apply an equity and empowerment lens to our work to understand who is helped, who is harmed and who is missing from the conversation.

At Multnomah County, we are committed to maintaining an effective, respectful and inclusive workplace. We value collaborative problem solving and strive for continuous improvement. We strongly believe in workforce equity, diversity and inclusion. Visit our Workforce Equity Strategies Plan (WESP) to see where Multnomah County is headed with these values.

TO QUALIFY:
We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant. For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page.

Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills*:
Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in planning, public administration, or related field.
Or a combination of relevant education and work experience sufficient to demonstrate the ability to complete the work described.

Preferred Qualifications/Transferable Skills*: You do not need to have the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills to qualify. However, keep in mind we may consider some or all of the following when identifying the most qualified candidates. Please clearly explain on your application how you meet any of the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills.

  • A strong interest in rural land use planning and being in a generalist role
  • Ability to learn and understand the program area subject matter and related laws, regulations, and policies
  • Demonstrated skills in working cooperatively and harmoniously with staff, peers, superiors, community members and special interest groups to gain cooperation and support
  • Ability to make sound decisions based on research and analysis
  • Ability to explain complex regulations to people with no previous land use experience using simple terms and accessible language
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure, demonstrating the ability to think clearly and quickly while mastering multiple tasks
  • Business letter writing and basic report preparation techniques, including proper spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Basic mathematical principles, drafting and graphic techniques
  • Basic legal principles of the planning process
  • Work independently under deadlines*Transferable skills: Your transferable skills are any skills you have gained through education, work experience (including the military) or life experience that are relevant for this position. Be sure to describe any transferable skills on your application and clearly explain how they apply to this position.

SCREENING AND EVALUATION:
The Application Packet:
1. A completed online application
2. Cover letter
3. Resume

The Selection Process: For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page. We expect to evaluate candidates for this recruitment as follows:
1. Initial review of minimum qualifications
2. Most qualified application review
3. Phone screen
4. Panel interview
5. Consideration of top candidates
6. Reference checks

Veterans’ Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans’ preference for this recruitment. Review our veterans’ preference page for details about eligibility and how to apply. The recruiter as listed on the job announcement must receive all required documentation by the closing date of the recruitment.

Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: We gladly provide reasonable accommodation to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please contact the recruiter below in advance to request assistance. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may contact the recruiter through the Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing 711.

Note: Application information may be used throughout the entire selection process. This process is subject to change without notice.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
The eligible list established through this recruitment will be used to fill future full-time, part-time, temporary, on-call and limited duration vacancies.

Type of Position: This hourly, union-represented position is eligible for overtime.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM, with some flexibility with start/end times. Option to work a 9/80 schedule.
Location: 1600 SE 190th Avenue, Portland, OR 97233

Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don’t just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available for your reference. Multnomah County is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We request priority protected veteran referrals.

Veterans’ Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans’ preference. Review our veterans’ preference page for details about eligibility and how to apply.

Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: We gladly provide reasonable accommodation to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please contact the recruiter below in advance to request assistance. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may contact the recruiter through the Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing 711.

Questions?

Recruiter: Vlad Mirko
Email: vlad.mirko@multco.us
Phone: +1 (503) 3184861
Application information may be used throughout the entire selection process. This process is subject to change without notice.

Disclaimer: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

Job Profile: 6068 – Planner 1