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Posted on: February 1, 2017

Employment Opportunity: Senior Planner

The City of Grants Pass, located in beautiful Southern Oregon, is accepting applications for the full time position of Senior Planner or Principal Planner in the Parks & Community Development Department.    

Depending on the qualifications of the individual applicant, either the Principal Planner or the Senior Planner position will be filled.

A first review of applications will be February 21, 2017.

Salary Range for Senior Planner:  $60,985 to $77,165 per year
Salary Range for Principal Planner: $73,741 to $93,306 per year

A relocation allowance of up to $1500 towards moving costs will be available to candidates moving from areas outside of Jackson and Josephine County, Oregon.

Summary of Senior Planner Position:
The Senior Planner supervises the work of the Department Support Technician, Assistant and/or Associate Planners in the Planning Division of the Parks & Community Development Department and reports directly to the Parks & Community Development Director.

Duties will include managing specialized, complex and/or higher profile projects in current planning or comprehensive planning and serving as a technical resource, team leader and will prepare and deliver public presentations to legislative bodies and community groups related to planning projects and issues.

Responsibilities may include the full range of supervisory duties such as directing work, training and coaching, discipline and performance evaluations for all subordinate levels.

Summary of Principal Planner position:
The Principal Planner is responsible for managing the planning division and directing the City's land use program, performing complex planning activities, supervising, and reviewing the work of others.  Duties will include reviewing the most complex site and building plans and construction drawings for compliance with code requirements and conditions of approval, representing the department before review bodies and community groups, and preparing and managing the division budget.
Senior Planner Minimum Qualifications:
A Bachelor's Degree in Planning or a related field and four years of progressively responsible professional planning experience including one year of supervisory experience are required; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job as listed in the job description.

A Driver's License is required and an American Institute of Certified Planners certificate is preferred.

Principal Planner Minimum Qualifications:
A Master's Degree in planning or a related field and five years of directly related experience including two years of supervisory experience are required; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job as listed in the job description.

A Driver's License is required and an American Institute of Certified Planners certificate is preferred.

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