City of Portland, Bureau of Environmental Services
April 10, 2018
$36.90 - $42.71
Full Time - Experienced
The Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) is actively seeking a skilled planning professional with a background in infrastructure planning, city, urban or regional planning, landscape architecture, environmental science, hydrology, or closely related field, with a focus on areas such as current-planning, master planning, policy development, asset management, or systems planning. This City Planner II position with a Water Resource specialty will use general knowledge of planning principals and infrastructure systems to perform complex and responsible professional planning assignments including analyzing development proposals against stormwater and utility codes as part of discretionary land use reviews, preparing written findings and presenting to decision-making bodies, and helping shape policy through collaboration and coordination with internal and external stakeholders. Utility or infrastructure planning experience is highly desirable.
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.
Knowledge of and experience applying theory, principles, standards, practices and information sources related to land use planning; water resources, wastewater, stormwater, infrastructure, hydrology, and/or watershed management planning and policy.
Ability to understand, interpret, and apply City, state, and federal laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and standards related to water resource, wastewater, or stormwater management to specialized, complex or diverse development proposals (current planning) or to policy, code, plan or strategy development (long range planning).
Ability to manage projects or development proposals including developing work plans and schedules, delivering products and engaging the public.
Experience analyzing data and information, and exercising sound independent judgement to reach appropriate conclusions within established policies and guidelines; ability to present ideas and requirements clearly and persuasively, orally and in writing.
Experience engaging stakeholders by establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with diverse populations and interest groups (e.g. property owners, community representatives, developers, internal staff, elected officials, and the general public).
About City of Portland, Bureau of Environmental Services
Environmental Services works with Portland residents and businesses to protect water quality, public health, and the environment through wastewater collection and treatment, sewer construction and maintenance, stormwater management, and stream and watershed restoration.