Senior Planner #22-00141
- Senior Planner
Salary$4,787.47 - $5,754.67 MonthlyLocationCity Hall: 129 N. 2nd St. Yakima, WA
Job TypeFull-timeDepartmentCommunity Development
7/13/2022 4:00 PM Pacific
Overview and Minimum Class Requirements\
The City of Yakima Planning Division is seeking a motivated professional to join our team. At a population of nearly 100,000 residents, Yakima continues to grow. Apply today and be part of Yakima’s future development!
The City of Yakima is a premier employer in the Yakima Valley with extensive opportunities for training and growth. The City offers a competitive benefit package including:
Comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage
FREE healthcare clinic!
WA State PERS pension plan
1% contribution to a 457 deferred compensation plan
Generous accruals for vacation and sick leave
Up to 5% bilingual/biliterate English/Spanish special pay
Must possess and maintain a valid Washington State Driver's License.
This position performs with considerable independence under the limited direction of the Division Manager and requires frequent contact with the City Council, boards and commissions, other City departments and divisions, and the general public. This position performs professional Urban Land Use Planning work focusing on current planning and long range (Comprehensive) planning. In addition, the Senior Planner is responsible for coordinating activities of the planning staff and reporting to the Division Manager. The position performs other related planning work as required.
Performs lead role (Project Management) for the preparation, review, and adoption of:
Long Range: Assists in problem identification and development of goals and objectives. Designs programs necessary to meet assigned planning objectives. Develops methodology; performs research, data gathering and applies statistical techniques. Performs lead role in zoning and subdivision amendments and other regulatory programs. Coordinates land use programs.
Work is performed primarily in an office environment while sitting at a desk or computer terminal for extended periods of time or while standing for a period of time. Frequently needs to move inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc. Constant use of both hands in reaching/handling/ grasping/fingering while performing duties operating on computers and other machinery. Occasional heavy work includes lifting and carrying up to 20 pounds. Occasionally ascends/descends stairs and ladders while maintaining balance. Constant use of all senses including feeling/talking/hearing/seeing while performing duties and while communicating with co-workers, general public and completing all tasks as assigned. Must be able to distinguish color and maintain long-term and short-term memory. May work, in remote locations or in noisy work area. May work outside with all weather extremes, be exposed to pollen and dust, and will be required to wear safety protective gear when necessary. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
UNUSUAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Work with the public and employees, some of whom may be irate or upset. Frequent extension of workday to meet deadlines.