Assistant Planner, Temporary

Employer: City of Kirkland
Job Title: Assistant Planner, Temporary
Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: 19-0107
Division: Current Planning
Location: Kirkland, WA
Opening Date: 07/23/2019
Closing Date: Open until filled
Salary: $31.42 hr. - $36.97 hr.

Job Description:

Entry-level professional/technical position. Primarily provides day-to-day customer service for the Planning Division through front counter meetings, email, and by telephone regarding the City’s development regulations and policies.

Job Duties:

  • Conducts technical review of single-family and other minor residential and commercial building permits and processes minor administrative development applications for compliance with City regulations.
  • Reviews applications for completeness and calculates and receipts fees. Supports Code Enforcement, including code analysis and site visits. 
  • Works with other department members in collaborative problem solving and completion of tasks. 
  • Performs research tasks as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • General knowledge of planning and/or zoning, including knowledge of land use codes and the ability to analyze code provisions.
  • Proven experience in providing excellent customer service. 
  • Proven ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing. 
  • Moderate computer skills, including word processing and spreadsheet experience. 
  • Ability to perform site visits. 
  • Possession of a valid Washington State Driver's License or the ability to secure a reasonable transportation accommodation to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in planning or related field is desirable.

Supplemental Information:

This is a full-time, benefited temporary position with funding anticipated through December 31, 2020. There will potentially be more than one position available. Applicants who are invited to participate in the interview process will be notified by phone or email. Finalists may be subject to a criminal history background check.

How to Apply:
This position is open through August 6, 2-019. You may apply through the City of Kirkland, GovJobs Today website.

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