Senior Planner | Auburn, WA

Employer: City of Auburn
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Number: 2021-00063
Division: Community Development - Planning Division
Salary: $86,751.60 - $106,638.24 Annually
Location: Auburn, WA
Opening Date: 04/07/2021
Closing Date: Open Until filled

Job Description:

The City of Auburn Community Development Department is looking for a talented Senior Planner to add to our team! This position performs professional planning work in a municipal setting focusing on comprehensive (long-range) planning. In this role, you will have contact with members of other City departments, governmental agencies, land developers and their agents, the general public, non-profit and quasi-governmental organizations, City Council, Planning Commission, and the Hearing Examiner. The City is seeking someone who... must be able to thrive in a demanding environment; displays solid teamwork; is an effective communicator; has excellent problem solving skills; is able to think strategically about planning and policy work; and applies their depth of knowledge of local and regional trends in the profession.

Job Duties:

In this role, you will serve as the Lead Planner for developing and implementing downtown and/or urban design projects and programs that emphasize architectural appropriateness and integration, pedestrian connections, urban gathering spaces, parking management in an urban setting, infrastructure supply and connectivity needed to support urban development, multimodal transportation connections and corridors, and urban redevelopment and revitalization. You may also lead complex planning development proposals and provide code and policy updates related to project review. You will perform a wide variety of comprehensive urban and planning activities. You'll gather and analyze data, synthesize key points and implications, and disseminate your summary to other staff to formulate a researched approach, making recommendations and preparing reports. You will plan, develop, and oversee detailed, specialized, and innovative projects and programs related to planning and community development, involving frequent coordination with one or more City Departments, state, and regional agencies, and/or outside vendors and contractors. Project management includes, but is not limited to, problem identification, research and analyzing options, presentation or recommendations, and implementation. You'll also serve as the departmental liaison with other departments, representatives of other governmental agencies, business groups, and the general public on a variety of projects. Your tasks may involve extensive communication with owners and managers of businesses, taskforce groups, and interested citizens. You will assist other departments in the development of functional plans and policies, especially as they relate to land use, urban design, and community development. You may use your knowledge to mentor, train, and support other staff as part of a team as well. While these duties may be a primary focus of this job, the full job description includes a more comprehensive list of responsibilities, which can be found here:


We are looking for candidates who have a valid state driver's license without pending risk of loss; a four-year college degree in Urban Planning or related field AND four (4) years of professional planning or planning related experience; OR who have a Master's degree plus three (3) years of professional planning or planning related experience. We would love it if you had your AICP certification.

How to Apply:

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Supplemental Information:

This position is open until filled, with a first review date of Wednesday, April 28, 2021. To be considered for the first screening, your application must have been received before 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday, April 27, 2021.