Planner I

Employer: Kittitas County
Job Title: Planner I
Job Type: Planner
Location: Ellensburg, WA
Opening Date: 07/18/2019
Closing Date: 08/01/2019
Salary: $4551 - $6124

Job Description: 

The current vacancy in Community Development Services is a full-time, benefited, non-union, non-exempt position expected to begin as soon as possible. The Planner I develops and creates reports concerning planning issues and code requirements, processes land use applications and administers the County’s land-use codes and policies. Anyone who meets the qualifications stated below may apply. This position will close on 8/01/2019.

Job Duties:

  • Administer various Federal, State, and Local environmental and land use codes.
  • Administer the development permit process for compliance to land use codes and plans.
  • Manage land use documents, digitize information, and utilize and operate various processing systems.
  • Analyze planning issues for reports to the Hearing Examiner, Planning Commission, and Board of County Commissioners.
  • Research national, state, and local codes pertaining to amendments to the County Code.
  • Analyze land use data to assist in evaluation of land use regulations and policies.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Geography, or Public Administration, and one (1) year of relevant work experience.
  • Equivalent education and/or experience may be considered in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree, subject to approval of the Planning Official.
  • Must have a valid Washington State driver’s license.
  • A criminal history and background check will be performed on qualified candidates. Convictions may preclude candidates from employment in certain circumstances. Factors such as age and time of the offense, seriousness, and nature of the violation, and rehabilitation will be taken into account.

How to Apply:
Visit the Kittitas County website and view the job posting at There you can view the full job description and apply online using our candidate portal.