Planning and Building Manager

Employer: City of Chehalis
Job Title: Planning and Building Manager
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: $73,488 - $89,328 DOQ
Location: Chehalis, WA
Opening Date: 08/01/2019
Closing Date: 08/30/2019

Job Description:

This supervisory position requires a broad knowledge of community development and is responsible for the supervision of all functional elements of the community development department, including building inspections and planning. Works under the general guidance and direction of the Public Works Director. Work is reviewed through personal conferences, group meetings, and written and oral reports reflecting results observed, reported and achieved, and overall evaluation of results.

Job Duties:

  • Plans, organizes, and supervises the development and implementation of city procedures and policies relating to land use, transportation, environmental, community development, community planning, annexations, code enforcement, animal control, and community services programs.
  • Organizes and directs short- and long-range planning programs and projects and a comprehensive plan to assure community development and improvement; oversees the gathering, interpreting and preparation of data for studies, reports, and recommendations regarding annexations, transportation, land use management, land economics, capital improvements, and other plans/policies.


Graduation for an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in public administration, urban planning, environmental studies or a closely related field; and a minimum of five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in municipal planning and land use development, at least three (3) of which involve experience in mid-level management or above; and evidence of ongoing professional training (classes, seminars, conferences, etc.).

In place of the above requirements, any combination of education and experience that provides the applicant with the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job may be considered as qualifying.


Five years of progressively responsible experience in a public planning or development position with at least three years of supervisory experience; or Any equivalent combination of education and experience, with additional education substituting on a year for year basis for the required experience.Certified Flood Plain Manager, or ability to obtain certification within 12 months of hire date.

How to Apply:

Submit resume and cover letter to: Attn: Judy Schave, City of Chehalis, 350 N Market Blvd. Rm.101, Chehalis, WA 98532 

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