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Associate Planner

Company: 4LEAF, Inc
Location: Medford
Posted on: November 18, 2023

Job Description:

ABOUT US4LEAF, Inc. is a professional engineering services firm specializing in providing services to municipal Planning, Building, and Public Works Departments throughout California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, and New England. We are seeking Associate Planners in the Medford, Oregon area.DESCRIPTIONThe Associate Planner position is characterized by increasingly specialized knowledge of the planning field; it is distinguished from the Assistant Planner position because it involves professional- level duties and judgment. This position level reports to senior planners. Under general supervision, the Associate Planner researches, analyzes and prepares reports and recommendations on planning related issues of minimal to moderate complexity; makes oral and written presentations; and performs related professional and technical planning duties as assigned.TYPICAL FUNCTIONS Typical duties assigned to the Associate Planner position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Checks building plans for zoning compliance.
  • Interprets and applies applicable state, county and local codes, ordinances, and regulations.
  • Initiates actions necessary to correct deficiencies or violations of regulations.
  • Conducts review of various development applications including plats, permits, site plans, variance requests and re-zonings.
  • Conducts extensive research in specific or general project areas.
  • Writes and presents formal and technical reports, working papers, and correspondence.
  • Writes, or assists in writing, a variety of ordinances and regulations relating to development controls.
  • Attends evening and weekend meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.TYPICAL KNOWLEDGE
    • Experience with Permit Management Software (ie. Accela).
    • Knowledge of Bluebeam.
    • In-depth knowledge of one or more planning specialization, such as economic development, transportation planning, or environmental planning.
    • Knowledge of principles, methodology, practices of research and data collection.
    • Knowledge of or experience in community remediation and redevelopment, and knowledge of relevant Federal programs.
    • Statistical, algebraic, or geometric knowledge and ability to apply such knowledge in practical situations.
    • Knowledge of computer hardware and software programs, which may include Microsoft Office, Internet applications, econometric or transportation modeling, database management, or GIS.TYPICAL SKILLS
      • Effective communication both verbal and technical writing skills and ability to present research findings to various boards and committees.
      • Creative problem-solving skills to gather relevant information to solve less well- defined practical problems.
      • Ability to review plans and apply provisions of the ordinances and codes to determine compliance with such regulations and to apply regulations to field conditions.
      • Group facilitation skills for use with community workshops.
      • Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously.
      • Ability to work independently or in a team environment as needed.
      • Ability to attend to details while keeping big-picture goals in mind.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
        • Minimum of 2 - 4 years of staff experience working in municipal planning and/or community development AND completion of Master's degree (preferred) from an accredited college or university with a major in urban planning or a closely related field; or
        • Minimum of 3 - 6 years of staff experience working in municipal planning and/or community development AND completion of Bachelor's degree (required) from an accredited college or university with a major in urban planning or a closely related field.
        • Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Oregon driver's license.COMPENSATION
          • $35 to $55 hourly; commensurate with experience and qualifications.
          • Benefits Package available including Health insurance, Vision insurance, Dental insurance, 401(k) Retirement, Flexible spending account, Paid time off.SCHEDULE
            • Full-time, 40 hours a week.
            • On-site, Monday to Friday.
            • Medford, Oregon area: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred).Please send a resume, writing sample, and cover letter of interest in the attachments or to 4LEAF, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. For more firm information, please visit PI8f5fee4270f5-31181-32933858

Keywords: 4LEAF, Inc, Medford , Associate Planner, Other , Medford, Oregon

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