Assistant Planner

  1. Job Description
  2. Qualifications
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Under general direction, performs professional planning work including land use and environmental reviews; comprehensive land use planning; and staff assistance at public hearings and meetings. 


(Essential job functions are those functions that the individual holding the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of reasonable accommodation.) 

The following duties are not inclusive of all duties and the incumbent performs other related duties as required. 

1. Reviews and analyzes development applications; administers land use and environmental regulations, including the Zoning Code, the Subdivision Ordinance, the State Environmental Policy Act, the Shoreline Management Act, and other related standards. Prepares and presents staff reports and recommendations on planning issues. 

2. Assists in the preparation of the Comprehensive Land Use Plan, the Shoreline Master Program, the Zoning Code, the Subdivision Ordinance, and other related plans and growth management development regulations. 

3. Acts as staff liaison to the Planning Commission, Board of Adjustment, and community groups, including preparation of meeting agendas, packets, and minutes. 

4. Provides initial contact and information to the public by phone, letter, internet, or in person on procedures related to land use issues 

5. Serves as liaison with other departments or agencies and with the general public 

6. Performs research and analytical studies on various planning issues. Assists in the preparation of grant applications. 

7. Provides back up to Development Services Specialist when out of office or in training. 



Requires sitting at a desk for extended periods of time, using a PC workstation for extended hours, lifting up to 25 pounds on occasion, and doing occasional field investigation and site inspection work in adverse weather conditions. 


$27.561 - $32.908 / hour ($57,326.88 – 68,448.64 annually) plus benefits. 

AFSCME Local 1619 Represented Position.