Planner II
City of Salem, Oregon - Salem, OR

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Note: Part-time exempt employment is limited to 1,200 hours in a clendar year.

This position will work 20 hours per week through August 31, 2013. However, this position may have an option to be available through October 31, 2013.

JOB SUMMARY This is professional planning work.

Work involves conducting research, analysis, and presentation of data of a moderate to complex nature. Work assignments may be in city, county, regional, or human resource planning. Work is reviewed by a supervisor. This is not a full supervisory classification, but incumbents of this classification may be required to train others or provide work direction.

The work of this classification is distinguished from the Assistant Planner by the higher level of expertise required of the classification to perform professional planning work. The work of this classification is distinguished from the Senior Planner by the absence of supervisory responsibilities.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS The listed job functions are illustrative of the classification level and not intended to list all duties typically assigned to this classification. Employees may do all or some of the listed duties, or other related duties.

Performs moderately complex assignments such as land use demographic or human resource surveys and neighborhood or community planning studies; assists in the preparation of comprehensive plans and action grant applications for city, county, regional, or human resource planning.

Prepares staff reports, policy analyses, and program proposals in areas such as land use planning, housing program development, annexation, zoning, and other related planning areas.

Evaluates existing community facilities, services, housing and transportation needs, and other social service needs.

Advises planning commission or committees on physical planing and human resource programs.

Analyzes, collects, tabulates, and interprets statistical data of a varied nature, applying standard statistical measurements.

Responds to public inquiries fostering understanding and interpreting the comprehensive plan, land use process, zone code, and specific area development and facility plans.

Performs other related work as required .


Experience in planning including, as required in selected positions, experience in area of specialty;


Graduation from a four year college or university with major course work in planning or area of specialty;

Or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the following knowledges, skills, and abilities: Considerable knowledge of the principles and procedures of professional urban planning.

Considerable knowledge of:

Research and analytical methodology and statistical techniques.

Specific subject areas which have application to city, county, regional, or human resource planning.

Modern office procedures and equipment.

Ability to:

Use a variety of modern office equipment including personal computers.

Work effectively with others.

Present technical information to a lay audience effectively, both orally and in writing.

Select proper research methodology as applied to planing issues.

Present research findings effectively.

Initiate action and complete work with minimal supervision.

Some positions may require possession of a valid Oregon driver's license or Class C license and the ability to meet the City's driving standards.

WORK ENVIRONMENT Work is performed in an office setting during regular business hours with infrequent evening meetings. Work involves utilizing a variety of maps, regulations, computer generated information. Sufficient mental concentration to evaluate materials, draw conclusions and communicate conclusions both in writing and via telephone or in person to the general public. Work involves adjusting to changing priorities, interruptions, and meeting deadlines.

ADA STATEMENT The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties or roles performed by personnel so classified. It is as well intended to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

SELECTION PLAN The application will be reviewed for the job requirements. The best qualified candidates will be invited to an interview.


: Please complete the on-line Application and submit electronically by the close date at Applications must be received by the Human Resources Department by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date. You will receive an email confirmation of your submitted electronic application. The City cannot be responsible for material that is illegible or missing as a result of transmitting or which may be lost through the mail. All newly selected finalists for City employment are subject to a criminal background check and may be subject to testing for drugs.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Women, Minorities and Disabled individuals are encouraged to apply. ADA accommodations will be provided upon request. TTD/TTY 503-588-6009

This announcement is not an implied contract and may be modified or revoked without notice.