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Associate/Assistant Planner - City of Woodinville ( Job # 18-0006)

This job is closed.

Minimum Salary: $52,944.00 per year
Maximum Salary: $81,633.00 per year
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Development Services
Closes: June 08, 2018 at 4:00 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


Woodinville is a city of 11,000 residents and 1,200 businesses located in the Sammamish Valley about 20 miles northeast of Seattle, Washington.  Scenic landscapes, wineries, and craft brewers and distillers make Woodinville a tourist destination.  Recreation opportunities and open space contribute to Woodinville's unique quality of life.

The City seeks to fill one position, preferably at the Associate Planner level.  However, we would consider an individual who does not possess the experience required at the Associate level, but can achieve that experience on the job in a relatively short time, thus a hire at an Assistant level.  Please refer to education and experience below.

This position performs a variety of administirative and professional technical work primarily in current planning, but other projects in long-range planning may be assigned.  Must have an ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines.  Necessary aptitudes include the ability to read, write, comprehend, and interpret written regulations, understand instructions, numerical aptitude, problem solving, initiative, analytic ability, memory, concentration, and judgement.  Occasional field work, site visits, and travel within the region is required.


Essential Functions

Processes building, land use, and development permit applications including, but not limited to: site plans, building permits, and other land use actions for compliance with local and state land use and development regulations. Reviews engineering, architectural, and landscape plans as part of permit applications for compliance with development regulations, design review, and approved conditions.

Provides information to residents, business operators, architects, engineers, planners, contractors, land owners, and others regarding land use, zoning, planning activities, or city processes or activities.  Provides customer service at the front counter.

Performs research and prepares statistical data, reports and recommendations relative to land use, zoning code amendments, preliminary plats, conditional uses, Shoreline, SEPA, variances, and appeals of Hearings Examiner decisions.  Research and draft various ordinances for review.

Responds to complaints of potential code violations including but not limited to signing, building occupancy, nuisances, housing conditions, construction, land use, zoning, noise, dumping, clearing, grading and filling, polluting, or other code related matters.  Makes site visits to verify, investigate, respond to, and follow-up with complaints.

Prepares maps and graphics, including GIS and computer generated, for use in publications, reports, presentation and office reference material.

Provides written recommendations on SEPA threshold determinations on project permit applications.

May attend meetings after normal working hours and make presentations for City advisory commissions, Hearings Examinations, community outreach meetings, or Council meetings.

May assist in code development or long range planning functions, including sub area planning, comprehensive plan amendments or ordinance development, including working with City advisory groups.

Performs all duties of the Planner and other duties as required or assigned.

Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree in urban and regional planning, environmental sciences or related field. One year of work experience in providing professional planning services is required for hiring as an Assistant Planner.  Three years of work experience in providing professional planning services is required for hiring as an Associate Planner.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may satisfy the work requirement.



The successful candidate must pass a Washington State background check to be considered for the position.  Must possess a valid Washington State driver's license and meet the City's minimum driver approval standards.

*Note: The City of Woodinville does not participate in Social Security, which means employees do not contribute to or earn Social Security credit while employed with the City. Further, the Social Security Administration applies a formula containing an offset to take into account employment with a nonparticipating employer. However, as a City of Woodinville employee, you may be eligible to participate in the Municipal Employee Benefit Trust (MEBT) plan; and depending on eligibility.  There is also mandatory participation in the State Retirement Plan (PERS).

The City of Woodinville values diversity in its workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital status, genetic information, veteran's status, disability, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local laws.



Woodinville City Hall
17301 133rd Avenue NE
Woodinville, WA