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Assistant Planner - Temporary - City of Kirkland ( Job # 18-0142)

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Minimum Salary: $30.51 per hour
Maximum Salary: $35.90 per hour
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Planning & Building
Closes: December 07, 2018 at 11:30 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


Serves as customer liaison for the Planning and Building Department.  Implements the mission of the Department in order to assure the orderly growth of the City.  Undertakes and coordinates planning services involving:  providing public information about City planning policies, regulations, and activities; conducting technical plan review; and processing minor administrative development applications.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Provides primary day-to-day customer contact for the Planning and Building Department through counter and telephone coverage, conducts technical review of single-family and other minor residential and commercial building permits; and processes minor administrative development applications.
  • Provides information about the City's development regulations and policies to the general public and permit applicants--over the telephone, at the counter, through e-mail, and at meetings.  Routes inquiries concerning specific development permits to project planners.
  • Conducts technical review of single-family and other minor residential and commercial building permit applications and processes minor administrative development applications to ensure compliance with City development regulations and policies.
  • Accepts development permit applications for filing, reviews for completeness, calculates and receipts fees, enters permits into permit tracking software and routes to supervising planners for further processing.

Peripheral Responsibilities

  • Ensures that the public counter information is up-to-date, including City codes, maps, and forms.
  • Supports Code Enforcement, including code analysis and site visits.
  • Performs research tasks as assigned.
  • Works with other members of the Department in collaborative problem solving and completion of tasks
    Special Note

    Note:  This is a two-year, full-time, benefitted temporary position with funding anticipated through December 31, 2020.  Subject to City Council approval of the 2019-2020 budget, anticipated on December 13, 2018.

    Hours of Work

    8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.  Occasional attendance at meetings and off-site visits before or after normal working hours.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Experience in providing customer service.  General knowledge of planning and/or zoning.  Undergraduate degree in planning or related field is desired.  Ability to perform site visits.   Possession of a valid Washington State Driver’s License or the ability to secure a reasonable transportation accommodation to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.

    Working Conditions & Physical Activities

    Job includes extensive customer contact at the counter and on the telephone, as well as desk work.  May involve attendance at meetings in City Hall or occasionally off-site and before or after normal working hours.  Reports and correspondence are typically prepared at the computer terminal.  Frequent site visits to building sites or vacant properties can occasionally involve rugged and dirty conditions.

    Union Affiliation

    This position is represented by the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Union.  (AFSCME)

    Selection Process

    Applicants who are invited to participate in the interview process will be notified by phone or email.   Finalist(s) will be required to complete a Criminal History Background Check.


    City Hall
    123 5th Ave
    Kirkland, WA 98033