Town Planner

Town of Steilacoom   Steilacoom, WA   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on January 20, 2023

Position Announcement
Immediate Opening

Title: Town Planner
Wages/Hours: $39.89 - $46.67 / Hour (2023)

40 Hours / Week.

Closing Date: Open Until Filled (Continuous Review / Early Application Submission

Encouraged) Posted: 1/13/23

Town of Steilacoom:
The Town of Steilacoom is situated on the Puget Sound south of Tacoma. The Town borders the City of Lakewood and Joint Base Lewis McCord. Steilacoom is 2.5 square miles and has a population of approximately 6,700.

Position Description:
The Town Planner administers the implementation of zoning, subdivision, shoreline management, historic preservation, and other land use ordinances; provides public information, work plans, and budgets; and ensures implementation of the Steilacoom Comprehensive Plan.

Minimum Qualifications:
BA in Urban Planning or related field. Progressively responsible professional planning experience may be substituted for education.

Desirable Qualifications:
1. Two years (current) urban planning/project experience.
2. Public speaking skills.
3. Grant writing experience.
4. SEPA, Shoreline Management and Growth Management Act knowledge/experience.
5. GIS experience

Washington state retirement, medical (incl. employee assistance program / EAP), dental, vision, disability, life, vacation/sick leave, holiday pay, longevity, optional (employee funded) deferred compensation and supplemental insurance plans.

Working Conditions:
Daily work in office and outdoors in all types of weather. Driving/Inspection of various sites.
Work may involve occasional attendance at evening meetings.

Physical Requirements:
The incumbent must be able to traverse uneven terrain as the worksite occasionally involves outdoor locations. The position requires walking, standing, sitting, and the ability to occasionally
lift/move up to 30 lbs. The incumbent must have the ability to effectively communicate with groups and individuals in person, via phone, and in writing.

The position is open until filled. Early application submission is encouraged. Those applicants whose qualifications closely correspond to the Town’s needs may be selected to interview.

The Town of Steilacoom is an Equal Opportunity Employer