The Olympia Community Planning & Development Department seeks a qualified individual to fill the position of 0.75 FTE Associate Planner. The selected individual will assist with administration of a broad range of land use and development codes including zoning, historic preservation, design review, and environmental review. May serve as a Project Manager for long-range planning projects and provide staff support to citizen advisory commissions. As members of Community Planning and Development Department, Olympias planners work directly with other staff responsible for all aspects of development review and of the Citys long-range planning efforts.
Ideal Candidate Profile
Understand, explain and administer land use regulations and similar documents.
Prepare staff reports and other documents that clearly and accurately convey complex information to the public, city advisory commissions and city council.
Equitably administer the citys historic district design guidelines consistent with the Secretary of Interiors Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.
Conduct meaningful and extensive public outreach processes.
Respond to and resolve potentially confrontational situations.
Build strong working relationships with other agencies and city staff.
Work independently in successfully managing long-term projects.
Manage time and prioritize responsibilities to perform the duties of the position with the resources available.
Act in a responsible and respectful manner toward all members of the community.
Understand and administer design guidelines and apply design principles to site plans and land use and building permit applications.
Grant management experience.
Experience or training in geographic information systems.