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Planning Administrator

City of Richland, WA

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18 Oct 17
19 Nov 17
$74,380 - $111,571 (DOQ)
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Job Function
Division Manager

Full Time

Related Topics

Community Planning
Job Location

840 Northgate Dr, Richland, WA 99352






PO Box 190
Richland , WA 99352-0190

Form of Govt

Council-Manager (City)


Chief appointed official position was recognized by ICMA in 1959 as a Council-Manager position.

Under the direction of the Community Development Director, plans, organizes, oversees, coordinates, directs, and reviews the work of professional, technical, and administrative staff performing difficult and complex support related to all programs and activities of the Planning division; manages the effective use of the City's land use permitting process, and planning activities to improve organizational productivity and customer service, and provides highly complex and responsible support to the Community Development Director in areas of expertise.

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Bachelor's degree in urban or regional planning, or closely related field.
Six (6) years of increasingly responsible professional planning experience, preferably includes two (2) years of experience in a supervisory role.
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience that would provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Valid driver's license upon hire date.

Familiarity with and a working knowledge of Washington State environmental laws and policies as related to land use planning.
Knowledge of the Washington State Growth Management Act.
Knowledge of the Washington State Environmental Policy Act.
Working knowledge of general land use and development standards, practices, and procedures.
Excellent management, organizational, writing, and public presentation skills.

Selection will be based on overall qualifications and an interview process. Final candidate selected will be required to pass a comprehensive background/reference check, including a pre-employment physical commensurate to the position.

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How to Apply

To apply, submit an online application and attach a current resume and letter of interest.

City of Richland, WA

The City of Richland is located at the confluence of the Columbia and Yakima Rivers in southeastern Washington in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. Along with its sister cities of Pasco, West Richland, and Kennewick, the metropolitan area (population approximately 250,000) is known as the Tri-Cities. Richland, located in Benton County, claims approximately 52,400 residents.

Originally incorporated as a small farming community, Richland now focuses on energy production, advanced research, environmental remediation, and technology. Recent development have been seen in the fields of agricultural research and production. The U.S. Department of Energy's Hanford site has dominated the region for 50 years in terms of size, employment, and expenditures. Hanford's mission has evolved from defense production to waste management and environmental restoration and as a result, one of the City's primary goals is to further diversify its economy and expand its commercial and business sectors.

As home to both the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and a branch campus of Washington State University (WSU), Richland has a highly educated and actively involved citizenry. The City and its citizens are proud of the community's high quality of life, outstanding health care providers and facilities, cultural and recreational amenities, and municipal services that consistently score very high in community surveys. Richland residents also enjoy a favorable cost of living and one of the lowest crime rates in the state.

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