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Associate Planner
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Yamhill County | McMinnville, OR
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Job Description


Job #PD19-060

Recruitment closes September 16, 2019 at 3:00


Associate Planner

Planning & Development

Salary: $3844- $4403/month (DOE) with Excellent Benefits


Our Community

Yamhill County has approximately 102,000 residents and is a very desirable place to live in the heart of the Willamette Valley wine country. Yamhill County is home to Linfield College and Chemeketa Community College in McMinnville and George Fox University and Portland Community College in Newberg. Yamhill County is centrally located in the Willamette Valley, within close proximity to the Oregon Coast, the Portland and Salem metropolitan areas, and the Oregon Cascade Mountains. Wide varieties of indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities are available. We have the benefits, appeal and superior quality of life found in a small town community, while enjoying active social and cultural lifestyles found in larger metropolitan areas.


The Associate Planner

This is a regular full-time position for an innovative, customer service oriented person to review and process various land use permit applications such as conditional uses, variances, zoning changes, and land partitions. Some of the duties of the Associate Planner include performing professional current and long-range planning, interpreting, developing, and enforcing state and county land use laws, administrative rules, and ordinances. Work involves a variety of technical and analytical functions relating to city and county comprehensive land use plans, land use permit applications, and policies

and procedures adopted by the planning commission and the board of commissioners. Assignments are both routine and on a special project basis requiring independent judgment and decision-making. This position may be underfilled with an Assistant Planner.


The Benefits

Health coverage - Group medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage for the entire family. For the 2019-20 plan year, the County pays 99% of the monthly premium and employees pay 1% ($15.90 per month) for the Base Plan. With this plan, employees are eligible for a $100 a month contribution into an HRA VEBA account. Buy-up plans are also available.

Retirement - PERS (Public Employee Retirement System) contribution is 100% employer funded, which includes both contribution to PERS pension and IAP accounts (IAP contribution is 6% of salary).

Short-Term Disability – 100% County paid

Life insurance - $6,000 for employee/$2,000 for spouse and children – 100% County Paid.

Vacation/Sick Leave - Flexible Earned Time (FET) is a combination of vacation and sick leave. To start, you will earn 12.38 hours per month and future accruals increase based on years of service. After a year of service and depending on FET balance, employees may sell-back up to 40 hours of FET per year.


The Qualifications

Two years at a level equivalent to an Assistant Planner and a Bachelor’s degree in planning, geography, public administration, or a related field from an accredited school are required. Any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training which ensures the ability to perform the work may substitute for the above.


The Candidate

Because the position involves extensive contact with the public, it requires a demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, other county employees/departments, County Administration, the Board of Commissioners, and other agencies. The successful candidate will have excellent customer service skills and the ability to maintain a professional demeanor in emotional/stressful encounters and interact with members of the public

in a pleasant, tactful, and courteous manner. Attention to detail, neatness, and accuracy are required. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).


Yamhill County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and values diversity 

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