The City of Portland's Bureau of Development Services is actively seeking a City Planner II in the Urban Design section. In this role, you will perform advanced, professional urban design planning, historic preservation and project coordination. Your daily work will include an analysis of multiple projects and the application of architectural, urban design, planning and/or historic preservation knowledge. You will also facilitate and coordinate projects among various stakeholders from inception to completion.
As a City Planner II, your work will involve managing assignments independently, but also receiving feedback from a section or team leader. The candidate will be expected to understand and apply the Bureau's expectations for high-quality and equitable customer service. Technical knowledge and interpersonal skills are needed to assist a wide variety of customers and stakeholders, such as property owners, developers, architects, designers, neighborhood representatives, commissions and elected officials, and other interested parties. By guiding and regulating the shape and form of the City, all City Planners have an important role in advancing the City's goals towards prosperity, resiliency, and equity. Sensitivity to how land use decisions impact communities differently, and disproportionately towards achieving these goals, is desired.
The current vacancy is in the Bureau of Development Services, Urban Design section. The eligible list generated from this recruitment may also be used to fill future vacancies in Bureau of Development Service (BDS) and Bureau of Planning & Sustainability (BPS). See "Additional Information" section for position specific information..
This classification is represented by the City of Portland Professional Employees Association (COPPEA). To view this labor agreement, visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bhr/27840 and click on the appropriate link.
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply. If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and will be requesting accommodation, the requests must be made to the Analyst(s) named below No Later Than the Closing Date of This Announcement.
To assist you in understanding this position and the recruitment process, we will offer Optional Information Sessionsthat will provide you with details about this position and about the application process. You are not required to attend to apply for this job, but attending will help you with the application process. You are welcome to join us for one of these optional sessions:
1900 Building5th Floor, Conference Room 5a 1900 SW 4th Ave., Portland, OR 97201 Thursday, June 15, 20175:30 pm – 6:30 pm or Tuesday, June 20, 201712:00 pm – 1:00 pm
For instructions on how to participate remotely, please contact Lorena Ramirez by 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time within two business days of the informational session date by email,Lorena.Ramirez@PortlandOregon.Gov,or by phone at 503-823-5333.