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DOWL Land Use Planner 1 (Bend, OR and Redmond, WA) in Bend, Oregon



This is a full-time entry-level position to provide support for planning, landscape architecture, and land development projects by applying land use regulation and site plan development knowledge.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Apply land use regulation knowledge on a project basis working with DOWL planners, landscape architects, and engineers to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.

  • Conduct research and information gathering to assist in site planning and compliance with municipal land use regulations.

  • Analyze site and regulatory data and provide draft technical reports.

  • Prepare land use applications for projects requiring plats, rezones, conditional use and site plan reviews for submittal.

  • Perform activities to meet public notification requirements for public hearings including posting public hearing notice posters on properties and submitting the Affidavit of Posting to the municipal planning staff.

  • Provide assistance to higher level planners on resolution of land use approval conditions with municipal staff.

  • Consistently exercise discretion and judgment in all work tasks.

  • Other duties may be assigned.

Qualifications. To be successful in this position, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Baccalaureate degree in urban design, community planning, engineering, or related program and 2 years’ of work experience.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to create and interpret graphs.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret scientific and technical journals. Ability to respond to inquiries or complaints from clients, co-workers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to clients, co-workers, and the public.

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with abstract and concrete variables.

  • Ability to be an effective listener and communicate clearly both verbally and in writing.

  • Must be comfortable making public presentations.

  • Must be able to use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook software.

Physical Demands. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)