SeaTac WA

Incorporated in February 1990, the City of SeaTac is located in the Pacific Northwest, approximately midway between the cities of Seattle and Tacoma in the State of Washington. The City has a population of 27,110. SeaTac is a vibrant community, economically strong, environmentally sensitive, and people-oriented. The City boundaries surround the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, (approximately 3 square miles in area) which is owned and operated by the Port of Seattle.

SeaTac WA SeaTac, WA, USA
Mar 10, 2018
Full time
Under the direction of the Planning Manager, the employee occupying this position will perform a variety of complex and professional current or long range planning duties; coordinate municipal planning projects and programs; administer and interpret City zoning and subdivision codes, shoreline codes and local ordinances; provide interpretations and assurance that land use complies with requirements under SEPA and other environmental legislation ; prepare revisions to elements of the Comprehensive Plan and land use regulations; inform the public, land developers and others of various City zoning code and ordinance requirements; perform lead duties and provide work direction on planning projects as assigned; and be responsible for project outcomes. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: The Senior Planner is responsible for performing duties of great complexity and for having project lead responsibilities for some work tasks while working independently with limited supervision. The Associate Planner classification performs a variety of current and long-range professional planning duties and may, under the direction of a Senior Planner, assist in major projects.   Representative Duties: Perform the duties of an Associate Planner in addition to the following: • Plan, organize and participate in a variety of complex current and long range planning and community development duties including coordinating municipal planning projects and programs involving potentially controversial issues; develop project criteria and policies for consideration by appointed and elected officials.  E • Plan, develop and execute work programs for projects that may include securing grants, budgeting and management of outside consultants. • Provide technical information and interpret long range planning and policy issues including transportation and capital improvement plans with City departments, local, state and federal agencies and the public.  E • Coordinate planning review activities and develop land use and zoning regulations; analyze long range effects of current development plans; prepare revisions to elements of the Comprehensive Plan.  E • Administer and interpret local ordinances and the City's zoning, subdivision and shoreline codes to assure that land use and development comply with a variety of requirements; answer questions and explain and interpret codes and ordinance requirements to the public, land developers, officials and others.  E • Review and process land use applications, proposals, business licenses and building permit applications to assure compliance with codes, ordinances and the Comprehensive Plan; coordinate application review with City staff, affected agencies, citizens and developers regarding technical deficiencies and solutions.  E • Review and process proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan. E • Meet and confer with developers, architects, contractors and others regarding development plans; develop checklists, comments and critiques; interpret and explain city, state and federal laws, codes, regulations and requirements.  E • Assist in project review and provide technical direction to assigned planning staff regarding specialized areas of urban planning, including transportation, environmental issues and land use.  E • Present reports and recommendations to the Hearing Examiner, City Council, Planning Commission, various committees and public hearings as required.  E • Assist in staffing regional planning and technical forums; review and provide comments on regional planning and environmental documents. Make presentations at community meetings and public hearings.   E • Perform related duties as assigned. Required Education and Experience : • Bachelor's degree in urban or regional planning, geography, urban design or closely related field • Five years of increasingly responsible public sector planning experience, including comprehensive planning, land use and current planning experience, environmental analysis and zoning implementation; or three (3) years of experience with a Masters degree in Urban Planning • Development and environmental review experience Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: • Knowledge of planning principles, practices, regulations and techniques related to land use, environmental review, community and economic development, urban design and transportation • Knowledge of site and urban design principles and practices • Knowledge of environmental impact assessment, analysis and impact statement preparation • Knowledge of permit and site plan review and issuance procedures • Knowledge of Washington State Environmental Policy Act, Shorelines Management Act and Growth Management Act • Skill performing a variety of complex and professional planning duties involving coordinating municipal planning projects and programs • Skill reviewing development projects • Project management and administration skills  • Ability to administer and interpret the City codes and regulations • Ability to prepare and deliver effective, accurate and concise oral and written reports and graphic presentations • Ability to provide and receive constructive criticism on work products • Ability to provide guidance and assistance to less experienced staff • Ability to establish effective working relationships with staff of other divisions, departments and jurisdictions • Ability to administer contracted consultant services Closing Date/Time:Mon. 04/02/18 11:59 PM Pacific Time Remember to say you found this opportunity at