Snohomish County WA Everett, WA 98201, USA
Nov 22, 2019Full time
Description Do you enjoy working on a very diverse range of topics with multiple stakeholders? Does coordinating, collaborating and organizing work appeal to you? The Public Works Administrative Operations Division is seeking a team-oriented employee for a Planner-PW position. This position will assist the Special Projects Coordinator to coordinate, produce and prepare technical documents for Title VI/Civil Rights, Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP), emergency planning and sustainability/climate change-related projects. This position will require skills and an aptitude for researching topics, data collection and analysis with an attention to detail. Administrative tasks will also be assigned to this position such as preparing training packets, copying documents and coordinating training sessions. The ideal candidate will have education and experience in at least one or more of the topics of Title VI/civil rights, COOP, emergency planning, and sustainability/environmental/climate change work, and interest in working on these topics. Advanced expertise and experience in SharePoint, MS Office Software and Adobe Pro creating and editing large, complex documents is desired. Examples of documents that you will help prepare and/or update include plans, reports, manuals, guidelines, policies, forms, spreadsheets, and graphics. If you are detailed oriented and enjoy working in a fast-paced, demanding environment and have the ability to meet deadlines, you may enjoy this opportunity. The successful candidate will have excellent communication and organizational skills, and will demonstrate the ability to work well with staff and stakeholders with a variety of backgrounds, and will be able to positively contribute to the Administrative Operations team as well as the entire Public Works Department. Snohomish County is thriving and is a great place to live, work, play, and raise a family. We strive to not only provide a meaningful job, but a lifelong career. We are invested in your success and growth and offers the following benefits to our employees: Flexible work schedules. Sick leave: You will accrue 8 hours of sick leave per month. Vacation Leave: you will start out accruing 6.7 hours of vacation each month. Your leave accruals increase based on your years of employment with the County. Holiday Pay: The County observes 10 paid legal holidays per year, and provides employees with two floating holidays annually. Pension Benefits: County employees are eligible for Washington State PERS enrollment. Benefits: The County offers a wide range of benefits including, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, LTD, deferred compensation and more. Pay Increases: An annual cost of living adjustment may also be included, as negotiated by AFSCME. Employer Paid: Orca cards. Public Works is the largest department in the Snohomish County government with approximately 600 employees. Snohomish County is one of the fastest growing counties in the nation according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This growth presents many challenges for the Public Works department in maintaining and improving critical infrastructure such as roads and bridges, managing the solid waste and recycling needs of county residents, and monitoring surface water issues. You can read more about the Public Works Department and the Administrative Operations division at our website . Job Duties BASIC FUNCTION Performs long-range planning related to the land use, transportation, surface water, environmental and solid waste activities of a county department or division. STATEMENT OF ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES Serves as staff participant for assigned planning functions in the following disciplines; transportation, land, use, surface water, solid waste, or environmental science. Conducts research, data analysis, data management, and statistical modeling; responds to inquiries for plan, policy and code interpretations. Analyzes issues and develop planning and policy proposals; assists in formulating plans and regulations, and present policy and plan recommendations to policy makers and the general public. Helps to implement plans and regulations. Participates in monitoring plans and implementation strategies; contributes to amendments and revisions of plans as necessary. Participates in public meetings, hearings and council sessions for program, comprehensive plan, investigations, and code amendments; prepares input to staff reports, and recommendations; prepares graphics, displays, brochures, and oral and written presentations. Reviews and contribute to documents; reviews environmental assessments; reviews relevant plans, regulations and proposals by other agencies and jurisdictions. Provides information and guidance to citizens regarding environmental processes and related best management practices. Works with property and business owners to provide technical information regarding code interpretation, and advises the public of potential violations, compliance requirements and pollution prevention techniques. STATEMENT OF OTHER JOB DUTIES Coordinates multi-agency site visits and meetings, coordinates referrals and follow-ups. Implements portions of public involvement and information processes; assists in support of county boards and committees; participates in county planning teams and processes. Provides customer service functions and technical assistance to groups and individuals. Minimum Qualifications A Bachelor's degree in urban planning, civil engineering, geography, sociology, political science, economics, environmental sciences, biology, chemistry, environmental engineering, hydrology, or public administration; AND, one (1) year experience in a related field; OR, any combination of training and/or experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities. Work-related experience may be substituted for the required education or training on a year for year basis. Must pass job-related tests. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS A valid Washington State Driver's License may be required. Additional Information KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: the principles and practices of urban planning or environmental sciences planning related procedures and standards research and data collection techniques county and state clean water and stormwater laws, regulations, and standards best management practices to prevent surface water pollution current literature, trends, regulations and developments in the urban planning or environmental fields Ability to: gather, evaluate and document technical planning or environmental data read, interpret and apply legal documents and descriptions synthesize research and use these results as a basis for recommendations communicate effectively both orally and in writing establish and maintain effective work relationships with all levels of county management and staff and the general public operate personal computers and applied software packages, such as databases, and GIS read, interpret and apply federal, state and local laws, rules, regulations and policies governing assigned duties communicate effectively with people of all ages and from a variety of cultural, economic and ethnic backgrounds provide a strong customer service ethic interpret laws, codes, ordinances and regulations with firmness, tact and equity work with a minimum of supervision SUPERVISION Employees in this class receive direction from a Principal Planner or Supervising Planner. The work is performed with considerable independence and is reviewed through meetings, periodic status reports and results obtained. WORKING CONDITIONS The work is performed in the usual office environment with frequent field trips to locations throughout the county for the purpose of attending community meetings and coordinating program activities. The employee may be required to work evenings, weekend and holidays as necessary. Snohomish County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Accommodations for individuals with disabilities are provided upon request. EEO policy and ADA notice Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com !