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DCD focuses on enabling and assisting our Kitsap residents in building affordable, structurally sound, and environmentally conscious developments in the Kitsap Community. We provide our team the opportunity to learn and grow within our positive and innovative work environment; we empower our team to make decisions and pride ourselves on a culture of continuous improvement. Please learn more about the department at our County webpage .
Kitsap County DCD seeks a PLANNER
to join our team of professionals.
Under the direction of the assigned supervisor, the incumbent performs varied and responsible professional planning work to evaluate, review, and process routine land use and environmental applications related to regional and community development in accordance with established procedures. Our planners specialize in plan reviews of a specific nature, support development of planning studies, and make recommendations pertaining to land use, environmental use, and advanced planning impacts. Planners will perform code development research and drafting, support implementation of land use and environmental regulations, and present technical reports and recommendations to hearings bodies.
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor Degree in Planning, Environmental Planningor closely related field from a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education; AND
Two (2)years of full-time professionalexperiencewith planning processes related to permit processing and community development is required; OR
An equivalent combination of experience and education which provides the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge, and ability required to perform the work.
Preferred Education, Experience or Other Qualifications
Experience with land use or current planning.
Experience with environmental permitting.
Experience with permit processing practices under differing sub-area plans.
Experience with electronic plan submittal and review.
American Institute of Certified Planners certification.
Prior to employment, the successful candidate must: Submit official transcripts from an accredited college or university or business school, if education is being used to meet the minimum qualifications.
Pass all job-related examinations/tests necessary to demonstrate required knowledge, skills and abilities, as determined by the hiring authority at time of job posting.
(Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all tasks which may be found in positions of this class.)
Essential Job Functions
Review land use and environmental applications and site plans for compliance with local and state regulations and plans.
Conduct project review meetings and site inspections as necessary to identify any applicable conditions and potential impact of project.
Monitor assigned land use and environmental applications through approval, developing and preparing additional related data as required.
Prepare staff reports of findings, including recommendations and supporting data for approval and submission to the Hearing Examiner, Planning Commission and/or Board of County Commissioners.
Provide information to property owners, investors, real estate developers and other interested parties pertaining to land use applications, ordinances, codes and related community development information.
Assists zoning and building inspectors in assuring compliance with applicable codes and ordinances. Works with the staff for legal action to resolve troublesome or non-complying cases.
Communicate with the public on a variety of land use and environmental matters.
Conduct and prepare limited technical research and recommendations for drafting or revising local development legislation and plans.
Working Conditions & Physical Activities:
(The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Kitsap County provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
Positions in this class typically require: Working primarily in an office with some field inspection work.
Attendance at meetings outside of normal working hours at various locations throughout the County and occasional travel outside the County may be required.
Walking and balancing (short and long distances)
Climbing, including property slopes and banks anduneven ground
Bending, stooping, twisting
Reaching above and/or below shoulder
Handling/grasping documents or equipment
Sitting for extended periods of time
Standing for long periods of time and the ability to walk through rough or uneven terrain may be required to conduct field inspections.
Clear speaking and adequate hearing sufficient to communicate effectively and respond appropriately in-person and/or on the telephone
Hearing audible signals, safety warning devices, phones, traffic, and equipment
Vision sufficient to read source materials, computer screen data, see detail or color, review plans, inspect field sites and discriminate color-coded safety information.
Repetitive motions for computer, tool and equipment use.
Requires exertion of force of 20 pounds occasionally, 35 pounds intermittently to lift/carry/move objects, files/documents and other materials or equipment.
Incumbents may be exposed to: Potentially hazardous conditions on construction sites, including machinery and forklifts.
Violent or hostile individuals.
Inclement weather while conducting field inspections (temperature extremes, slippery surfaces).
Road and traffic hazards.
Nuisance dust.
Positions in this classification: Are not eligible for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Are covered under a collective bargaining agreement.
May be required to work over 40 hours in a workweek.
**This position will be open until filled. First review of applications will be August 10, 2018.**
Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Kitsap County
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Kitsap County employs over 1100 employees in jobs that allow employees to make their mark and make a difference in their local community.  The County strives to provide effective and efficient services by continually assessing its purpose, promoting and rewarding innovation and fostering employee development.  Kitsap's Human Resources team provides the employee programs and benefits to keep Kitsap a great place to work.
​- Nancy Buonanno Grennan, Human Resources Director
Our Mission
​Human Resources recruits talented, career-minded leaders; supports employee development; builds trust; celebrates teamwork; works with integrity and clear communication.
Our Vision
 If we are successful, Kitsap County will be a trusting & competitive organization that employs and develops the most effective, professional & friendly staff available.
Our Values
We make decisions out of a sense of fairness & we will remember the Human part of HR.
We focus on the needs of our customers & work to earn their trust.
We do the right thing, no matter who is involved.
We are relentlessly positive.
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