Washington County's Department of Land Use & Transportation is seeking a Planning and Development Services Manager who is a strategic, motivational leader with a passion for excellence and who is dedicated to making a difference both in the workplace and in our community.
About the Position:
The Planning and Development Services Manager is a rewarding opportunity to provide leadership and strategic direction to a dynamic work group. The ideal candidate will have significant knowledge in the principles, practices, and procedures of land use and transportation planning and development, including a working knowledge of Oregon's unique land use laws, personnel management, and community relations. We are looking for a talented and committed individual able to lead a diverse, highly motivated and professional level staff, and also serve as an instrumental part of the day-to-day responsibilities related to the operations of the department's Community Planning, Transportation Planning, Current Planning and Building Services sections. This position is eligible to work a hybrid schedule, with up to 2 days a week REMOTE! Days per week may vary based on business needs.
Minimum Qualifications (MQ's):
Master’s Degree in the field of civil engineering, architecture, urban and regional planning, economics, transportation, public administration, business administration and/or closely related field; AND six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in a large complex transportation, planning, land use, or building program; which includes a minimum of four (4) years of supervisory or management experience. OR
Bachelor’s Degree in the field of civil engineering, architecture, urban and regional planning, economics, transportation, public administration, business administration and/or closely related field; AND eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in a large, complex transportation, planning, land use, or building program; which includes a minimum of four (4) years of supervisory or management experience. OR
Associate’s Degree in the field of civil engineering, architecture, urban and regional planning, economics, transportation, public administration, business administration, management, and/or a closely related field; AND ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in a large, complex transportation, planning, land use, or building program; which includes a minimum of four (4) years of supervisory or management experience.
American Institute of Certified Planners Certification (AICP)
Certified Building Official
A driver’s license valid in the state of Oregon and an acceptable driving record is required.
Able to attend regularly scheduled nighttime meetings.
Washington County and the Portland metropolitan area are nationally recognized as being among the most livable areas in the country. Located on the western edge of the Portland metropolitan area, Washington County is the second largest and fastest growing county in Oregon, with an approximate population of 597, 695. The community is one of Oregon’s most ethnically diverse, drawing from Europe, Central and South America, Asia, the Pacific nations and Africa. Residents and institutions alike reflect a global perspective.
Washington County encompasses 727 square miles, with 12 incorporated cities including Hillsboro, Beaverton, Tigard and Tualatin, along with a large urban unincorporated population. Focused residential and industrial growth has enabled the county to preserve more than 80% of its agricultural and forestlands with the nationally acclaimed Urban Growth Boundary.
The community enjoys excellent schools, and a uniquely diverse array of cultural and recreational activities. With only an hour’s drive from the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains and a half-hour to downtown Portland, Washington County enjoys the benefits of a healthy urban and rural environment. Lig...ht rail and commuter rail links our cities, and vibrant station area communities are growing around them.
Washington County is one of just nine Oregon counties operating under home rule charter. The Charter provides the county with the authority to design an organized structure that effectively responds to community needs. It establishes a Council-Manager form of government, with a five-member Board of Commissioners assuming the legislative role.
The Board Chair serves on a full-time basis and is elected at-large. The remaining four commissioners are elected by district voters and serve on a part-time basis. The Board appoints the County Administrator who is responsible for providing staff support to the Board and overseeing daily operations. In addition to the Department of Support Services (HR, IT, Finance, Facilities/Parks, Fleet), County offices and departments include: the Sheriff’s Office, District Attorney’s Office, Housing Services, Health and Human Services, County Counsel, Juvenile Services, Land Use & Transportation, County Auditor, Cooperative Library Services and Assessment & Taxation. The Sheriff, District Attorney and Auditor are elected department head positions. County Counsel, like the County Administrator, is appointed by the Board of Commissioners.
Approximately 2,000 employees enjoy a collaborative culture and work-life balance. Working within our local government agency provides daily opportunities to serve, build and sustain communities now and into the future.