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Planner I or II

Franklin County Human Resources Department
Pasco, WA Full-time
Posted on May 26, 2019

Franklin County has one opening for a Planner I or II position. Starting wage is $23.06 for Planner I and $25.37 for Planner II. Full-time, Non-bargaining, with full benefits.

Essential Functions of the Job

Planner I

  • Learns principles related to land use and planning including code enforcement, policy development, and physical inspections all under the supervision and guidance of senior planners.

Planner II

  • Coordinates with the Building Division, and other relevant County departments, to enforce County Code violations, taking a lead role in actions related to violations of the Franklin County land-use and zoning Codes.
  • Represents Franklin County, as assigned by the Director, on a variety of boards, commissions, and advisory groups.
  • Acts as Planning and Building Director, when the Director is absent or when assigned, regarding short-term landuse review and permit approvals.
  • As assigned by the Director, acts as the lead agent in the research and development of recommendations for improvements to the Franklin County land-use policies and regulations, as well as other long-term planning and economic development policies, standards, and/or projects.

Planner I and II

  • Provides customer service and performs department functions by responding to requests, inquiries, questions, or appeals by researching, reviewing, analyzing, tracking, or reconciling and communicating policy interpretation, sharing detailed and/or technical information, making recommendations, and providing advice, reports, answers, and presentations within scope of knowledge or authority or referring to appropriate individual.
  • Working with Permit Center staff, reviews applications and submittals at the counter for completeness and compliance with County submittal requirements.
  • Performs field inspections prior to preparing final reports to determine pre-project site conditions and perform post-permit issuance inspections to monitor compliance with the conditions of approval.
  • Assists with the general administration of the Code Enforcement program including providing code interpretation, communication to property owners, site investigations, and presentations at public hearings.
  • Assists with developing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and making improvements to performance standards, processes, policies, procedures, ordinances, building codes and standards, or database due to new trends, innovations, federal, state and local rules, laws, regulations, legislation, codes, and ordinances as they relate to the assigned areas and responsibilities.
  • Pursues self-development and continuing development of skills and knowledge by attending ongoing educational workshops, reviewing professional or technical publications, and establishing personal networks. 

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities.