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Title: Coastal Planner - Limited Duration End Date 06/30/2022 (40 hours a week)
Position Classification:  CED Planner 1
Department: Community and Economic Development
Reports to: Community and Economic Development Director
Location: Toledo Office


This position is a full time limited duration appointment not to go beyond 6/30/2022.  This position is open until filled.  We will be looking at applications starting June 15, 2020. 

Supports and performs professional planning activities for member jurisdictions on the coast within the areas of current and long-range planning and community and economic development. May also assist with planning projects in other member jurisdictions.

This position will be based out of the Toledo office, with travel expected to surrounding cities. Work involves assisting coastal communities with everyday planning tasks, including, but not limited to, working with the public to answer questions related to zoning, land use, and code violations, evaluating land use applications and reviewing building permits, preparing staff reports, and presenting to commissions and/or councils.


  • Working knowledge of Oregon’s Statewide Land Use Planning Goals, and awareness of Coastal Management Program.

  • Plan, direct, and administer activities related to current and long range planning for and with assigned member jurisdictions. May work in development, administration, and/or enforcement of State, Regional, and Local land use regulations and policies.

  • Attend and participate in Planning Commission and City Council meetings. May be responsible for developing training and work session material, Staff Reports, Presentations, Findings, and Final Orders of Approval.

  • Perform professional level land use planning work at multiple levels: front counter customer service, research and analysis of land use applications, preparation of reports and presentations, interaction with other staff and community members.

  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with individuals and groups, and understand that confidentiality is sometimes required of the position and must be honored.

  • Demonstrates openness of constructive feedback and suggestions, in an effort to strengthen work performance. 

  • Contributes to a positive, respectful and productive work atmosphere.  Regular attendance is required to meet the demands of this job and to provide necessary services. 


  • Assists other planning staff and department projects as assigned by supervisor.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor.


Work is performed primarily in an office environment utilizing a personal computer, telephone and a variety of office equipment.  Position requires sitting for long periods of time and performing extensive computer work. Must be able to work independently and coordinate with member jurisdictions, coworkers, and supervisors. Travel is required to attend meetings and events.


Receives general supervision from the Community and Economic Development Director.



Experience & Training

Bachelor's degree in urban planning, public policy, business administration, or a related field; Master’s degree in a related field is preferred.


Any satisfactory equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the job required. Knowledge of Oregon land use planning laws and issues, and community and economic development techniques is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Federal and State grant programs, community development principles and practices, and local and statewide land use practices.

  • Experience or working knowledge within one or more of the following programs: Land Use Planning, Community and/or Economic Development, Public Meeting Facilitation, Comprehensive Planning, Coastal Zone Management.

  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills, including the ability to prepare and effectively make presentations to and facilitate meetings of various groups and the public;

  • Familiarity working with planning commissions, city councils, elected officials, and the general public on planning and permitting issues;

  • Ability to organize and structure own work, and exercise initiative;

  • Ability to meet deadlines and juggle diverse multiple tasks and priorities;

  • Ability to gather, organize and analyze data and information and draw conclusions and formulate recommendations;

  • Ability to utilize a personal computer for word processing, spreadsheet preparation, presentations, database development and management and electronic communication.

  • Knowledge of computer software and hardware for graphic presentations and mapping (GIS) desirable;

  • Ability to design and facilitate group visioning, goal setting, planning and decision-making processes;

  • Ability to seek, build and maintain critical partner relationships;

Licenses, Certificates, & Other Requirements

Possession of a Valid Oregon Driver’s License, or have the ability to obtain reliable transportation in order to travel throughout the three-county area.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by an employee occupying this position.  Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and abilities.  To successfully perform this job, the employee will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.


Starting salary is $26.24-35.17/hourly DOQE. A step increase will be awarded upon successful completion of a probationary period (typically six months), and then annually thereafter to the top of the range. OCWCOG offers an attractive benefits package including:

Retirement – OCWCOG pays both the employer’s percentage, and employee’s six percent (6%) contribution into the Oregon Public Employees System (PERS). In addition to PERS, OCWCOG pays into Social Security. 

Insurance – For select plans, OCWCOG currently pays one hundred percent (100%) of the insurance premiums for the employee and their eligible dependents. The insurance package includes medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage, alternative care, life, accidental death and dismemberment, as well as long-term care.

Holiday Leave – OCWCOG provides ten and one half (10 ½) fixed holidays, plus two (2) personal days during each fiscal year.

Additional Benefits – Deferred compensation options, Long-term care Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Credit Union memberships, and options to participate in pre-tax Health Savings Account or Flexible Spending Account.

Sick Leave – Full-time employees accrue eight (8) hours of sick leave each month.

Vacation Leave – Full-time employees accrue vacation leave each month according to the following schedule:

           0-36 months              -   8 hours/month

         37-72 months              - 10 hours/month

         73-144 months            - 14 hours/month

       145 months and above   - 16 hours/month


This position is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), pursuant to Article 14 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Possess a valid Oregon Driver’s License, or have the ability to obtain reliable transportation in order to travel throughout the three-county area is required.

If you are offered employment, the offer will be contingent upon the outcome of a criminal records check, and the information will be shared with Human Resources.  Any criminal history will be reviewed and could result in the withdrawal of the offer or termination of employment.

If you have any questions please contact HR at   In the subject line please include the position title and the posting number. To apply scroll down to the bottom and click Apply. The Position Number for this position is 202024.