Planning Manager

City of Ellensburg   Ellensburg, WA   Full-time     Management
Posted on January 11, 2023
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Planning Manager

Open:    January 10, 2023

Close:   Open Until Filled, First Review will be 1/24/23

The City of Ellensburg has a vacancy for a Planning Manager in the Community Development Department.  This is a working manager position that is responsible for the daily operation and supervision of the Planning Division. The Planning Manager performs professional formulation, coordination, and implementation of long range, current, and special planning activities; provides staff support to boards and commissions, City Council, other departments/divisions, and the general public; oversees the permit review process and implements quality controls for the Planning Division; and assists in the administrative duties for the Division.

This is a full-time benefited position.  Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.  Retirement under the Washington State Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), VEBA, Paid Time Off (PTO), holidays, exempt leave, and employee choice days. 

Salary:   $7,977 - $9,025/month FLSA Exempt        



  • Bachelor's degree from four‑year college or university in Planning, Geography, or a field related to the essential duties and responsibilities of this position
  • Four (4) years of increasingly responsible professional planning experience
  • One (1) year in a lead role for a long-range planning project
  • One (1) year in a supervisory role
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered


  • ARCVIEW GIS experience
  • Bilingual English/Spanish
  • AICP Certification


Valid State Driver's License, or ability to obtain one; must maintain an insurable driving record.

To Apply:

To view a complete job description for Planning Manager with detailed duties, responsibilities, and necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities and information on how to apply, visit the employment section of our website at  This position is open until filled.  First review will be 1/24/2023. EOE.