Associate Planner

City of Wenatchee   Wenatchee, WA   Full-time     Project Management
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Posted on July 22, 2021

Associate Planner

$5,099 - $6,256/Month

Position Overview

Plans, organizes and participates in a variety of current and long-range planning.  Reviews and processes development permit applications to ensure compliance with codes, ordinances and Comprehensive Plan.  Coordinates application review with City staff, affected agencies, citizens and developers regarding technical deficiencies and solutions. Explains, interprets and provides guidance regarding the development permit application process and code and ordinance requirements. 

 Qualification Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in urban, regional, or city planning or other closely related field.
  • Two (2) years of public or private planning and community development experience. Experience working in an urban city of similar size is desired.  Master’s degree may substitute for one year.
  • Bilingual, English and Spanish, language abilities preferred.

The Community

The City of Wenatchee is home to 33,921 people with approximately 70,000 living in the greater Wenatchee urban area. Located in a beautiful valley at the confluence of the Wenatchee and Columbia Rivers and on the east slopes of the Cascade Mountain Range, the city enjoys wonderful abundant sunshine with four distinct seasons. The average rainfall is a mere 10 inches per year making the region a focal point of Washington State for outdoor recreation. Wenatchee is the largest city in rural North Central Washington and thus provides a small town atmosphere with big city amenities striking a great balance between rural and urban qualities of life. Furthermore, the city is only 30 minutes from the renowned resort towns of Leavenworth and Lake Chelan. For those desiring occasional amenities of major metropolitan areas, Seattle is a short scenic 3 hour drive or 30 minute flight away making Wenatchee very attractive to many people and families relocating from the Puget Sound area.

Find out more about the City at https://www.wenatcheewa.gov.  Some of the tourism highlights of the region can be viewed at https://www.visitchelancounty.com/ and http://wenatchee.org/.  Our historic downtown is a nationally recognized Main Street with an active downtown association https://wendowntown.org/.

Must see:            “We are Wenatchee Part I”         

                            “We are Wenatchee Part II”       

                             “We are Wenatchee Part III”      

How to Apply

Please go to www.wenatcheewa.gov and click on ‘Job Opportunities’ to view the full Job Description and download application materials.  The following constitutes a complete application package:

  1. Letter of Interest/Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Application for Employment
  4. Supplemental Application

Complete application packages may be emailed (HR@WenatcheeWa.Gov), faxed (509-888-3636), or mailed to: City of Wenatchee Human Resources Department, PO Box 519 Wenatchee, WA 98801-0519.

Initial Review Date: 3:00 P.M., Friday, August 13, 2021. Open until filled.