Employment Opportunities and RFPs

Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments Transportation Planner

Salary: $53,256 – $64,992  

For a complete position profile and to apply online, visit Prothman at http://www.prothman.com/ and click on “Current Searches.” For questions, call 206-368-0050.

Located in Kelso, Washington, the Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments (CWCOG) serves an area primarily within the southwest Washington counties of Cowlitz and Wahkiakum. CWCOG is a voluntary association supported by a membership of 33 entities made up of counties, cities, school districts, utility districts, ports, fire districts, economic development councils, a community college and other nonprofit agencies in the region. CWCOG has a varied work program with initiatives undertaken in the areas of regional and local planning, transportation planning, community and economic development planning, technical assistance and a wide array of contractual services. CWCOG is a board-directed organization, staffed by approximately 7 FTE’s, and its 2017 annual budget is $1.15 million.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Transportation Planner is responsible for research, development, and the implementation of plans, studies, and recommendations pertaining to transportation, land use planning, comprehensive planning, community development, housing, urban growth management, demographic information, economic development, environmental issues, and other regional and community planning areas.

A bachelor’s degree in Urban & Regional Planning or a similar field, and 3-5 years of planning experience related to transportation is required.

First review: August 13, 2017 (open until filled).



Planning Technician

City of Ketchum seeks Planning Technician, to provide administrative support, community outreach and customer service for the Planning and Building Department. Performs a variety of duties related to customer service, application processing, records and database maintenance and permitting; coordinates review of sign permits and serves as a liaison to other departments involved in planning and development; takes minutes at all Planning and Zoning meetings and provides administrative support to the Commission and Department.  High school diploma required, 4-year degree preferred.  Excellent customer service, communication, organization, and computer skills required.  Additional training in business, marketing, public relations and/or communication and/or a college degree, with strong customer service and government work experience is highly desirable. Compensation Range: $41,581 – $53,308, DOE.

View and download the job description and application packet at www.ketchumidaho.org/jobs.  Submit resume and completed application form to maustin@ketchumidaho.org.  Applications accepted until July 13, 2017 at 10:00 am. First application review starts July 13, 2017.  EOE



Kootenai County – Planner 1

SUMMARY: Under the direct supervision of the Planner III, this position provides planning and zoning related information to the public and reviews permits for compliance with local, state, and federal requirements and performs other related work as required.

Click here for details:  http://www.kcgov.us/departments/personnel/joblist.asp

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree in Geography, Landscape Architecture, Urban or Regional Planning, or related field, one (1) year of relevant planning experience in the public or private sector preferred.  A Master’s degree may substitute for one year of experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:  Must possess a valid driver’s license, and be insurable. Certification in the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) preferred.

TO APPLY:  Kootenai County is now accepting online applications! Please go to our website http://www.kcgov.us/departments/personnel/joblist.asp  Click on “click here to view postings and apply.”  Next create an online applicant account and follow the prompts. Any questions please contact Human Resources at kchr@kcgov.us or 208-446-1645.   A pre-employment drug test is required for all positions.  Kootenai County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Salary: $17.74 to $19.38/Hr/DOE



Transportation Planner

The Spokane Regional Transportation Council (SRTC) is dedicated to tackling challenges that transcend municipal boundaries. SRTC is seeking a professional transportation planner who enjoys challenges, has great communication and project management skills and enjoys working in a fast paced team environment. This position will work under the general supervision of the Executive Director.

SRTC is the lead agency for transportation planning for the area covered by Spokane County, Washington. SRTC offers a variety of services including, but not limited to, conducting multi-modal transportation studies, census information analysis, air quality conformity and analysis, travel demand modeling, performance-based planning prioritization processes, and distributing state and federal funds to local transportation projects and programs.

SRTC is a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and a Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO).

A complete job description can be found here. Applicants wishing to be considered for this position should submit a resume, cover letter and (optional) Affirmative Action form to Sabrina Minshall, Executive Director, Spokane Regional Transportation Council at sminshall@srtc.org or 421 W. Riverside Ave., Suite 500, Spokane, WA 99201. Electronic submission is preferred. The first review of applications will take place on Tuesday, July 11, 2017.



Planner II

Kittitas County Community Development Services is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Planner II.   This is a full-time, non-union, non-exempt, benefited position expected to begin as soon as possible Screening of applications will commence on June 23 and continue until a suitable candidate has been found.

The Planner II develops and creates reports concerning planning issues and code requirements, processes complex land use applications, prepares revisions to various County Codes, and administers and enforces the County’s lands use codes and policies.

Salary Range: $4,711 -$6,339 per month

A full job description can be found at: http://www.co.kittitas.wa.us/hr/jobs/job.aspx?i=1355


Senior Planner

Kittitas County Community Development Services is currently seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Senior Planner. This is a full time, exempt, non-union position with benefits.  The position is open until filled.  Screening of applications will begin on June 22.

The Senior Planner is responsible for assisting the Community Development Services Director with the following: Planning Division administration, including training, planning, organizing, and supervising all Planning Division Staff; Administration/enforcement of zoning, subdivision, shoreline management, critical areas ordinance, State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), and other codes, programs and requirements; Development of a long range planning program with goals, objectives, and implementation measures for the County. The Senior Planner works closely with the CDS Director and maintains effective working relationships with administrative and other personnel under the guidance of state and federal regulation, as well as County policies, regulations and procedures. This is a working supervisory position, with the understanding that the incumbent is expected to perform a wide range of both supervisory and planning duties as required.

Salary Range: $4,942 -$6,650 per month

A full job description can be found at: http://www.co.kittitas.wa.us/hr/jobs/job.aspx?i=1350


Senior Planner

The City of Moses Lake is accepting applications for the position of Senior Planner in the Community Development Department.

Salary:  $5,049 – $6,311 per month, plus excellent benefits. 

Nature of Work:  Performs a variety of supervisory, administrative and technical work in the current and/or long range planning programs of the city related to the development and implementation of land use, zoning, comprehensive planning, and related municipal plans and policies; and for assisting with implementation and management of various provisions of the Growth Management Act.

Essential Responsibilities:  Read detailed job description before applying.

Application Qualifications:  Any combination of experience, training, or education that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the job.

Applications and job descriptions are available from the Human Resources Department at City Hall, 321 S. Balsam (509) 764-3703 or on the city’s website at cityofml.com.

Open until filled – first review June 30, 2017.

The City of Moses Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer.




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The Global Grid has opened another round of internship vacancies: http://theglobalgrid.org/intern-join.

Applications close on Friday, June 30th (to start in mid-July). As an added bonus, all internships are available for academic credit upon request. Internship opportunities include: Arabic Language Translator & Content Coordinator – Architecture Blogger – Assistant Editor Business Development Chinese Language Translator & Content Coordinator – Environmental Design Blogger – French Language Translator & Content Coordinator German Language Translator & Content Coordinator Graphic Design Infographics and Data Visualization Designer Japanese Language Translator & Content Coordinator – Landscape Architecture Blogger – Local Marketing Specialist & Editor Portuguese Language Translator & Content Coordinator Russian Language Translator & Content Coordinator Senior Editor Social Media Coordinator Spanish Language Translator & Content Coordinator Structural/Civil Engineering Blogger Turkish Language Translator & Content Coordinator – Urban Planning Blogger –



Principal Planner – Advanced Planning – Transportation and Land Services

East Wenatchee, WA 98802 (509) 884-7173

Full-time with benefits

Salary Range: 8 Step Salary Range, DOQ  Step 1 Step 8   $5,873 $6,599

Position Details:

Job Description and Information

Applications Available At:

Douglas County Transportation and Land Services  140 19th Street NW, Suite A  East Wenatchee, WA 98802  and  http://www.douglascountywa.net/departments/hr

Applications Accepted Until: Friday, June 9, 2017 5:00 PM

Return Applications To:

Douglas County Human Resources  140 19th Street NW, Suite A  East Wenatchee, WA 98802

When Applying:

* Application & Resume Required  * A 5-year driving abstract from the Department of Licensing required

Posting Locations: East Wenatchee and Waterville County Buildings, AWC Jobnet, PAW, APA, Wenatchee World, Facebook

Posting Type: In-House and Public

NOTE: This position is included in the bargaining unit



ACHD Senior Transportation Planner

Applications are now being accepted for the position of Sr. Transportation Planner with a Modeling emphasis in the Planning & Programming Department. Starting wage is dependent upon qualifications (DOQ).

ACHD offers an excellent benefit package which includes medical, vision and dental insurance, paid vacation and holidays and membership in the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI).

Primary Responsibilities:

Responsible for maintaining and managing the District’s travel demand forecasting model for use in a variety of District functions. Manages the modeling software, analyzes transportation and land development applications, and prepares reports related to modeling efforts. Also manages appropriate planning projects, including but not limited to: scoping, budgeting, consultant selection and oversight, public outreach, and presentation before the public and elected officials.

Serves as a technical lead for transportation planning and projects.

Establishes and maintains cooperative internal working relationships with ACHD departments and numerous District employees. Also works with developers, consulting engineers, the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), and members of the general public, as well as Federal, State, and local agency representatives.


Must have considerable knowledge of travel demand forecasting software, preferably Cube Software; application of travel demand modeling within a planning framework; Geographic Information Systems (GIS); computer programming techniques; analytical and statistical research methods; principles and practices of planning and development; and project management.

Must be able to prepare and present technical reports, analyze and compile technical and statistical information; and independently investigate modeling problems.

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Urban Planning or related field and two years of relevant work experience is preferred. AICP Certification is a plus.

Or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acceptable.

A completed ACHD Employment Application is required and must be submitted to HR by 4:30 p.m., June 22, 2017. Applications are available at 3775 Adams St., Garden City ID or on our website at www.achdidaho.org.

An AA/EEO/ADA Employer

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations



Associate Planner – City of Pocatello

Accepting Applications from 5/22/17-6/5/17

Pay Grade 20: $21.04-$24.75

The Associate Planner performs duties in the Planning and Development Services Department administering the City zoning, planning, and land use ordinances. The job processes land use, development, and zoning applications, reviews building permits and subdivision applications, and performs long range land use planning, and prepares ordinance updates and amendments.

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/V4giZd