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18 May 2023

Full-Time Program Manager II – Community Planning

Clark County Human Resources – Posted by Clark County Human Resources Vancouver, Washington, United States

Job Description

Job Summary

The Community Planning Program Manager II position manages all the department’s program and associated staff who are tasked with implementing and managing the county’s 20-year comprehensive plan and the policies and land use regulations that are consistent with that plan.  Incumbents are expected to handle considerable complexity in the department’s budget process and management, the complex legislative process, implementation of the department’s approved work program, and have high visibility or impact on significant operations within the County. Incumbents forecast, plan, develop and implement projects and programs to accomplish goals, priorities and objectives including: managing department resources; developing, interpreting, monitoring, adjusting and implementing policies, programs and procedures; and managing daily operations.


The Community Planning Program Manager II position serves as the management team leader, providing supervision and direction to the long-range planners and administration staff. Incumbents represent the department at various events such as: meetings, hearings, trainings; and ensures that department goals, views and positions are served; responds to the most sensitive inquiries and complaints and resolves operational and policy issues.



Education and Experience:


Program Manager II positions typically require a job related Bachelor’s degree or Master’s Degree in planning, public policy, public administration or a related field; and/or a combination of experience and specialized training which includes a minimum of five (5) years experience in planning or related field.


Knowledge of: The principles and practices of public sector organization and program operations; project management, including planning, scheduling, monitoring, and problem solving; methods and procedures of budget development and justification; application and interpretation of County, state and federal laws and regulation relevant to long range land use planning and related areas; analysis and evaluation of policies, procedures, public information, and service delivery issues; local and state lawmaking processes; research methods and techniques; trends and practices within long range land use planning, including but not limited to, environmental planning, transportation planning, zoning, and potentially other specialty areas such as housing initiatives, age-readiness planning, transportation modeling, watershed planning, and historic preservation; and personal computer applications and usage.


Ability to: Effectively plan, direct, and delegate the department’s work program components; assign, supervise and evaluate the work of professional planners professional planners and administrative staff; delegate responsibility and authority to carry out policy directives of the department County Council in an effective and timely manner; write clear and concise reports, memoranda, and letters; analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and formulate recommendations; utilize various computer applications at an advanced level; interpret and explain policies, procedures, laws, and regulations; establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, other governmental jurisdictions, contractors, and other County staff.


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Salary Grade: M2.827 $6,971.00 – $9,848.00- per month

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Less than 20,000.

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