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18 Apr 2022

Full-Time Public Works Planner III

Clark County Human Resources Vancouver, Washington, United States

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Job Summary


Performs the most highly skilled professional planning and development work in such areas as long range land use planning, zoning, water quality and various other specialty areas such as transportation modeling, watershed planning, and wildlife habitat planning. Planner III’s are assigned to the most challenging projects and assignments, measured by a combination of the project’s complexity, scope, impact on the community or other relevant considerations. Examples would include major project, controversial developments, those with the highest and most complex environmental implications or those representing the greatest cost to the developer or revenue source to the county. Employees in this classification act in a lead capacity within area(s) of expertise and may direct the work of others within the Department that assist with assigned project(s). Being a highly competent journey level planner with emphasis in a specific area is not sufficient alone to warrant classification at this level.




This position is the highest non-supervisory level in the professional planning series. Planner III positions hold responsibility for the most complex or advanced assignments within the assigned planning discipline. Planner III’s may act in a lead role over other Planners and support personnel. The next lower level of Planner II is the journey or fully experienced level. The next higher level, Senior Planner, functions as a unit leader, supervising other Planners, technicians and support personnel.


Planner III positions and employees are distinguished by the level of judgment, communication, negotiation, and project management skills that are necessary to successfully complete work assignments and interact with the public and outside agencies. Planner III’s are proficient in one or more areas within the Planning field e.g. water quality, long range planning etc., they recommend Department policy and make Department commitments within their areas of expertise, and function with little supervisory direction and guidance.



Education and Experience:



Graduation from a four-year college or university with major course work in planning, architecture or a related field; AND two (2) years experience in a planning position comparable to a Planner II; or a Master’s Degree in urban planning (or other discipline appropriate to the assignment) AND one (1) year experience in planning in a position comparable to a Planner II; or substituting, on a month-for-month basis, experience related to the duties of the position for the required education.


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Salary Grade: Local 307.117 ($36.40 – $44.28) per hour

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time.

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