is now accepting applications
for the position of


Salary: $5,288.00 per month, plus excellent benefits.

Opening: There is a vacancy with the Yakima County Department of Public Services – Planning Division. The Planning Section Manager is responsible for supervising Planning Section professional, technical and support staff in long range planning, zoning, subdivision, SEPA and environmental protection or functions. This recruitment may be used to fill future openings that may occur within 90 days of the posting date.

Essential Job Functions:
Section Management and Supervision Responsibilities -
Supervising Section professional, technical and support staff in long range, subdivision and zoning, SEPA and environmental protection functions including:

Plans, administers, organizes, coordinates, audits, monitors, and evaluates Section operations:

Researches, identifies or coordinates efforts to access additional outside funding sources to support Section, Division and Departmental programs and projects:

Development Project Review Responsibilities -

Development and Maintenance of Plans Programs and Regulations -

Policy, Strategic and Technical Advice - Provides highly skilled policy, strategic, and technical advice to the public, boards, commissions, county staff and other agencies relating to plans, policies, ordinances, standards, regulatory and non-regulatory programs, federal and state statutes and administrative codes governing land development, environmental protection and growth management.

Public Outreach -

Other Job Functions: Performs other job related duties as required.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

Work is performed in an office and/or field environment with occasional exposure to irate customers and citizen groups. To perform the essential tasks, incumbents must be able to: see, read, communicate in person and over the phone, in writing and perform basic keyboard functions. May require: travel for data gathering, site inspection and analysis; and attendance at night meetings. Requires climbing, reaching, standing, stooping, walking on sometimes-uneven terrain, lifting and carrying objects, pushing/pulling objects; grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions. Rated as Medium Work.

Minimum Qualifications:
Supervision and Management


Legal and Professional

Technical and Analytical

Skills (and abilities):
Supervision and Management


Legal and Professional

Roles and responsibilities of federal, state and other local public and private organizations
Technical and Analytical

Experience & Training: Bachelor's degree in Planning, Natural Resource Management, Geography, Environmental Sciences, Public Administration, Law, or Geography, and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in local government land use, environmental and/or comprehensive planning, including two years in a supervisory and managerial
capacity, or an equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the advanced level of expert knowledge,
skills and abilities to successfully perform the essential duties of the job in the area of assignment. Masters Degree is
preferred and may substitute for one year of experience.

Required: A valid WA Drivers’ License at time of appointment.
Preferred: Ability to speak and understand Spanish.
Preferred: Masters Degree is preferred. Experience with Washington State land use, environmental protection law, or project management. Additional degrees, professional certifications, recognition, awards and licenses that demonstrate acquisition and application of the required knowledge, and abilities to be successful in this position.

Selection Procedure: Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m., Thursday, December 5, 2013. Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of past experience and training. Applicants claiming veteran’s preference eligibility will be required to complete the Application for Veterans’ Preference Form. For further information and application forms, contact:

128 N. 2nd Street, Room B27


Yakima County ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of a person’s sex, race, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital status, creed, political belief, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, or any other protected status under federal or state statute. Disabled applicants may request accommodation to participate in the job application and/or selection process for employment. Please contact Human Resources for further information. If you are interested in the status of this position after closing, please see “Status of Openings” under the Job Opportunities tab on the Human Resources web page at www.co.yakima.wa.us. This will be the only method of status notification for this position.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Yakima County will hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

Accommodation to participate in the job application and/or selection process for employment will be made upon request. Please contact Human Resources for further information.

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