Land Use and Municipal Planner

Full Time
Battle Ground, WA - REMOTE/HYBRID Possible
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Jackson Civil is a dynamic civil engineering firm that serves both public and private clients. Our team is driven by creativity and passion for creating opportunities for the communities that we serve. We believe that what we do has the power to make a positive impact and we are dedicated to delivering innovative solutions to the challenges facing our clients. With a focus on collaboration, attention to detail, and a commitment to excellence, Jackson Civil is dedicated to providing exceptional service.

We are seeking a highly motivated and creative Planner to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a passion for working with small municipalities to review and administer land use as well as comprehensive planning. This person should have a strong background in planning, specifically for Municipalities in Washington State.

Essential Functions:

  • Manage and review highly visible and complex land use development projects for compliance with local, state and federal requirements. Ensure proposals comply with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Initiate development and review of land use, transportation, housing, and other policies. Write and/or coordinates the review of code/policy language.
  • Develop and update comprehensive plans for GMA planning communities in Washington.    
  • Conduct research, perform analysis and make recommendations on various planning related topics. Interpret land use and zoning regulations. Draft staff reports and presentations. Present findings and recommendations to clients and community/citizen/advisory committee/hearings examiner/ board and commissions/City Council meetings.
  • Participate in and/or attend community/citizen/advisory/commission and Council meetings to learn about the interest to the community.
  • Respond to inquiries from the public, public agencies and the development community regarding planning, zoning, housing, transportation, annexation, growth management and other land use and community planning issues.


Experience and Education:

  • Five (5) years of related experience in planning, zoning, and/or related community development activities. Experience with working with Washington State land use and comprehensive planning preferred.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Urban Planning, Geography, Architecture, Engineering or related field.
  • Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Computer Skills:

  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

Required Licenses and/or Certifications:

  • Possession of an AICP Certification is preferred.


  • Urban Planning principles and practices.
  • Legal framework for land use, transportation, housing, and other planning related activities.
  • Interaction among the economy, transportation, health and human services, housing, community development and land-use regulation.
  • Principles and practices of project management.
  • Principles of growth management, specifically as implemented in Washington state.
  • Social and environmental impact of planning decisions on communities.
  • Principles and practices of public engagement and outreach involving diverse populations.
  • Project evaluation.
  • Urban spatial structure or physical design and the way in which cities work.
  • Pertinent federal, state and local laws that pertain to land use, transportation, economic, environmental, zoning, land division, housing and open space planning.


  • Analyze problems and identify alternative solutions.
  • Prepare and analyze technical and administrative reports, statements, and correspondence.
  • Manage and/or participate in interdisciplinary project teams.
  • Facilitate and mediate groups and individuals in decision making and function as a mediator or facilitator when community interests' conflict.
  • Present data, information and recommendations to a wide variety of audiences, both in writing and verbally, in a clear and professional manner.
  • Envision alternatives to the physical and social environments in which we live.
  • Analyze demographics, housing, employment, and development information to discern trends in population, employment, and health.
  • Solve problems using a combination of technical competence, creativity, and pragmatism.
  • Able to navigate working within a political landscape.
  • Utilize geographic information systems.
  • Provide a high level of customer service at all times.
  • Project and maintain a positive image with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative and respectful working relationships with team members and clients.
  • Consistently provide quality service.


5% 401K match after probationary period

ICHRA Health benefits

Discretionary bonus

Paid Holidays

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $80,000.00 - $120,000.00 per year

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