Current Job Opportunities

Job Title: Community Development Planner II
Department: Chelan County Community Development
Job Type: NonExempt
Salary: $ 4,179.71 - $ 4,838.55 / Monthly  P062
Posted: August 28, 2017
Position open until filled.

Job Location

Chelan County Community Development
316 Washington Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801



The Planner II position is under the direct supervision of the Planning Manager, or other Division Manager(s) as assigned.  The Planner II is a seasoned professional and must have broad experience in Community Planning issues and processes.  While this position is primarily a current planner, there will be involvement with long range planning efforts, discretionary and ministerial permit management and code enforcement as needed. The Planner II is responsible to perform a variety of routine and complex administrative, technical, and professional planning and development work. 


The following list is intended to present a descriptive range of duties performed by the employee working in the Planner II position and is not intended to reflect all duties performed within the Planner II position.

  1. Process and reviewing permit applications complying with Federal, State, and Local Development Codes for administrative modifications, appeals, interpretations, shorelines, major subdivisions and variance applications, etc. 
  2. Performs technical review of building and other ministerial development permits to ensure compliance with zoning and related development regulations, comprehensive plan policies and conditions of approval for prior discretionary development permits.
  3. Assists with updates and maintenance of the Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Regulations. This could include compiling and analyzing data on economic, social, and physical factors affecting land use, and preparing or requisitioning graphic and narrative reports.
  4. Prepares and delivers public presentations of staff reports at public meetings and hearings before the Board of County commissioners, Planning commission, Hearing Examiner and other hearing bodies.   
  5. Assists in coordinating recommendations for governmental measures affecting land use, public utilities, community facilities, and housing and transportation to control and guide community development and renewal.
  6. Provides information to the general public, permit applicants, and public officials – over the telephone at the counter, through email, mail and at meetings – regarding the County’s land use regulations and policies.
  7. Knowledge of computer hardware and software programs, which may include Microsoft Office, Internet applications, or GIS.  
  8. Attends a substantial number of evening meetings.
  9. Ability to work well independently or in a team environment and must be able to collaborate effectively internally and externally to the department.  
  10. Conducting site analysis and determination, and code compliance analysis and determination.
  11. Providing planning assistance/coordination to local cities.


This job has no supervisory responsibilities. The employee filling this position may request support from Planning Technicians and Support Staff for assistance that is required for the Planner II position.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university specializing in Planning, geography or related field with 2 to 5 years experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.


Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Respectful, courteous, and friendly to customers, other County employees, and County leadership.  A team player that helps the organization meet its objectives.  Takes initiative to meet work objectives.  Effectively communicates with customers and other County employees.  Gets along with coworkers and managers.  Positively represents the County, maintaining the trust County residents have placed in each of us.  Demonstrates honest and ethical behavior.


A valid Washington State Driver’s License 


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand for extended periods, walk, and talk or hear.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and distance vision. Employee may occasionally need to lift, carry, push or pull objects weighing up to 50 pounds.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.  Job requires driving a County supplied vehicle, may involve the use of boats or planes.  This position will be required to conduct site visits, participate, present and participate in Public & Community meetings.  Regular night meetings shall be anticipated.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Additional Information

TO APPLY: Submit letter of interest, resume and completed Chelan County Employment Application to Human Resources, 400 Douglas Street, #201, Wenatchee, WA 98801 or email to

This is a bargaining unit position with union dues. Position open until filled.