City Planner II-Environmental

Job Information

Job Category

Environmental, Land Use

Company Name

City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

Position Level


Job Description

The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) is seeking to fill a City Planner II – Environmental position within the bureau’s River, Environmental and Resilience Team. As the City of Portland’s long-range planning bureau, BPS coordinates and leads complex multi-agency projects that shape Portland’s built environment and the lives of its residents. The City Planner II - Environmental participates in long range planning projects focused on the integration of natural resource functions into the built environment by incorporating green infrastructure, natural resource protection and restoration into plans and project designs. This requires analyzing issues in the context of complex existing or potential policies and code provisions and explaining the results and recommendations clearly and persuasively. This frequently results in the need for the City Planner II – Environmental to draft or amend policies and regulations. This position works within collaborative project teams and may serve as a project manager or coordinator. The successful candidate will work under the general direction of a Supervising Planner. This position is on the River, Environmental and Resilience Team. This team both leads and collaborates with other City bureaus in developing plans for Portland’s rivers and natural resources; updates to Portland’s natural resource inventories, environmental and floodplain policies and regulations (e.g., environmental and greenway overlay zones); and plans to address natural hazards (extreme rain and flooding, extreme heat, wildfires and smoke, landslides) and other resiliency and climate change topics. This group provides technical assistance to BPS and other planning projects. Application deadline is May 20, 2024.

Required Skills / Experience / Education

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Job Start Date


Position Type

Permanent Full-Time



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Job Location

Location Address

City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
1810 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 710
Portland, Oregon

Contact Information

Hiring Contact Name

Jaclyn Snyder, Senior Recruiter, Bureau of Human Resources


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