Pi Gamma Mu Key
International Honor Society in Social Sciences
The mission of Pi Gamma Mu is to encourage and promote excellence in the social sciences and to uphold the ideals of scholarship and service.

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT FOR PLANNING DIRECTOR – City of The Dalles, Oregon

The DallesThe city of The Dalles, Oregon values honor society membership and has requested that Pi Gamma Mu share this opportunity with its members.  The following information can be found at www.thedalles.org Best wishes from your friends at Pi Gamma Mu!

Planning Director

The Planning Department consists of a Senior Planner, a Development Inspector, an Associate Planner, and Department Secretary. The Planning Department is responsible for current and long range planning within the entire Urban Growth Boundary, Right-of-Way Coordination Historic Landmarks, Urban Renewal, and other special projects as assigned. The Planning director performs all departmental budget and administrative responsibilities. Assists the City Manager and various other City departments to develop administrative programs, policies, and work programs. The Planning Director serves on committees relative to planning issues and acts as project coordinator for other projects. The Planning Director is lead staff person in all matters pertaining to the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and serves as the Urban Renewal Staff. The Planning Director works closely with the Economic Development staff and other agencies facilitating healthy growth and maintaining the quality of life for the City’s residents. Current projects include:

  • Urban Growth Boundary
  • Finish work on Transportation System Plan
  • New FEMA regulations and how they may affect the City Marijuana rules
  • The Planning Department annual budget is approximately $500,000.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will possess a professional history that shows ability and experience in the following:

  • Interpret rules and regulations pertaining to planning and municipal government and ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Represent the City before governmental and public groups on matters pertaining to land use planning and urban renewal.
  • Affluent in public speaking.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with property owners, development interests, other governmental agencies and the general public. 
  • Manage and develop staff to achieve their fullest potential in a positive environment.
  • Understand rural Urban Renewal District function and process.
  • Long and short range land use planning.
  • Demonstrate exceptional administrative, fiscal, leadership, communication and interpersonal skills.

Qualifications

Education/Experience/ Training: Applicant must have a combination of education and experience which provide the applicant with the knowledge, skill and ability to perform the job. A degree in urban planning or related field and five years of progressively responsible planning, community development or five years of administrative experience in a related position. Knowledge/skills/abilities: Knowledge of the principles and practices of Oregon land use planning, urban planning, zoning and land use regulations, grant development, budget development/administration, and urban renewal administration.  Understanding of building construction, transportation systems development, land development and regulation practices License and certificate: Valid driver’s license. 

The Compensation

The salary range for the Planning Director is $75,434.93—$92,775.45 annually plus full benefit package, dependent on qualifications and experience. The benefit package includes:

  • Medical—The City pays 100% of the employee and 85% of the premium for spouse/family coverage
  • Vision—The City pays 100% of the employee and 85% of the premium for spouse/family coverage
  • Dental—The City pays 100% of the employee and 85% of spouse/family coverage · Long Term Disability
  • $10,000 Life/Accidental Death
  • Retirement plan is paid at 13.5% of base salary fully by the City after one year of employment
  • Phone allowance.
  • Deferred compensation plans.
  • Section 125 flexible spending plan for pre-tax savings. 
  • Sick time is accrued on a monthly basis
  • Vacation time is accrued on a monthly basis, based on longevity.
  • Nine paid holidays and two personal floating holidays per year.
  • Seven executive leave days per year.

TO APPLY

Application packet is available online at www.thedalles.org or by emailing [email protected]. First review of applications: July11, 2016 Position open until filled. Submit City Application and Waiver with cover letter and resume to: Julie Krueger, City Manager City of The Dalles 313 Court Street The Dalles, Oregon 97058 OR to [email protected]

The City Of The Dalles

The DallesThe City of The Dalles, Oregon, is located 85 miles east of Portland, and is nestled in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge against the eastern edge of the Cascade Mountain Range. With an elevation of 100 feet, the climate is relatively mild and sunny. The average summer temperature is 85 degrees, with winter averaging about 40. We are typically one of the warmest locations in Oregon and have an average rainfall of 13-17 inches, and yes, it can get windy. The City is a full-service municipality including an airport, urban renewal, and water and wastewater utilities. The Dalles is a strategic home base for year-round recreation. Water sport enthusiasts will find boating, excellent fishing, and one of the finest wind surfing areas in the United States on the Columbia River. To the east are substantial opportunities to camp, fish, hike, and sightsee. To the west, ski enthusiasts have the opportunity to challenge the ski slopes of magnificent Mt. Hood; and there are numerous resorts that lie on Mt. Hood and its base. The Dalles, with a population of approximately 14,400 is the hub of the Mid-Columbia Region and provides a wide variety of services for its residents, nearby communities and tourists. The Dalles is a prospering community that has seen recent growth in its commercial and tourist based industry as well as a rediscovery of its rich historical heritage. All this has led to The Dalles being able to keep its small town charm while reaping some big city benefits. Agriculture is an important part of the economic base. The Port of The Dalles is nearly filled to capacity with a wide variety of thriving industries including Google with its new data center and campus. The Dalles is fortunate to have the Columbia Gorge Community College to offer a large variety of educational opportunities for full and part time students.  Mid Columbia Medical Center together with its state-of-the-art Celilo Cancer Center offers the residents of The Dalles superior medical care. QualityLife Intergovernmental Agency (QLife) is a collaborative effort of public entities in The Dalles, Oregon, that began in 2002, who created a 17-mile fiber optic loop through the city. The goal is to enhance the region's economic development. The Dalles Main Street Program supports Downtown The Dalles as a great place for locals and visitors alike to spend time and do business! The Dalles downtown has a lot to offer from business services to restaurants to retail stores. The downtown area is also a recognized Historic Commercial District by the National Register of Historic Places. There are several murals that can be found on various downtown buildings which add color and history to the area. There is much to see during a leisurely stroll through Historic Downtown The Dalles!

 

NEWSLETTER EMAIL LISTSERV SUBSCRIPTIONS

Members who receive the Pi Gamma Mu Newsletter by email are subscribed to the Pi Gamma Mu Mailing List.

Click here to subscribe or unsubscribe to the Pi Gamma Mu listserv, and follow the instructions to leave or join the list.

OTHER ARTICLES:

Front Page

[Read]

CHAPTERS CELEBRATE NEW INITIATES

[Read more...]

THE PRESIDENT'S VIEW

[Read more...]

HELP PI GAMMA MU GROW

[Read more...]

CHAPTERS IN ACTION

[Read more...]

CHAPTER ANNUAL REPORTS DUE AUGUST 15

[Read more...]

REMINDERS FOR CHAPTER SPONSORS

[Read more...]

CLARA SMALL GIVES RUTH STARR ROSE LECTURE

[Read more...]

NEW MERCHANDISE AVAILABLE

[Read more...]

GAIN ACCESS TO JOBS, INTERNSHIPS, AND MORE AT EXPERIENCE.COM

[Read more...]

ACCESS THE International Social Science Review ONLINE

[Read more...]

SAVE THE DATE! 2017 Triennial International Convention

[Read more...]

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT FOR PLANNING DIRECTOR

[Read more...]

CONNECT WITH ΠΓΜ ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER, AND LINKEDIN

[Read more...]

ACHS MEMBERSHIP PROTECTS THE LEGITIMACY OF HONOR SOCIETIES

[Read more...]

MISSION, IDEALS, and SYMBOLS OF PI GAMMA MU

[Read more...]

PDF Print Version (PDF)

©2016 Pi Gamma Mu