Douglas County, Washington
Salary: $127,416 - $139,620 DOQ. Plus excellent benefits, including available temporary housing.
Douglas County, pop. 43,696, is located near the geographic center of Washington and is comprised of the cities and towns of East Wenatchee, the county's largest city, Rock Island, Orondo, Waterville, the county seat, Mansfield and Bridgeport. The primary industry in the county is agriculture, along with associated industries such as packaging, warehousing, shipping and processing. Douglas County is bordered by the Columbia River and several lakes which offer boating, fishing, and other water sports. The area offers a number of other outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, biking, hunting, and skiing, all within a short distance.
Douglas County is governed by a three-member Board of Commissioners and employs 214 FTEs and operates on a total budget of $45,000,000. Elected departments include the Assessor, Auditor, Clerk, District Court Judge, Sheriff, Superior Court Judge, and Treasurer. The Commissioners oversee the following departments: Land Services (Planning), Transportation, MIS (IT), Countywide Solid Waste, Developmental Disabilities, Facilities, Douglas County Fair, and Office of Public Defense.
Reporting to the County Administrator and serving at the will of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, the Planning Director assesses community and development needs relating to planning. This position directs and oversees the Land Services Department, encompassing planning, building, code enforcement, and economic development, and provides leadership and vision for long-range planning, current planning, permitting services, comprehensive and special plans, regulation development and building construction inspection for the Land Services Department. The Director assures that plans and regulations associated with planning and building and life safety are in compliance with Federal, State and local laws. The Planning Director oversees the department's budget of $2,200,000 and supervises 9 FTEs.
Education Experience: A bachelor's degree in planning, other closely related degrees, coupled with years of upper-level planning experience. Related degree fields would include, but not limited to, public administration or business management, or economic development. Four (4) to six (6) years of work experience in a managerial capacity in building, planning, code compliance, or related field, which must include at least three (3) years of supervisory capacity or a combination of education, training, and experience. American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Certificate or Building Official certification from the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO) is preferred but not required. The County may, at its discretion, consider combinations of education, experience, certifications and training in lieu of specifically required qualifications contained herein.
For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/ and click on "Open Recruitments". For questions, call 206-368-0050. Douglas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Apply by August 20, 2023. (Applications will be reviewed upon submission. Open until filled.)