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Job: Planner 4/Economic Development Specialist


The Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development is looking for a professional to work as our Economic Development Specialist.  This recruitment will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates to fill a current vacancy for a permanent, full-time position located in Salem, Oregon.

This position exists within the Community Services Division, which includes the department’s regional representatives, specialists in a variety of planning fields, and the manager of the division. The purpose of the division is to assist local governments in implementation of the statewide land-use planning program and coordinate with other agencies in delivering state services to local governments. Division responsibilities include providing technical and educational assistance to local government planners, elected and appointed officials, the general public and interest groups. The division also carries out two of the department’s principal statutory responsibilities: (1) the periodic review of the comprehensive plans and land use regulations of cities in the state to address statewide and regional land use issues due to changes in population and in the economy and due to the enactment of new state laws and agency programs, and (2) the review of proposed and adopted amendments to comprehensive plans and land use regulations, including amendments made under periodic review, to ensure compliance with the statewide planning goals.

The duties of the Community Services Division include administration of department grants to support local government planning work; advising local governments on comprehensive plan and ordinance organization and content; preparation of model land use ordinances, handbooks and technical bulletins; coordinating local planning with the programs of other state and federal agencies and special districts; conducting projects to strengthen the department’s capacity to assist local governments in implementing growth management practices; reporting on land use actions made by local governments; and interpreting state statutes, statewide planning goals, administrative rules and court cases concerning land use planning.

The division participates in conflict resolution, appeal and enforcement actions. The division maintains field offices in order to assist local governments, other agencies, interest groups and citizens in successful implementation of the program. The division participates in Regional Solutions Teams through the participation of its regional representatives and through DLCD’s management team. The application period ends on March 6. Learn more