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  • July 10, 2022 12:35 AM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    Job Number: 2022-47
    Classification: Management Analyst
    Closes: Sunday, July 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.
    Community Development Division
    SEIU represented, Exempt
    Full Benefits including PERS. *Benefit enrolled employees and dependents have access to a free, on-site health and wellness center.
    Grades: C41-C43

    Applicants will be considered based on their qualifications for the following positions:

    • Planner I (C41): $27.32- $38.25/hour ($56,834- $79,567 annual)
    • Planner II (C42): $29.45- $41.23/ hour ($61,261- $85,766 annual)
    • Senior Planner (C43): $31.58- $44.21/ hour ($65,689- $91,964 annual)

    Salary dependent on qualifications and based on State of Oregon defined bona fide factors in accordance with Oregon's Pay Equity Act.

    *Relocation reimbursement for actual costs up to $5,000 may be available if incumbent is relocating greater than 100 miles.

    **The City will consider remote work options, alternative schedules, and less than full time hours.

    Overview of Positions

    The City of Springfield is seeking multiple planners to join our team to enhance Springfield’s hometown feel while focusing on livability and environmental quality, improving our infrastructure, and fostering an environment that values diversity and inclusion. In particular, we have opportunities for senior planners (Planner III) skilled in transportation and/or land use, as well as Planner I/II options for those earlier in their planning career. We are looking for planners who enjoy serving the community, develop positive relationships with stakeholders and bring shared visions to reality. Viable candidates for senior planner positions will demonstrate success in managing projects and/or processing complex development applications within a team environment.

    With the passage of the state’s rules for climate friendly and equitable communities, the City is staffing up to be able to take on this important work which includes designating climate friendly areas, shaping the City’s approach to parking management, and updating our Transportation System Plan. We also need a Senior Planner to take some comprehensive planning projects to the finish line: the Comprehensive Plan Map Clarification Project and Natural Resource Inventories & Protections for Springfield’s UGB Expansion Areas. Within the transportation realm, we are seeking someone to represent the City in regional funding and coordination discussions at the Metropolitan Planning Organization; identify, seek funding for, and plan for capital transportation projects; and expand multi-modal opportunities which includes staffing the City’s Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee. Finally, we need a senior planner to focus on current planning and to staff the Historic Commission.

    Consider joining our Community Development staff team anchored by an open and inclusive environment that supports and values the contributions of forward-thinking professionals and provides interesting, meaningful, and challenging opportunities to serve our community. City Hall is located in Springfield’s dynamically evolving Downtown and the City as an organization emphasizes employee health and wellness.

    If you would like to learn more about these positions, please see the job description links below:

    Planner-I.pdf (

    Planner-II.pdf (

    Sr-Planner.pdf (

    The City of Springfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    How to Apply:

    Please visit our website at to learn more about this job posting and how to apply.

  • July 05, 2022 11:00 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    City of Austin, Texas

    The City of Austin is a progressive, dynamic, full-service municipal organization operating under the Council-Manager form of government. The City Council is responsible for appointment of the City Manager, who is the Chief Administrative and Executive Officer of the City, City Clerk, City Auditor, Municipal Court Judges and the Municipal Court Clerk. The Mayor, City Council and City Manager of Austin are committed to their mission of delivering the highest quality services in the most cost-effective manner. The organization’s vision is to make Austin the most livable city in the country and the City Manager’s resolve is to make it the best-managed city in the country.

    The Public Information and Marketing Program Manager will lead the integrated communications team for the Corridor Program Office (CPO). This position is responsible for the marketing, public relations, media relations, public involvement, coordinating marketing initiatives, organizing departmental initiatives, leading graphic design development, video productions, and web content. The ideal candidate is a critical component of the CPO team, ensuring internal and external communications are correct, clear, concise and timely. This position will work with multiple CPO divisions, other City Departments, as well as agencies outside the City of Austin to support the diverse and complex work of these entities.

    The ideal candidate is politically savvy, has an in-depth understanding of local and national media best practices, is comfortable with flexibility, and is able to work in a fast-paced working environment. This position requires managing multiple projects simultaneously, and the ability to shift from one project to another without sacrificing quality. A strong knowledge of transportation policies, events, agencies and projects will be necessary for this position. It will benefit this person to have this knowledge, but at a minimum the candidate should have a strong desire to learn and absorb this information.

    Primary responsibilities include:

    • Lead and supervise the Corridor Program Office Integrated Communications Team.

    • Coordinate with the City Manager’s Office, City Council Offices, other city departments, and external agencies.

    • Plan, organize, attend and record public engagement efforts including public meetings, town halls, press events, and more.

    • Oversee the development and implementation of strategic communications plans and strategies.

    • Serve as editor and coordinator for a weekly transportation newsletter, with accompanying communications elements.

    • Maintain and expand the departmental online resources, which ensuring they are all compliant with ADA standards.

    • Assist with developing and integrating new communication tools and technologies to support the transportation portfolio.

    • Write press releases, speeches, talking points and coordinate public presentations.

    • Conduct media training and provide media/communications consulting for executive team.

    • Provide communications support during citywide emergencies, such as flooding, ice storms, and additional natural and manmade disasters.

    Working for the City of Austin provides a number health and welfare benefits such as low-cost medical, dental, vision, paid leave time, a highly competitive retirement plan, career development opportunities and more. For more information on City of Austin Benefits click here!

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Prior experience working with media, and a background in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, or a related field.

    • Excellent communication skills written and verbal, ability to work with city and community leaders.

    • Experience managing a team of communications professionals.

    • Experience planning and executing communications strategies and public involvement campaigns to reach diverse audiences while considering cultural diversity and equitable outcomes.

    • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft 2010 suite to include Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.

    • Experience and interest in transportation, mobility and land use issues, especially the complexity of serving all users including, people riding transit, bicycling, walking and driving.

    • Ability to problem solve under time constraints.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Journalism, Marketing, Advertising, or related field plus six (6) years of work experience two (2) of which were in a lead or supervisory capacity.

    • A Master’s degree may substitute for two years of the required non-supervisory experience

    • Experience may substitute for the education up to the maximum of four (4) years.

    To be considered for this position, candidates must apply online at:

    The City of Austin has excellent benefits and provides an exceptional retirement system as well as a 457 plan for its employees.

    About Austin, Texas

    Austin has long been known as a technologically advanced city, a place where new ideas go to be tested and adopted. Austin has enjoyed a robust and diverse economy for the past 10 years, with economic indicators regularly exceeding national averages. Austin metropolitan area is one of the fastest growing in the country, with a 2.9 percent increase in population in 2016. Austin, Texas has a population of 926,000, making it the 11th largest city in the country. One of the country’s most popular, high-profile “green” and culturally dynamic cities, Austin was selected as the #1 Best Places to Live (US News and World Report 4/2017), # 5 Top 25 Future-Ready US Cities (Convention Management Association Convene Magazine, 2/2016), “Best City for the Next Decade” (Kiplinger), the “Best Places to Live in the US” (US News), the “Top Creative Center” in the US ( and #1 on the “On Numbers Economic Index” as the fastest growing economy.

    EOE - City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act

  • June 29, 2022 10:36 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    The Water Quality Program within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill an Eastern Region Watershed Planner (Environmental Planner 4) position. This position is located in our Eastern Regional Office (ERO) in Spokane, WA. Upon hire, you must live within a commutable distance from the duty station.

    Are you looking for a challenging, engaging, rewarding career that uses your facilitation and planning skills to help protect waters in Eastern Washington? You will work alongside other water quality professionals, stakeholders, and members of the community to find solutions to complex water quality issues. Plan strategies for efficient implementation of Ecology’s Eastern Region’s water quality permits and water quality implementation plans. Coordinate with large-watershed stakeholder groups, other Ecology programs and Ecology’s regional staff to ensure that Ecology’s resources are applied in a coordinated manner as we work towards achieving water quality standards. 

  • June 13, 2022 10:39 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    The Air Quality Program within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill an Air Quality Planner (Environmental Planner 3)(In-Training) position. This position is located in our Headquarters Office in Lacey, WA. Upon hire, you must live within a commutable distance from the duty station.

    In this role, you will be on the front line of developing air quality policy for the State of Washington. You will get to work with scientists, engineers, economists, other planners, and communication experts as part of a team to develop air quality rules and plans. You will consult with Federal Environmental Protection Agency staff and engage with Washington industry, environmental justice, and local government stakeholders in the creation of rules and plans for protecting air quality in Washington.

  • June 09, 2022 12:09 AM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    The Water Quality Program within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a General Permit Coordinator (Environmental Planner 2) position. This position is located in our Headquarters Office in Lacey, WA.

    Who are we looking for?

    Along with our permit writers and rule writing project managers, you are an integral component to keeping water quality general permits, rules and 401 certifications on schedule and in compliance with laws, rules and best practices. You are well organized, self-motivated, enjoy collaborating with a team, have leadership qualities, and are interested in helping us advance our public outreach and Environmental Justice goals.  If you like a dynamic position with opportunities for continuous process improvement, we are looking for you.

  • May 23, 2022 11:21 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    Date:  May 9, 2022

    Job ID:  2808
    Specific details regarding the work arrangements for this position will be discussed in further detail during the interview process.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Employee Safety, Development & Team Building - Provides employees with coaching, feedback, and developmental opportunities and building effective teams:
    • Demonstrates a passion for safety. Promotes and supports a culture of total safety including eliminating at-risk behaviors by conducting safety audits and inspections, eliminating hazards and near misses, and attending safety meetings.
    • Sets clear expectations and holds employees accountable for performance as well as safety goals/targets where applicable.
    • Oversees training and development of employees directly and indirectly managed and makes effective staffing decisions. Ensures required training is successfully completed.
    • Challenges and inspires employees to achieve business results.
    • Accountable to ensure employees adhere to legal and operational compliance requirements, as well as safety standards.
    • Conducts and ensures the completion of performance reviews and development plans.
    • Provides coaching, direction and leadership support to team members in order to achieve employee, business, customer and safety results.
    • Leads and manages the communications, public engagement, and outreach teams for key strategic company initiatives and issues related to clean energy planning and implementation. This includes development and implementation of the communications and public engagement work plan, materials, and team coordination and project management.
    • Assists in identifying, diagnosing, and solving complex organizational problems. Works confidently and diplomatically with diverse stakeholder groups.
    • Develops and executes the communication, public engagement, and outreach plans, which includes: clarification of the project scope goals and strategies, development of a communications and outreach work plan including timeline, deliverables, milestones and resources (financial and human), recruits cross-functional team members, conducts team building and provides training as needed.
    • Provides input into the development of the department's strategic planning process and input into the evolution of PSE's communication, public engagement and outreach strategies and approaches. Adapts departmental plans and priorities to address resource and operational challenges.
    • Accountable for the budget and team performance.
    • Exercises full management authority, including performance reviews, pay decisions, recruitment, discipline, termination and other personnel actions.
    • Contributes towards development of annual department budget and performance goals.
    • Serves as a regular liaison to internal groups including development and preparation of communications to internal stakeholders on communications and outreach issues related to clean energy impacting PSE.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
    Minimum Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s degree in communications, media, business innovation, strategic leadership/management, public relations or relevant field and 7 years of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
    • Proven experience in managing complex projects with cross-functional teams and in an ever-changing and fast-paced environment
    • Practical and successful application of community engagement strategies and tactics
    • Ability to contribute effectively in peer management teams
    • High level of organizational skills and attention to detail
    • High level of communication skills; strong written and oral skills; presentation skills
    • Ability to work with conflict
    • Ability to work on and with a cross-functional team
    • Professional level competencies necessary to comprehend, analyze, and influence a wide range of complex business units and corporate-wide initiatives and issues
    • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage multiple priorities and irregular schedule commitments
    • Ability to manage projects, work with other departmental teams and deliver on commitments
    • Proficiency in MS Office tools
    Desired Qualifications
    • Advanced degree in strategic leadership or management
    • Direct experience in public engagement and managing advisory groups.
    • Experience with environmental equity.
    • Experience leading key communication or outreach initiatives outside of the utility industry
    • Broad knowledge of gas and electric utility rates, business objectives, to include operations, customer service, finance, and corporate relations
    • Public Affairs acumen/aptitude. Understanding of working with communities and civic world, and its effect on PSE projects
    Additional Information

    Location:  Bellevue, WA, US, 98004

    Remote and Hybrid Work Opportunities:  Hybrid (WA Based)

    Puget Sound Energy is looking to grow our community with top talented individuals like you!  With our rapidly growing, award winning energy efficiency programs, our pathway to an exciting and innovative future is now.

    PSE's VP Clean Energy Strategy team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Mgr Communications Initiatives position!

    PSE's Clean Energy Strategy team is working to fulfill the policies of the Clean Energy Transformation Act - reaching clean electricity standards and ensuring all customers benefit from the clean electricity transition. Responsible for leading the communications, public engagement, and outreach components for the Clean Energy Implementation Plan and supporting stakeholder engagement efforts for resource planning. Facilitates the effective leverage of key resources from within and outside of the department in order to attain PSE's goals. Through cross-functional collaboration and excellent team building and management, this position will play a key role in operations and planning to pro-actively clarify and challenge expectations and assumptions about each initiative and issue reflecting the customer and/or employee perspective.

    Upholds the safety compliance standards inherent in PSE’s operating and/or field procedures related to work responsibilities. Promotes and supports a culture of total safety.

    Demonstrates commitment to conduct business honestly, ethically and consistent with our core values and Code of Conduct.  Ensures duties are performed in accordance with all regulatory compliance obligations.

    Families and businesses depend on PSE to provide the energy they need to pursue their dreams. Our steadfast commitment to serving Washington communities with safe, dependable and efficient energy started in 1873. Today we're building the Northwest's energy future through efforts like our award winning energy efficiency programs and our leadership in renewable energy.

    At PSE we value and respect our employees and provide them opportunities to excel. We offer an expansive pay package that includes competitive compensation, annual goals-based incentive bonuses, comprehensive benefits, 401(K), a company paid retirement pension plan, and an employee assistance and wellness program.

    Puget Sound Energy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status or presence of a disability that with or without reasonable accommodation does not prevent performance of the essential functions of the job, or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law.

    Should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources Staffing department at or 425-462-3017.

  • April 26, 2022 12:55 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    The Air Quality Program (AQP) is looking to fill two (2) Cap-and-Invest Market Planner (Environmental Planner 2) positions. Both positions will be located at our Headquarters Building in Lacey, WA subject to Ecology’s telework policy.

    In this role, you will support the work of two staff leads in the cap-and-invest Auctions and Market Unit. One staff lead is focused on allowance trading and entity education, and the other lead is focused on allowance auctions. The Auctions and Market Unit helps bring companies into the cap-and-invest program, facilitates allowance auctions and trading, and safeguards the cap-and-invest program’s integrity through ongoing market surveillance. You will also be involved in outreach to similar programs in other jurisdictions (e.g., California and Québec), external agencies, stakeholders, and the Western Climate Initiative, Inc. For more details on job duties and qualifications, please see below.

    During Healthy Washington Roadmap to Recovery, employees are working a combination of in-office and/or telework based on position and business need. This position is not currently required to work in the office on a regular basis.

  • April 18, 2022 11:22 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    JLA Public Involvement

    Portland, OR 97205
    Temporarily remote
    $52,000 - $65,000 a year - Full-time

    JLA is seeking a full-time senior program coordinator to work on a fast-paced team. If you like to solve problems, constantly learn new things, can track lots of tasks, and are self-directed, then this is the perfect job for you. Strong written, verbal, and visual communication skills are at the core of everything we do at JLA, since we help the public talk and engage with government agencies about projects that affect their daily lives.

    Every day is different at JLA (and that is part of the fun). As a senior program coordinator, you will have a lot of control over your daily work activities as you help the larger team provide quality products for our clients and ensure that we can engage with communities about the projects that affect their lives.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Solving problems and being curious as you help clients and the JLA team figure out how to communicate, run a meeting or event and engage with the community. You will be gaining a better understanding of public involvement principles as you work and through training.
    • Working closely with managers to track the details on an average of 10 projects. Organization is a skill that will serve you well! This may look like scheduling and planning logistics for public and internal events and meetings; coordinating with other teammates to get materials or surveys produced, responding to emails and phone calls from stakeholders; helping facilitate and taking meetings at virtual and in-person meetings; and summarizing meetings, events, and public comments.
    • Being a critical team member on several projects at once, collaborating with multiple internal and external teams. You will also provide quality control review to ensure that clients receive polished work products. You should feel comfortable managing up and with your peers, as well as asking for help as needed.
    • Summarizing complicated or conflicting information by asking questions and capturing key messages from meetings, conversations, and written materials. You will need to rewrite and explain complex information so that the public can understand issues related to a wide range of projects: roadway and transportation, wastewater treatment, long-range planning, and others. You should feel comfortable and curious about learning about many aspects of our government.
    • Able to communicate with a wide range of people with curiosity, respect, and kindness. You will need to feel comfortable both in front of the public and directly interacting with people from all walks of life, as well as working behind the scenes to complete summaries, reports, and data processing of what you’ve heard from the public.
    • Being self-directed. You will be assigned work and will also seek out work from others. You must be able to work both independently and with others on a fast-paced team to manage your daily work and ensure each task is delivered on time and budget.
    • Being responsive to clients (government agencies and the public) who expect us to be responsible stewards of public funds while balancing the needs of the wider community.


    Studies show that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they can meet every experience or skill listed in the job description. However, we know that each new JLA staffer brings unique skills (some that we haven’t considered) to our collaborative team. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t feel like you have all of the listed skills! If we sound like a good fit, we’re interested to hear what you can bring to the role.


    • Relevant work experience (1-4 years) and/or Associates/Bachelor’s degree in a person-first (or public- facing) field such as journalism, public relations, communications, community outreach, education, event planning, politics/governance, planning, or similar.
    • Customer/client service experience at any level is critical, internal with your teams and external with clients. As well as strong interpersonal skills and ability to move things forward.
    • Strong communication skills, including comfort with public speaking and writing, including the ability to use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) products.
    • Comfort working with people both in-person (dependent on health protocols) and virtually in Zoom and Microsoft Teams meetings.
    • Project management skills to drive complex projects with collaborative teams including peers and senior staff.


    • Ability to work with limited information, ask questions, and then rewrite/explain complex information so that the public can understand the issue; the ability to feel comfortable and curious about learning.
    • Education, training, or volunteer experience related to working with people, which could include facilitation, de-escalation, mediation, communications, or similar topics.
    • The ability to speak another language besides English and provide informal translations/interpretations at events/with the public. Professional interpretation is not necessary.
    • Experience with or knowledge of online engagement tools (websites, online surveys and social media).
    • Previous experience working for a consulting firm or a job where you needed to track and report the hours you work to specific jobs or clients.

    To apply:

  • April 18, 2022 11:21 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)
    City of Boulder, Colorado

    The City of Boulder has a rare and exciting opportunity for a professional in both community engagement and city planning. The successful candidate will join an award-winning Communication and Engagement team that prioritizes meaningful, inclusive and transparent public participation, communication that demystifies local government, and the cultivation of trusting relationships with community. This senior-level position will support engagement planning and implementation for the city’s Planning & Development Services Department. Applicants should have a basic understanding of urban planning principles and best practices, as well as a desire to foster constructive conversations around the values and goals articulated in the community’s Comprehensive Plan, innovative design, the effective use of public space and the rights and responsibilities of private developers.

    Closing date: April 28, 2022


  • April 18, 2022 11:19 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    The Toxics Cleanup Program (TCP) within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a Public Outreach Specialist (Community Outreach & Environmental Education Specialist 3) position. This position will be located in our Central Regional Office (CRO) in Union Gap, WA.

    We are looking for a confident, energetic, passionate communications professional who will serve as lead coordinator for education and outreach efforts related to legacy pesticide pollution. This lead and arsenic contamination is widespread throughout Central Washington. You will get to work with educators and health professionals through the region to increase community engagement around this issue. 

    To apply:

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