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Mid Level Planner 2014 


Job Title: Planner(s)

Employment Status:  Full Time/Exempt

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Locations: Portland, OR

About Alta:

Alta Planning + Design’s mission is to create active communities where bicycling and walking are safe, healthy, fun, and normal daily activities.  We use the principles of transportation and recreation planning, landscape architecture, traffic engineering, and environmental awareness to design better places to bike, walk, play and live.  Working at Alta allows people to apply their skills and ideas to making the world a healthier, better place. For more information on our company, please visit

Overview of Positions:

These positions are responsible for contributing to the production of high-quality materials, reports and other deliverables in support of project objectives.

Position Priorities:

An understanding of the field of urban planning, specifically related to non-motorized transportation, and the ability to collaborate across discipline boundaries to support the delivery of solutions which meet client expectations is required in order to successfully meet the requirements of these positions.

The essential priorities of these exempt, salaried positions are to:

·         Contribute to the production of high-quality plans, reports and analyses.

·         Contribute to public outreach and other project deliverables.

Responsibilities and Tasks

Responsibilities of these positions include, but are not limited to:

·         Participating in, and sometimes leading, field investigations and site analyses.

·         Participating in, and sometimes leading, research activities in support of project planning deliverables. May include formatting documents and contributing to the development of presentation materials. 

·         Participating in, and sometimes leading, the development, editing and production of newsletters, final reports, memos and workshop materials. 

·         Collecting data and producing maps for field work, public input, client meetings and project display boards and reports.

Position Requirements


·         These positions requires a combination of skills, experience and education including, but not limited to:

·         Passion for active living and non-motorized transportation.

·         Bachelor’s degree in Planning or a related field of study.

·         One (1) or more years of experience in a consulting environment or public entity.

·         Working knowledge of, and interest in the field of active, non-motorized transportation.

·         Working knowledge of the planning process and GIS.

·         Exhibits initiative and the ability to work with supervision.

·         Ability to manage competing priorities and multiple simultaneous projects, if necessary.

·         Good interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.

·         Exhibits accuracy, attention to detail and good organizational skills.

·         Strong initiative and the ability to work independently with little supervision.

·         Good understanding of MS Excel, Word, Adobe Creative Suite, or similar products.

·         Preferred Skills & Certifications:

·         There are a number of additional skills, experience and education that would be beneficial to this position including, but not limited to:

·         Experience with Spatial Analyst, Network Analyst, or similar products.

·         Experience with ESRI ArcGIS, Spatial Analyst, Network Analyst, or similar products.

·         Working knowledge of US Census information with GIS

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities in order to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Alta Planning + Design is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Bargaining Unit Position  
Close Date 6/5/2015  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Open Date 7/21/2014  
Location Portland - APD  

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