Do you want to help make a great Pacific Northwest City the most livable, prosperous, and thriving place it can be?
The City of Eugene Metro and Community Planning team is looking for a positive, energetic project manager to lead longer-term planning that will turn our community vision into reality up to 50 years into the future. The Urban Reserves process will guide our future city growth in line with community values and needs. The Project Manager must enjoy providing service to the community, thrive in a team environment, and demonstrate adaptability to a dynamic and fast paced work environment. The Urban Reserves Project Manager position is a new, three-year leadership opportunity that carries forward an important community and City Council priority to plan beyond the 20-year urban growth boundary and adapt responsibly to changing trends and conditions. The main goal of the project is to deliver a proposal for reserving land for future urban growth in the right places and with the right mix of uses so that future Eugene residents can enjoy the same high quality of life we enjoy today.
About Envision Eugene
Envision Eugene is an award-winning, community-wide planning effort to guide the next 20 years of growth in line with community values. During that time, Eugene is estimated to welcome approximately 34,000 new residents. The core values of the community and the project are expressed in the Seven Pillars of Envision Eugene, which include providing housing affordable to all income levels, providing ample economic opportunity to all community members, and promoting a compact urban form connected by efficient transportation options. The project reached a crucial milestone in July 2017 with the Eugene City Council's approval of the Urban Growth Boundary proposal.
Following City Council action, the Envision Eugene team is working on a wide range of projects needed to implement the breadth of the community vision. Implementation of the plan make up a major portion of the Planning Division's work program for many years to come. For more information, see www.envisioneugene.org. Urban Reserves is a high priority implementation project that carries the vision forward beyond the 20 year UGB.
Calling Eugene home
Eugene is located at the southern end of the agriculturally rich Willamette Valley. From here, it is a short jaunt east to the Cascade Mountains, west to the stunning Pacific Ocean coastline, or north to Portland. We're a small city with unlimited things to do: Downtown Eugene is revitalizing; the Oregon Bach Festival and Eugene Symphony call the Hult Center for the Performing Arts home; you can float the Willamette River and hook a salmon after work in the shadow of downtown; a booming food and beverage economy, including topnotch local craft breweries and wineries in the surrounding countryside, is the foundation of a local restaurant scene; the University of Oregon brings arts, culture, and educational opportunities, as well as championship athletics (Go Ducks!); a nationally-recognized transit system helps you move around the city; and our Gold rating as a Walk- and Bicycle-Friendly Community ensures that safe travel options abound! Known as Track Town USA, the community annually plays host to numerous track and field events at historic Hayward Field, including the IAAF World Championships in 2021! The impact of track and field can be seen beyond the track, with abundant trails coursing through the south hills, along the Willamette River, and through hundreds of acres of city parks. To learn more about Eugene, visit www.eugenecascadescoast.org/eugene/.
About the Planning Division
Envision Eugene sparked the formation of a single, cooperative, and highly flexible team to meet significant political, communication, and technical challenges presented by the project. The work environment is interdependent and dynamic, and requires regular coordination with other work groups, city departments, partner agencies, and the community. While direction and deadlines can change quickly, the work group is fun, resilient, and accustomed to adapting to new circumstances.
Final Filing Date: Applications accepted on a continuous basis
Open until filled; first review to occur September 15, 2017.
Accepting online applications only
Experience and Training: Five years of progressively responsible long range planning experience and a bachelor's degree in Planning, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design or a related field.
Click here to view the detailed Senior Planner classification.
Please submit a resume and letter of interest with your online application. The letter of interest should be limited to two pages and should include how this opportunity meets your career goals and how your experience, training, and/or education has prepared you for the position.