Assistant Planner

Posted on January 25, 2020

The Walla Walla Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization/Sub-Regional Transportation Planning Organization seeks a motivated, entry-level planning professional to join a small, award-winning team, responsible for guiding the transportation planning process in the Walla Walla Valley in Southeast Washington and Northeast Oregon.

Starting Salary: $45,000 to $52,000/year DOE; comprehensive benefits + bilingualism bonus
Qualification: Bachelor’s degree in planning or related field
Status: Regular full-time; 40 hours a week; Non-Exempt FLSA status
Closing: Open until filled; application review begins 2/10/2020

The Context
The WWVMPO/SRTPO is the federally-designated and state-recognized agency responsible for coordinating transportation planning activities and investments in accordance with federal surface transportation law and state statutes on growth management. Straddling the Oregon and Washington state line, the area encompasses 1,300 square miles, including the Walla Walla – College Place – Milton-Freewater urbanized area and more rural portions of Umatilla and Walla Walla counties.

Positioned between the Columbia and Snake rivers and the foot hills of the northern Blue Mountains, the valley effortlessly unites natural beauty, great wineries, enticing restaurants, cultural inspiration, outdoor adventure, and small-town friendliness.

The Position
The agency is seeking an Assistant Planner to perform a variety of tasks that support data analysis and
transportation planning activities in the Walla Walla Valley region. This position entails administrative
and professional duties related to long-range planning, project selection, short-term programming,
public engagement, and grant/contract administration. The Assistant Planner assists in maintaining web
content, financial records, and assets; organizes and interacts with stakeholders and committees;
researches, analyzes, validates, and maps data; and prepares reports for presentation and publication.

The Application
Visit wwvmpo.org to download the job description and application form. Submit a cover letter, resume, and completed application to abehringer@wwvmpo.org or fax to 509-876-8003. Hard copies may be mailed to: Andrea Weckmueller-Behringer, Executive Director, WWVMPO/SRTPO, 107 S 3rd Ave, Walla Walla, WA  99362.

The WWVMPO/SRTPO is an equal opportunity employer.