Planning Development Manager

City of Dayton   Dayton, WA   Full-time     Other
Posted on November 8, 2022



JOB TITLE: Planning Development Manager


STATUS: Full Time Salary: $5601-$6304                CLASS:  Exempt

FUNCTION: The Planning Development Manager reviews all levels of residential, commercial, and industrial installations for compliance with all zoning and code requirements. Provides customer service, information, planning assistance to consultants, developers, architects, and citizens interested in building and planning related issues and/or processes. Processes permits and applications.


  1. Develop, review, approve, and implement services, policies, procedures, and
  2. Consult with and advise contractors, builders, and the public regarding zoning codes and Communicate code requirements as necessary.
  3. Facilitate the development and updates of the City's Code and Comprehensive
  4. Work with advisory groups, other agencies, jurisdictions, organizations, and staff to develop plans, programs, and
  5. Provide software support for City GIS system to users and instruct staff on basic elements of
  6. Serve as the responsible official for the City's administration of the State Environmental Policy Act and the Shorelines Master Programs, and the Flood Plain Manager.
  7. Facilitate/Chair and/or serve as the secretary to the City Planning Commission, Affordable Housing Commission, Historic Preservation Committee or others as
  8. Interpret land use codes and related ordinances under the direction of a
  9. Acts as Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  10. Provide clear, concise written correspondence, memoranda, and technical
  11. Assist with city website
  12. Supports grant applications and
  13. Assist with day-to-day office tasks such as answering phones, addressing customer questions, and processing utility bill payments from time to
  14. Work with other City departments on code enforcement
  15. Other duties as

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Four-year undergraduate degree in Planning or a related field required, with two years municipal planning or experience. An equivalent combination or education and experience can be substituted

  • Current issues, trends, practices, and principles of comprehensive long/short range urban planning including permitting and the land use applications
  • Standards, laws, codes, ordinances, and regulations governing comprehensive long/short range urban planning.
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Proposal development and grant writing


  • Good organizational skills
  • Self-starter capable of balancing community needs with available resources
  • Read blueprints and plan specifications
  • Conceptual analysis and policy/program development and implementation
  • Communication effectively both orally and in writing with diverse customers, employees contractors, other agencies, public officials, and the general public
  • Make presentations and develop reports that may include technical information
  • Use engineering and architect measuring tools
  • Maintain accurate records
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, contractors, other agencies, public officials, and the general public
  • Apply excellent internal and external customer services skills
  • Land use planning issue interpretation and analysis
  • Proficient use of computer, 10-key and other standard office equipment.



Standing for prolonged periods; focus on computer screen; precise control of fingers and hand movements; crouching, crawling, bending, kneeling, climbing, and balancing for inspections; wearing of protective gear; exposure to high noise levels at construction sites; exposure to equipment with cutting or crushing potential; work outdoors in inclement weather; occasional lifting of ladders and technical equipment; operation of motor vehicle on public roads; periodic potential exposure to chemicals and hazards at construction sites; occasional response to emergency conditions in off-hours; dealing with distraught or difficult individuals; occasional attendance at meetings or activities outside of normal working hours.


The City of Dayton offers a competitive benefit package, including but not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision (100% premium coverage for employee and 75% coverage for spouse/dependent's).
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Retirement Plans - Washington Public Employees Retirement System
  • Continuing Education Opportunities

City of Dayton

111 South 1st Street
Dayton , WA