Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC) is seeking a creative, collaborative, and versatile planner to join our well-regarded team. This is an opportunity for an associate or senior planner to work on a variety of local and regional planning projects in a positive, well-supported environment.
For more information visit www.trpc.org or phone 360-956-7575. This position will remain open until filled. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application by September 1, 2022.
TRPC supports transportation demand management (TDM) measures such as telework, compressed work weeks, and flexible schedules. A successful candidate can expect to work in the office and at other locations when needed.
COVID: TRPC follows local, state, and federal guidelines on COVID, which may include, but are not limited to required vaccinations, masking, distancing, and working remotely.
TRPC is a Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO), council of governments, and Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) governed by a 23-member intergovernmental board. The agency is non-regulatory with a mission to “provide visionary, collaborative leadership on regional plans, policies, and issues for the benefit of all Thurston region residents.”
We are located in Olympia, Washington, approximately 60 miles south of Seattle and 120 miles north of Portland, Oregon. Residents of the region enjoy a high quality of life and reasonable cost of living amid beautiful natural surroundings. With a current county-wide population of around 300,500, we are one of the fastest growing regions in Washington, making our area an exciting place for regional planning.
The ideal candidate will have:
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Associate and Senior Planner Positions
TRPC currently has a staff of about 20, with ten planning staff, as well as administrative, outreach, GIS and transportation modeling specialists. The successful candidate will work within our team structure to lead a variety of projects relating to regional and local planning.
Planners at the associate level generally work as project managers and/or technical specialists in a particular aspect of planning, although associate planners will have opportunities to work across the spectrum of planning disciplines. Planners at the senior level take on a greater level of responsibility, and work as project managers for high-level and complex projects and/or as high-level technical specialists in a particular aspect of planning.
A successful candidate could expect to:
Senior Planners can also expect to:
Highly qualified candidates will have knowledge of:
And the ability to:
TRPC provides generous annual leave and employer-paid medical and dental coverage for its employees. The agency is a member of the Washington State Public Employees Retirement System. TRPC provides employer-paid transit passes and supports commute trip reduction measures such as telework, compressed work weeks, and flexible schedules.
Find full application information and materials at the top of this page, or phone Thurston Regional Planning Council at (360) 956-7575. Email application materials to HR@trpc.org, or mail to 2411 Chandler Court SW, Olympia, WA 98502.
Thurston Regional Planning Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages diversity throughout the organization. All potential employees will be recruited without regard to sex/gender, race, national origin, religion, marital status, military or veteran status, age, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by law.
If special accommodations to apply for this position are needed, please telephone and ask for our ADA Coordinator. For TDD users, please use the State’s toll-free relay service by calling (800) 833-6388 and ask the operator to dial (360) 956-7575.
To be considered, applicants must submit all the following:
During the recruitment process, applicants may make inquiries by email to HR@trpc.org. The most qualified applicants will be invited to take part in an interview process.
Reference and criminal background checks are part of TRPC’s recruitment process, subject to state law.