$5,763 – $7,072 per month

Position Summary

Plans, organizes and participates in a variety of complex current planning and community development duties including coordinating municipal planning projects and programs involving potentially controversial issues.  Coordinates long-range comprehensive planning in accordance with WA Growth Management Act and implements comprehensive plan goals, policies and initiatives based on Mayor and Council priorities.  Coordinates and participates in staff support for one or more boards or commissions on issues related to preservation of cultural resources. Also researches, prepares reports and conducts public information meeting and hearings regarding the designation of Historic Districts, buildings and landmarks.

Qualification Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in urban, regional or city planning or other related field. Master’s preferred.
  • Five years of increasingly responsible municipal or private planning and community development experience. Experience in historic preservation preferred.
  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Certification Preferred.
  • Knowledge of computer graphics, mapping, GIS development systems and social media platforms.

City of Wenatchee Government

The City of Wenatchee is a full service City employing 160 employees. In addition to Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services, other departments include Police, Public Works, Community Development, Economic Development, Finance, Human Resources and Information Services. The City operates under a Strong Mayor form of government with seven council members. Active boards and commissions advise the City Council with governance.

The Community

The City of Wenatchee is home to 33,070 people with approximately 70,000 living in the greater Wenatchee urban area. Located in a beautiful valley at the confluence of the Wenatchee and Columbia Rivers and on the east slopes of the Cascade Mountain Range, the city enjoys wonderful abundant sunshine with four distinct seasons. The average rainfall is a mere 10 inches per year making the region a focal point of Washington State for outdoor recreation. Wenatchee is the largest city in rural North Central Washington and thus provides a small town atmosphere with big city amenities striking a great balance between rural and urban qualities of life. Furthermore, the city is only 30 minutes from the renowned resort towns of Leavenworth and Lake Chelan. For those desiring occasional amenities of major metropolitan areas, Seattle is a short scenic 3 hour drive or 30 minute flight away making Wenatchee very attractive to many people and families relocating from the Puget Sound area.

How to Apply

Please go to to view the job description including qualification requirements and download application materials.  The following constitutes a complete application package in the following order:

  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume
  • Application for Employment
  • Supplemental Application

Complete application packages may be emailed (**@We*********.Gov), faxed (509-888-3636), or mailed to: City of Wenatchee Human Resources Department, PO Box 519 Wenatchee, WA 98801-0519.

CLOSING DATE: 5:00 PM, Wednesday, September 12, 2018