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Tribal Planner - The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, OR

Title Tribal Planner
Type Planning/Building/Code Enforcement/Economic Dev
Date Posted 2024-05-30
City / Organization The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, OR
Website Click here for more information or to apply
Email Contact jsalyer@raftelis.com

The Position

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde is seeking a Tribal Planner to provide specialized planning, economic analysis, and research expertise to the Engineering and Community Development Department. This position is responsible for advancing strategic planning initiatives, guiding long-range growth, and providing expert advice on community and economic development. The Tribal Planner also supports land-use planning, environmental permitting, and coordination with local government projects, contributing to a more prosperous, healthy, and resilient Tribal community.

The Tribal Planner applies comprehensive knowledge in planning, research, and economic analysis to drive Tribal development efforts. They play a key role in supporting the Tribe’s Community Development Plan, Strategic Plan, Capital Improvement Program (CIP), and several other planning documents. The Tribal Planner coordinates with various Tribal departments and external agencies to ensure effective implementation of these plans, with an emphasis on community engagement and public participation.

The Tribal Planner for The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde is a seasoned professional with a comprehensive understanding of land-use planning, community development, and tribal governance. They are excited by the opportunity to contribute to the growth and resilience of the Grand Ronde community with a deep commitment to honoring the Tribe's rich cultural heritage and values. The successful candidate demonstrates and prioritizes cultural awareness and sensitivity to Native American culture. With a strong understanding of Tribal purposes, organizations, policies, and procedures, the Tribal Planner ensures culturally competent service delivery that respects and honors the traditions and values of The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. Furthermore, the Tribal Planner embodies the Tribe’s core values and nurtures an open and collaborative work environment. With strong interpersonal skills, the Tribal Planner enjoys working with a close-knit and supportive team that depends on one another to accomplish their respective tasks.


A minimum of four years of experience in comprehensive land-use and community development planning for a local jurisdiction such as a town, city, or county is required. Tribal government planning experience is ideal, and experience in a growing community is beneficial.

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution in Land Use Planning, Urban or Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture, Public Administration, Social Science, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Economics, Geography, or a related field is required. A master’s degree is preferred. American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification is preferred. An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be considered.

Compensation and Benefits

The full salary range for the Tribal Planner is $97,858 - $157,734 with an anticipated hiring range of $110,000 - $140,000 and will depend on the qualifications of the successful candidate. The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde offers a competitive benefits package, including a hybrid remote work environment. Our mission is to recruit, retain, and develop employees by providing support, tools, and training. Together we strengthen our community, families, and employees.

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted electronically by Raftelis at jobs.crelate.com/portal/raftelis/. Applicants complete a brief online form and are prompted to provide a cover letter and resume. The position is open until filled with a first review of applications beginning July 1, 2024.


For more information or questions regarding The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde or the Tribal Planner position, please contact Robert Colichio at rcolichio@raftelis.com or Heather Gantz at hgantz@raftelis.com.

Job Post Expiration Date   2024-07-29

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