Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Demographic Planner

Posted: 5/13/2018 (Employment)

As the only county in the United States named after Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation’s history, King County is home to diverse and vibrant communities, with residents representing countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the artistic and social traditions of many cultures. These qualities make King County one of the nation’s best places to live, work, and play.

Despite King County’s overall economic success, the region has stark inequities by race and geography. King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda aimed at advancing regional change and is developing the systems and standards necessary to achieve better outcomes for all of our residents, regardless of their race or income. Together, we’re changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence, building on shared values of equity and social justice, employee engagement, innovation, and continuous improvement.

King County is seeking a team-oriented individual to provide growth trend analysis and demographic services to inform data-informed decision making and long range land use planning. This position requires broad vision, insight, and a balance of policy, technical and interpersonal skills.

The Demographic Planner is part of the Regional Planning work group that coordinates King County’s long-range planning efforts under the Washington State Growth Management Act (RCW 36.70A). The Regional Planning group manages the King County Comprehensive Plan and collaborates regionally on countywide and multi-county planning. The Demographic Planner supports long range planning by working with cities and partner agencies to coordinate growth forecasting, growth targets, and the review and evaluation program required by the Act (referred to as “Buildable Lands”).

In addition to supporting the Regional Planning team, the Demographic Planner provides demographic support to other county agencies, policymakers, and elected leaders, consulting and coordinating with staff in county agencies. The Demographic Planner helps translate and assemble demographic information into usable form for grant writers, planners, and decision makers. The Demographic Planner also helps King County align with strategic partners to advance priority initiatives.

This position requires both broad social science research skills and a customer service orientation. Communication skills, flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work as part of a team are equally as important as the technical skills for this position.

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Deadline: 05/22/2018

Location: King County