Land Use Specialist

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Job Description

Umatilla Electric Cooperative is looking for a Land Use Specialist to join our growing team. If you are detail oriented, have strong interpersonal skills, and thrive in a fast-paced work environment than this is an exceptional opportunity. This position works closely with local, state, and federal agencies to ensure compliance with land use regulations. The Land Use Specialist is responsible for site planning, easement and permit acquisition, property procurement, and reviewing environmental documents to support the Engineering Work Plan. Umatilla Electric Cooperatives offers an atmosphere of cooperation and seeks a Land Use Specialist to become an integral part of the Engineering Department.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES may include other duties as assigned.

  • Ensures easements and permits from landowners and regulatory agencies are tracked regularly, obtained timely, and recorded properly.
  • Responsible for timely development and accurate production of supporting project documents related to land use that are necessary for substation, transmission, and/or distribution construction work packages.
  • Responsible for reading, writing, interpreting, and drawing Metes and Bounds descriptions using the Public Land Survey System.
  • Ensures projects are completed per regulatory agency requirements and/or obligations.

Job Related Qualifications

Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of employee or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required Qualifications:

Education:   Associate's degree from two-year college or technical school, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience: Five (5) years of applicable land-use/right-of-way experience and/or training in a related field is required; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have a strong understanding of the Public Land Survey System and be able to read metes and bounds.

Notice of Equal Opportunity Employment

We expect employees to be honest, trustworthy, and operate with integrity. Discrimination and all unlawful harassment (including sexual harassment) in employment is not tolerated. We encourage success based on our individual merits and abilities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or employment status. We support and obey laws that prohibit discrimination everywhere we do business. We fully consider all qualified applicants including those with a criminal history.