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Associate Land Use/Environmental Planner | Rincon Consultants

Monterey, CA

Job Description

Rincon Consultants, Inc. is a highly qualified multi-disciplinary environmental science, planning, and engineering consulting firm with offices in Carlsbad, Fresno, Los Angeles, Monterey, Oakland, , Sacramento, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz and Ventura, California. Rincon was founded in 1994 and is currently staffed by more than 165 arborist, archaeologist, architectural historians, botanist, engineers, environmental scientist, geologist, GIS professionals, LEED accredited professionals, paleontologist, planners, restoration ecologist, soil scientist, visual information specialists, wetland scientist and wildlife biologist. In addition to our broad range of services and staff qualifications; one of our key strengths is our active involvement in projects from 'inception-to-implementation'.


We have an immediate opening and excellent professional growth opportunity for an Associate Land Use/Environmental Planner in our Monterey, CA office.

The Associate Land Use/Environmental Planner will:

  • Perform research for complex municipal planning projects and private land development projects
  • Assist with the preparation of all levels of CEQA/NEPA documents
  • Assist with the review of development proposals for compliance with state regulations, zoning code standards, and comprehensive plan policies
  • Assist with the preparation of General Plans, Specific Plans, Community Plans, and other comprehensive planning documents
  • Interact with various members of public agency and private client staff on matters related to land use planning, CEQA/NEPA compliance, and land development/entitlements
  • Promote a culture of teamwork, engagement, quality service, and customer satisfaction to our public and private clients
  • Enhance Rincons professional reputation and demonstrate the ability to be creative and innovative with these tasks while representing Rincon in a professional manner
  • Work closely with Rincon Principal(s) and Managers to promote our business interests in adherence with the company's mission, vision, and values


Experience and Skills

Candidates should hold a BA/BS degree or higher in environmental science, urban planning or a related discipline. The successful candidate will possess 3-5 years of professional experience in environmental impact assessment, land use planning, land development/entitlements, and/or urban design. Strong communication, writing, and presentation skills are also required. Professional experience with preparing CEQA and/or NEPA documents is required. AICP certification is a plus.


Additional Information

Job Level:   Mid Career (2+ years)

Number of Openings:   1

Years of Experience:   2 - 5 Years

Level of Education:   BA/BS


Starting Date :   ASAP


Apply for this position online at Rincon Consultants

Rincon Consultants,Inc.  is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religious belief, color, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identification, gender expression, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics, family care, marital status, military and veteran or qualified disabled veteran status, or any other classification protected by law. Rincon Consultants, Inc. participates in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's E-Verify Program to ensure that all employees hired are legally able to work in the United States.

Senior Planner | RRM Design Group

The Senior Planner, working under the general supervision of our Planning Manager, is responsible for: preparing development applications for private sector clients and processing the application through entitlements. This includes evaluating proposals and ensuring consistency with applicable codes, polices, law; interacting with agency staff; managing consultants; preparing and making oral presentations to decision makers and clients, facilitating public outreach/community meetings; reviewing and commenting on staff reports and environmental documents. Other duties would include writing documents such as zoning ordinances; specific plans, master plans, strategic plans, feasibility studies, site and master planning; and contract planning for agencies.

The Planner will have project management duties including directing support staff, client management, and schedule and budget management. Travel for business may be required for project work and interoffice coordination. This position is expected to be able to effectively delegate assignments, direct and manage research of code requirements, laws and ordinances, and official records, and ensure quality control in document and plan preparation.

  •  Position Requirements
    • A minimum of 5 to 7 years of planning experience equivalent to the class of an Associate Planner.
    • A Bachelor’s degree in urban and regional planning, environmental studies, or life, physical, or social 
sciences, or other related field. 

    • Knowledge of California Planning and Development Law and CEQA. 

    • Proficiency in the following required: Microsoft Office and Adobe Suites.
  • Desired Qualifications
    • Professional certification or licensing. 

    • An understanding of other graphic software programs (e.g. GIS, AutoCAD, etc.). 

    • Experience in both the public sector and a private consulting firm setting.

RRM Design Group was established in 1974. We are a collaborative team comprised of Architects, Planners, Landscape Architects, Civil and Structural Engineers and Surveyors. We have four offices in California: San Luis Obispo, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Barbara and San Leandro. We work in both the Public and Private sector. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including full medical, 
 dental, vision, 401(k) and Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP). If you would like to be a part of a collaborative and innovative team that is professional and fun, then RRM is the place for you! To apply for the position, please follow the link provided: www.rrmdesign.com/careers


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