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Planning Director/Manager | City of Bakersfield

The City of Bakersfield is currently seeking a Planning Director/Manager to oversee the operational activities of the Planning Division within the Community Development Department. The ideal candidate will have strong management potential, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and will be pragmatic and pro-growth. This position requires a service-minded individual with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to connect with people at all levels. An individual with business acumen who is politically savvy, yet apolitical, will be ideal.

The City of Bakersfield is conveniently located in the center of beautiful California, and at just 116 miles north of Los Angeles, Bakersfield is the gateway between Southern and Central California. With a population of just over 376,380, Bakersfield is the 9th largest city in California and is Kern County’s regional center for industry, government, transportation, retail trade, medical services, and oil field operations. With an extremely affordable cost of living and great accessibility to the rest of the State, Bakersfield is predicated to be one of the fastest growing cities over the next decade.

At minimum, candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Public or Business Administration, City or Regional Planning, Urban Planning, or a related field, and have five (5) years of professional planning experience in a governmental agency, including two (2) years of supervisory experience. Additional post-graduate education in the above-mentioned areas may be substituted for the planning experience on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of two (2) years. A Master’s degree will be considered equivalent to two (2) years of the required experience. While not a requirement, membership with the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is preferred.

Candidates with demonstrated experience in economic development, grant writing, and administration and experience presenting to and working with a planning commission will also be valued. The annual salary range for this position is $111,306.96 - $135,299.76, DOQ.

If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please visit our website at bobmurrayassoc.com to apply online. Please do not hesitate to call Ms. Valerie Phillips at (916) 784-9080, should you have any questions. Filing Deadline: October 13, 2017

East Bay Regional Park District | Chief of Planning & GIS

East Bay Regional Park District (Park District) is offering a rewarding opportunity for an experienced, highly energetic, and forward-thinking planning professional to become the Chief of Planning & GIS. Reporting directly to the Assistant General Manager of Acquisition, Stewardship and Development Division, the Chief of Planning & GIS is the Park District’s primary steward in open space protection, natural resource conservation, and planning for regional recreation amenities with intergovernmental and regulatory agencies, and various public and private groups. Top candidates will have a proven record of accomplishments in successful stakeholder engagement on land use planning matters of conservation and preservation or climate action planning with well-honed project management skills and a collaborative style. Department oversight includes three units (Advance Planning, Current Planning, and GIS Services) with 15 FTEs positions. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic leader with strong public service and environmental preservation ethics along with broad knowledge in a variety of key areas including master plans, land use, urban planning regulations, natural resource protection, and CEQA environmental laws. This position requires a Bachelor's degree and 6 years of experience with 4 years of management responsibilities.

The salary range is $143,208 to $182,749 with possible future merit steps up to $211,557. The District also offers an attractive benefits package including CalPERS retirement. 

Interested candidates should apply by submitting a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, and current salary to apply@ralphandersen.com by October 9, 2017. Confidential inquiries welcomed to Heather Renschler at (916) 630-4900. Recruitment brochure available at www.ralphandersen.com/jobs/chief-planning-gis-east-bay-regional-park-district/

RECON Environmental | Associate/Senior Environmental and Land Use Planner

Location: Goleta, CA

RECON Environmental is an employee-owned company of ‘specialists’ representing one of the largest and most established environmental consulting service firms in the Southwest.  Founded in 1972 with the emergence of the California Environmental Quality Act and the National Environmental Policy Act (CEQA/NEPA) and we have provided more than four decades of continuous service to our valued clients in the federal, public and private sectors.

RECON is currently recruiting for associate to senior level environmental/land use planners to join our Central Coast Team in Goleta, California. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Environmental Planning, Urban and Regional Planning, Environmental Science, or Management, Urban Economics or Planning, or related field with 3-8 years of public and/or private land use and environmental compliance experience. Ideal candidates will have experience writing CEQA/NEPA compliance documents, mitigation monitoring, and working knowledge of programmatic land use documents, and project review. Project management experience and knowledge of California land use law is highly desirable. Must have excellent interpersonal communication skills, including technical and report writing, client service competency, and the ability to lead or be a vital member of project teams and prioritize and handle multiple assignments.  Additional requirements include excellent conflict resolution and customer service skill, as well as the ability to take initiative while working with clients and other team members.

Qualified candidates are asked to submit their resume with salary requirements. RECON offers a generous compensation and benefits package including PTO and Sick Leave, medical & dental, life insurance, long-term disability, long term care, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) profit sharing plan, and employee stock ownership.  Details at recon-us.com/about/careers

RECON Environmental Inc. is an EOE/Minority/Female/Disability/Vets.

Director of Planning | County of Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

Salary Range: $172,930 — $261,743

The County of Los Angeles is seeking a motivated planning executive to fill a vacancy for the next Director of Planning. The Director has full responsibility as the chief executive of the Department of Regional Planning, including the development and maintenance of the General Plan, area and community plans, administration of County subdivision and zoning ordinances, continued development and maintenance of the GIS, and providing support to the Regional Planning Commission. 

This position has a minimum requirement of five years of progressively responsible management experience in a governmental or private planning organization, agency or firm, including at least two years of senior managerial experience in a position requiring a thorough knowledge and understanding of planning theory, principles and practices, and oversight for areas such as: land use planning, transportation policy, zoning administration, or subdivision administration.

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required.  A Master’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university in planning, zoning, community development, economic development, engineering, architecture, geography, public or business administration, or a closely related field is preferred.

Membership in the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is preferred.

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Contract Planner | Rincon Consultants

Location: Oakland, CA | Monterey, CA | San Luis Obispo, CA | Santa Barbara, CA | Ventura, CA | Los Angeles, CA

Job Type: Full-Time/Regular

 

Rincon Consultants, Inc. is a highly qualified professional consulting firm comprised of environmental scientists, geologists, biologists, planners, soil scientists, wetland scientists, GIS professionals, architectural historians, LEED accredited professionals, and visual information specialists. We provide a wide range of services in environmental impact assessment, urban planning, soil and groundwater assessment & remediation, and biological & cultural resources, focusing on California's unique and challenging regulatory and policy environment.

Recognized as a 'Best Places to Work' in 2015, we invest in our employees through competitive salaries, benefits and incentive programs designed to further the professional development of each employee in line with the firm's business goals and needs.

We have an immediate opening and excellent professional growth opportunity for a Contract Planner to join our team in our Oakland or Los Angeles Office.

The Contract Planner will:

Provide contract planning services for government agencies and/or for private individuals or corporations, with emphasis on providing temporary current and/or long range planning services, assist private clients with alcohol permitting within select municipalities, and provide assistance preparing high quality CEQA/NEPA documents.

  • Prepare environmental assessments, technical studies, and land use planning documents for government clients or private individuals or corporations
  • Assist in company outreach/marketing and business development efforts in the southern California region
  • Conduct field work necessary to complete high quality technical studies, CEQA/NEPA documents, project proposals, and general land planning studies for specific projects as assigned
  • Attend meetings and public hearings as part of contract planning and/or CEQA/NEPA services as required to serve existing and potential projects
  • Coordinate and consult with federal, state, and local regulatory agencies
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by your supervisor(s)

Experience and Skills

  • Qualified candidates should hold a BA/BS degree or higher in environmental science, urban planning or a related discipline, with between 3 and 10+ years of experience in municipal planning, environmental impact assessment, land development/entitlements, and/or urban design. 
  • Strong development plan review, communication, critical thinking, writing, presentation skills, and an understanding of land use policy and zoning regulations are required. 
  • Experience with preparing CEQA documents is also required. 
  • AICP certification, experience in coastal development planning, and experience in architectural/design review is also preferred. 

Please apply at our Careers page at www.rinconconsultants.com

Senior Environmental Planner/Scientist-Transportation Focus | Rincon Consultants
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA | Oakland, CA
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular

 

Rincon Consultants, Inc. is a highly qualified professional consulting firm comprised of environmental scientists, geologists, biologists, planners, soil scientists, wetland scientists, GIS professionals, architectural historians, LEED accredited professionals, and visual information specialists. We provide a wide range of services in environmental impact assessment, urban planning, soil and groundwater assessment & remediation, and biological & cultural resources, focusing on California's unique and challenging regulatory and policy environment.

Recognized as a 'Best Places to Work' in 2015, we invest in our employees through competitive salaries, benefits and incentive programs designed to further the professional development of each employee in line with the firm's business goals and needs.

We have an immediate opening and excellent professional growth opportunity for a Senior Environmental Planner/Scientist-Transportation Focus to join our team in our Oakland or Los Angeles Office. 

Senior Environmental Planner/Scientist – Transportation Focus

Rincon Consultants is seeking a Senior Planner/Environmental Scientist with experience in transportation (roadway, transit, rail) projects. The Senior Planner will be responsible for conducting and overseeing research, field work, impact analysis, report preparation, and business development related to CEQA/NEPA and related technical studies. The Senior Planner will:

  • Write and manage the preparation of complex CEQA/NEPA documents for roadway, transit, and rail projects
  • Engage with urban design teams providing environmental planning and review for TOD or other multi-modal projects
  • Oversee and train junior staff on CEQA/NEPA and other planning/environmental requirements
  • Interface with clients and make public presentations to agency decision-making bodies
  • Perform agency consultation and ensure environmental regulatory compliance
  • Perform various business development functions, including proposal preparation and active involvement in transportation-related planning/environmental organizations
  • Demonstrate confidence in decision-making and be recognized by clients and peers as having expertise in CEQA/NEPA and related technical areas

Experience and Skills

  • BS/BA Degree in applicable field and 10 years of increasingly responsible experience required
  • Advanced Degree (Masters/PhD) preferred
  • Experience in a private environmental consulting firm preferred
  • Experience working with and/or for Metro, Caltrans, FTA, FHWA and/or local or a regional transportation/transit agency preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to lead a large multi-disciplinary team
  • Excellent organization, schedule and budget management skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)

Please apply at our Careers page at www.rinconconsultants.com

Environmental Planner (Entry-level 17-15) | RECON Environmental

Location: Goleta, CA

 

RECON Environmental is an employee-owned company of ‘specialists’ representing one of the largest and most established environmental consulting service firms in the Southwest.  Founded in 1972 with the emergence of the National Environmental Policy Act and the California Environmental Quality Act, we have provided more than four decades of continuous service to our valued clients in the federal, public and private sectors. 

RECON is currently recruiting for an entry-level environmental planner to join our Central Coast Team located in Goleta, CA.  Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Urban Planning, or related field and 1 year of related experience (including internships).  A Master’s degree is desirable and would be considered towards the requisite experience.  Requires knowledge of the principles of California Land Use Law as well as CEQA and NEPA environmental review.   Must have excellent communication and writing skills, have the ability to prioritize and handle multiple assignments, and be a team player.   The ideal candidate should be enthusiastic to learn, be results oriented, and willing to take initiative while working with clients and other team members.

Candidates are asked to submit their resume to maranibar@reconenvironmental.com. RECON offers a generous compensation and benefits package including PTO and Sick Leave, medical & dental, life insurance, long-term disability, and flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) profit sharing plan, and employee stock ownership. 

 RECON Environmental Inc. is an EOE/Minority/Female/Disability/Vets.

Planner or Intermediate Planner | Raimi + Associates

Location: Berkeley, CA or Riverside, CA

Application Deadline: March 27, 2017

RAIMI + ASSOCIATES provides a range of planning, public health, and research consulting services to create healthy, equitable, and sustainable communities. The level of the position can be either Planner or Intermediate Planner, depending on qualifications and level experience.

The ideal candidate should be an independent self-starter who enjoys a casual and fun work environment, but can multi-task and remain organized and focused within the fast-paced demands of consulting. The position offers the opportunity to take on a range of responsibilities, including policy writing, physical planning, GIS and technical analysis, graphic design, urban design, community engagement, proposal writing, and business development.

People of color and candidates with diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. If you are interested in joining our team, please submit a cover letter, resume, and relevant work products (10 pages max) as soon as possible to jobs@raimiassociates.com. The application deadline is March 27.

Anticipated Responsibilities

  • Writing, research, and policy development for planning documents
  • Data analysis
  • GIS analysis and map-making
  • Assisting with public outreach and participation, including workshops and social media
  • Graphic design
  • Administrative tasks such as updating project web sites
  • Writing and organizing proposals and other business development activities
  • Project management (may vary depending on level of experience)

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Commitment to health, equity, and sustainability
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Intermediate or advanced ArcGIS
  • Graphic design, document layout, and infographics skills, including ability to use Adobe Creative Suite
  • Previous experience in community planning, urban design, zoning, or community development at a planning consulting firm, local government, community-based organization, or advocacy organization
  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in Planning or closely related field
  • Quantitative and qualitative analysis skills
  • Experience writing proposals, grants, or other business development activities
  • Knowledge of California land use planning including General Plans, Specific Plans, zoning codes, CEQA
  • Fluent in spoken and/or written Spanish

 Salary and Benefits

Generous benefits package includes a competitive salary; fully paid medical, dental, and vision; vacation and sick days; retirement account and company-sponsored contributions; and time and resources for professional development. Raimi + Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diversified workforce. Selection is based on merit without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status, or other differences.

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.

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