Senior Environmental Planner

Metropolitan Planning Group
Bay Area, CA
United States
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M-Group is looking to hire well-qualified planners to serve clients in the North Bay.  Candidates must have CEQA experience with preferred experience working with California municipal governments. The position will be based in M-Group’s office located in the Napa.

Job Criteria:

  1. Positions are available for part time (20-30 hours/week) or full time (40 hours/week).
  2. Responsibilities may include:
    • Consulting environmental planning work for various jurisdictions, including; review of development approval projects, detailed report writing, and public presentations.
    • Writing California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliant documentation.
    • Project manager responsibilities including completing and implementing a variety of project-related tasks.
    • Analyzing environmental impacts; preparing CEQA documents, studies, findings and recommendations for various projects.
    • Collecting, analyzing, tabulating and presenting land use, economic and environmental information.
    • Long-range planning work, policy planning, and business development efforts.
    • Presenting findings and fielding questions for public hearings (Planning Commission /City Council).
  1. Applicants must have or be able to demonstrate:
    • An undergraduate degree in Environmental Planning, Urban Planning or related field.
    • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in Planning with at least 2 years as a Senior level planner. A Master’s degree may substitute for one of the required years of experience.
    • Solid CEQA knowledge and experience.
    • Knowledge of general principles, practices and theories of land use planning, general plan development, zoning ordinance development, and local regulations.
    • Procedural requirements of CEQA, California Subdivision Map Act and other state and federal regulations that directly relate to environmental planning.
    • Experience in reviewing technical reports related to the assessment of the physical environment and natural resources.
    • Knowledge of best practices and industry standards for technical analyses.
    • Understanding of regulatory context for environmental resource categories.
    • The ability to translate technical analysis into language that is easy to understand.
    • The ability to work independently and contribute in a variety of team environments.
    • Strong organizational skills.
    • Excellent presentation and public speaking skills.
    • Attention to detail and ability to prioritize numerous projects and work under tight timelines.
Published on:
January 9, 2019 - 10:02am
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