Land Use Planner

Van Ness Feldman
Seattle, WA
United States
Professional Areas: 
GIS / Technology
Land-Use Management
Planning Law
Public Policy
Zoning Administration
Experience Level: 
AICP Certification: 
Not required
Competitive Salary DOE

Van Ness Feldman (VNF) — a law and policy firm representing clients in energy, environment, land use, real estate, and government relations matters — is hiring a Land Use Planner for its Seattle office.

Minimum 4 years' land use planning experience required.  This position allows for some flexibility, depending on the candidate’s professional experience level and interest.  Our need is for a planning professional who can:

  • Analyze land use, environmental, and permitting issues from a variety of perspectives, including regulator and regulated party;
  • Balance small, discrete tasks with larger, more complex developments using excellent project management skills;
  • Communicate verbally and in writing to clients, local governments, agencies, and colleagues, often advocating complex or controversial projects or policy positions; and,
  • Collaborate with teams of attorneys, planners, policy professionals, and consultants, while being comfortable in both a lead and support capacity.

Successful candidate will be a self-starter who can take direction, work autonomously, and be entrepreneurial in a non-hierarchical organization.  This position is an excellent opportunity for an associate planner who wants to expand their knowledge base and range of professional experience.  Alternatively, more experienced planning professionals will have the opportunity to enhance their skills and develop their own clients over time.

VNF is known for its high quality work.  We recognize the need for a balanced life. We offer top-notch benefits (health, dental, 401k, and vacation), complex and sophisticated work, interesting clients, superior training, and a professional, fun environment where we share a commitment to teamwork, collegiality, and excellence.  Competitive salary DOE.
All replies are confidential.  Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and salary requirements in a single PDF to: Julie A. Brandsness, Executive Director, Seattle,  No phone inquiries. 


Submittal Deadline: July 15, 2019

Published on:
June 26, 2019 - 2:43pm
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