Associate Planner

Elizabeth Peterson Group (EPG)

Los Angeles, CA

AICP Certification: AICP Not required

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Planner/Associate Planner Position Details Elizabeth Peterson Group (EPG) is seeking a Planner or Associate Planner, depending on experience and best fit. EPG is a dynamic land-use consulting firm headquartered in downtown Los Angeles.

EPG works with clients in municipalities throughout California with a specialization in adaptive reuse, hospitality development and mixed-use development. The Planner has a level of specialized knowledge of the planning field, including comprehensive planning, urban development and land use consulting.

The position requires 1-3+ years of professional planning experience, or an advance degree in Planning or Development, plus 1-2 years of job experience. EPG offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience.

The Planner/Associate Planner will be responsible for managing the entitlement process from initial project research through final approval with little immediate supervision, while also being an effective member of a small team. The job requires the Associate Planner to identify and anticipate obstacles and suggest solutions and strategies as part of the problem-solving process.

The Associate Planner must have an understanding and love of Los Angeles and surrounding municipalities, their various neighborhoods, history and politics. Job Functions & Requirements

• Manages project timeline and due dates; ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously

• Manages client relations, including communication and with city officials and community stakeholders;

• Manages city requirements, including fees and document submissions

• Attends all meetings, including some evening meetings, and is available for all conference calls related to assigned cases

• Manages outreach and prepares high-quality presentation materials for assigned cases

• Presents at all neighborhood council and community/stakeholder meetings

• Relays information and updates to client on a daily/weekly basis

• Identifies out of scope of work and communicates additional permits/licenses client may need

• Prepares, files and submits any additional permits identified or required for completion of the job, including ABC license, police permits, sellers permits, business license, health permit, etc

• Knowledgeable in construction and plan check

• Conducts research and prepares analysis on land use issues Knowledge & Skills

• Knowledge of the principles and practices of planning & zoning in Southern California

• An understanding of Los Angeles, its neighborhoods, politics, and composition

• High-level written and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to communicate around complex and sensitive topics clients, public agency staff, elected official staff, neighborhood representatives

• Creative problem-solving skills to gather relevant information to solve vaguely defined practical problems

• Ability to review plans and apply provisions of city ordinances and codes to determine compliance with regulations and identify necessary approvals

• Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously

• Ability to work independently or in a team environment as needed

• Ability to attend to details while keeping big-picture goals in mind

• Knowledge of computer hardware and software programs, which may include Microsoft Office, Internet applications, Zoom, and GIS

• Ability to create graphic designs, development strategies, and render site plans via sketches and/or computer graphics highly desirable.

• Must be able to commute between EPG’s downtown office and locations in downtown and beyond in a timely manner to conduct document pick up and drop off.

Apply by submitting a resume and brief cover letter detailing your qualifications to Annette Zilinskas at [email protected] by Oct. 21, 2021.

We appreciate your interest in working with us at EPG!

Posted September 21, 2021, 2:04 PM PDT

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