Land Use Planner

Santa Rosa, CA
United States
Professional Areas: 
Community Development
Land-Use Management
Zoning Administration
Experience Level: 
AICP Certification: 

M-Group exists to bring innovative and effective planning solutions to Bay Area cities. Since the creation of the firm in 2006, we have brought high-caliber planning services to over 40 Bay Area communities.  M-Group’s planners have extensive experience working on large, complex and high-profile projects and our staff brings together a range of accomplishments and a wealth of real-world experiences. Our staff enjoy working with a variety of planning professionals in many different settings and with many different agencies where they gain excellent experience in the profession.

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M-Group is looking to hire well-qualified planners to serve clients in the North Bay Area region. Candidates must have CEQA experience and experience working for a California municipal government, including land use and development review. The positions will be based in M-Group’s Santa Rosa office.

Job Criteria:

  • Positions are available for full time (40 hours/week).
  • Responsibilities may include: Consulting planning work at various City planning departments, including; review of development projects, architectural design review, application processing, plan check review, public counter assistance, report-preparation, public presentations, CEQA review and analysis at the Associate Planner level and above.
  • Attendance at evening meetings as needed (Planning Commission/City Council).

Applicants must have/demonstrate:

  • An undergraduate degree in Urban Planning or related field.
  • Assistant level requires a minimum of 1 year prior experience working for a local government planning department, preferably with a California City jurisdiction. At least 3 years prior experience at the Associate Planner level, a minimum of 5 years prior experience at the Senior level, and a minimum of 7 years at the Principal. A Master’s degree may substitute for one of the required years of experience, except at the Assistant level where a minimum of one year is required.
  • Solid CEQA knowledge and experience is highly desirable.
  • The ability to work independently and also contribute as a team player.
  • Strong writing, presentation, and public speaking skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Attention to detail and ability to work under tight timelines.
  • Graphic design skills including Adobe Illustrator and InDesign are highly desirable
  • AICP certification highly desirable.

Benefits & Compensation:

  • Competitive compensation varies by level of experience
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Disability and Life
  • 401K Profit Sharing after 1 year of employment
  • Vacation & Sick Pay
  • 12 Paid Holidays
Published on:
June 5, 2018 - 3:05pm
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