Senior/Principal Planner, Zoning

Dyett & Bhatia Urban and Regional Planners
San Francisco, CA
United States
August 7, 2017
Professional Area: 
Planning Law
Zoning Administration
Other topics
5-7 years
AICP Certification: 

Dyett & Bhatia, Urban and Regional Planners is an award-winning 20-person urban planning firm located in San Francisco, with a portfolio of work throughout the western U.S. D&B is a national leader in preparation of zoning regulations, with a roster of clients that includes some of the largest American cities and counties, as well as smaller communities. Our office is in the vibrant Jackson Square District of downtown San Francisco, easily reached by transit, with scores of restaurants and cafés within walking distance.

Position and Required Skills

We are looking for a planner with significant experience in code writing to be part of our dynamic team, and potentially assume firm-wide leadership for zoning. This is a unique opportunity for someone with demonstrated prior experience in code writing, and interest in zoning. Hiring level is open, and we welcome resumes from candidates with significant experience.

The planner will lead and manage zoning assignments, which include comprehensive new citywide regulations or those with a specific focus—such as transit-oriented development, downtown, signs, parking, subdivisions, sustainable development practices or form-based codes. Candidates must enjoy zoning work and have a solid grasp of legal and technical underpinnings of zoning. Experience in administering zoning and development regulations, design expertise, and understanding of built form are desirable. We are interested in candidates with exceptional writing and analytical skills, who can effectively interface with clients and communicate in public settings.

Qualifications and Experience

Candidates must possess a Master of City Planning and/or a JD, with minimum five years’ zoning experience. Additional experience is desirable.

Salary and Benefits

Excellent salary and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, retirement plan match, and profit sharing.

How to Apply

To apply, please email resume in PDF to

Dyett & Bhatia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


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