PLANNER

This position is for a full-time professional planner.

Provide clients land development research, concept planning, and entitlements efforts to achieve development project goals. Manage a portfolio of projects with responsibilities including due diligence reports, applications for land use amendments, rezonings, special use permits, zoning variances, and overlay applications. Assist project managers with developing code-compliant site plans and providing research and support as needed. Represent clients to government staff and agencies through formal staff meetings, public hearings, and community meetings.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop scope of work for new projects, managing a portfolio of projects within an estimated budget.
  • Manage client expectations by providing guidance about land development entitlement processes and planning efforts.
  • Advise internal project teams on matters related to land use, zoning, design regulations, and concurrency.
  • Meet with government or agency reviewers with respect to interpretation or application of land development regulations.
  • Complete due diligence analysis of subject properties on behalf of owners or prospective buyers analyzing site constraints and identifying potential uses.
  • Prepare and file development applications such as land use amendments, rezonings, special use permits, and variances.
  • Provide guidance during the site planning process concerning regulatory requirements.
  • Make presentations at public meetings, hearings, and design review boards.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Planning or related field; Master’s preferred.
  • Minimum two (2) years experience with local government regulatory requirements and processes. Experience may be public, private or a combination of both.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Understanding of land development entitlement process.
  • Able to manage projects, budgets and project team members.
  • Strong working experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point, knowledge of design software such as Adobe Creative Suite and AutoCAD is a plus.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including public speaking.
  • Reliable, responsible, dependable, and will fulfill obligations with minimal supervision.

The size and structure of our company affords planners the opportunity for professional growth and the ability to work on a wide variety of projects. This position provides a full benefits package, excellent pay, and plentiful opportunities for career development and advancement.

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