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Position: Planner
Job Type: Full-time
Location: St. Augustine, Florida


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Planning or Related Field (Required)
    • US work authorization (Required)

Full Job Description

Matthews Design Group (MDG) is actively seeking a Planner for immediate employment.

Why Work at MDG:

  • Annually rated a “Best Firm to Work For”
  • Continuous opportunities for growth
  • Fun-spirited, family environment
  • Profit sharing & 401k matching
  • Flexible work schedules

Apply Now:

This is an entry-level position with applicant having between 3 and 5 years of experience.  This role will focus on providing clients with 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, rezoning, 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.

Position Requirements:

  • Prepare professional presentations
  • Provide high-level concepts to direct CAD designers in site plan creation
  • Possess a solid understanding of land development entitlement process.
  • Assist Senior Planner or Project Manager with managing projects, budgets, and team members
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including public speaking
  • Proficiency in Adobe Acrobat Pro for producing application packages and edits
  • Strong working experience with Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint


  • 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.
  • Develop scopes 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.
  • Provide guidance during the site planning process concerning regulatory requirements.
  • Conduct presentations at public meetings, hearings, and design review boards.


  • Health insurance (majority company-paid)
  • Life insurance
  • Vision and dental insurance
  • Short and long-term disability insurance (100% company paid)
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k)/401(k) matching
  • Wellness program
  • Employee assistance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement


  • Monday to Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM
  • Flexible scheduling available

Supplemental Pay:

  • Profit sharing incentive bonus program

Work Location:

  • St. Augustine, Florida

Ability to Commute/Relocate:

  • St. Augustine, FL: Reliably commute or willing to relocate with an employer-provided relocation package (Preferred)
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