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Senior Planner

Company: Rincon Consultants
Location: San Luis Obispo
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Rincon Consultants, Inc is seeking a---Senior Planner---to join our growing Community Planning team. In this position, you would be responsible---for managing complex planning projects, including General Plans, Specific/Master Plans, Community Plans, Housing Elements, and Zoning Code updates. The position will also support Rincon's CEQA team through the analysis of environmental impacts resulting from long-range planning projects. The candidate must have advanced knowledge of land use/community planning and CEQA concepts, be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, and be able to meet deadlines while managing multiple assignments. Previous consulting experience is a plus. - Overview of Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage large scale planning projects, including General Plans, Community Plans, Housing Elements, Master/Specific Plans, and/or other comprehensive planning documents
  • Lead project teams responsible for the development of, or updates to, zoning codes, permitting policies, and/or development standards
  • Conduct research and prepare statistical reports on land use, physical, social & economic issues
  • Review plan sets for consistency with local codes and regulations
  • Prepare, coordinate, and facilitate large-scale community engagement campaigns, with an emphasis on public involvement and consensus-building meetings and workshops
  • Interact with various members of public agency and private client staff on matters related to community planning
  • Prepare drafts of technical memoranda, meeting minutes, transmittals, presentations, and other written materials
  • Make oral presentations concerning planning programs and development projects to Planning Commissions, City Councils, and other boards and commissions as required
  • Assist with the preparation of all levels of CEQA/NEPA documents as needed
  • Develop and implement work plans for complex projects and programs
  • Provide supervision, guidance, and mentorship for other professional staff
  • Promote a culture of teamwork, engagement, quality service, and customer satisfaction to our public and private clients
  • Enhance Rincon's professional reputation and demonstrate the ability to be creative and innovative with these tasks while representing Rincon in a professional manner
  • Work closely with Rincon Principal(s) and Managers to promote our business interests in adherence with the company's mission, vision, and values
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor(s) This Job Might Be For You If You Have The Following:
    • BA/BS degree or higher in urban planning, geography, or a related discipline; advanced (Masters) degree preferred
    • 5+ years of related demonstrated experience in land use planning, land development/entitlements, urban design and/or environmental planning
    • Excellent organization, schedule, and budget management skills
    • Experience working on and analyzing planning documents, including policy writing for general plans, specific/master plans, and zoning codes
    • Advanced knowledge of the philosophies, principals, practices & techniques of planning
    • Proficient with preparing development agreements and other contracts
    • Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task and manage complex projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
    • Strong verbal communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
    • Familiarity with the LEAP and REAP funding process
    • Ability to cultivate working relationships with clients, community-based organizations, internal team members and other firms
    • Excellent writing, formatting, and proofreading skills
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Teams, Outlook, and PowerPoint)
    • Experience with Adobe Acrobat and In-Design, and Geographic Information System mapping is a plus
    • Must possess a valid driver's license with a clean driving record, proof of automobile insurance, and willingness to travel as projects require Rincon Consultants, Inc. is an award-winning leader in providing quality environmental consulting services throughout California. Recognized as the #1 'Best Environmental Services Firm to Work For' by the Zweig Group in 2021. We partner with clients in sectors such as transportation, energy and infrastructure, oil and gas, water, commercial, private development, and government. Our 400+ associates in 12 offices located in Northern, Central and Southern California are dedicated professionals who combine their passion with our purpose. The base salary range for this full-time position is $84,000-$126,000, plus benefits and bonus. At Rincon, our salary ranges are based on market median of similar jobs, according to third party salary benchmark surveys. The base pay that is actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate's job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Total Rewards Package* Includes:
      • HMO, PPO, HDHP, Health Savings Account options
      • Three Weeks Vacation accrued in the first year
      • 401(k) / Profit Sharing Retirement Plan
      • 2x/Year Bonus Opportunities
      • Paid Sick Leave
      • Eight Paid Holidays
      • Flexible Spending & Dependent Care
      • Employer-paid life and long-term disability insurance
      • Dental, vision, prescription drug
      • Supplemental life insurance
      • Volunteer Pay for a Day
      • Legal Shield, Identity Protection, Pet Insurance
      • Professional Development
      • Mentoring
      • Patagonia Merchandise Partnership
      • And much more! *All programs subject to review and change and are provided for regular, full-time employees scheduled to work 30+ hours per week

        Rincon Consultants, Inc does not accept unsolicited applicant/candidate resumes from search firm recruiters and/or temporary agencies that do not have a signed contract and specified work order with Rincon Consultants. Further, such resumes received will be deemed the sole property of Rincon Consultants and no fees will be paid in the event Rincon Consultants subsequently hires such individual. Rincon Consultants is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

Keywords: Rincon Consultants, San Luis Obispo , Senior Planner, Other , San Luis Obispo, California

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