Environmental Science Associates, Associate – Community Planning & Design

CLOSING DATE: 05/01/2017


JOB_DESCRIPTION: Environmental Science Associates (ESA) is an environmental science, planning, and design consulting firm committed to the principles of sound science, technical excellence, integrity, and the promotion of outstanding decision making and sustainability. As a 100-percent employee-owned company with offices located in California, Washington, Oregon and Florida, continuing to meet the needs of our clients as well as the strategic aspirations of our employee-owners requires that we look to add the very best professional talent throughout our practices and offices. Specializing in project planning, environmental analysis and assessment, natural and cultural resources management, environmental restoration and design, and regulatory compliance, ESA’s scientists, historians, planners, designers, and technical specialists provide critical thinking and in-depth analysis to guide successful policy development, project planning, and the creation of enduring multi-objective solu
tions. Joining ESA means becoming part of a family of environmental professionals for whom every day involves growing your career, learning, creativity, fun, and the satisfaction knowing that you’ve contributed to outstanding iconic projects, improved environmental stewardship, and a more sustainable future for our communities and wild places.

About the Position:

ESA is currently seeking an Associate to work as part of our Northern California Community Planning & Design team out of our Sacramento Office. The candidate will work on a variety of interesting and challenging planning projects ranging from general plans, specific plans, master plans, sustainability plans, design guidelines, and zoning codes, as well as associated planning studies and projects. The successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the principles and practices of community planning, have a working knowledge of planning and zoning laws and familiarity with related land use issues. Candidates must possess effective problem-solving ability, excellent communication skills, the ability to work both independently and with a team, and the desire to grow professionally.


Qualified candidates should have at least a BA/BS with major course work in a planning, community development, urban design or a related field. A minimum of 2-5 years of experience in community planning is desirable.


ESA is owned entirely by our employees, creating a unique ownership culture rooted in a commitment to do work that matters, technical excellence, outstanding client service, professional development, and life-long learning. ESA’s comprehensive compensation and benefits program reflects our commitment to our employees. Our benefits include: 401(k) Salary Deferral Plan with company match program, Employee Stock Ownership Plan, medical and dental insurance vision care, paid vacation, sick leave, 9 paid holidays, group term life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, commuter/transit incentives, healthcare and daycare Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement assistance, performance bonus plan, and employee referral bonus program.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying to become an employee-owner at ESA, please visit the ESA Careers page at www.esassoc.com or follow the link below:

ESA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. (EOE M/V/F/D)

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