M-Group – Assistant or Associate Planner

M-Group exists to bring innovative and effective planning solutions to Bay Area cities. Since the creation of the firm in 2006, we have brought high-caliber planning services to over 40 Bay Area communities.  M-Group’s planners have extensive experience working on large, complex and high-profile projects and our staff brings together a range of accomplishments and a wealth of real-world experiences. Our staff enjoy working with a variety of planning professionals in many different settings and with many different agencies where they gain excellent experience in the profession.

Visit us at http://www.m-group.us to learn more.

M-Group is looking to hire well-qualified planners to serve clients in the North Bay.  Candidates must have CEQA experience and experience working for a California municipal government, including policy planning, current planning, public counter and development review experience. The positions will be based in M-Group’s Santa Rosa office.

Job Criteria:

  • Positions are available for full time (40 hours/week).
  • Responsibilities may include:
    • Consulting planning work at various City planning departments, including; review of development approval projects, plan-checks, permit processing, counter work, report-writing, public presentations.
    • Long-range planning work, policy planning, and business development efforts.
  • Attendance at evening meetings as needed (Planning Commission / City Council).
  • Applicants must have/demonstrate:
    • An undergraduate degree in Urban Planning or related field.
    • Assistant level requires a minimum of 1 year prior experience working for a local government planning department, preferably with a California City jurisdiction. At least 3 years prior experience at the Associate Planner level. A Master’s degree may substitute for one of the required years of experience, except at the Assistant level where a minimum of one year of experience is required.
    • Solid CEQA knowledge and experience.
    • The ability to work independently and contribute as a team player.
    • Strong writing, presentation, and public speaking skills.
    • Strong organizational skills.
    • Attention to detail and ability to work under tight timelines.
    • Graphic design skills including Adobe Illustrator and InDesign are highly desirable
    • AICP certification highly desirable.

 Benefits & Compensation:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Disability and Life
  • 401K Profit Sharing
  • Vacation & Sick Pay
  • 12 Paid Holidays

How to Apply:

Go to http://www.m-group.us/become-an-m-grouper and submit a resume and cover letter.