M-Group – Associate Planner

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. Associate level requires a minimum of 3 years prior experience working for a local government planning department, preferably with a California City jurisdiction. A Master’s degree may substitute for one of the required years of experience. 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.