Mintier Harnish – Planner

Mintier Harnish is a leading land use consulting firm in California. Founded in 1985, Mintier Harnish specializes in land use planning, including general plans, zoning codes, housing elements, specific plans, design standards and guidelines, and special planning studies. We are a firm that embraces a diverse work culture, promotes a collaborative work environment, and offers opportunities to continuously learn and excel.


Working as part of Mintier Harnish’s collaborative planning team, the ideal candidate will actively engage in critical thinking, balance project requirements and deadlines, display good writing and editing skills, conduct research and analysis, prepare detailed reports and project deliverables, as well as support senior and mid-level colleagues without timidity. At Mintier Harnish we cultivate an environment that allows for free expression of opinions and ideas to better serve our clients and communities.  Planners need to be able to work in team environments with colleagues, community members, and clients. The ability to articulate planning strategies to a variety of audiences is imperative.  If you are enthusiastic, ambitious, a self-starter, and eager team member, and looking to start with a company that addresses planning challenges throughout California, look no further than Mintier Harnish, where we “Plan Tomorrow Today”.


  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Understanding of local governmental organizations and procedures
  • Familiarity with California planning law
  • Basic understanding and proficiency using the following software:
    • MS Office
    • Adobe Create Suite
    • GIS


  • 0-3 years relevant experience


  • Bachelor’s Degree in planning or closely-related field (accredited program desired)


  • Preferred
    • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group
    • Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest
    • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity


  • Desirable 4×10 work schedule
  • 401K option with employer matching
  • Competitive compensation and benefit package