PlaceWorks (Berkeley) – Entry-level Planner (fluent in Spanish)

PlaceWorks has an immediate need for an entry-level planner to join the Planning team in our Berkeley office. We are looking for a planner who is fluent in Spanish and has 0 – 4 years of professional experience (such as through an internship) related to planning, with specific skills in ArcGIS and community outreach/facilitation. Supporting project managers and other senior staff, planners apply planning knowledge and technical skills to contribute to the successful completion of projects at a variety of scales, often working concurrently on more than one project. Typical projects of our planning practice include general and specific plans, master plans, zoning, housing policy, urban revitalization/infill, and local/regional transportation plans, as well as community engagement. The ideal candidate is creative, self-starting, outgoing, collaborative, and passionate about helping shape and improve communities.

You’re most likely a fit if:

  • You love planning for the future of communities and making a difference with your work.
  • You have strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills and aren’t afraid to ask questions.
  • Engaging with the public excites you, and you’re willing to jump-in to help with outreach efforts. You may be asked to coordinate meetings, prepare and assemble materials/supplies, present, and/or facilitate discussions at workshops.
  • You’re able to attend community workshops which may occur on weekday nights and weekends.
  • You are fluent in Spanish and can translate at community workshops/public meetings as well as for documents.
  • You are highly skilled with ArcGIS and enjoy using your technical skills to create maps, plan documents, graphics, etc.
  • You can work independently to produce final project documents and products by stated deadlines.
  • You’re a skilled researcher and enjoy analyzing and compiling research and data as required by a project.
  • You have strong writing, formatting, and proofreading skills and are detail-oriented.
  • You have professional acumen to cultivate working relationships with clients, community org’s, and other firms.
  • You’re interested in assisting with marketing, business development, and proposal efforts for planning work.
  • You are proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint).
  • You have a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in urban or regional planning, or closely related field.

Interested in this opportunity? To be considered, submit your cover letter, resume, and writing and/or design samples as a single PDF (no greater than 10MB) with the email subject line, “Berkeley: Entry-level Planner” to

Salary range will be commensurate with experience. This position is open until filled.

About PlaceWorks: Based in California, PlaceWorks is one of the premier planning, design, and environmental services firms in the U.S. The firm’s expertise and services span a wide range of practices, including city planning, urban design, landscape architecture, environmental review, GIS, and community participation. Our interdisciplinary, holistic approach integrates sustainability, economic vitality, community goals, and collaboration with our clients in the planning and design process. We are passionate about our work and together with our clients, will continue to create great places.

To our employees, we offer interesting and diverse project work; a casual, collaborative, and flexible work environment; generous paid time-off and a comprehensive benefits package; training, professional development, and career growth opportunities; and the chance to work amongst industry leaders, practice area founders, and friendly, supportive, and dedicated colleagues. Learn more about our firm at:

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