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Senior Land Use Planner

Job Description

Rincon Consultants, Inc is seeking a Senior Land Use Planner who will be responsible for managing planning projects, including General Plans, Specific/Master Plans, Housing Elements, Zoning Code updates, adaptation and resiliency projects. The position will also support Rincon’s CEQA team through the analysis of environmental impacts resulting from long-range planning projects. The candidate must have advanced knowledge of land use/community planning and CEQA concepts, be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, and be able to meet deadlines while managing multiple assignments.

  • Assist with the preparation of General Plans, Community Plans, Housing Elements, Master/Specific Plans, and/or other comprehensive planning documents
  • Assist with the preparation of zoning codes, permitting policies, and/or development standards, with a particular emphasis on housing
  • Conduct research and prepare statistical reports on land use, physical, social & economic issues
  • Review plan sets for consistency with local codes and regulations and provide guidance to junior staff members as needed
  • Prepare, coordinate, and facilitate public involvement and consensus-building meetings and workshops
  • Interact with various members of public agency and private client staff on matters related to land use planning and CEQA/NEPA compliance
  • Prepare drafts of technical memoranda, meeting minutes, transmittals, presentations, and other written materials
  • Make oral presentations concerning planning programs and development projects to Planning Commissions, City Councils, and other boards and commissions as required
  • Assist with the preparation of all levels of CEQA/NEPA documents as needed
  • Develop and implement work plans for complex projects and programs
  • Provide supervision and guidance for other professional staff and participate in the conduct of complex studies relating to the social, economic and physical development of California’s communities
  • Promote a culture of teamwork, engagement, quality service, and customer satisfaction to our public and private clients.
  • Enhance Rincon’s professional reputation and demonstrate the ability to be creative and innovative with these tasks while representing Rincon in a professional manner
  • Work closely with Rincon Principal(s) and Managers to promote our business interests in adherence with the company’s mission, vision, and values
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor(s)

Job Information

Job Title:
Senior Land Use Planner
Position Level:
Required Skills/Experience/Education:
  • BA/BS degree or higher in urban planning, geography or a related discipline; advanced (Masters) degree preferred
  • Possess 8+ years of related demonstrated experience in land use planning, land development/entitlements, urban design and/or environmental planning
  • Advanced knowledge of the philosophies, principals, practices & techniques of planning
  • Excellent communication, writing and presentation skills
  • Excellent organization, schedule, and budget management skills
  • Ability to form and maintain effective client, interagency and internal team relationships
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record and willingness to travel as projects require
Other Benefits:
Total Rewards Package* Includes: HMO, PPO, HDHP, Health Savings Account options Three Weeks Vacation accrued in the first year 401(k) / Profit Sharing Retirement Plan 2x/Year Bonus Opportunities Paid Sick Leave Eight Paid Holidays Flexible Spending & Dependent Care Employer-paid life and long-term disability insurance Dental, vision, prescription drug Supplemental life insurance Volunteer Pay for a Day Legal Shield, Identity Protection, Pet Insurance Professional Development Mentoring Patagonia Merchandise Partnership And much more! *All programs subject to review and change and are provided for regular, full-time employees scheduled to work 30+ hours per week
Position Start Date:
April 8, 2021
Position Type:
Job Application Due Date:
May 24, 2021
Date Added to Website: April 8, 2021

Contact Information

Organization Name:
Rincon Consultants, Inc.
180 N Ashwood Ave
Ventura, CA 93003
United States
Job Category:
Land Use
Phone Number:

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