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  • Urban Design and Planning Project Assist:
    Wed, 23 Nov 2022 22:07:22 +0000
    Urban Design and Planning Project Assist Wed, 11/23/2022 - 14:07

    This position can be for either our Portland, OR or Oakland, CA office.

    SERA is a firm of learners, eager to advance the resilient and equitable outcomes we want to see for our communities and the planet. Our 100% employee-owned firm promotes a collaborative environment where every staff member’s unique strengths and contributions are valued. Sustainability, urbanism, and community-building are intrinsic to the ways we think and work. We’re not afraid of the gnarly problems that come with this territory; in fact, some of our favorite workdays wrap up around the kegerator passionately hashing out the next, better idea. 

    What you’ll do: 
    You will work collaboratively with our Job Captains and Senior staff across a variety of projects to support the urban design process, create reports, graphics, and presentations for our public and private sector clients. Staff mentorship is integral to our process at SERA, and we offer new professionals a supportive and multi-faceted environment for career growth with exposure to a wide variety of project types and roles. 

    Why is this role important?
    Urban Design and Planning is an intentionally interdisciplinary studio within SERA, that interacts with architects, landscape architects, urban designers, planners, and engineers across the firm’s five market sector-aligned studios. within the firm. By bringing interdisciplinary skills together throughout the design process stages, we plan, design, and build vibrant places for our clients, while always keeping a focus on the greater community good. The perfect candidate has an interest and affinity with interdisciplinary design processes, and a passion for making great places.

    Education and Experience

    • Requires a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited Urban Design, Architecture or Landscape Architecture program.
    • 1-2 years professional experience preferred.

    What you'll bring:

    • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite and ArcGIS are strongly encouraged. 
    • Hand sketching skills and experience with Lumion, Twinmotion, Revit, Grasshopper, or AutoCAD experience are a plus. 
    • Ability to communicate through verbal, written and graphic communication formats.
    • Ability to work on multiple projects at any given time, and respond quickly to changing client priorities. 

    COVID-19 considerations: Proof of COVID-19 Vaccine (required)
    SERA Architects Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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    SERA Architects, Inc.

    Portland, OR
    United States

    Publish Option
    Paid Time
    This position is remote/work from home
  • GIS Analyst:
    Wed, 23 Nov 2022 21:29:12 +0000
    GIS Analyst KTUA Wed, 11/23/2022 - 13:29

    KTUA is looking for an inspired, creative, and motivated individual with a passion for community-based design and healthy placemaking using GIS to support our project managers and senior staff. Projects are typically located throughout Southern and Central California. This position will assist with map and model development, data creation, analysis, report writing and ArcGIS Online support. Projects will primarily support parks and active transportation plans. The position will be based in our San Diego office. 

    KTUA is an award-winning firm with a diverse team who likes to work hard and play hard. We have a passion for design encouraged by observing the world and sharing our travels, hosting field trips to our sites, and collaborating in our office as a team. The diversity of project types and the variety of scales of our projects keep us engaged. We are constantly evolving by learning new techniques and processes. We are designing places to play, celebrate, learn, gather, and relax. If this sounds interesting to you, we would love to talk with you about your experience.


    • Undergraduate or graduate degree in planning, landscape architecture, GIS, transportation planning or related field.
    • Two or more years of GIS experience in private consultancy or public agency.
    • Required experience includes ArcGIS, AGOL, and AutoCAD.
    • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suites.
    • Preferred experience includes SketchUp and Lumion.
    • Strong report writing, research, and presentation skills required.
    • Ability to multitask and work on multiple projects and tasks daily.
    • Motivated self-starter able to work independently and in a team environment.
    • Favorable background check and ability to travel.
    • Must be authorized to work in the USA (Citizenship or current VISA/Green Card).


    KTUA is a well-established planning and landscape architecture firm with a diverse project base. We are an equal opportunity employer offering a creative and dynamic work environment in our San Diego, California office.

    • 401(k) with Employer Match
    • 125 Cafeteria Plan Allowing Pre-Tax Expenses
    • Holiday and Vacation Pay
    • Medical and Dental Coverage
    • Performance Bonus Plan
    • Stock Options and Profit-sharing Plan
    • Bike and Transit Commuting Benefits
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    San Diego, CA
    United States

    Pay Scale
    Negotiable based on experience.
    AICP Certification
    Not required
    Experience Level
    Publish Option
    Paid Time
    This position is remote/work from home
  • Housing Policy Analyst:
    Wed, 23 Nov 2022 17:34:42 +0000
    Housing Policy Analyst HCDCareers Wed, 11/23/2022 - 09:34

    Position: JC-341477 - Telework Option - Housing Policy Analyst

    Job Duties

    The Department’s Division of Housing Policy Development (HPD) develops, promotes, and implements innovative housing and community development policies, practices, and partnerships to create and preserve affordable and healthy housing opportunities for all Californians. The Division identifies California’s housing needs and develops policy recommendations to meet those needs, prepares and implements various guiding housing policy documents for the state, and administers state housing element law.


    • Strong analytical, communication, and organizational skills.
    • Practical experience collaborating with employees from different branches or divisions of a large organization, to solve complex issues across organizational units.
    • Knowledge of housing policy, policy implementation, community development and planning, homelessness, real estate development and operations, disaster preparedness and recovery, housing legislation, or analysis of housing data and research.
    • Practical experience with researching, writing, and editing documents in a variety of formats, tailored to a variety of audiences, and meeting excellent standards of professionalism and due diligence.
    • Experience with the administration of programs, or delivery of services, related to housing, community development, or homelessness, on the local level.
    • Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access).

    Essential Functions

    Independently, and as a team member, perform a wide range of duties conducting research, data collection, analysis, reports, papers, briefs, summaries, and legislative analysis regarding subjects such as housing, climate change, homelessness, land use, housing elements, and community development policies and programs. Monitor performance measures, evaluate outcomes, and prepare required reports, papers, briefs, presentations, summaries, and documents. Prepare plans, policy briefs and legislative analyses. Produce professional, well written policy related documents with attention to thoroughness and completeness of work, style, grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

    Coordinate and provide technical assistance to public and private sector organizations on governmental housing and community development policies, planning and financing programs and requirements. Conduct outreach programs and facilitate workshops to provide guidance to stakeholders. Activities may include assisting, reviewing, and commenting on stakeholder general, housing, grant or incentive plans as well as other relevant projects. Participate in intra- and inter-departmental project teams as needed.

    Prepare materials related to sensitive policy development. Collect information regarding strategies and efforts pursued by other government organizations. Coordinate with housing-related interest groups and other external partners to provide subject matter expertise as required.

    Work in a team environment on continuous improvement projects, such as strategic planning initiatives, priority work areas, and policy development review committees, keeping within prescribed parameters. Act as Analyst of the Week when scheduled. Act as team lead for more complex projects related to Division policy initiatives.

    Other duties as assigned.

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    California Department of Housing and Community Development

    Sacramento, CA
    United States

    Pay Scale
    $5793 - $7256
    Publish Option
    Paid Time
    This position is remote/work from home
  • Placemaking Fellow:
    Wed, 23 Nov 2022 17:32:39 +0000
    Placemaking Fellow Nicole Chaisson Wed, 11/23/2022 - 09:32

    Placemaking Fellow – 15-month term

    At Rural Innovation Strategies, Inc (RISI), we believe in rural ingenuity and small-town potential, which is why we work closely with our sister organization, the Center On Rural Innovation (CORI), to advance inclusive economic prosperity and investment in rural America.

    Guided by a strong belief in rural ingenuity and small-town potential, CORI and its collaborating organization, Rural Innovation Strategies, Inc. (RISI), provide strategic support to rural communities wanting to develop inclusive, resilient digital ecosystems. Our systems approach to digital economy ecosystems involves building a nationwide network of local economic change agents; increasing the digital workforce and access to digital jobs both local to rural areas and remote; using mapping and data to highlight rural opportunities; making direct investments in underserved rural entrepreneurs, and closing the digital divide so all Americans can participate in the 21st-century digital economy. We are currently working with 25 towns across 18 states in the Rural Innovation Network to execute this model.

    Rural America is home to 15% of the workforce overall, but just 5% of the tech workforce. Smaller populations and lack of broadband in rural areas have historically translated into inequities in access to training in fast-growing tech careers, leading rural employers to outsource their tech demand to the urban market. This has led to a vicious cycle in which there is never enough demand to justify tech training in rural areas, and because training is not available, employers continue to outsource their tech needs. CORI aims to break this cycle by showing that digital economy jobs and tech talent can exist in rural areas, and we are seizing the moment to create a more equitable distribution of accessible future-proof jobs. RISI and CORI are headquartered in a historic general store building in the village of Hartland, Vermont, part of the Upper Valley and greater Dartmouth College region.

    Job Summary:

    The Placemaking Fellow is responsible for a new initiative bringing placemaking strategies to micropolitan downtowns together with efforts to build vibrant technology economies. The Placemaking Fellow will execute community outreach, engagement, and planning to support communities in the Rural Innovation Network (RIN) to invigorate public spaces and innovation hubs. Through April 2024, the primary responsibility will be aiding the scope of work outlined in a USDA Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge grant awarded to Rural Innovation Strategies, Inc. (RISI) for work in three rural communities. This is a grant-funded position and is contingent on continued support. The position will collaborate closely with the technology-based economic ecosystem development team at CORI/RISI and produce placemaking plans for innovation hubs as a focal point for rural community engagement and tech ecosystem support.


    • Develops outreach and engagement plans and independently engage community leaders
    • Prepare and execute project plans
    • Prepare and present quantitative data analysis of the community’s conditions and opportunities
    • Develop placemaking plans and summary reports containing recommendations for placemaking projects that advance CORI/RISI’s mission and community goals and objectives
    • Develop and communicate placemaking plans with exemplary written and graphic content
    • Design and report outcome measures for placemaking activities
    • Collaborate with community members, partner organizations, and members of the CORI/RISI team to achieve objectives

    Required Skills/Attributes:

    • Knowledge and skills necessary to lead planning and design initiatives aligned with the CORI/RISI mission
    • Demonstrated leadership and collaboration experience
    • Communication skills that include written and graphic content
    • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks/projects in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment
    • Experience with facilitating meetings and workshops and/or giving presentations
    • Strong computer skills, including use of Google Suite, web based collaboration and project management tools, and virtual presentation platforms
    • Committed to the belief that rural America provides real economic opportunity and that sustainable, future-focused development is necessary to bridging geographic and economic divides facing our country

    Education and Experience:

    • A professional degree in urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, planning or a related field from an accredited university; or 3 years experience developing placemaking plans
    • A portfolio of similar work demonstrating experience in related planning and design initiatives
    • Experience in economic development, downtown redevelopment, or real estate development preferred

    Physical Requirements:

    • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.


    • This is a remote position. However, periodic travel is required to assigned rural communities across the United States and to the CORI/RISI headquarters in Vermont.


    • Please make sure your application materials are tailored to showcase your ability to succeed in this specific role.
    • Cover letters are required. If you are applying via a platform that does not have a cover letter field, please include one in your resume file. Otherwise, your application will not be considered.
    • Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

    RISI will manage the application and review process using our Workable platform. Please direct all inquiries through this system. We are unable to respond to phone inquiries at this time.


    • Personal and professional development opportunities
    • Health, dental, and short-term disability insurance
    • Employer matched 401k
    • We offer competitive compensation. The salary for this position is $70,000-85,000, depending on experience.

    This position is scheduled to start January 2023

    Must be authorized to work in the US - no sponsorship offered at this time.

    Candidates are requested to apply here:

    Rural Innovation Strategies Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities and benefits.

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    Rural Innovation Strategies, Inc

    Hartland, VT
    United States

    Pay Scale
    Publish Option
    Paid Time
    This position is remote/work from home
  • Regional Airport System Planner:
    Wed, 23 Nov 2022 17:31:47 +0000
    Regional Airport System Planner OHRM-MWCOG Wed, 11/23/2022 - 09:31

    The Department of Transportation Planning of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) seeks a Regional Airport System Planner (Depending on Qualifications) to lead and perform professional-level planning activities that support primarily the Continuous Airport System Planning (CASP) program as well as other elements of the Planning Data and Research Program.

    About the Position:

    The CASP Program provides a systematic framework for the planning, development, and operation of airport facilities and the transportation facilities that serve the airports in the Washington-Baltimore region. The successful candidate will play a key role supporting program management activities of the CASP program, supporting the planning and operations of the biennial Baltimore-Washington Regional Air Passenger Survey, analyzing data for transportation planning studies, and writing and presenting technical and policy-oriented reports to the Transportation Planning Board (TPB) and COG committees and subcommittees.

     Primary Responsibilities

    • Support program management activities of the CASP program, including developing annual grant applications, preparing project programming documents, tracking open grants, identifying future project opportunities, and staffing the Aviation Technical Subcommittee.
    • Conduct project management of CASP planning studies, including developing project scopes, schedules, and milestones, and monitoring progress toward completion.
    • Prepare and present CASP planning studies, including the results of the Washington-Baltimore Regional Air Passenger Survey, Regional Air System Plan updates, and other specialized ground access studies undertaken as part of the CASP program.
    • Prepare agendas, minutes, and other materials for the Aviation Technical Subcommittee, as well as other committee and subcommittee meetings, when assigned.
    • Analyze demographic, economic, land use, transportation and spatially-referenced data for use in airport ground access and transportation planning studies.
    • Participate in developing specialized analytic methods and forecasting techniques for transportation and land use studies and plan evaluations.
    • Write and prepare memoranda, technical and policy-oriented information reports.
    • Make oral and graphic presentations of data, issues, findings and recommendations to TPB and COG committees and subcommittees, including the Aviation Technical Subcommittee.
    • Participate in the planning, operations, and analysis of transportation surveys.
    • Coordinate and work with federal, state, local and regional transportation and aviation agencies to obtain data, reports, and documentation required to support the development of ground access planning studies and other CASP information products.
    • Respond to requests for information, data and technical reports from federal, state, local and regional transportation agencies, consultants and citizens.


    The candidate will be required to report to work at the COG offices in Washington, D.C. This is a not a fully remote work position. COG is currently conducting a pilot telework program that allows staff to telework up to three days to work; it is subject to change.


    No direct staff supervisory responsibilities but may be involved in recruitment, supervising interns, and/or oversight of consultants during air passenger survey operations and other data collection activities. Such responsibilities may include interviewing, hiring, and training interns; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


    The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication skills and demonstrated skill in critical thinking, judgment, data analysis, member services, and applied regional transportation planning. This candidate will also have a strong academic background in Transportation Planning, Urban Planning, Public Policy, Political Science, Economics, Statistics or a related field. The candidate will have experience with computer software packages used for database development, statistical analysis, and reporting; knowledge of the use of survey and other data in regional transportation planning activities as well as airport systems and ground access planning, and experience with GIS (ArcGIS) and visualization software.


    To be considered for the Transportation Planner II position, candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in Transportation Planning, Urban Planning, Public Policy, Political Science, Economics, Statistics or a related field, and up to three (3) years of directly applicable work experience.

    To be considered for the Transportation Planner III position, candidates must possess a master’s degree in Transportation Planning, Urban Planning, Public Policy, Political Science, Economics, Statistics or a related field, and more than three (3) years of directly applicable work experience.

    Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, analytical and writing skills and abilities will be considered.


    Experience with Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), familiarity with ArcGIS, data management, and a working knowledge of the concepts of developing impactful visualizations to convey technical information to different groups of stakeholders.


    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common planning, scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal and policy documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from members, regulatory agencies, community leaders and citizens. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors. Ability to work collaboratively with Board and committee members to develop meeting agendas and provide staffing support for committee meetings.


    Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute percentages, rates, and ratios and to draw and interpret numeric charts and graphs.


    Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form and deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization may exist.

    To Apply, Click HERE

    Please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirement highlighting the skills and relevant experience you would bring to this position. Please combine your cover letter and resume into a single file for upload.

    The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments is committed to compliance with federal and state laws requiring that MWCOG only hires workers who are lawfully entitled to work in the United States (U.S. citizens or nationals and non-citizens with valid work authorization) without discrimination. MWCOG does not sponsor Visas of any type.  All persons employed by Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments are required to comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 by presenting documents to verify identity and authorization to work in the United States.

    Acceptable forms of identification are listed by the Department of Homeland Security / U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.

    Further information can be found on MWCOG’s Human Resources webpage (

    MWCOG is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other class protected by state or federal laws in admission or access to our programs, services, activities, hiring, and employment practices.

    Depending on Qualifications the Salary for this position is:

    Transportation Planner II $64,487-$93,701

    Transportation Planner III $71,581 - $100,000

    MWCOG is an EEOC Employer

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    Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

    Washington, DC
    United States

    Pay Scale
    Transportation Planner II $64,487-$93,701 OR Transportation Planner III $71,581 - $100,000
    Experience Level
    Publish Option
    Paid Time
    This position is remote/work from home

Job Resources and Links
What I have found to be one of the best job boards out there that is specific to urban design/planning.
American Planning Association website: Only planning jobs but you must create an account to view all of the jobs.
Entirely faculty positions for postsecondary education in planning.
Job board with a lot of planning and development jobs in California
Geography jobs filtered to just show urban design – I think it does better than the other websites like Monster and Simplyhired, but doesn’t have as many postings.
One of the most extensive job boards exclusive for planning.
Urban planning jobs that have a focus on historical preservation. I find this to be a good website for job searching if you are a young professional or looking for an entry level position.
Many jobs in the construction and engineering fields and some in planning as well.
A pretty good search engine that takes from other jobs boards and makes a list specializing in planning jobs.
Illinois Chapter of the American Planning Association job board.
A great list of Planning jobs only in the United Kingdom
Job board that is filtered to show just urban design jobs. Has some good posts but you have to siphon through some unrelated posts as well.
Job board that is filtered to show just urban design jobs. Has some good posts but you have to siphon through some unrelated posts as well.
Job board that is filtered to show just urban design jobs. Has some good posts but you have to siphon through some unrelated posts as well.
Congress for New Urbanism job board – good for people looking for urban design jobs or jobs where environmental design is important.

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