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  • Transit Capital Program Manager:
    Mon, 05 Jun 2023 15:56:58 +0000
    Transit Capital Program Manager AnnSchroeder Mon, 06/05/2023 - 08:56

    The City of Madison Metro Transit is hiring a Transit Capital Program Manager. This is an exciting time in Metro's growth with a complete system redesign currently being implemented and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridors with related upgrades to follow over the next several years. This position will lead the team of people responsible for development and implementation of capital projects meant to advance the speed, reliability, efficiency, and customer experience for Metro services. The position will lead project managers and also manage major projects themselves. Projects include BRT, transit centers, bus lanes, bus bulbs and floating stops, specialized signals, railroad crossing exemptions, and similar projects. Responsibilities will include conceptual project planning, vendor selection, budgeting, outreach, design oversight, and construction oversight. This employee performs duties under the general supervision of the Chief Development Officer. Come help Metro grow!

    This position will manage the Transit Capital Project Coordinator which is also an open position. 

    Employees may be eligible for loan forgiveness through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
    The City of Madison is an equal opportunity employer functioning under an affirmative action plan. We value diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Black, Indigenous, people of color, women, trans, nonbinary, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply!

    Examples of Duties and Responsibilities
    • Plan, direct, manage and oversee the activities of development projects (BRT corridors, local route supporting infrastructure, programs and functional areas)
    • Manage alternatives analysis, environmental analysis, third party agreements
    • Supervise concepts, preliminary and final engineering for projects
    • Coordinate with other departments, divisions and outside agencies
    • Provide highly responsible and complex administrative support
    • Supervise, coach, train, motivate, assign and direct work of staff
    • Advise, counsel and discipline staff and make hire/termination decisions
    • Conduct high level negotiations and effectively partner with local jurisdictions, agencies, utilities, contractors, consultants and community groups
    • Work effectively with internal and external decision and policy makers
    • Analyze and problem solve complex issues through the life of projects
    • Implement project solutions in line with agency goals and garner stakeholder support
    • Plan equitable public and stakeholder meetings
    • Present on a variety of topics to public groups and committees
    • Meet with City Alders and other decision and policy makers
    • Participate in City and other meetings and committees, representing Department interests
    • Develop, administer, maintain and oversee annual capital budget for assigned projects
    • Ensure all local, state and federal racial equity and social analyses are performed at appropriate times and recommendations are implemented
    • Prioritize and manage workflow of projects and staff
    • Apply racial and social equity principles and practices, including understanding the ways in which historical and ongoing inequities further marginalize communities of color, immigrant communities, disabled communities, youth and older adults, and lower-income populations 
    • Perform other work as assigned
    Minimum Qualifications
    • Five (5) years progressively responsible project management experience with emphasis on engineering, transit planning, construction, or related projects
    • Two (2) years of leadership experience that could have been gained in a professional, volunteer or community setting
    • Bachelor's Degree in engineering, construction management, urban planning, public administration, transportation planning or related field

    If an applicant does not possess the specific requirements outlined above, HR will review the application materials to determine if the applicant possesses the following equivalent experience:

    Eight (8) years experience in applying the following:

    • Principles and practices related infrastructure construction, planning, program development, transportation engineering, consensus building, and equitable community engagement 

    Two (2) years experience in applying the following:

    • Principles and practices of leadership and supervision
    • Concepts and tools related to racial equity, social justice and historical inequities
    • Computers and ability to use computer software applicable to the duties of the position

    For a complete list of the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities, please see the class specification online.

    Special Requirements

    Ability to meet the travel requirements of the position.

    Work in this position is primarily performed in an office environment. However, the employee will be expected to travel to various sites and project locations in the Metro service area.

    Employee will be expected to attend public and other meetings outside of regular work hours.

    Standard Job Listing - $99.95
    City of Madison - Metro Transit

    Madison, WI
    United States

    Pay Scale
    $93,358.20 - $112,405.28
    AICP Certification
    Not required
    Experience Level
    Publish Option
    Paid Time
    This position is remote/work from home
  • Planning Manager:
    Mon, 05 Jun 2023 14:16:29 +0000
    Planning Manager Juliana Lucchesi 1 Mon, 06/05/2023 - 07:16

    The City of Yreka is seeking a Planning Manager to lead the current and long-range planning functions of the Community Development Department.  This engaged leader will supervise one FTE in the Planning Department and work collaboratively to advance housing and community development goals.  The ideal candidate will leverage strong project management and communication skills to provide leadership on a variety of important efforts, including:

    • Developing and implementing the 2044 General Plan update;
    • Advancing the 2023-2031 Housing Element goals, policies, and programs;
    • Post-approval activities for the City's new Fire Station and Ringe Pool Renovation projects;
    • Updating and modernizing the Zoning Code to support economic development and housing goals; and streamlining and standardizing development review and permitting processes.

    The Community Development Department is a dynamic and high-functioning team of 3.0 FTEs and Building Official contractor responsible for development services, economic development, and housing programs. The Department is comprised of four divisions that work together to advance the community's vision and City Council's adopted plans and policies: Building, Economic Development, Housing Services, and Planning Services.  

    For full position details and benefits visit:…

    Standard Job Listing - $99.95
    City of Yreka

    Yreka, CA
    United States

    Pay Scale
    $76,489.97 - $92,974.05
    AICP Certification
    Experience Level
    Publish Option
    Paid Time
    This position is remote/work from home
  • Senior Planner - Associate Principal:
    Fri, 02 Jun 2023 21:52:53 +0000
    Senior Planner - Associate Principal Jbehan Fri, 06/02/2023 - 14:52

     A small creative consulting firm is seeking to hire a Senior Planner-Associate Principal for our office in Saratoga Springs, New York.  Associate principal role provides an opportunity for participation in management/ownership  in company for right candidate. Preferred candidate will have 6 to 12 years of professional experience.  Ideal candidate will have both public sector and private consulting experience and able to manage and help deliver multiple planning and design projects including public engagement and stakeholder outreach. This position provides an excellent growth opportunity for a career-minded individual seeking to expand and excel in the field.

    About Us. Behan Planning and Design is a national award-winning woman-owned business with over 25 years of experience providing environmental planning, community revitalization and natural resources conservation expertise along with landscape architectural design of parks, neighborhoods, downtowns, waterfronts, and streetscapes. We conduct open space and natural resources conservation planning, community engagement and online tool deployment for public education and outreach.

    Working Conditions. Majority of work is performed under normal office conditions with some hybrid/work from home may be negotiated. Availability to travel and participate in offsite meetings/field visits (public meetings, site visits, construction project observation, etc.)


    • Preparation of comprehensive plans and related elements including transportation, natural resources conservation, hazard mitigation and environmental sustainability.
    • Development of municipal codes including zoning, complete streets and resource protection.
    • Coordination of multidisciplinary teams of professionals and managing deliverables.
    • Creation of GIS maps, sketches and graphics and report writing and graphic design.
    • Design of public participation plans and program delivery including charrettes, public workshops, community surveys, and managing online engagement.
    • Procurement of new work including proposal writing, budgeting, consultant coordination and participation at interviews as needed.


    EDUCATION: Master's degree in planning, engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, or economics,

    TECHNICAL: Geographic information systems, Adobe products, CAD, SketchUp,  etc. a plus.

    EQUIVALENCY: A bachelor's degree in a specified field plus ten (10) years of the required experience. 

    DRIVERS LICENSE: Valid driver's license with good driving record. 

    SALARY: Commensurate with skills and experience.

    Standard Job Listing - $99.95
    Behan Planning and Design

    Saratoga Springs, NY
    United States

    AICP Certification
    Experience Level
    Publish Option
    Paid Time
    This position is remote/work from home
  • Project Manager III:
    Fri, 02 Jun 2023 18:26:00 +0000
    Project Manager III adclub Fri, 06/02/2023 - 11:26

    City and County of San Francisco

    Municipal Transportation Agency

    Position: 5506 Project Manager III, MTA (Section Director, Development & Assistant Building Progress Program Manager)

    Salary: $237,016 to $255,242 annually

    The Office of the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) oversees a division responsible for implementing agency-wide strategies and programs to meet the SFMTA's key policy objectives. In collaboration with the SFMTA Executive Team, the CSO division advances agency-wide strategy execution, leads major program design and management, analyzes strategic risks and opportunities, and leads business process improvement initiatives to enhance agency government operations. The CSO division also coordinates and works with other departments and agencies of the City and County of San Francisco, transportation and mobility partners, as well as other public and policy groups, to support the SFMTA's initiatives and advance key policy goals.

    The Building Progress Program is a multi-billion-dollar initiative to modernize the SFMTA campus of facilities across San Francisco. The program will improve the transportation system’s resiliency to climate and technology change, protect it from major seismic events and make the SFMTA a better neighbor in the parts of the city that currently host its major bus and rail yards, street maintenance facilities, parking facilities and other operational buildings. Major elements of the program include joint-development, facility infrastructure renewal and construction and transportation electrification infrastructure. The program represents an opportunity to deeply engage with the public on transportation, urban design and land use issues and involves both internal coordination within the SFMTA and strong partnerships with the San Francisco Planning Department, Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development and San Francisco Public Works.

    Under policy direction, the Section Director for Development and Assistant Building Progress Program Manager plays a central role in the implementation of the SFMTA’s Building Progress Program, including the upgrade of facilities and buildings, joint-development projects on SFMTA-owned properties and upgrade of SFMTA campus infrastructure with the goal of implementing the policy goals of the program in the fastest timeframes possible. This position will interact daily with numerous City agencies and partners, which make up the citywide Building Progress team, representing the agency and providing high-level policy direction. The position directly supervises a team of three responsible for the SFMTA’s joint-development program, infrastructure electrification program and land use and entitlements on SFMTA properties. The position also serves as the City and County of San Francisco’s Project Director for the Potrero Yard Modernization Project.


    • Directs staff in the design permitting, construction, and acceptance of public infrastructure; working directly with city departments, horizontal and vertical developers, and consultants to facilitate the efficient and effective review and approval of infrastructure plans, construction management oversight of infrastructure, and public financing.
    • Directs the development of and reviews proposed project concept plans; addresses environmental, planning, and infrastructure issues related to proposed projects; facilitates processing of planning, building, and development reviews and approvals.
    • Serves as the Project Director for the Potrero Yard Modernization Project responsible for overseeing City’s rights and obligations throughout the entire development process including predevelopment and project delivery; and generally oversees, guides and directs the Potrero Yard project team to ensure that SFMTA and City policies addressing transit infrastructure improvements and housing development are being implemented consistently and in alignment with the project objectives as well as SFMTA and City interests.
    • Leads the development of major project funding plans and financing options for the SFMTA Board of Directors, Mayor’s Office and San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
    • Leads project feasibility analysis of potential joint-development proposals, projects or activities; develops policy analysis, policy reports, and other reports for consideration of the SFMTA Board of Directors.
    • Leads the formation of public and private development agreements, project financing agreements and funding agreements, any necessary legislation to enable joint development and City objectives, and advancement of interagency memorandum of understanding.
    • Leads review of project proposals during conceptual, entitlement, building, and construction stages; establishes project goals, objectives, and priorities, identifies resource needs.
    • Coordinates projects with other City departments; organizes and facilitates meetings with City department staff and/or outside agencies to address project-related impacts and requests for information or assistance; participates in selection of consultants and contractors; manages consultant and contractor contracts.
    • Coordinates project financing needs with City departments and developers to determine best funding mechanisms; approves financing for construction of fee-funded infrastructure and facilities; develops annual revenue and expenditure budgets for special financing districts.
    • May prepare or assist in the preparation of grant applications for state and federal funds for joint-development or infrastructure projects.
    • Review submittals of completeness, quality, and clarity, as well as working to resolve issues; managing and maintaining effective relationships with City staff and developers and their design and technical consultants.
    • Performs related duties as assigned.


    • 1a. Bachelor’s Degree in architecture, engineering, or planning plus four years of responsible architectural, engineering or construction management experience, OR
    • 1b. A Bachelor’s Degree in another field plus six years of responsible experience in a field directly related to the project, OR
    • 1c. Eight (8) years of architectural, engineering, or construction management experience in a field directly related to the project, OR
    • 1d. California registration as professional engineer or architect.


    • 2. Four (4) additional years of project coordination experience, of which two (2) of those years must be for major architectural, engineering or construction projects.


    1. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.
    2. One (1) year full-time experience is equivalent to 2000 hours. (2000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40-hour work week). Any overtime hours that you work above forty (40) hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time experience/employment.


    The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify candidates advancing to the interview process and/or to identify job finalist(s) at the end of the selection process when referred for hiring.

    • Background and experience in housing and real estate development principles, practices, and implementation, including the creation of development or redevelopment agreements, associated legislative materials, and management of local government finance.
    • Background and experience in analysis, demonstrating project management leadership and organizational skills while managing multidisciplinary teams and guiding complex project/problem resolution that has resulted in high-quality decision making; ability to demonstrate a close familiarity with the concepts of effective team building.
    • Background and experience in implementing and supporting public/private development partnerships in an urban setting involving numerous/multiple funding sources, and experience in the formation of the development program, project objectives, and requirements that meet complex agency needs as well as constraints.
    • Background and experience leading or coordinating multi-phased construction projects with complex phase requirements and coordinating horizontal infrastructure aspects of large-scale private development projects, ideally in San Francisco or the Bay Area
    • Background and experience in San Francisco planning entitlement codes and process; City zoning ordinances and entitlement processes; general nature of building codes. 
    • Background and experience in synthesizing and presenting information and/or resolving issues that touch multi-dimensional project aspects including financial, commercial, legal, and technical issues; a demonstrated ability for strong verbal and written communication skills with experience in making presentations to elected or appointed boards or commissions that address these multi-dimensional project issues and related decision points.
    • Ability to effectively build working relationships with senior and executive management, developer teams, businesses, personnel from other city departments, public officials, and the general public.

    To view the full job posting in detail and apply online, please click on the following link:

    Enhanced Job Listing - $149.95
    San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

    San Francisco, CA
    United States

    Pay Scale
    Salary: $237,016 to $255,242 annually
    AICP Certification
    Experience Level
    Publish Option
    Paid Time
    This position is remote/work from home
  • Urban Planner:
    Thu, 01 Jun 2023 16:46:41 +0000
    Urban Planner adambbailey Thu, 06/01/2023 - 09:46


    The Shreveport Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) is an independent agency enabled by Louisiana State statute to manage the orderly development of the City of Shreveport. The agency is governed by a nine member citizen board comprised of appointees of the local governing bodies.  The board delegates the authority for land development regulation and community planning along with zoning enforcement operations of the agency to the board appointed Executive Director.


    The position of Urban Planner is an entry-level professional planner position in the Community Planning Division. The primary responsibility is to assist in the planning activities associated with the implementation of the 2030 Great Expectations Master Plan, as well as other community planning efforts. All planner personnel within the Community Planning Division serve at the discretion of the Executive Director and the Deputy Director, under the direct supervision of the Community Planning and Design Manager. 


    Work Performed is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills. They are intended to be accurate summaries of what the job classification involves and what is required to perform it. The omission of specific statements or duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

    • Performs professional work related to a variety of planning assignments.
    • Evaluates or assists in the evaluation of plans and initiatives associated with the comprehensive plan.
    • Assists or acts as a liaison between community groups, government agencies, developers and elected officials in the development of neighborhood plans as needed.
    • Collects a variety of statistical data and prepares reports and maps on topics such as census information, land use, other publically accessible data.
    • Assists in resolving citizen and customer issues as it relates to community planning initiatives.
    • Develops planning studies and reports of new and updated plans and programs.
    • Prepares and presents detailed reports to appointed and elected officials.
    • Conducts field evaluations and assessments.
    • Provides information to the public regarding the comprehensive plan and community planning initiatives.
    • Available for a substantial number of evening and weekend meetings.
    • Utilize GIS data to analyze and evaluate and develop community plans.
    • Develops maps and other illustrative drawings associated with community plans.
    • Performs other duties as assigned by the Executive Director or Deputy Director.


    Education and Experience
    The Planning I position requires a bachelor’s degree in urban planning, architecture, GIS, public policy or related field and one year of professional planning experience. Educational accreditation beyond the minimum educational requirement may be considered in lieu of the required planning experience. Combinations of education and experience equivalent with the minimum requirement (in the required fields) may be considered at the discretion of the Executive Director. Applicants that are eligible to obtain AICP Certification are preferred. Must have strong communication and customer service skills as well as experience with research and compiling data for reports associated with development review.  Experience working in a governmental entity is preferred.


    • Knowledge of the philosophies, practices & techniques of planning.
    • Knowledge of a relevant specialization such as transportation, land use, or affordable housing is desired.
    • Knowledge of principles and practices of research and collection.
    • Knowledge of effective writing techniques.
    • Statistical, algebraic, or geometric knowledge and ability to apply such knowledge in practical situations.
    • Knowledge of computer hardware and software programs, which include Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and GIS.
    • Basic knowledge of Architectural History is desired.

    Skills and Abilities

    • Oral communication and interpersonal skills to explain rules and procedures clearly to the public.
    • Creative problem-solving skills to gather relevant information to solve vaguely defined practical problems.
    • Ability to review plans and apply provisions of the ordinances and codes to determine compliance with such regulations and to apply regulations to field conditions.
    • Ability to create graphic designs, development strategies and render site plans via sketches and/or computer graphics is highly desirable.
    • Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously.
    • Ability to work independently or in a team environment as needed.
    • Ability to attend to details while keeping big-picture goals in mind.
    • Interpersonal skills for facilitating relationships with elected/appointed officials or other decision makers.
    • Group facilitation skills for use with community workshops required.
    • Ability to manage projects effectively and meet firm deadlines.
    • Consistently demonstrates respect, responsiveness, and professionalism towards others while providing superior service for customers.
    • Works effectively with colleagues, subordinates, and supervisors from all backgrounds and levels.


    • Health, dental and vision insurance as well as a retirement plan are offered with a required nominal employee contribution.


    $47,000 - $54,000 annually 


    A letter of interest, resume, six professional references, and salary history will be accepted by e-mail or postal service until the COB on Friday, June 30, 2023 as follows:

    Shreveport MPC
    ATTENTION: Alan Clarke, Executive Director
    505 Travis Street, Suite 440
    Shreveport, LA 71101

    or via email at:

    Contact Person: Adam Bailey
    Phone: (318) 673-6480
    Fax: (318) 673-6461

    Please reference Urban Planner” on the envelope or in the subject line of the e-mail.

    • If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail confirming receipt of your documentation within 24 hours of sending, please call the number provided.
    • MPC reserves the right to interview and make employment offers anytime during the posting period. 
    Standard Job Listing - $99.95
    Shreveport - Caddo Metropolitan Planning Commission

    Shreveport, LA
    United States

    Pay Scale
    $47,000 - $54,000 annually 
    AICP Certification
    Not required
    Experience Level
    Entry 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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