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This is NewUrbanDesigner’s job resource center. You will find some recent job opening as well as several tools that can help you find the right urban design or urban planning job for you. There are many tools out there to find the right urban job in your area, but with these times it is helpful to use some helpful websites that narrow down the opening and the position that best fits you.


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  • Planning Manager:
    Sat, 15 Jun 2024 00:48:21 +0000
    Planning Manager cragency

    City of Madera, California

    Planning Manager
    Salary: $103,298 to $131,843
    Filing deadline: Saturday, July 6, 2024.

    The City of Madera is seeking a proactive, collaborative, and hands-on planner to serve as its next Planning Manager. This is a wonderful opportunity to play a significant role in a community in the heart of the State of California, located in the rich Central Valley.

    The Planning Manager is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the work activities of department staff and acts as Secretary for the Planning Commission. The Planning Manager will interpret the General Plan, zoning, and subdivision ordinances; develop division goals; manage and lead department staff; develop the department budget; make presentations on planning issues for the City Council and Planning Commission; and develop positive working relationships with the public and community groups, other government agencies, and staff.

    The City will consider any combination of education and experience that has provided the required knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for this position. Typically, this would include a Bachelor’s Degree in city/regional planning or a related field, and a minimum of four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience in city or county planning, including at least one year of project management and supervision.

    To view additional qualifications and submit your resume (reflecting years and months of employment including beginning/ending dates), cover letter, and a list of six work-related references (two supervisors, two direct reports, and two colleagues) please go to: https://www.cpshr.us/recruitment/2313

    For information about this position, please contact:

    David Niemeyer
    CPS HR Consulting
    (916) 471-3366

    To view an online brochure for this position visit: https://online.flipbuilder.com/kper/qsgn
    City of Madera website: https://www.madera.gov

    The City of Madera is an equal opportunity employer.

    Option
    Enhanced Job Listing - $149.95
    Organization
    City of Madera
    Location

    Madera, CA
    United States

    Pay Scale
    $103,298 to $131,843
    Experience Level
    Mid-Level
    Publish Option
    published
    Paid Time
    1718396809
    This position is remote/work from home
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  • Geographic Information System Technician - I:
    Fri, 14 Jun 2024 17:22:15 +0000
    Geographic Information System Technician - I lreed@placer.ca.gov

    Placer County Assessor's Office is seeking a Geographic Information System Technician - I. This position will create and maintain maps and other geographic source data by manual and automated means for use by County departments and other public agencies, consultants and contractors and the public. The GIS Technician will also create and maintain assigned aspects of the Geographic Information System (GIS) database, analyze GIS data and information, and to generate maps and reports as requested.

    Please visit www.JobsatPlacerCounty.com to apply by the filing deadline, Thursday 6/27/2024 at 5:00pm.

    Option
    Standard Job Listing - $99.95
    Organization
    Placer County
    Location

    Auburn, CA
    United States

    Pay Scale
    $29.70 - $37.09/hour
    AICP Certification
    Not required
    Experience Level
    Entry Level
    Publish Option
    published
    Paid Time
    1718322394
    This position is remote/work from home
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  • Associate Planner:
    Thu, 13 Jun 2024 19:06:01 +0000
    Associate Planner Santa-Clarita

    Description/Duties & Responsibilities

    This position manages and oversees complex planning projects pertaining to the City’s General Plan, Housing Element, Specific Plans, Master Plans, and Zoning Code. This position works independently to conduct studies, perform analyses, and make recommendations on complex General Plan, zoning, land, redevelopment, economic development, and environmental issues.

     

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Manages and oversees complex planning projects, such as zone changes and amendments, General Plan amendments, tract maps, and specific plans
    • Conducts complex planning studies and analyses; recommends and implements long-range planning strategies to complex planning issues; ensures compliance with the General Plan, Unified Development Code, and Federal, State, and local laws
    • Prepares and/or manages the preparation of complex environmental documents in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
    • Administers consultant contracts and prepares budget decision packets
    • Provides information and assistance to City staff, developers, property owners, and members of the public regarding complex planning laws, regulations, policies, and procedures; assists with and resolves the more complex and sensitive planning issues at the public counter and on the phone
    • Facilitates and leads discussions with City staff, developers, property owners, community groups, Planning Commission, and City Council on complex planning projects and issues
    • Supervises, trains, mentors, and directs the technical work of lower-level planning employees

    Education and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in planning, urban studies, geography or a related field
    • Three years of planning experience in the public or private sector, including experience managing complex planning projects
    • Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid Class C California driver license
    • Valid American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification is desirable
    • Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary will be considered

    Knowledge and Abilities

    • Strong understanding of the laws, regulations, principles, and practices of government planning and the ability to apply it to General Plan, zoning, land, redevelopment, economic development, and environmental issues
    • Strong understanding of the Subdivision Map Act, Planning and Zoning Law, and the California Environmental Quality Act
    • Strong leadership skills and the ability to supervise, mentor, and train employees; establish employee goals and priorities; evaluate and provide constructive feedback on employee performance; and quickly and effectively address and resolve poor performance issues
    • Strong verbal communication skills and the ability to make clear presentations regarding complex planning issues in a way that represents a positive City image to the public and the development community
    • Strong written communication skills and the ability to write clear, concise, detailed correspondence and reports representing a thorough analysis of planning principles
    • Strong analytical skills and the ability to review and evaluate planning, zoning, and development plans and ensure compliance with planning policies and laws
    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with City staff, developers, outside agencies, and members of the public
    • Strong strategic planning skills, including the ability to analyze complex planning-issues, be an innovative thinker, and provide sound short-term and long-term planning solutions
    • Strong teamwork skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team
    • Strong organizational skills and the ability to effectively prioritize workload, coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, and consistently meet time-sensitive deadlines
    • Strong project management skills including the ability to evaluate planning needs, make sound decisions, manage resources, implement directives, and meet critical deadlines
    • Strong customer service skills and the ability to interact with people in a tactful, professional, and helpful manner
    • Strong work ethic and the ability to conduct oneself in a professional and ethical manner
    • Strong mathematical skills and the ability to read figures quickly and accurately and solve mathematical calculations
    • The ability to drag, push files, paper, and documents weighing up to 25 pounds

    Additional Information

    This position will remain open until filled. The next review of applications will be on Friday, July 5, 2024.

    An online completed City application form is required to apply for this position. All employment information must be provided on the application. Providing a resume is not a substitute for completing this section of the application. Applications left incomplete, or with a reference to attachments may be rejected. The selection process will include one or more of the following: written exam, technical knowledge assessment, writing skill assessment, and/or oral interviews that may be conducted in person and/or via video conferencing. Applicants that meet minimum qualifications and are selected for interviews will be required to disclose information regarding criminal convictions. If you require special accommodations to participate in the application/selection process, please notify Human Resources for assistance.

    All offers of regular employment with the City of Santa Clarita are made contingent upon receipt of proof of legal right to work in the United States, successful completion of a post-offer pre-employment physical, which may include a drug screen and Department of Justice fingerprinting. Criminal offender information will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. The City uses the E-Verify program to electronically confirm work authorization of newly hired employees. All new employees are required to participate in the DMV Employer Pull-Notice Program. This program authorizes the City to receive a driver record report upon enrollment and during employment. Only degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation will be accepted.

    As a City of Santa Clarita public employee, you may be called upon to work as a Disaster Service Worker (DSW) in the event of an emergency (in accordance with Government Code §§ 3100-3109). Before entering upon the duties of employment, all public employees, except those excluded by law, take and subscribe to an oath or affirmation set forth in the California Constitution, declaring them to be Disaster Service Workers in time of need.

    Compensation includes enrollment in California Public Employees’ Retirement System as a replacement for Social Security plus a competitive benefits package. All appointments are made at step 1 of the salary range unless otherwise authorized by the City Manager.

    The City of Santa Clarita is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Option
    Enhanced Job Listing - $149.95
    Organization
    City of Santa Clarita
    Location

    Santa Clarita, CA
    United States

    Pay Scale
    $49.54-$60.22 Hourly
    AICP Certification
    Preferred
    Publish Option
    published
    Paid Time
    1718304299
    This position is remote/work from home
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  • Planner II or III:
    Thu, 13 Jun 2024 18:33:45 +0000
    Planner II or III Missoula County CAPS

    The Planning, Development, and Sustainability Department is seeking a PLANNER II or III to join their Long Range Planning and Implementation team. This position performs professional duties in community planning and development. May be assigned to work on current planning and permitting, long range planning, and/or code development. Work involves the most complex and controversial issues and projects assigned to planning staff in the Planning, Development and Sustainability Department.  
     
    Application deadline: 5:00 p.m. Monday, July 15, 2024. 

    Representative Examples of Work

    Participates in the development of the department work plan. 

    Participates in the general administration of community planning and development programs. Exercises independent judgment and initiative in preparing and overseeing community planning and growth policy updates, zoning and subdivision code updates, subdivision review, zoning project and permit reviews, and permitting systems.

    Coordinates with GIS personnel to develop and access maps and other supporting information. Develops and maintains relationships with planning and/or development review agencies such as the City-County Health Department, County Public Works, County Parks, Trails and Open Lands, the City planning office and tribal, state and federal agencies. Serves as a liaison and coordinates interagency review of plans, projects and code updates.

    Coordinates or serves on interagency committees. Represents the county as an expert in community planning and development.  Represents the organization at meetings, participates in community task forces and makes oral or written presentations.  

    Prepares ordinances, regulations, resolutions and plans for review and approval by appropriate governing authorities. Coordinates with management to write department policies and procedures.

    Provides information, advice and training to County officials, staff, and the general public. Issues procedural information to the public; offers interpretations of plans and regulations; works toward resolution of conflicts.

    Directs and conducts field investigations and research to compile data for community planning and development.

    Serves as a subject matter expert and professional resource for the department, staff, and other departments involved in planning and/or development review; and develops resource materials.

    Reviews work produced by other planning personnel as requested.  Assists entry level planners as needed with review of projects, interpretation of regulatory standards, and project development.

    Develops and manages complex planning projects such as land use policies, code updates and large-scale development proposals, which may involve overseeing a project team.

    Provides lead direction to planning staff as assigned.  

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Requires a Bachelor's degree. Degrees best suited for this position include community planning, urban studies, environmental science, and geography.  
    • Requires four years of planning experience.
    • Applicants with three years of planning experience or comparable experience involving permitting, technical review, report writing, community development, etc. may be considered for a Planner II position.
    • A Master's degree in a relevant field may count for two years of experience. 

    For details and complete posting: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/missoulacounty/jobs/4542621/plan…

    Option
    Standard Job Listing - $99.95
    Organization
    Missoula County Planning, Development & Sustainability Dept
    Location

    Missoula, MT
    United States

    Pay Scale
    $26.32 - $31.57 Hourly DOQ
    AICP Certification
    Preferred
    Experience Level
    Mid-Level
    Publish Option
    published
    Paid Time
    1718300506
    This position is remote/work from home
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  • Communications Specialist – Media Relations and ... :
    Thu, 13 Jun 2024 15:56:59 +0000
    Communications Specialist – Media Relations and Publication Development acarson

    Are you looking to join an award-winning organization with a culture built on innovation and public service?

    The Transportation Department of the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is seeking a Communications Specialist to support Media Relations and Publication Development efforts. Activities strengthen and support the region’s knowledge of and engagement in air quality and transportation projects/programs/policies. Applicants wishing to be considered for this position should apply online at https://www.nctcog.org/Careers. All submittals should include a cover letter summarizing work experience, as well as a current resume.

    NCTCOG is recognized as a military-friendly employer and values the knowledge, experience, and skills acquired during a military service career. All qualified veterans are invited to apply.

    The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is a voluntary association of, by and for local governments, and was established to assist local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit, and coordinating for sound regional development. NCTCOG's purpose is to strengthen both the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication, and make joint decisions. Since 1974, NCTCOG has served as the Metropolitan Planning Organization for transportation in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area and is responsible for developing transportation plans and programs that address the complex needs of the rapidly growing area. The planning area for transportation includes the 12 counties of Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, and Wise.

    The agency offers generous benefits, a friendly atmosphere with open communications for cooperative decision making, and challenging opportunities. The environment encourages both individual and team growth, responsibility, and innovation.

    Option
    Standard Job Listing - $99.95
    Organization
    North Central Texas Council of Governments
    Location

    Arlington, TX
    United States

    AICP Certification
    Not required
    Experience Level
    Entry Level
    Publish Option
    published
    Paid Time
    1718288282
    This position is remote/work from home
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Job Resources and Links

http://www.planetizen.com/jobs
What I have found to be one of the best job boards out there that is specific to urban design/planning.

http://www.planning.org/jobs/search/
American Planning Association website: Only planning jobs but you must create an account to view all of the jobs.

http://www.acsp.org/job_bank/faculty_positions
Entirely faculty positions for postsecondary education in planning.

http://planningjobs.berkeley.edu/view/all/
Job board with a lot of planning and development jobs in California

http://www.geographyjobs.com/Urban_Planning_Jobs.html
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.

http://www.urbanplannerjobs.com
One of the most extensive job boards exclusive for planning.

http://histpres.com/tag/urban-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.

http://www.urs-jobs.com/key/entry-level-urban-design-jobs.html
Many jobs in the construction and engineering fields and some in planning as well.

http://www.cyburbia.org/buzz/planning_jobs
A pretty good search engine that takes from other jobs boards and makes a list specializing in planning jobs.

http://www.ilapa.org/jobpost.html
Illinois Chapter of the American Planning Association job board.

http://jobs.planningresource.co.uk/
A great list of Planning jobs only in the United Kingdom

http://www.jobisjob.com/urban+design/jobs
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.

http://www.simplyhired.com/a/jobs/list/q-urban+designer
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.

http://www.indeed.com/q-Urban-Designer-jobs.html
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.

http://www.cnu.org/resources/jobs-rfps
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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