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Sacramento Regional Transit
Senior Planner
Sacramento, CA
(Posted 3/10/2020, Closes March 18, 2020)

The Senior Planner position is the third level position within the professional Planner Job Family. The purpose of this position is to lead planning and special project activities in all aspects of Service and Strategic planning. The Senior Planner fulfills duties related to and may be assigned to lead the district's transit service planning, service development, and operations planning duties, ridership analysis, high level coordination with City and County staff on all land use and planning issues. May coordinate with SACOG, Caltrans and other lead agencies on grant opportunities, administer and oversee the development of the District's short range and long range planning activities, including Short Range Transit Plan, Long Range Transit Strategic Plans, O&D studies, and other District plans as needed. Oversees the strategic planning development project review process by reviewing new projects, assigning projects to planning staff, coordinating response with other agencies, presenting information/findings with community groups, and reviewing responses and submissions to appropriate agencies.

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City of Stockton
Assistant Planner
Stockton, CA
(Posted 2/14/2020, Closes 3/12/2020 5:30 p.m.)

The Community Development Department is seeking to fill an Assistant Planner. The Community Development Department is composed of the Planning and Engineering Division, Building and Life Safety Division, and Business Operations Division. The operations center of the Department is located at the Permit Center where the public is served in all aspects of land use, permitting, and development construction. The Department's mission is to serve residents and businesses in their desire to successfully grow, build, and enhance quality of life by providing dedicated customer service to facilitate solutions for thoughtful urban planning and safe building.

Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in city, regional or urban planning or a closely related field. Sub professional or professional planning experience may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of two years.

For a full job description and on-line application, please go to EOE

City of Stockton
Senior Planner (four positions)
Stockton, CA
(Posted 2/3/2020, Open until filled)

The City of Stockton is seeking to fill four (4) newly-approved Senior Planner positions in our Community Development Department. Successful candidate will perform work within all related sub-disciplines of planning, including current land use development, long range, environmental and housing, and lead efforts on revitalization of the City's Downtown by contributing innovative ideas and forming collaborative relationships with stakeholders. Incumbents will serve in a lead role on complex advance planning and development projects, including residential, mixed-use, commercial, industrial, and institutional proposals and overseeing the preparation of environmental documents in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act.

Incumbents will be responsible for processing legislative applications, such as zone changes and General Plan amendments; and applying analytical and problem-solving skills to address Stockton's housing needs for all income levels. In addition, they will be responsible for consulting and advising property owners, architects, engineers, contractors and the general public regarding City policies, standards, and procedures, and present information to City Council, Planning Commission, and other groups.

The ideal candidate will have strong knowledge and experience with coordinating the preparation of California Environmental Quality Act compliant environmental reports and applying urban design principles and design guidelines. Experience with downtown revitalization/Specific Plans is highly desirable. The ideal candidate will have a passion for City planning with demonstrated professional experience, excellent time management, organizational, and communication skills as well as excellent problem solving, decision making, and organizational skills. The incumbent will work a City of Stockton 9/80 work schedule - 7:30am to 5:30pm, Mondays through Thursdays; 8:00am to 5:00pm on Fridays, with alternating Fridays off.

Possession of a Bachelor's degree from a four year college or university with major course work in City or regional planning, urban planning, or a closely related field AND four (4) years of professional planning experience. Sub-professional or additional professional planning experience may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of two years. A Master's degree in City, regional or urban planning may be substituted for one year of the professional planning experience. Must possess a valid California Driver’s License. Must be willing to attend evening meetings as required.

For a full job description and on-line application, please go to EOE

Mid-Level Environmental Planner/Analyst
Sacramento, Auburn, Oakland, Santa Cruz
(Posted 1/20/2020, Open Until Filled)

We are seeking a mid-level environmental planner/analyst to assist with the preparation of the full range of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) documents and associated work products. The individual chosen for this position will work collaboratively with Dudek’s environmental team throughout northern California (with offices in Sacramento, Auburn, Oakland, and Santa Cruz) on a wide variety of projects including infill development, institutional, medical, commercial, water/wastewater, renewable energy, transportation, residential and mixed-use projects. This position offers opportunities for advancement and career development.

This full-time position will preferably be based in our Sacramento, CA office, conveniently located in the vibrant R Street historic district.

Education and Essential Skills: Minimum 1-3 years of experience in environmental planning, community planning, environmental science, environmental engineering, or a related field. Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, environmental science, geography, environmental planning, or a related field. Master’s Degree and any advanced certifications are a plus. Knowledge of CEQA fundamentals. Knowledge of NEPA fundamentals and environmental permitting is a plus. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Highly organized with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment on multiple deliverables. Self-motivated with an interest to learn and grow as part of a project team. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Adobe Portable Document Format application programs. Ability and interest to travel regionally for business and a valid driver’s license.

How to apply: Visit the “Join Our Team” page on to submit your application.

Mintier Harnish
Associate Planner or Project Manager
Sacramento, CA
(Posted 1/16/2020, Open Until Filled)

Mintier Harnish, a Sacramento planning consulting firm, is looking for an experienced planner to join our team preparing general plans, specific plans, and zoning codes. Position title and are salary negotiable, commensurate with education, experience, and skill level. Mintier Harnish specializes in land use and local government planning, including general plans, housing elements, zoning codes, regional plans, specific plans, and special planning studies. Mintier Harnish is a small firm with a great working atmosphere providing an outstanding opportunity to work on a broad range of projects for a variety of California cities and counties.

Minimum qualifications: Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning and a minimum of two years of relevant experience, or a Bachelor’s Degree in planning or a related field and a minimum of four years of relevant experience; excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills; good verbal and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; experience working on planning projects, including general plans, specific plans, housing elements, design guidelines, and/or zoning codes; proficiency in Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher); knowledge of Google SketchUp, Adobe InDesign, and other design tools; and GIS analysis. Proficiency in Spanish strongly desired but not required.

Excellent salary/benefits: Fully paid health coverage for employee and family, dental insurance, vacation, and sick leave. Salary is negotiable.

Please email resume and cover letter in PDF (with “Associate Planner/Project Manager Application” in the subject line) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., attention: Judy Harnish

  • Please include samples of your work, keeping total email size below 5 mb.
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  • Applicants must meet minimum qualifications for education and experience to be considered for this position.

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