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Michael Baker International
Planner II
Rancho Cordova, CA
(Posted 3/16/2021, Closing not specified)

We are currently seeking an energetic and personable intermediate-level Planner to serve local and regional clients and contribute to the overall team environment as part of Michael Baker International’s Northern California Housing Team. You will be joining a group of collaborative, passionate, and client-driven housing professionals. The ideal candidate will support team members as they thrive professionally and cultivate new and existing client relationships for our services. This position will focus on both supporting existing lines of work and bringing in new lines of housing-related planning work, including housing policy programs, grant management, affordable housing program implementation and management, community engagement, and housing studies. Your focus will be to assist the Housing Team leadership with the growth in two primary team locations, in Rancho Cordova and Oakland.


  • A minimum of 2 years researching and writing, including data gathering and analysis
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience in affordable housing policy, program management, or grant management
  • A minimum of 1 year leading a project and/or team
  • Basic understanding of CDBG or similar grant programs, below-market rate housing programs, public/civic engagement, and housing policy
  • Experience with local, state, and federal agencies
  • 1 year of community organizing, community building, or community engagement
  • Ideally some marketing and business development activities, including proposals and presentations
  • Community and professional leadership experience


  • Demonstrated strong research and writing skills
  • Public speaking skills
  • Ability to foster and cultivate the Michael Baker culture and exemplify the company’s shared values
  • Computer skills: MS Office Suite
  • AICP certification preferred
  • Must be bright, organized, and determined, and able to build relationships with a wide variety of people;
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as strong analytical skills and the ability to work independently as well as in multi-disciplinary teams;
  • Desire to produce first-class work products and a demonstrated personal commitment to accuracy and quality;
  • Ability to quickly get up to speed on our policies, procedures and relevant software while acquiring an understanding of the company’s service offerings, and the standards relevant to our projects; and
  • Willingness to travel to our clients’ offices throughout the Greater Bay Area, Sacramento and San Joaquin County Area.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in planning or related discipline from an accredited program

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San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission
Assistant Planner
Stockton, CA
(Posted 3/5/2021, Closing not specified)

The Assistant Planner will work under the Capital Projects Program, which is split between the ACE and San Joaquins services. For ACE, the work is focused on the ACE improvement and expansion program known as "Valley Rail". A goal of Valley Rail is to expand ACE to serve Modesto, Merced, and Sacramento.

The Assistant Planner will also assist in planning and programming tasks related to San Joaquins service improvements and expansion. The Valley Rail Program includes a number of projects and initiatives to increase the frequency of the San Joaquins service.

This position will perform short- and long-range planning, agency coordination, and advocacy efforts for both the ACE and San Joaquins rail services. The position supports ACE and San Joaquins financial planning and programming, agency coordination, grant program, capital projects, environmental, station area development, and other activities related to maintaining and improving these services. The Assistant Planner will assist with grant applications, state and local funding requests, capital project development, project tracking and reporting, and coordinate with other departments and agencies. The position will involve project implementation, making decisions to solve problems, working closely with state and local partners, and representing SJRRC and SJJPA at public events and meetings.

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Mid-Level Environmental Planner/Analyst
Auburn, Oakland, Sacramento, or Santa Cruz, CA - Full Time
(Posted 2/9/2021, Open Until Filled)

About the Position

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.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preparation of CEQA documentation, including Categorical Exemptions, Initial Studies, Mitigated Negative Declarations, and Environment Impact Report sections.
  • Tasks include occasional site visits, research, data collection, and technical writing.
  • Project management support including development and tracking schedules, and coordination with technical staff.
  • Assist in supporting preparation of proposals.
  • Attend project and public meetings and assist in conducting various other hearings, including preparing meeting materials and compiling meeting results, including PowerPoint presentations, and other materials.

Potential Additional Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assistance in the preparation of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation, including Categorical Exclusions, Environmental Assessments, Findings of No Significant Impacts, and Environment Impact Statement sections.
  • Participating in marketing efforts, including participating in pre-bid meetings, preparing proposals and formulating project cost estimates.
  • Assistance in the preparation of environmental permit applications.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Educations and Essential Skills

  • Minimum 3-5 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.

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Dudek is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by applicable law.

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