Urban Planner
URS Corporation - Ontario, CA

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Interest Sub Category:
Environmental Sciences

Job Title :
Urban Planner

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Type of Position:
Regular Hire




Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, architecture, environmental science, transportation, civil engineering, public policy, preservation or related area of study. Minimum of 7 years of relevant work experience required.

General Knowledge/Technical Skills:
Advanced knowledge of the philosophies, principles, practices and techniques of planning, and a well-developed knowledge of one or more planning disciplines, such as urban design, transportation, environmental, affordable housing, economic development, land use. Some experience in construction processes and excellent interpersonal skills for facilitating relationships with elected/appointed officials or other decision-makers is required. The ideal candidate will also have strong organizational, writing, and public coordination skills to support public involvement/outreach activities as required for CEQA/NEPA compliance projects.

Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.

Job Description:
Successful candidates will have creative problem-solving skills to gather relevant information to solve planning problems. Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously. Good knowledge of budgeting and project management procedures. Performs as a fully competent planner in all conventional aspects of the subject matter of the functional areas of the assignment. Manages complex planning studies, development applications and reviews. Reviews and processes complex entitlement applications. Conducts research and prepares statistical reports on land use, physical, social and economic issues. Provides professional planning assistance to member communities on varied land use and transportation projects. Develops plans, studies and analyses on regional basis. Works in regional program areas relating to natural/water resources planning, community development, hazard mitigation, coastal zone management, and others. Performs field inspections to gather data relevant to the development review process and/or to verify that development projects comply with approved plans. Conducts meetings and presents reports and other findings to staff with advisory boards and elected officials. Plans, schedules, conducts or coordinates detailed phases of the planning work in a part of a major project or in a total project of moderate scope. Develops project budgets, administers bidding process, and verifies contract expenditures and compliance. Conducts peer reviews and makes technical presentations. Able to interact with clients to expand work assignments or market new work. Prepare or assist with preparation of proposals.

Additionally, candidates will have strong organizational, written and oral communication skills, and experience with Microsoft Office applications. Will be contributing to permitting and planning projects for a variety of state and federal clients. Responsibilities will include working as a technical resource writer, researcher and permitting/planning specialist. Work would be in a team environment, and may involve periodic tasks in the field to support technical projects. We are looking for an energetic, outgoing and professional candidate that communicates well with clients, regulatory agencies and staff members alike. This position requires a high-level of teamwork, allowing the candidate to work with an outstanding staff of technical specialists, project managers and support staff.


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