We are currently hiring for Urban/Associate Planners in the Northern California/SF Bay Area region. The Urban/Associate Planner is the journey-level classification in the professional Planner series. The incumbent in this classification is responsible for performing, with regular supervision, routine to complex planning duties in the administration of land use regulations, General Plan, environmental review, and design review. Depending on area of expertise, an Urban/Associate Planner may be primarily assigned to one or more of the following specialties: current planning, long-range planning, architectural review, transportation planning, or Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping. The Associate Planner works under the supervision of senior planning staff and performs difficult and specialized planning assignments. This classification is distinguished from the Urban/Assistant Planner class which handles the less complex assignments.
We only consider candidates living locally or within the State of CA. We do not pay any relocation expenses.
- Assists the senior staff in the administration of subdivision and land use regulations.
- Performs professional level work in the field of current or advanced planning, zoning, and design review.
- Advises applicants and property owners in filing applications for land use review, including mapping and compiling data, General Plan, zoning, subdivision, variances, use permits, environmental review, and design review.
- Reviews planning project and permit applications and plans for completeness and for compliance with applicable codes, and consistency with development and design standards.
- Reviews building plans, parcel maps, and subdivision proposals for compliance with regulations.
- Processes applications and non-structural plans necessary for issuance of a variety of permits.
- Files, routes, and tracks applications and permit documents to City departments and staff, and coordinates with other regulatory agencies and individuals concerned with proposed developments.
- Conducts site inspections and field investigations.
- Provides support to the Permit Center, coordinates with property owners, project developers, public officials, and consultants in review of plans for development.
- Performs review for compliance with the state or local Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (MWELO).
- Maintains planning data using various software programs.
- Confers with, advises, and serves as liaison to project applicants, City staff and consultants, and the general public.
- Acts as a Project Manager for more complex planning applications.
- Researches, analyzes, and interprets social, economic, population, and land use data and trends.
- Prepares technical planning reports, presentations, recommendations, and graphic exhibits.
- Assists in the training, and technical and functional skill sharing with the Planning Dept./Division.
- May represent the municipality/Planning Division and make presentations at various Planning advisory committees, regional meetings, other committees, and agencies.
- Conducts routine and/or complex architectural review.
- Gathers or maintains demographic data or other related statistics.
- Prepares a variety of reports and draft ordinances for City staff, the City Council, Zoning Administrator, and the Planning Commission.
- Compiles information and makes recommendations on special studies.
- Prepares correspondence and other similar documents to fulfill policy and legal requirements.
- Performs other related duties as required.
- Two (2) years of responsible professional urban planning experience supplemented by a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in urban planning, architecture, or a related field.
- An equivalent combination of experience and education sufficient to perform the essential job functions and provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.
- A Master’s degree in planning may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
- Principles and practices of planning and zoning administration.
- Environmental protection regulations as such California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Clean Water Act, National Historic Preservation Act, Endangered Species Act, etc.
- State and local laws pertaining to land use such as the Williamson Act, Historic Preservation Program, Brown Act, etc.
- Principles of effective customer service.
- Research, report writing and presentation techniques.
- Statistics and math applicable to planning and property development.
- Common computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheet, database management, internet, video conferencing, and geographic information systems.
- Review project descriptions, plans, and field conditions and apply policy and code provisions to determine conformance.
- Interpret the General Plan, zoning ordinance, Subdivision Code, and other policy documents.
- Perform research and data analysis; prepare clear and concise reports.
- Communicate technical reports, policies, and ordinances to the public and decision-making bodies.
- Build relationships and work respectfully, tactfully, and creatively with the public, agencies and staff.
- Speak and write effectively.
- Manage multiple projects and issues effectively and meet firm deadlines.
- Work independently or in a team environment.
- General office environment.
- On as needed basis working from home or at a client office location is required.
- Regularly requires working in sitting position with computer for extended periods.
- Ability to travel to client job sites.
PAY AND BENEFITS
We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and development resources you need to advance your career. When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a 300+ network of experts: community planners, environmental specialists, civil and structural engineers, building and safety experts, fire prevention and construction managers – leading the change to a more sustainable and equitable future.
The compensation for this position is $35.00 to $52.00 per hour
Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location.
CSG’s comprehensive benefits package includes 401(k) plus company match, Employee Stock Ownership Program (Eligibility requirements must be met to qualify), 12 paid holidays, 3 weeks of paid time off (PTO), medical, dental, vision, FSA, EAP, Life/AD&D, LTD, voluntary life insurance, casual work environment and professional development program.
CSG Consultants is an established and thriving, employee-owned municipal services consulting firm headquartered in Foster City, California with offices throughout California. Since 1991, CSG has exclusively served public agencies, providing a wide range of municipal services—from planning to community preservation. A trusted leader in the industry, CSG focuses on building long-term relationships with our client communities and stands by its commitment to the time-honored values of quality of service, integrity, and responsiveness.
Work Environment: We strive to offer the flexibility you need to do your best work. Whether you are working from a CSG office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment, where your integrity, enterprising spirit and pioneering mindset are championed. You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work, using your unique talents, backgrounds, and experience to create positive outcomes for our clients.
Career Growth: We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization, you can make a lasting impact on projects you work on, the teams and committees you join as a part of our business practices.
CSG Consultants is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions and provides employment opportunities based on merit, qualifications, potential and competency. We want to have the best available persons in every job. CSG policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, religion, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship status, military and veteran status, age, disability, genetic information, or medical condition or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. CSG Consultants, Inc. is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application process. Any applicant who requires accommodation to apply for or perform the essential functions of a job should contact the Human Resources Department and request such accommodation.