Assistant or Associate Planner

Who we are, what we do, and what we offer!
Civic Solutions, Inc. is an established, well-known and respected firm that is dedicated to city planning and community development staffing and consulting throughout Southern California. With the collective goal of contributing to the improvement of natural and built environments, we embrace collaboration, creativity, and innovation in every aspect of our work. We value and reward our employees with competitive compensation and benefits, including monthly bonus opportunities, and our management team is dedicated to the professional development and career advancement of our staff so that each can reach their full potential. We work both within city halls to assist staff in all aspects of planning, as well as from our corporate and home offices in the preparation of a wide variety of planning projects and documents. We are headquartered in San Juan Capistrano with additional office space in Ontario.

Job Summary
Civic Solutions, Inc. has an immediate opening for a full-time Assistant or Associate Planner.
The ideal candidate is a self-starter who enjoys working with a team, can work independently under general direction, has experience working in California, and possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:
• Serves as extension of staff to municipal clients, processes discretionary permits, prepares project review letters, notices, staff reports, and makes public presentations.
• Prepares materials in support of zoning updates, general plans, specific plans, community plans, and housing elements.
• Works efficiently on multiple projects at a time under the supervision of a project manager, and is able to prioritize multiple tasks needed to meet deadlines.
• Interprets and applies applicable government codes, ordinances and regulations.
Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning or City Planning or closely related field
• Experience in municipal planning and/or consulting: Assistant Planner 2+ years of related experience and Associate Planner 3+ years of related experience
• Microsoft Office

Preferred Qualifications
• Master’s degree in Urban Planning or City Planning
• Adobe, InDesign, GIS