Associate Planner

Job Description:
Kapstone Planning (Kapstone) is seeking an Associate Planner to join our team. The position will exclusively serve our contract with the City of Irvine. Irvine is a leader in the master-planned community concept and provides a challenging opportunity with a steady stream of development projects across a wide spectrum.
Candidates must be self-motivated, adaptable, and able to work well in a team environment. Strong project management skills are a must. Candidate will manage a diverse workload of discretionary and code compliance projects for a variety of land uses. Outstanding communication, research and technical writing skills required. Must have experience presenting projects at public hearing. Opportunities for advancement are open for highly motivated and capable candidates.
The position requires a Planning degree with preference of major coursework in urban and regional planning, urban design, or environmental planning or closely-related field and at least four (4) years of planning-related experience. Ideal candidate will possess a familiarity with planning principles, governmental organizations and provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
Kapstone offers competitive salaries along with a complete benefits package including: medical and dental coverage, 401K matching, and staff development programs. Salary to be determined based on qualifications and experience.

Company Overview:
We are a Planning firm specializing in case processing and technology consulting services for city governments. We’ve been partnering with City Planning Departments to deliver advanced case processing services for nearly 10 years. Many cities are moving towards flexible staffing models, relying more on contract staff that can step in and fill the gap. That’s where we come in. Our clients don’t simply get a team to do the job, but an advocate invested in their success, willing to go the extra mile.

We are a fast-growing company with a supportive working environment that fosters creativity and collaboration amongst our employees. Motivated self-starters with a desire for professional growth will excel here. We invest in our professionals and we’re serious about our company culture. Each member of our team is thoroughly trained in the importance of our vision, values and team approach. The result is camaraderie amongst our people that carries over into the workplace and inspires us to do more for each other and more for our clients.

Contact Us:
Please send your resume to Trevor Lottes at: Additional company information can be obtained from our website at:

Position will remain open until filled.