Associate Planner

RRM Design Group is currently seeking a full-time Associate Planner to join our team in our San Juan Capistrano office. The successful candidate will thrive in a collaborative environment and have a passion for preparing quality work. Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills; good verbal and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; experience working on planning projects, including general plans, specific plans, housing elements, design guidelines, and/or zoning codes.

Core Duties and Responsibilities:

Effectively conduct research and analysis of code requirements, laws and ordinances, CEQA, and official records resulting in recommendations and document preparation.
Write text-based documents such as general plans, specific plans, housing elements, design guidelines, zoning codes, and/or other policy documents.
Prepare presentation graphics, ArcGIS mapping, workshop materials and assist with public outreach events.
Ability to understand site and development plans and familiarity with development review processes.
Assist with project coordination.
Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills; good verbal and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; experience working on planning projects, including general plans, specific plans, housing elements, design guidelines, and/or zoning codes.

Requirements:
3-6 years of relevant work experience.
Bachelor’s Degree in City and Regional Planning, or other related field.
Working knowledge of California Planning and Development Law and CEQA.
Proficient in, Microsoft Office and the Adobe Suite, and particularly with InDesign.
An understanding of other graphic software programs (e.g. ArcGIS, AutoCAD, etc.) is beneficial.
Preferred experience with: site and land use planning and design, entitlement processing, and contract planning.
Proficiency in Spanish strongly desired but not required.