Senior Planner; San Juan Capistrano office. The Senior Planner, working under the general supervision of a Principal Planner, is responsible for writing text-based documents such as specific plans, master plans, design guidelines, strategic plans and feasibility studies. Responsibilities also include site and master planning and presentation graphics; base mapping, site and land use planning, entitlement processing, and contract planning. The Senior Planner will have project management duties including directing support staff, client management, and schedule and budget management. Travel for business may be required for project work and interoffice coordination. Senior Planner may also be responsible for facilitating public outreach meetings, project presentations to clients and public agencies. This position is expected to be able to effectively delegate assignments, direct and manage research of code requirements, laws and ordinances, and official records, and ensure quality control in document and plan preparation.
Requires a minimum of 7 years of planning experience, with substantial experience in a private consulting firm setting. A degree in City and Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture, Architecture, or other related field or equivalent experience is required. Must have knowledge of California Planning and Development Law and CEQA. Professional certification or licensing is highly desired. Proficiency in the following required: Microsoft Office and Adobe Suites. Some understanding of other graphic software programs (e.g. GIS, AutoCAD, etc.) is beneficial.