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Planner I

Michael Baker International
Long Beach, CA 90802
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Supported by more than 3,400 employees in nearly 100 locations across the United States, we provide a full continuum of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction, and program management. Our clients include U.S. federal, state, and municipal governments, and a wide range of private commercial and residential development clients. Michael Baker is committed to delivering a standard of excellence that fosters a culture of innovation, collaboration, and technological advancement to help solve our clients' complex challenges.

We create, integrate, visualize and communicate planning concepts as they move from the initial vision through implementation. Our planning professionals build strong client partnerships, working with residents, businesses developers, educational and medical organizations, state and local governments, the military, and other federal agencies to successfully plan the future of their communities or institutions. At Michael Baker International, we focus on people and places, improving communities, and creating more sustainable, convenient, equitable, healthful, efficient, and attractive places.

The Planner I is an entry-level position in the Planning Practice at Michael Baker International. We are looking for an energetic, talented, and technically experienced planner, who is eager to learn, to be an integral member of the Agency Staffing Group. With moderate direct supervision, the Planner I will assist our public agency clients with processing land use entitlements, preparing zoning ordinances/ordinance amendments, conducting special planning studies, and performing other planning department functions. More specifically, the duties of the Planner I include, but are not necessarily limited to the following:

  • Respond to public and developer inquiries for zoning and other planning related information and otherwise assist with the operation of our clients' one-stop permit centers;
  • Conduct project site visits and compile and tabulate information necessary to process applications;
  • Review proposed development plans for compliance with our client's General Plan, Zoning Ordinance, and the development standards set forth therein, and any applicable design guidelines or Specific Plan requirements;
  • Process administrative permits;
  • Assist with the preparation of staff reports to Planning Commissions and City Councils;
  • Assist with the preparation of Planning Commission and City Council resolutions and/or ordinances related to proposed development projects and CEQA document certification;
  • Assist with the preparation and posting, publication, and mailing of all required public notices;
  • Assist with the distribution of project-related documents to outside agencies, as required;
  • Assist with scheduling and conducting public workshops/EIR scoping meetings, as deemed necessary;
  • Assist with scheduling and conducting public hearings before Planning Commissions and City Councils;
  • Assist with the preparation and filing of all required notices with the State Clearinghouse and/or County Clerk Offices;
  • Conduct land use or other special planning studies, when requested;
  • Prepare ordinances/ordinance amendments and otherwise maintain and update our client's Municipal Code, as necessary; and
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned by our client's Community Development/Planning Director or City Manager.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Planning, Urban Studies, Geography, or related discipline;
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience;
  • Must be bright, organized, determined, and able to build relationships with a wide variety of people;
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as strong analytical skills and the ability to work independently as well as in multi-disciplinary teams;
  • Desire to produce first-class work products and a demonstrated personal commitment to accuracy and quality;
  • Ability to quickly get up to speed on our policies, procedures, and relevant software while acquiring an understanding of the company's service offerings, and the standards relevant to our projects; and
  • Willingness to work at our clients' offices throughout the Southern California area.

Workplace Flexibility: Whether you want to work in the office, at home, or in a hybrid model, we accommodate a variety of preferences. We recognize our employees face many factors when it comes to selecting the best work location, and we are passionate about providing options and flexibility.


The salary range for this position is $55,000-$85,000. This will be dependent on the experience and expertise of the incoming candidate.


  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • 401K Retirement Plan
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability
  • Professional and personal development
  • Generous paid time off
  • Commuter and wellness benefits
  • Flexible Work Schedules
Michael Baker International, a leading provider of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management, has been solving some of the world's most complex infrastructure challenges for more than 80 years with a legacy of expertise, experience, innovation and integrity.

Based in Pittsburgh and with nearly 100 offices nationwide, we partner with clients on everything from roads, bridges, tunnels, mass transit, and airports, to water treatment plants, arctic oil pipelines, environmental restoration and specialized overseas construction. We serve as a trusted adviser to the communities we serve, making them safer, more accessible, more sustainable and more prosperous.

We provide visionary leadership in facilitating transformational change for our clients. Our work delivers differentiating innovations and dedicated experts who challenge the status quo and share a world of diverse experience and an impassioned entrepreneurial spirit. We deliver quality of life.

We Make a Difference.

Michael Baker International is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Michael Baker International provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. Michael Baker International maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. As a covered federal contractor, Michael Baker International is required to comply with Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, and its implementing guidelines. If the federal vaccine mandate is found to be valid and enforceable, this will include ensuring that all covered employees are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, except in limited circumstances where there is a legal entitlement to an accommodate. In addition, you may be subject to current or future state or local COVID-19 vaccine mandates that could become a condition of your employment based upon your work location or involvement on a project. Accordingly, Michael Baker encourages you to provide satisfactory proof that you are \"fully vaccinated\" for COVID-19 so as to ensure compliance with any potential applicable federal, state, or local laws. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

EEO is the Law. Applicants to and employees of Michael Baker International are protected under Federal law from discrimination.Assistant Planner to work with agency/city clients in Southern California

Posted: 2022-07-15 Expires: 2022-08-13
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