Current Job Openings

Community Planner - Dover, DE (full-time, hybrid schedule)

Rossi Group is seeking a highly motivated mid-level Community Planner to join our planning team in Dover, Delaware. This position requires an individual to be proficient in the terminology and application of the technical and local government processes concerned with land use and development, public health, safety and welfare, NEPA, and the design of the natural and built environment. The qualified individual would serve as Task Manager on a variety of community and multi-modal transportation projects on behalf of our clients in Delaware and Maryland, and throughout the mid-Atlantic Region. 


As a Community Planner, you play an integral role in assisting the communities we work with. You will provide guidance to the community's leaders as they plan for future development and growth. You will perform data collection and analysis and conduct research to determine the potential challenges a community faces. Using your analytical, GIS, policy, ad NEPA skills, you will examine the data and search for trends and identify opportunities to guide future growth. You will prepare or update comprehensive plans, long-range plans, pedestrian/bicycle/safety plans, and develop sustainable concepts and alternatives. 


You will work on multiple projects and plans simultaneously and ensure high-quality deliverables. You will coordinate with varying teams of in-house professional scientists, planners, and engineers as well as municipal and government clients and leaders.

Responsibilities

  •  Acting as the lead planner to conduct comprehensive and long-range plan research, development, and updates

  • Familiarity with census data and federal and local NEPA requirements

  • Collaborating with engineers to develop safety, multi-modal, and streetscape improvements and analysis for towns, corridors, and intersections

  • Prepare GIS mapping and data analysis

  • Coordinate projects within the project team and with client agencies and stakeholders

  • Prepare summary reports and memos including environmental documents

  • Participate or lead public outreach efforts (stakeholder and public meetings) 

  • Provide proposal support and develop work plans

  • Communicate and interface with clients and regulatory agencies

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum 3-5 years of relevant community planning, environmental, and/or engineering experience 

  • Bachelor or Master of Science in Planning, Engineering, Environmental Services, or related field

  • Professional certification or documented work toward a related certification, e.g. AICP or AICP Candidate, Professional Engineer or Professional Engineer In-Training license in DE and/or MD 

  • Understanding municipal, county, and regulatory framework and processes 

  • Strong and effective spoken and written (English) communication skills, including the ability to prepare and present clear, concise reports, plans, data, and information to public officials, professional peers, and clients

  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, public officials, and other government agencies, clients, and consultants

  • Positive attitude and ability to work independently or as part of a team

  • Ability to effectively utilize ArcGIS and software for word processing, spreadsheets, and publication (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe)

  • Ability to balance and prioritize workload with little oversight

  • Valid Driver’s License and the ability to provide own transportation to meetings and site visits

 

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

  • Work is generally performed in an indoor office setting 

  • Working from a job site office may be necessary

  • Field work would include physical visual inspection of project sites; walking project sites and/or driving project sites; working outdoors, walking on uneven ground of construction sites; lifting objects of 20 pounds

  • Expect project-dependent evening and weekend meetings  

If you are interested, please send your resume to careers@rossitg.com