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Current Job Openings

Environmental/Community Planner (full-time, hybrid schedule)

Hunt Valley, MD, Dover, DE, or Wilmington, DE

Rossi Group is seeking a highly motivated entry to mid-level Environmental/Community Planner to join our planning team in either our Hunt Valley, Maryland office, or our Dover or Wilmington, Delaware offices. This position requires an individual to have an interest in and understanding of the terminology and application of technical and local government processes associated with land use and development, public health, safety and welfare, and the design of the natural and built environment. The qualified individual would support variety of community and multi-modal transportation projects on behalf of our clients in Delaware and Maryland, and throughout the Mid-Atlantic. 

As an Environmental/Community Planner, you play an integral role in assisting the communities with which we work. You will support our team in providing 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, and policy skills you will examine the data and search for trends and identify opportunities to guide future growth. You will support the preparation of environmental documentation, comprehensive community plans, long range plans, pedestrian/bicycle/safety plans, and the development of sustainable concepts and alternatives.

The selected candidate will be expected to balance workload associated with 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

  • Provide planner support to conduct comprehensive and long-range plan research, development, and updates

  • Understand data and exercise basic analysis methods

  • Prepare GIS mapping and data analysis

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

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

  • Prepare summary reports and memos including environmental documents

  • Participate in public outreach efforts (stakeholder and public meetings)

  • Communicate and interface with clients and regulatory agencies

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum 3-5 years of relevant environmental and/or community planning experience or a Bachelor or Master of Science in Planning, Science, Policy, or related field

  • Basic understanding of municipal, county, 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, 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
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