Community Planner / Technical Analyst / Technical Writer

Job Information

Job Category

Environmental, Land Use

Company Name

Dynamic Planning + Science

Position Level


Job Description

Dynamic Planning + Science is looking for the newest member of our specialty planning and data visualization firm. DP+S’s mission is to deliver products and services crafted to foster community health, resilience, and safety by addressing challenges between the natural and built environment. We’re looking for a full-time, mid-level to senior-level planner with experience in local community planning, hazard mitigation, technical writing, and data analysis. The selected candidate will be responsible for effectively and efficiently supporting multiple simultaneous projects such as comprehensive/general plans (e.g. safety elements and housing elements), hazard mitigation plans, and risk and vulnerability assessments in relation to climate change. The candidate will work with local governments throughout the West (primarily California and Colorado) to support sustainability and resiliency planning efforts through data presentation and analysis, planning documentation, multi-jurisdictional coordination, policy and regulatory analysis, and community engagement.  

Required Skills / Experience / Education

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 5-7 years of full-time paid professional experience in environmental, urban and/or regional planning which must have included performing one of the following kinds of planning activities associated with a planning agency: comprehensive, regional, area, or community planning; public infrastructure environmental analysis; plan/proposal review; general plan amendments; CEQA/NEPA document preparation; zoning; land division; housing administration; information services; urban renewal; or planning administration. Supervisory experience may be required or preferred. AICP Certification is preferred. Desired Skills: Knowledge of and experience in applying the concepts, theories, principles, and practices of emergency management, hazard mitigation, urban planning, and/or economic recovery. Knowledge of California and Colorado State Planning Requirements for General Plans/ comprehensive planning. Experience with hazard mitigation planning, community rating system recovery planning, climate change adaptation planning, resiliency planning, and emergency operations planning. Experience with the following is a plus: FEMA hazard mitigation programs, like the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA), post-disaster recovery planning, flood hazard analysis, and mapping. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Data mining from multiple information sources. Website content editing and development. (WordPress and other web-based platforms) Strong Microsoft Office Suite skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project) Meeting planning and public presentation support. Strong work ethic. Self-motivated and capable of independent work and demonstrated ability to work on project teams. Excellent time management, problem-solving, and organizational skills.

US Citizenship Required?


Will security clearance be required?


Salary Range

70-85k / annually

Other Benefits

PTO / Sick Time Full Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance 100% Paid for Employee Work from Home Travel Throughout California and Colorado Continuing Education / Conference Reimbursement Company Retreats in Exotic Locations throughout Colorado and California Access to Sailboat in the SF Bay Area

Job Start Date


Position Type

Permanent Full-Time



Primary Language Required



Community Planning / Consultation

Job Location

Location Address

, California

Contact Information

Hiring Contact Name

Ethan Mobley


[email protected]

Phone Number

(970) 323-4331