Job Information

Job Category

Land Use, Urban Design

Company Name

Dyett & Bhatia Urban and Regional Planners

Position Level


Job Description

We are looking for a talented Senior to Principal-level zoning specialist to join our team shaping cities across California! About Us Dyett & Bhatia is a leading urban planning consulting firm, based in Oakland, spearheading long-range planning projects that address the key challenges of our time, across California and beyond. Sustainable placemaking is at the core of what we do, and environmental justice, public health, climate resilience, and community engagement are principal considerations in our work. See to find out more about us. Position and Responsibilities The planner will work primarily on zoning assignments, which include comprehensive new citywide regulations as well as those with a specific focus, such as transit-oriented development, downtown districts, urban agriculture, parking, or sustainable development practices or form-based codes. Assignments will also include crafting affordable housing incentives, community benefits programs, objective design and development standards, and sign and subdivision ordinances. Candidates must enjoy zoning work, have a firm grasp of legal and technical underpinnings of zoning, and have demonstrated ability in code writing. California experience and understanding of State regulations is required. Experience in administering zoning and development regulations is desirable. Urban design expertise and understanding of built form is a plus. We are interested in candidates with exceptional writing, analytical, graphic and communication skills, who communicate effectively and are comfortable in public and decision-maker meetings. This is a hybrid WFH/office position. Successful candidate will need to be based in or willing to relocate to the San Francisco Bay Area.  Salary and Benefits Salary will be commensurate with experience, with starting salary, inclusive of bonus, expected in the range of $125,000 (Senior Planner) to $165,000 (Associate Principal) or higher for more experienced candidates. We offer comprehensive benefits, including health and disability insurance, vacation and sick leave, and retirement plan match. How to Apply To apply, please email resume and cover letter in PDF to [email protected].

Required Skills / Experience / Education

Qualifications and Experience Ideal candidate will have a Master of City Planning and/or a JD, with minimum five years’ experience for Senior Planner and 10 years’ experience for appointment at Principal level.

US Citizenship Required?


Will security clearance be required?


Salary Range

$125,000 - $165,000

Other Benefits

We offer comprehensive benefits, including health and disability insurance, vacation and sick leave, and retirement plan match.

Job Start Date


Position Type

Permanent Full-Time



Primary Language Required


Job Location

Location Address

4001 Howe Street
Oakland, California

Contact Information

Hiring Contact Name

Andrew Hill


[email protected]