Planner (Senior to Principal Level)

We are currently seeking a Planner at the Senior to Principal level. This position will initially be focused on housing and safety element preparation, and requires previous experience with these types of California General Plan Elements. This position will also work closely with other environmental, land use, and housing-focused planners to prepare complex and detailed written documents and graphics for environmental and land use planning compliance projects, including CEQA initial studies, environmental impact reports, general plan elements, and entitlement permitting. Experience writing housing and safety elements, as well as CEQA/NEPA documents and high-quality technical writing skills are required. The ideal candidate will have superior attention to detail, strong organizational, analytical, writing and communication skills, can work independently with limited supervision, and have experience helping public agencies, community leaders, and residents come together to resolve issues.


  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s Degree in planning, environmental studies, or relevant science or technical field;
  • Minimum five years of planning and environmental documentation experience, including preparation of general plan elements (specifically focused on housing and safety elements), other planning documents, land use feasibility analysis, and preparation of CEQA/NEPA documentation;
  • Adaptability to contribute to diverse planning projects;
  • Excellent research, technical writing, and analytical skills;
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively;
  • Ability to work within budgets and timelines; and
  • Proficiency in MS Word and Adobe Suite.

About Us

Located on the beautiful Monterey Bay, EMC Planning Group has been providing award-winning planning, design, entitlement, natural resource, and CEQA/NEPA services to both public and private clients since 1978. We are recognized both locally and nationally for our work and services, which include natural resource assessment, community planning, permitting and regulatory compliance, municipal staff support, and integrated technology.

For immediate consideration, email your resume and references to, or fax attention Human Resources to (831) 649-8399. No agencies. Salary DOE. Position is available immediately in Monterey, California.

EMC Planning Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.