Job Postings & Internship Opportunities

Job postings and internship opportunities will be listed here as they are submitted.

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  • February 11, 2022 12:01 AM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    The Air Quality Program (AQP) within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill two Cap and Invest positions. Apply here to be considered for both the:

    • Allowance Trading and Education Lead (Environmental Planner 4)
    • Auctions Lead (Environmental Planner 4)

    Both positions will be located at our Headquarters Building in Lacey, WA. We embrace a modern work environment that includes high levels of telework, flexible work hours, and options for a compressed workweek.

    Role 1: Allowance Trading and Education Lead: As the staff lead for allowance trading and entity education, you will be responsible for ensuring firms can trade—and participate—in the Cap-and-Invest market. By helping firms get comfortable with this new market and how it works, you will enable them to maintain a primary focus on decreasing emissions so Washington can meet its goal of reducing emissions by 95% by 2050.
     
    Role 2: Auction Lead: As the staff lead for auctions, you will be a crucial member of the Cap-and-Invest team. You will coordinate and implement allowance auctions that firms participate in to meet their emissions compliance obligations. These auctions are the linchpin of the cap-and-invest program and generate significant proceeds applied towards the decarbonization of the transportation industry, improving access to clean energy, and advancing health equity and environmental justice.


  • January 24, 2022 1:06 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    PUGET SOUND ENERGY

    Closing Date: one month from now 

    PSE’s Communications Initiatives team is looking for a communications and public engagement professional to develop and implement public engagement and communications strategies for complex infrastructure projects. The Communications Initiatives Consultant is responsible for strategic planning and execution to educate and engage our customers on PSE’s large-scale electric and natural gas infrastructure projects. The consultant will identify opportunities across various company work streams to find opportunities for process improvement, potential risk areas, and utilize mitigation techniques. Through cross-functional collaboration and excellent team building and management, this position will be a key initiative team member who proactively clarifies expectations, challenges assumptions, and advocates on behalf of our customers and communities. 

    PSE aspires to be a beyond net zero carbon company by 2045. This position will be integral in telling our story about how PSE’s infrastructure projects fit into that goal while maintaining reliable energy service for our customers.

    https://jobs.pse.com/job/Bellevue-Communications-Initiative-Consultant-WA-98004/830922500/


  • January 21, 2022 10:50 AM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    Company: Department of Ecology, State of Washington

    Job summary: The Climate Commitment Act is one the most important Washington environmental laws in the last 50 years. Along with reducing overall greenhouse gas emissions, the Climate Commitment Act charges Ecology with also reducing toxic air pollution, and working closely with the communities most affected by pollution. Engaging with these communities, educating them about Ecology’s work, and listening to their input are critical if this effort is to succeed. 

    What you’ll do:

    • In this community engagement position, you will lead the development and implementation of the community engagement plan required in the Climate Commitment Act. 
    • In this role you could have the opportunity to organize and present at public meetings, create outreach and education materials, meet with community leaders and other stakeholders, coordinate with local governments, tribes and clean air agencies, speaking with members of the media, collaborating with other Ecology environmental programs, and responding to community questions and requests.
    • Play a key role in supporting Ecology’s agency-wide environmental justice efforts and the state Environmental Justice Council and Interagency Work Group. 
    •  Support public outreach and engagement during the development of the Climate Commitment Act’s greenhouse gas reduction program.

    Closing date: This position will remain open until filled, with an initial screening date of February 4, 2022.

    Link to the source: State of Washington Job Opportunities | Work that Matters (governmentjobs.com)


  • January 19, 2022 12:31 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    PUGET SOUND ENERGY

    PSE's Clean Energy Strategy team is working to fulfill the policies of the Clean Energy Transformation Act - reaching clean electricity standards and ensuring all customers benefit from the clean electricity transition. The Communications Initiatives Consultant is responsible for developing and implementing communications and public engagement components for the Clean Energy Implementation Plan and other projects, strategic initiatives and issues. The Consultant will provide input into the strategic planning process, and work to engage advisory groups and customers on key topics to inform PSE's work. In addition, the Consultant will identify cross-initiative opportunities for improvement and potential risk areas and utilizes mitigation techniques. Through cross- functional collaboration and excellent team building and management, this position will be a key initiative team member and pro-actively clarify and challenge expectations and assumptions about each initiative and issue reflecting the customer and/or employee perspective.

    Closing Date: ongoing

    https://jobs.pse.com/job/Bellevue-Stakeholder-Engagement-Consultant-WA-98004/834877100/


  • January 10, 2022 2:26 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
    Salary: $4,083.00 - $5,361.00 Monthly
    Thurston County – Olympia, WA

    This posting is open until filled, however the hiring manager reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time.  

    Application review will begin the week of January 10,2022.

    Who we are:
    The Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors (BORPELS) regulates the professional licensing and statutes and rules of the On Site Waste Water Design, Professional Land Surveying, and Professional Engineering practices.  The BORPELS is a seven member, Governor appointed, diverse mix of five professional engineers and two professional land surveyors from the State of Washington. 

    The mission of BORPELS is to protect the life safety, health and welfare of the public by establishing and enforcing strict professional licensing ethics and standards.  BORPELS' Goal is to reach the public, licensee base, and state/local agencies with an educational outreach approach thereby raising the ethical bar and public awareness of our professions.  

    What you will be doing:
    You will serve as the primary communications officer for the Board. You will plan, implement, and manage the agency’s integrated communications program; coordinate the development of agency communications and outreach policies; advise the Director, Board members, Board advisors, legal counsel, and staff on program and policy implementation; and help develop key messages on emerging, confidential, and other important issues. The policies and strategies this position puts forth includes long-term communication procedures, external partnerships, community involvement, and Board documents.

    Allow us to explain why you would want this unique position:
    Independence and the opportunity to shine!  Yes, while supporting the team, the office, and the board, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate a command of the office.  To illustrate your expertise, talents, skillsets, and prove that you can be a strong asset to the organization.   In exchange, you will build an incredible network while creating a name for yourself in this field of work.  Later, as you grow and become more established, all of this will prove to be beneficial and allow you to be competitive in your professional career.
     
    Other appealing benefits to the job include work life balance, schedule flexibility, telecommuting, and opportunity to take on special projects with the Executive Director.
     

    If any of this description resonates with you, we encourage you to explore and to apply.  This may be the opportunity you've been waiting for!

    Duties


    Some of what you’ll enjoy doing includes:

    • Assist agency Director in managing agency’s communications and outreach programs.
    • Assists agency Director in overseeing external relationships with other state departments, academic institutions, professional organizations, and national clubs within the industries the Board operates. 
    • Plan, implement, and manage the design, content, and production of all Board publications.
    • Develop, utilize, and manage agency style guide and sets the standards for the writing, formatting, and design of documents.
    • Coordinate and oversee the planning of strategic and campaign-specific public affair and outreach initiatives, including regular contact with organizations. 
    • Determine the most effective method and timetables to communicate Board matters to the public and interested parties. 
    • Plan and lead evaluation efforts involving state registrants, the public, and agency-hosted event attendees. 
    • Coordinate information concerning emergencies to the media, government entities, and the public. 
    • Act as the agency’s primary contact for external organizations, members of the media, and other state departments and manage the fulfillment of all responses verbally and in writing. 
    • Proactively detect public relations issues as they emerge.
    • Respond to and completes Public Records requests.
    Qualifications


    REQUIRED:
    Bachelor’s degree in English, communications, journalism, public relations, or related field
     
    AND

    • Three years of writing/editing/translating experience
    • Two years of experience with development of professional outreach and education programs
    OR
     
    Experience may substitute for education
     
    Additionally, incumbent will have the following:
    • Strong communication skills, including mastery of English grammar, AP style, punctuation, and vocabulary
    • Experience producing materials that follow readability (e.g. Plain Talk) and accessibility guidelines
    • Expertise with communications tools and methods, such as graphic design, web layout, data visualization
    PREFERRED:
    • Experience developing communication strategies and plans and responding to needs
    • Demonstrated experience in written and verbal communication for a variety of audiences
    • Demonstrated competency in producing written and verbal communication for a variety of audiences about complex or controversial topics
    • Broad knowledge of written and oral communication, including the ability to tailor messages for different audiences from academic level research to standard state agency plain talk for general audiences
    • Ability to determine need for public information and outreach and applying best practices in strategic communications planning
    • Ability to identify program impact upon the public and aptitude organizing, preparing, and deploying comprehensive public information strategies
    • Aptitude explaining rules, regulations, and complex technical information using plain talk, charts and graphs with technical support from Board Members and/or staff
    • Direct experience planning and executing typical media relations activities
    • Ability to generate media interest in a positive way
    • Understanding of social media and strategies appropriate for the situation
    • Demonstrated experience in digital content creation and editing
    • Skills to write social media copy and manage various social media platforms
    • Expertise with Microsoft Office Suite and Visio
    • Proficient knowledge of content management systems (e.g. Drupal, SharePoint) and Adobe Creative Cloud apps
    • Understanding of web content management systems including basic HTML and CSS
    • Experience and ability to conduct efficient public meetings using A/V equipment and virtual technologies in a remote-working environment
    • Experience building collaborative partnerships both internally and externally
    • Ability to exercise critical judgement when working on confidential and technical projects.
    • Ability to meet and exceed project deadlines and commitments
    • Capability using individual initiative and judgement and work successfully with a high degree of independence
    • Proficiency in managing numerous projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
    • Prior experience working with a professional Board or within a professional land surveyors or professional engineering organization
    • Experience in photography and videography (create, edit, publish) and graphic design
    Supplemental Information


    Please provide the following documents in order to be considered; failure to do so may result in you not being considered for the position:

    • A letter of interest, describing how you meet the qualifications for this position as outlined in the job posting; 
    • A current resume, detailing experience, and education; and 
    • A current list of at least three (3) professional references with current contact information (attached or available to provide at the time of interview)
    Conditions of Employment: 
    • Use for accommodation available COVID Vaccination Requirement: Per Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14 (Download PDF reader), state employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. If you are selected to serve in this position, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination before you are able to begin work.  Please note that any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing verification of your vaccine status, having an approved medical accommodation, or having an approved religious accommodation. No start date will be approved until you have either verified your vaccine status or have an approved accommodation. 
    Please do not attach your vaccination verification to your application as it will be removed. Details on how to proceed with verification or accommodation will be provided once a conditional offer has been made.
    • Use for NO accommodation available COVID Vaccination Requirement: Per Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14 (Download PDF reader), state employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. If you are selected to serve in this position, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination before you are able to begin work.  This position requires in-person attendance with no option for full-time telework.  Please note that any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing verification of your vaccine status. No start date will be approved until you have verified your vaccine status.  
    Please do not attach your vaccination verification to your application as it will be removed. Details on how to proceed with verification will be provided once a conditional offer has been made.
     
    Opportunity for All: 
    The Department of Enterprise Services celebrates our differences and we are committed to a workplace that supports equal opportunity employment and inclusion regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, marital status, families with children (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sex, sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, status as a protected veteran, honorably discharged veteran or military status, status as an individual with the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with disabilities or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We will also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws.
     

    You are welcome to include the name and pronoun you would like to be referred to in your materials and we will honor this as you interact with our organization.

    Contact Information:
    For questions about this recruitment or to request a reasonable accommodation in the application process, contact Angie Anderson at (360) 407-8446or email jobs@des.wa.gov.

    Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.


  • January 10, 2022 2:19 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    City of Davis
    Salary: $134,408 – $163,374 annually, DOE/DOQ

    CAREER OPPORTUNITY

    The City of Davis seeks a Director of Community Engagement to provide administrative direction for the public affairs, community relations and engagement, and marketing-related activities. The Director is responsible for coordinating activities involving other City departments, officials, outside agencies, and the public. They will serve as a spokesperson for the City on many occasions, primarily community events and public relations activities. The ideal candidate collaborates with other members of the City of Davis team to develop and execute community outreach concepts, campaigns, and other related work.

    The Director should be a creative thinker, have a genuine interest and passion for the betterment of the community, and an extensive background in management or administrative experience related to public affairs and community outreach with demonstrated results. Additionally, this individual should have exemplary leadership skills to foster a culture of teamwork innovation. Interpersonally, the ideal candidate will be creative, tactful, demonstrate exceptional communication skills, be a strong project manager, and possess a high-level of emotional intelligence. If you are looking for a unique opportunity to lead creative community outreach strategies, establish goals and work standards for staff, and effectively support the City Manager in various areas of expertise, apply today!

    Click to see the full recruitment brochure: https://indd.adobe.com/view/dd77969f-baf7-484f-bbba- dbf8cf6bce0d

    THE JOB

    Within the City Manager’s Office, the Director of Community Engagement oversees three full-time staff over three program areas (public information, community engagement, and civic arts). A critical element of the role is coordinating with all other City departments on a variety of issues. Other City

    Departments include: Finance, Human Resources, Information Services, Public Works Engineering and Transportation, Public Works Utilities and Operations, Parks and Community Services, Community Development and Sustainability, Police, and Fire. The City Manager has also been authorized to create a new department to address social service and affordable housing needs. The Director of Community Engagement will be responsible for formulating citywide policies while collaborating with other City departments, officials, and key stakeholders. Having in-depth knowledge of public policy along with City functions and activities is essential to this role. The City is looking for someone who can take initiative and be proactive when working with other leaders. The successful candidate needs to have strong planning and project management skills to help the City meet its key goals and objectives.

    THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

    The ideal candidate will have a background in public affairs and community outreach, using their knowledge to benefit the City’s marketing and communication efforts. This individual can use their creativity and planning skills to develop projects that align with the City’s community outreach objectives. Strong interpersonal skills are important for this role, as the Director often collaborates with both other City staff and outside agencies. Being a visionary leader is important while ensuring staff are getting the support and guidance they need to further develop in their roles. Much of this role involves supervising staff, providing training, evaluating performance, and overseeing workflows – making management experience highly important. Successful candidates will also understand strategic planning and communications theories. Strong written and verbal communications skills are critical. Candidates who can show their ability to balance the creative needs of this role with managerial responsibilities are greatly desired.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    • Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public relations, communications, marketing, journalism, or a related field.
    • Seven (7) years of increasingly responsible management and/or administrative experience in the development and coordination of public affairs and community outreach programs, or a related field, including five (5) years of management experience.
    • Possession of a valid California Driver’s License, to be maintained throughout employment.

    DESIRABLE

    • Master’s degree preferred.
    • Salary and Benefits: Annual Salary $134,408 – $163,374 and an attractive benefits package.

    HOW TO APPLY

    For first consideration, apply by January 28, 2022, by completing an application and attaching your cover letter and resume at wbcpinc.com/job-board/  

    SAVE THE DATES:

    • The first and second round of interviews will be virtual via Zoom and take place on February 23, 2022, and February 25, 2022. The final round of interviews will take place in-person on March 4, 2022. (Candidates selected to interview must be available for all three days).

    Please contact your recruiter, Sam Sackman, with any questions:

    • Email to: sam@wbcpinc.com 
    • 541-630-0657
    • 866-929-WBCP (9227) – toll free


  • December 29, 2021 12:42 AM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

    We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

    HDR’s is seeking a Community Outreach Lead with the skills and desire to support the BART Link 21 project in Northern California. This person will assist the team with logistics planning for events, facilitation, writing, crafting messages and developing communication tools, and attending and speaking at events. The successful candidate will have a strong task-oriented mind set, the ability to work under tight deadlines, experience delivering public involvement on infrastructure projects, and is exceptionally organized.

    In the role of Communications Outreach Lead, we'll count on you to manage:

    • Logistics planning for in-person and virtual public meetings, community events, trainings, focus groups, workshops, advisory committees, and other meetings
    • Information gathering, note taking, and assisting project manager at project meetings
    • Writing content for websites, newsletters, blogs, and other communication tools
    • Facilitating in-person and virtual meetings
    • Managing task lists, distribution lists, and reporting
    • Researching industry trends, stakeholders, and policy
    • Organizing project information, materials, and supplies
    • Delivering materials to communities within the project area
    • Coordinating with print and mail houses for materials creation and distribution
    • Attending and presenting at in-person and virtual engagement events

    Required Qualifications

    • Associate degree in a closely related field, or relevant experience in community organizing or political campaign management
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Willingness to travel and work nights and weekend when required
    • Service- and client-oriented personality with the ability to handle multiple assignments at a time and meet set deadlines
    • Self-starter who can work well independently or in a team environment
    • Attention to detail
    • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must

    Preferred Qualifications

    3-5 years of professional and related experience preferred.

    Candidates with experience in community advocacy, NEPA, CEQA and infrastructure projects are preferred.

    We will consider relocation for this position.

    The position can be located in any of our Northern California offices.

    Why HDR

    At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible.  When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

    https://hdr.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl

    Primary Location: United States-California-Folsom

    Other Locations: United States-California-Walnut Creek, United States-Oregon-Portland, United States-Washington-Vancouver, United States-California-Sacramento

    Industry: Transit

    Schedule: Full-time

    Employee Status: Regular

    BusinessClass: Strategic Communications

    Posting Date: Dec 17, 202


  • December 29, 2021 12:39 AM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

    We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward. 

    HDR’s Portland, OR office is looking for a mid-to senior-level project manager who thrives on collaboration and building strong relationships with a variety of stakeholders to help the public engage on projects that impact quality of life. This position will play a lead role in planning, developing, managing and executing public engagement and strategic communications programs for major transportation infrastructure projects. The ideal candidate will have experience managing and leading effective public outreach and engagement programs and working closely with others in a team environment, in addition to a thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public engagement and project management including scope, schedule and budget management.

    Who You Are:

    • You are a creative, forward thinker, comfortable working on multi-disciplinary teams and collaborating effectively with colleagues in both content and technical development.
    • You love to facilitate public meetings, stakeholder workgroups, or community focus groups to get to the heart of the matter, build consensus and uncover innovative solutions. 
    • You are a great writer, skilled at defining and articulating a message. You describe yourself as a storyteller. 
    • You are exceptionally organized, with an almost obsessive attention to detail, and highly driven with the ability to manage several projects and meet deadlines. 
    • You have a history of creating and implementing communications plans that included target audience strategies, marketing and advertising plans, event planning, and collateral material development and implementation. 
    • You have a demonstrated track record of successfully managing projects or tasks, including preparing and monitoring scope and budget, preparing and implementing schedule, and coordinating with team members to deliver successful projects.
    • You are a highly creative person who understands the importance of clear communication across multiple channels and mediums from print to digital. 
    • You have a drive to innovate and a habit of thinking outside the box. You are a lifelong learner who embraces the new.
    • You’re a self-starter who thrives and adapts in fast-paced environments.

    Responsibilities:

    • Lead social and political strategy development planning, design and construction projects in the justice sector.
    • Lead campaign development activities including target audience analysis, branding, messaging, and market research
    • Direct customer-facing communication in a variety of mediums including social, print, video and web.
    • Lead concept development, writing and editing of collateral materials such as surveys, newsletters, websites, handouts, videos, advertisements, press releases and public notices.
    • Coordinate with creative disciplines including graphic design, web development and social media to maintain consistency of brand, saturation of messaging, and user experience.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism, marketing or relevant field.
    • 10+ years related experience in communications, public relations, public involvement and/or community engagement;
    • Deep knowledge of communications plans and campaigns for public involvement, stakeholder engagement and public relations.
    • Proven ability to develop compelling stories that strengthen messaging and engagement strategies for a program, initiative or project.
    • Strong project management skills
    • Willingness to travel
    • Experience collaborating with graphic designers, web developers and social media strategists to ensure cohesive message and user experience.
    • Experience writing for multiple mediums including social, print, audio/video, and web.
    • Service- and client-oriented personality with previous consulting experience
    • Self-starter; can work well independently or in a team environment

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Candidates with experience in community advocacy, NEPA and infrastructure projects are preferred.
    • We will consider relocation for this position.
    • Fully vaccinated for COVID-19. This position requires onsite client visits. The client requires all contractors/consultants/vendors who work or visit the site be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

    Why HDR

    At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.  

    https://hdr.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl

    Primary Location: United States-Oregon-Portland

    Industry: Environment/Sciences

    Schedule: Full-time

    Employee Status: Regular

    BusinessClass: Strategic Communications

    Posting Date: Dec 28, 2021


  • December 29, 2021 12:33 AM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    Entry-level Planner (Full-time)
    Berkeley or Sacramento, California

    JOB SUMMARY
    PlaceWorks has an immediate need for a full-time, entry-level planner to join our Planning team in Berkeley or Sacramento, California. We are looking for an individual with 1 - 4 years of professional experience related to planning (including through an internship or fellowship), who is creative, outgoing, self-starting, and passionate about helping shape and improve communities through their work. We work in a wide array of communities throughout California, and we encourage diverse candidates from non-traditional backgrounds to apply. Working in a collaborative and casual work environment under the guidance of skilled project managers and other senior staff, this planner will assist project teams by applying planning knowledge and technical skills to contribute to the successful completion of projects at a variety of scales, often working concurrently on more than one project. Typical projects of our planning practice include general and specific plans, master plans, zoning, housing policy, urban revitalization/infill, and local/regional transportation plans, as well as community engagement.

    You’re most likely a fit if:

    • You love planning for the future of communities and making a difference with your work.
    • You can work both independently and in a highly collaborative environment, including a virtual, work from home environment when needed.
    • You have strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills and aren’t afraid to ask questions.
    • You have excellent writing, formatting, and proofreading skills and are detail-oriented. 
    • Supporting authentic engagement with diverse communities excites you, and you’re willing to jump in to help with outreach efforts. You may be asked to coordinate events or meetings, prepare and assemble materials/supplies, and talk to community members virtually and/or in person. 
    • You can support and be part of virtual engagement events through platforms like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and similar. 
    • You’re able to attend and travel to client meetings and community workshops which may occur on weekday nights and weekends. 
    • You have an interest in transportation networks and the relationship to land use, safety, equity, and climate change. 
    • You have professional acumen to cultivate working relationships with clients, community-based organizations, and other firms. 
    • You enjoy using your technical skills to create graphics, maps, plan documents, proposals, and presentations that communicate ideas simply and clearly. 
    • You enjoy analyzing and compiling research and data as required by a project. 
    • You can manage your time to produce final project documents and products by stated deadlines. 
    • You can work effectively on multiple projects at once. 
    • You’re interested in assisting with marketing, business development, and proposal efforts for planning and outreach work. 
    • You have a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in urban or regional planning, or related field. 
    • You are proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint). • You’re experienced with ArcGIS and Adobe Creative Suite (not required, but these skills are a huge plus!) 
    • You have a current and valid driver’s license, proof of automobile insurance, and acceptable MVR to drive on Company business for performing site visits and attending meetings. 
    TO APPLY To be considered for this opportunity, submit your cover letter, resume, and writing samples and/or design portfolio as a single PDF (no greater than 10MB) with the email subject line, “Entry-level Planner” to careers@placeworks.com. In your email or cover letter, please specify which office location you are interested in.

    ABOUT PLACEWORKS Based in California, PlaceWorks is one of the premier planning, design, and environmental services firms in the U.S. The firm’s expertise and services span a wide range of practices, including city planning, urban design, landscape architecture, environmental review, GIS, and community participation. Our interdisciplinary, holistic approach integrates sustainability, economic vitality, community goals, and collaboration with our clients in the planning and design process. We are passionate about our work and together with our clients, will continue to create great places. To learn more about the work we do, please visit our website: www.placeworks.com. To our employees, we offer interesting and diverse project work; a casual, collaborative, and flexible work environment; training, professional development, and career growth opportunities; a comprehensive benefits package (for full-time employees); and the chance to work amongst industry leaders, practice area founders, and friendly, supportive, and dedicated colleagues. PlaceWorks is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. All employment decisions at PlaceWorks are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, military and veteran status, physical or mental disability, or any other status covered by applicable federal, state, or local law.

  • December 28, 2021 10:58 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

    GENERAL STATEMENT: Under direct supervision of the Chief Outreach and Engagement Advisor (CEA) the incumbent provides support to the Department’s outreach and engagement related activities. The incumbent is responsible for the development of resources, project tracking and administration, programmatic analysis and content management activities needed for the effective operation of Department of Conservation (DOC) programs.

    SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES:

    1. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    30% Outreach and Engagement Programmatic Administration

    Support DOC department-wide in efforts related to community engagement and outreach. Work with divisions on programs, policies, and regulations where engagement internally or externally is needed. Review, analyze, develop and track efforts around employee support practices including: Training, Meeting Design, Facilitation, Language Access, Role Playing Practice, Engagement with Local Governments (cities, counties, special districts, regional governments), Outreach, Coaching and the DOC’s Natural and Working Lands Framework. Maintain lists of local government, non-governmental organizations, California Tribes (recognized, unrecognized and terminated) and sister state agency key contacts as directed. Assist in the preparation, tracking and coordination of conference proposals and presentations for regional and statewide trade organizations. Develop or work with graphic designer on visual representations to convey work products and productivity.

    25% Facilitation and Public Meetings

    Participate in interagency and other meetings. Provide assistance with all aspects of internal and external meeting planning including language access related research and digital tool assessment. Serve as backend support for online meetings. Facilitate telephone engagement with stakeholders as needed in anticipation of meetings, attend and provide support at workshops, townhalls or other types of events, including on-site and off-site meetings.

    20% Racial Equity and Environmental Justice

    Participation and support of advancing racial equity efforts, building on DOC’s Capital Collaborative on Race and Equity (CCORE) team’s work. Support ongoing development and maintenance of relationships with environmental justice stakeholders and organizations including formal and informal leaders. Support fostering increased sensitivity within the DOC program areas pertinent to environmental justice activities. Assist stakeholders in the navigation of technical and other processes.

    15% Training

    Assist with planning and executing trainings in community engagement, public participation planning, and other related topics internal to DOC and externally as needed.

    1. MARGINAL FUNCTIONS

    5% Special Projects

    Carry out special projects as assigned by management. Travel as necessary. Assist in the development of correspondence, written reports and related documents as needed.

    5% Administrative

    Perform administrative duties including, but not limited to: Adheres to Department policies, rules and procedures; submit administrative requests including leave, overtime, travel, and training in a timely and appropriate manner; accurately report time in the Daily Log system; and submit timesheets by the due date.

    https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Exams/Bulletin.aspx?examCD=9PB04


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