Senior Associate Planner
Visalia, CA Planning
Job Type

Must be located in the US 

Explore the exciting career possibilities a multi-disciplinary firm brings while working with a purposeful, goal oriented, close-knit team to improve the quality of life in communities throughout the Central Valley and beyond. QK has been a home for hundreds of people to build their careers over the past 50 years. Join our team of highly experienced, innovative professionals and start elevating your career today in a place built for professionals to flourish and find professional success while building lifelong relationships with our team and our clients. 

  • Gather, compile, and analyze data on economic, social, and physical factors affecting land use
  • Maintain communication with client and/or other project managers from project conception through completion
  • Manage, oversee, and/or train other professional staff
  • Formulate and conduct technical planning studies
  • Prepare and/or coordinate preparation of winning proposals and lead proposal presentations
  • Develop recommendations affecting environmental issues associated with land use
  • Research local ordinances, regional and state regulations, transportation studies, and planning issues
  • Develop recommendations affecting land use, public utilities, community facilities, housing, and transportation to control and guide development
  • Prepare technical studies and documents, with emphasis on NEPA and CEQA documents
  • Prepare for, conduct and oversee research, field work, and documentation in support of NEPA and CEQA document preparation, and technical planning studies
  • Read, interpret, compose, and review Categorical Exclusions, EAs, EIRs, and other technical documents
  • Prepare, coordinate, and facilitate public involvement and consensus-building meetings and workshops
  • Visit field sites to gather facts and data, and conduct investigations
  • Prepare of technical memoranda, meeting minutes, transmittals, presentations, and other written materials
  • Other duties as assigned or as needed in order to successfully complete project deliverables or meet internal goals
  • Ability to develop plans for utilization of land and physical facilities of cities, counties, and metropolitan areas, applying planning principles and practices
  • Strong technical writing, analytic, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to find creative solutions to complex environmental and planning issues, which may include political and socioeconomic issues, while meeting the needs of the client
  • Ability to organize, collect, and analyze data, generate and evaluate alternatives, reach logical conclusions, and formulate consistent recommendations as necessary
  • Ability to develop and strengthen project management skills
  • Ability to learn to compose project reports and other technical documents
  • Quantitative analysis skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Ability to sit and stand for long periods
  • Strong ability to communicate well (in writing and verbally) with other staff, clients, and agencies to accomplish team goals
  • Visual acuity and manual dexterity
  • Ability to perform repetitive wrist and hand motions required
  • Ability to travel to field sites and walk long distances may be required on occasion
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in land use, urban, regional, or city planning, environmental planning, community planning, landscape architecture, geography, or related field. AICP strongly preferred
  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience in planning, transportation, and/or socioeconomics (or MA/MS plus two (2) years’ experience)


  • Health, Vision, Dental Benefits
  • 401K (20% employer match)
  • PTO and more


Salary Description
94,000 - 99,000