Job Opening: Community Planner, The Chazen Companies

The Chazen Companies is actively looking for an experienced planner to join our Glens Falls office.  This position will support our growing community planning practice.  Our work includes community revitalization planning, bike/pedestrian planning, TOD/urban design, watershed/natural resource planning assignments.    

We are a multidisciplinary firm and our planning team works in partnership with landscape architects, engineers, environmental specialists, and survey teams. We are currently working on transformative projects including complete street plans, local/regional trail/recreation plans, green infrastructure initiatives, and brownfield/waterfront plans.  We are seeking a planner who can assist with developing form-based codes, design guidelines, and redevelopment strategies for small towns/hamlets to urban corridors.  Our clients include local municipalities, planning and advocacy organizations and private enterprise.  

If selected you will be involved in all aspects of public engagement: community surveys, stakeholder interviews, website setup, and community meetings.  You should have the ability to work independently and collaboratively, have a keen understanding of the planning and design process and understand data gathering/research and interpret demographic and economic data.

We are seeking a planner who can write, possesses graphic communication skills, works with GIS, has a strong technical aptitude, is intuitive and wants to crush it! A working knowledge of SEQRA/NEPA and the local land use approval process is a benefit.

Requirements: Master’s degree in Planning or Landscape Architecture or a related field preferred. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree and exceptional work experience will be considered.  Three to five (5) years’ experience, excellent technical writing and computer skills are required.  Proficiency in GIS, Photoshop, Google Sketch-up (or comparable 3D software), communication graphics, and website related platforms will differentiate you from the pack.

We are regularly recognized by our employees as a Best Place to Work and consistently win workplace excellence awards. The firm has deep technical experience in engineering, surveying, environmental services, planning and landscape architecture throughout our offices in Poughkeepsie, Troy, Glens Falls and White Plains, NY and Nashville and Chattanooga, TN. 

The Chazen Companies offer competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits offerings including an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), as well as training, professional development, membership in professional associations and much more. All our offices provide employees with a relaxed, collegial and professional working atmosphere.

The Chazen Companies is an Equal Opportunity Employer