Michael Baker International Seeking Community Planner



Community Planner



Michael Baker International is seeking a dynamic and highly motivated Community Planner for our Harrisburg, PA office. You will support a variety of planning initiatives for community, economic development, and transportation projects for public and private sector clients, including state agencies, counties, municipalities, and private developers.

Your primary responsibilities will include:

Working closely with county and local governments to promote community and economic development through comprehensive plans, redevelopment strategies, master plans, and related urban and rural planning initiatives.
Assisting state agencies with a variety of strategic planning efforts and other consultant assignments.
Conducting data research to prepare community strategic plans that address land use, socioeconomic trends, housing and real estate market conditions, and related topics.
Research regulations affecting land use, public policy, housing, and the like to guide community development and revitalization.
Developing implementation tools to help local governments meet their goals.
Learning cutting edge community engagement techniques that promote planning efforts and solicit authentic public input.
Managing public funding applications and administration for clients nationwide.

Job Requirements



Minimum of 3 years of professional work experience in community planning, economic development, public administration, or related role.
Four-year degree in Urban Planning, Business, Economics, Government or Public Administration; Master’s degree preferred.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Experience preparing written materials, such as formal studies, plans, and/or grant applications.
Experience with ArcGIS is highly desired.
Experience with U.S. Census Bureau and related data sets highly desired.
Experience with state and federal grant programs highly desired.
This is a highly engaging position with potential to hone community planning skills. An ability to work collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams both within your organization and across organizational boundaries is an indication of success for this position.

The salary range for this position is $64,470- $96,718.This will be dependent on the experience and expertise of the incoming candidate.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including:

Medical, dental, vision insurance
401k Retirement Plan
Health Savings Account (HSA)
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Life, AD&D, short-term, and long-term disability
Professional and personal development
Generous paid time off
Commuter and wellness benefits

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