Alta Planning + Design is a full-service consulting firm in the areas of progressive and sustainable transportation and recreation solutions, including urban design, placemaking, corridor design, parks, and greenways. Alta is a world-leader in areas such as bicycle, pedestrian, trail, park, greenway, roadway planning, complete streets, tactical urbanism, design, and implementation, in addition to outreach and education programs. Alta is a fast-growing and dynamic company with 200+ staff working in a collaborative fashion from over 30 offices in the U.S. and Canada. Alta’s mission is to help ensure that every community offers a full range of mobility and recreation options for people of all ages, interests, and abilities.
Alta Planning + Design is seeking an entry level Planner II to join our team in our Portland, Oregon office. This is a unique opportunity for anyone who is passionate about active transportation and the way it positively impacts our communities in need. If you are looking for an innovative organization who is an industry leader in active transportation apply with us today!
Summary + Overview
This exempt position is responsible for contributing to the production of high-quality materials, reports and other deliverables in support of project objectives.
A general understanding of the field of urban planning, the ability to collaborate across discipline boundaries to support the delivery of solutions which meet client expectations is required in order to successfully meet the requirements of this position.
The essential priorities of this exempt, salaried position are to:
Contribute to the production of high-quality plans, reports and analyses.
Contribute to public outreach and other project deliverables.
Responsibilities + Tasks
Additional responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
Contributing to field investigations and site analyses.
Contributing to research activities in support of project planning deliverables. May include formatting documents and contributing to the development of presentation materials.
Contributing to the development, editing and production of newsletters, final reports, memos and workshop materials.
Collecting data and contributing to the production of maps for field work, public input, client meetings and project display boards and reports.
Preferred Skills + Certifications
There are a number of additional skills, experience and education that would be beneficial to this position including, but not limited to:
Experience with ESRI ArcGIS, Spatial Analyst, Network Analyst, or similar products.
Working knowledge of US Census information with GIS.
To apply, please visit and upload your resume and a cover letter, telling us why you’re interested in Alta and why you’d be a good fit. Due to the high volume of applicants we will not be able to respond to email or phone inquiries.
Alta is an Equal Opportunity Employer Alta Planning + Design, Inc. is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants. It is our policy that decisions involving people are made on the basis of job-related criteria, independent of an individual’s gender, race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability for which reasonable accommodation is available, and any other status protected by law. This includes decisions involving hiring, job placement, transfer, promotion, compensation, benefits, training and company-sponsored programs. Alta Planning + Design maintains formal employment policies, available on online and by request.
Affirmative Action Plan Alta Planning + Design, Inc. is a federal contractor subject to affirmative action regulations requiring written Affirmative Action Plans (AAP’s) for minorities and women, and for covered veterans and individuals with disabilities. We worked intensively with a local firm who specializes in Affirmative Action Plans to develop a program for our company that will not only satisfy our federal obligations, but will be a living document. This means the plan is integrated into our recruiting and evaluation procedures, and is revisited often in order to ensure we’re doing everything we can to embrace and promote diversity within our company.
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About Alta Planning + Design
Alta Planning + Design, Inc. is an international consulting firm with a mission to create active communities. We plan, design, and implement infrastructure and programs that improve community and individual health, safety, mobility, and livability, such as bicycle, pedestrian, trail, park, green-way, and roadway planning, design, and implementation, as well as outreach and education.