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Community Planner II

Blue Cypress Consulting

Decatur, GA United States

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Job Summary

Blue Cypress Consulting is seeking a Community Planner II with 5 - 10 years of experience to support current and future projects in the areas of public outreach and land use and transportation planning.

The Community Planner II will be an integral part of our team and be responsible for managing small projects and tasks and helping lead small- to medium-scale pursuits and marketing efforts. This candidate must have strong communication and organizational skills, be skilled at balancing a variety of projects concurrently, and be comfortable working in a team environment. The ideal candidate is innovative, has experience engaging meaningfully with public and community stakeholders, and enjoys public speaking. If you are excited about shaping your career to fit your passions and want to influence the direction in which our company grows, we want to talk to you.

This candidate must have a successful track record of leadership, delivering major tasks or projects on time and on budget, developing and maintaining client relationships, and playing a role in business development activities.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading and managing outreach tasks as a part of larger planning efforts.
  • Facilitating outreach initiatives, including developing community outreach strategies and solutions, leading community and stakeholder meetings, and developing surveys.
  • Creating project documentation and an online presence for promotion of public input opportunities using a variety of platforms, such as Social Pinpoint, SurveyMonkey, MailChimp, ESRI StoryMaps, social media, and the Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Performing current and long-range planning tasks concerning land development, transportation planning, urban design, and others, as current project work allows.
  • Managing concurrent small projects and successfully delivering these on time and on budget.
  • Maintaining and growing core client relationships and assessing client needs with the goal of delivering tailored, cost-effective solutions.
  • Preparing and participating in business development activities such as client engagement, proposal writing, and presentations.
  • Supervising, delegating, and overseeing work of junior staff on small project delivery.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in City, Urban, or Regional Planning, Urban Design, Public Policy, or a related field
  • Demonstrated management skills with ability to effectively manage collaborative teams with concurrent projects and deadlines
  • Demonstrated understanding of transportation planning data tools, processes, trends, and best practices
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience developing website, social media, and other communications materials within an organizational setting
  • Team-oriented self-starter
  • Ability to provide creative and critical thinking strategies to planning work
  • Proven ability to help grow client base
  • Solid understanding of major data sources for planning, including the U.S. Census, U.S. Department of Labor, local zoning and community development ordinances, GDOT transportation and transit requirements, GIS, and others
  • Flexibility and desire to work on a variety of planning projects
  • Ability to attend evening and weekend meetings
  • Exemplary work ethic
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite products (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience as a planning consultant in a Metro-Atlanta firm
  • Demonstrated skillset in Adobe Creative Suite products (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • Proficiency in ESRI ArcGIS
  • Solid understanding of land use planning and zoning principles and practices
  • American Institute of Certified Planners Certification

Company Profile

Blue Cypress Consulting is a vibrant and growing woman-owned small business (WBE/DBE) headquartered in Decatur, Georgia, with growing offices in Cincinnati, OH, and Charleston, SC. Formed in 2013, the firm provides clients with best-in-class utility management and community development consulting services. We add value through responsiveness; a focus on innovation; offering honest, respectful, and well-thought-through advice; and high-end analytical services. We strive to stay sharp, monitor and set trends, and think outside the box to offer fresh ideas to our clients. We sweat the details, while keeping our eye on the strategic horizon. Above all, quality and integrity are the touchstones of Blue Cypress culture.

Employee Development — Our Philosophy

We believe in helping our employees align their energy with their passion. We believe in setting our employees up for success by providing structure to develop their careers. We believe in mentorship that nurtures passion and challenges the intellect. We embrace the entrepreneurial spirit and are seeking a candidate with the same passion for making our company their own and changing the world. We support getting involved in community and trade organizations, attending career related training opportunities, and attending conferences to present and to learn.

Benefits of Working with Us

Blue Cypress Consulting won an Atlanta Business Chronicle Best Place to Work award in 2021 after being nominated by our employees. Our commitment to our team members and the company culture is a top priority. At Blue Cypress Consulting, we offer flexible work arrangements/schedules and strive to promote work/life balance. We utilize remote working tools such as screen sharing and professional conference calling equipment, as well as cloud file storage, enabling our consultants access to their team and data from any client site. We offer competitive paid time off, a retirement account matching program, and comprehensive healthcare plans.

The Ministry of Culture (MOC) at Blue Cypress is an employee-driven, management-supported effort that provides a place to guide company culture, promote team building, and create a positive work environment that makes employees feel valued and appreciated. The MOC currently implements the following four initiatives:

  • Team Building
  • Community Involvement
  • Enrichment
  • Wellness & Environmental
Experience Level
Mid II (4-8 years)
AICP Level
Community or Neighborhood Development
Salary Range

Contact Information

Decatur, GA
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