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Alta Planning & Design Planner I in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Planner I (#1417) We are seeking aPlanner Ito join the team in Minneapolis, MN, ** Due to COVID-19, this position is temporarily a work from home position. As we work to re-open our office, we will require the employee to be in Minneapolis, with in-office attendance required when it is safe to return to the office. If you are relocating from another state, there is an expectation that you are in the Twin Cities area within a reasonable time frame of us opening the office (ex. 90 days).** About Alta Alta Planning + Design is an active transportation company dedicated to creating active, healthy communities through planning, landscape architecture, engineering, and education/encouragement programs. Alta was founded in 1996 when cities and communities were calling for safer streets for people walking and bicycling as the non-motorized transportation movement developed into a profession in the United States. We pioneered the field of active transportation, evolving our planning and design work into a visionary global practice that empowers people to live active, healthy lives and getting them to where they need to go. Our core values and work bring about positive change by creating places that are geared toward moving people rather than cars, connecting community members to daily needs and human experience, and empowering every person to live an active healthy life. As a global leader in mobility innovation for over 24 years with 175 people on staff, we are dedicated to connecting people to places by working across disciplines and scale to address social justice, safety, and environmental resilience. Position Priorities A general understanding of the field of urban planning, the ability to collaborate across discipline boundaries to support the delivery of solutions that 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. Participate in public outreach and other project deliverables. Responsibilities + Tasks Additional responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: Participating in, and sometimes leading, field investigations and site analyses. Participating in, and sometimes leading, research activities in support of project planning deliverables. May include formatting documents and contributing to the development of presentation materials. Participating in, and sometimes leading, the development, editing, and production of newsletters, final reports, memos, and workshop materials. Collecting data and producing maps for fieldwork, public input, client meetings, and project display boards and reports. Requirements This position requires a combination of skills, experience and education including, but not limited to: Bachelor's degree in Planning or a related field of study. Three (3) years or more of experience in a consulting environment or public entity. Working knowledge of, and interest in, the field of active, non-motorized transportation. Working knowledge of the planning process and GIS. Ability to manage competing priorities and multiple simultaneous projects, if necessary. Ability and willingness to travel. Good interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. Strong initiative and the ability to work independently with little supervision. Exhibits accuracy, attention to detail and strong organizational skills. Good understanding of MS Excel, Word, Adobe Creative Suite, ESRI ArcGIS, or similar products. 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 Spatial Analyst, Network Analyst, or similar products. Strong GIS skillset Experience with public/stakeholder engagement Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite Interest in design, engineer

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