Ochsner Hare & Hare, the Olsson Studio, is an established industry leader, continuing to display expertise in urban and regional planning and design, land planning, community and neighborhood redevelopment, parks and recreation planning and design, commercial and retail design, residential community design, and a full range of real estate development planning services, including market and financial feasibility assessments.

 As an Assistant Planner with our Downtown KCMO Studio in the Crossroads, you will perform a variety of tasks, including data collection and analysis, creation and maintenance of online engagement platforms (surveys, websites, etc.), research and writing, document preparation (Adobe InDesign), and mapping (ArcGIS, Adobe Illustrator). You’ll be working for our clients on a variety of projects including comprehensive plans, corridor plans, neighborhood plans, downtown plans, and subarea plans. In this role, flexibility is key as project type and subject matter often calls for a variety skill sets and knowledge. This position also calls for immense creativity, something the Olsson Studio places much value on during project charrettes, as well as throughout the planning process. The Assistant Planner must be comfortable talking with members of the public in-person, as well as presenting in front of groups of all sizes. Master’s degree in urban, regional, or community planning and AICP candidacy preferred.  

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Assistant Planner

Ochsner Hare & Hare, the Olsson Studio

Sustainability & Food systems analyst

Douglas county, ks

This professional position carries out specialty assignments to strengthen the community-wide efforts towards sustainability initiatives and local food system development. Work performed includes project and program management (principally community garden coordination, Food System Plan implementation, and county recycling and energy monitoring), community engagement and stakeholder collaboration (including serving as staff liaison for the Food Policy Council), and policy research. This position works on complex issues and deals on a continuing basis with delicate, controversial, or confidential matters. This position may also do research and prepare reports. Work requires the exercise of initiative, independent judgment and discretion in various administrative duties. This position reports directly to the Sustainability Director for Douglas County and the City of Lawrence.

Salary and Benefits: $48,796 to $60,382 with an excellent benefit package.

Hiring closes on Monday, August 5, 2019, at 5pm CST.

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rfq: 2020 Master plan update

city of parkville, mo

The City of Parkville, MO is in the beginning stages of reexamining its’ master plan, the official public policy and comprehensive plan for the physical develop and redevelopment of the community; and invites firms to respond to this Request for Qualifications (“RFQ”). The Parkville Master Plan was adopted on July 7, 2009 following a multi-year community effort, to serve as a guide and provide recommendations to the community. The Master Plan contains the following sections or topic areas: Community Planning Overview, Community Sustainability, Community Character, Environmental Stewardship, Park, Civic & Open Spaces, Land Use, Transportation & Infrastructure and Planning Beyond Our Boundaries.

For more information, and complete packet of the RFQ, please visit the city’s website: 2020 Master Plan Update RFQ

Safety and New Mobility systems program planner

Mid-america regional Council (marc)

MARC is recruiting a highly-motivated self-starter with practical experience in transportation planning and policy, specifically focused on transportation safety and advanced mobility options, including connected and automated vehicles, mobility-as-a-service, shared mobility, and related technologies and operational strategies. Joining a dynamic multidisciplinary team, we seek problem solvers who combine strong written and verbal communications skills with demonstrated analytical skills. We are also seeking candidates with knowledge of emerging transportation technologies and trends in mobility (such as shared mobility, on-demand services, vehicle electrification, and how transportation technologies will change and accelerate these trends), and the ability to develop innovative solutions independently and master new concepts quickly to deliver high quality work. In addition, the ideal candidate will possess a strong desire and capacity for leadership growth, including supporting interaction with MARC member and partner agencies and business development activities

The successful candidate will be part of a team focused on advancing policy development, planning and implementation of emerging mobility services and technologies within the context of regional transportation, social, economic and environmental goals and performance objectives.

Salary and Benefits: Planner III - $54,500 to $65,000 + Senior Planner - $62,500 to $76,000

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