Outreach Specialist/Land Use Planner

Employer: WSP USA
Job Title: Outreach Specialist/Land Use Planner
Job Type: Full-Time 
Job Number: 42081
Division: Vancouver-Advisory
Location: Vancouver, WA
Opening Date: 07/01/2019
Closing Date: 08/15/2019
Salary: Excellent compensation & Benefits, DOE.

Job Description:

Be involved in projects with our Environmental Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges. At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach- and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future! WSP is currently initiating a search for an OUTREACH SPECIALIST/LAND USE PLANNER for our Vancouver, Washington or our Hood River, Oregon office.

WSP has an immediate need for a skilled mid-level planning and outreach professional to provide services in developing solutions and documentation for land use regulatory projects, and to coordinate and deliver quality public and agency outreach efforts. The successful candidate will have practical expertise and applied knowledge of Oregon and Washington land use law, design, plan and policy development, code review, and permitting for a variety of projects, including environmental and/or transportation projects (federal, state, and local infrastructure). Specific experience with National Environmental Policy Act and Washington State Environmental Policy act compliance, local and state land use permits, and other applicable state and federal permitting requirements preferred. Public involvement is a key element of this position, which will serve as a member of the strategic planning and communications team. The successful candidate should understand public involvement process, strategies, and techniques and enjoy working with a variety of stakeholders and providing clients with public outreach processes, including public meetings, stakeholder interviews, large and small group facilitation, and developing communication tools.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in urban planning, communications, journalism, or applicable science discipline; MS degree preferred
  • 3 to 5 years of progressively responsible experience in professional land use planning and public engagement role, including preparing compliance documents for projects
  • Strong analytical and writing skills
  • Excellent writing skills and the ability to self-manage are essential
Preferred Qualifications
  • Post graduate experience preferred in a fast-paced consulting environment

Supplemental Information:


WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors, and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 7,000 people in 100 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com/usa WSP provides a progressive mix of benefits including medical, dental 401k and long term disability focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career. At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals, and challenges, are you ready to get started? WSP USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin and Veterans and Disability. The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

How to Apply:
Visit WSP’s website and follow the on-line application instructions for position Outreach Specialist/Land Use Planner (ID# 42081)

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