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Michael Baker International

This is a Full-time position in Rancho Cordova, CA posted April 8, 2021.

WHO WE ARE Supported by more than 3,000 employees in nearly 100 locations across the United States, we provide a full continuum of planning, engineering, and consulting services, including design, architectural, environmental, construction and program management.

Our clients include U.S.

federal, state and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients.

Michael Baker is committed to delivering a standard of excellence that fosters a culture of innovation, collaboration, and technological advancement to help solve our clients’ complex challenges.

PLANNING PRACTICE HOUSING TEAM We create, integrate, visualize, and communicate planning concepts as they move from the initial vision through implementation.

Our planning professionals build strong client partnerships, working with residents, businesses, developers, educational and medical organizations, state and local governments, the military and other federal agencies to successfully plan the future of their communities or institutions.

At Michael Baker International, we focus on people and places, improving communities and creating more sustainable, convenient, equitable, healthful, efficient, and attractive places.

We are currently seeking an energetic and personable intermediate-level Planner to serve local and regional clients and contribute to the overall team environment as part of Michael Baker Internationals Northern California Housing Team.

You will be joining a group of collaborative, passionate, and client-driven housing professionals.

The ideal candidate will support team members as they thrive professionally and cultivate new and existing client relationships for our services.

This position will focus on both supporting existing lines of work and bringing in new lines of housing-related planning work, including housing policy programs, grant management, affordable housing program implementation and management, community engagement, and housing studies.

Your focus will be to assist the Housing Team leadership with the growth in two primary team locations, in Rancho Cordova and Oakland.

WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU For us to recognize you as the ideal candidate, you need to be motivational, team-player, dynamic, and committed to excellence.

You will also demonstrate a desire to make a difference in the communities we serve.

Experience A minimum of 2 years researching and writing, including data gathering and analysis A minimum of 1 year of experience in affordable housing policy, program management, or grant management A minimum of 1 year leading a project and/or team Basic understanding of CDBG or similar grant programs, below-market rate housing programs, public/civic engagement, and housing policy Experience with local, state, and federal agencies 1 year of community organizing, community building, or community engagement Ideally some marketing and business development activities, including proposals and presentations Community and professional leadership experience Skills Demonstrated strong research and writing skills Public speaking skills Ability to foster and cultivate the Michael Baker culture and exemplify the companys shared values Computer skills: MS Office Suite AICP certification preferred Must be bright, organized, and determined, and able to build relationships with a wide variety of people; Have excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as strong analytical skills and the ability to work independently as well as in multi-disciplinary teams; Desire to produce first-class work products and a demonstrated personal commitment to accuracy and quality; Ability to quickly get up to speed on our policies, procedures and relevant software while acquiring an understanding of the companys service offerings, and the standards relevant to our projects; and Willingness to travel to our clients offices throughout the Greater Bay Area, Sacramento and San Joaquin County Area.

Education Bachelors degree or higher in planning or related discipline from an accredited program WHAT YOU WILL GET FROM MICHAEL BAKER INTERNATIONAL IN RETURN Competitive salary Excellent benefits package Company 401(k) with employer match Cross-disciplinary collaboration from other service lines in the company (engineering and consulting services, including architectural, environmental, construction, program management, and full life-cycle support services, as well as information technology and communications services/solutions) Monthly and annual events where team members are updated on company happenings and get to know one another better Opportunities for both on-the-job training and support for professional development opportunities, such as conferences.

The opportunity to work with a great group of people from whom you can expect friendliness and support Feel a sense of pride and responsibility in knowing that you are helping to address some of our communities most critical challenges.

MICHAEL BAKER INTERNATIONAL EEO STATEMENT Michael Baker International is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Michael Baker International provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment.

Michael Baker International maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks.

We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

EEO is the Law.

Applicants to and employees of Michael Baker International are protected under Federal law from discrimination.

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