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Assistant Planner

Group 4 Architecture
South San Francisco
Job Type
Years of Experience
2-5 Years


Group 4 Architecture, Research + Planning, Inc. seeks a full-time Assistant Planner. Group 4’s collaborative, team-oriented approach integrates planners, architects, clients, and users into the planning and design process; the result is a diverse portfolio of vital facilities that reflect and celebrate their communities. As a medium-sized firm, Group 4 offers the opportunity to work closely with principals and senior staff who are dedicated to mentoring and employee development. Staff at all levels are an integral part of our project teams, regularly participating in client meetings, consultant team charrettes, and community engagement activities.

An equal opportunity employer, Group 4 supports employees with professional development opportunities and an excellent benefits package. We offer a competitive compensation package including 401(k) contributions, health and dental coverage, paid vacation and sick leave, and public transportation benefits. Our office in downtown South San Francisco is easily accessible from Caltrain, BART, 101, and 280. For more information on Group 4, please visit our website:

A background in urban planning, architecture, public policy, or related area of study is desirable. Successful candidates will demonstrate:
 Creative problem-solving skills, including the ability to gather, analyze, and apply relevant data and information in practical situations
 Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to weave information into a compelling story
 Ability to present concepts and information directly to, and engage with, clients and constituent groups
 Ability to attend to details within the context of overall client and project goals
 Collaborative outlook and the ability to work effectively within a team environment
 Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously.

Application Materials
Please provide a cover letter indicating your specific interest in this position, a current resume, and samples of your relevant project experience (if you were part of a team, please note your role and responsibilities). Please email your materials as a single PDF file (maximum 5MB) with the subject line “Assistant Planner Position” to Jill Eyres Please no hard copies, weblinks,
drop-ins, phone calls, or recruiter inquiries.

Thank you very much for your interest in Group 4! We look forward to reviewing your application.