San Diego – California
Many of the projects included in the SANDAG 2050 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) will undergo a comprehensive environmental review process to ensure that impacts to the region’s unique and valuable natural resources are avoided, reduced, or mitigated prior to implementation. SANDAG also is required to ensure all mitigation measures and project features that reduce, minimize, or avoid environmental impacts are properly included in project construction bid specifications and are carried out in the field when projects are built. In addition to coordinating the environmental review process for plans and projects, the Environmental and Public Facilities Planning group is responsible for several important agency programs including the development of a Quality of Life funding strategy to implement key components of The Regional Plan, implementation of the TransNet Environmental Mitigation Program, coordination of regional habitat conservation planning, shoreline preservation planning, and more.

The Land Use and Transportation Planning Department is recruiting two Environmental Planners. One position will support the environmental review, monitoring, and reporting functions related to capital project implementation. The second position will support regional environmental programs that promote habitat conservation planning, shoreline preservation, and regional funding strategies.

These are Limited-Term positions and are expected to be funded through June 2018. Limited-Term Employees are considered to be “at-will” and receive many of the benefits of Regular employees.

Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree with major course work in regional/environmental planning, environmental science, geography, public administration, or a related field and one to three years of progressive career development in environmental planning.

SANDAG rewards the efforts of its employees with a comprehensive compensation package. Competitive salaries are supplemented with a flexible offering of health, financial security, and time-off benefits to meet the work and life needs of employees and their families.

How to Apply

A complete job announcement can be seen under the Job Openings tab on the SANDAG website at We encourage all interested candidates to apply for this position by completing a SANDAG employment application form. Resumes, cover letters, and work samples may be submitted in addition to the employment application but are not a substitute for this document.

The employment application can be downloaded in PDF format from the SANDAG website at Alternatively, a copy can be requested by calling (619) 699-1900 or emailing

Application Supplement

To help us further evaluate the skills and experience of individuals interested in this position, applicants are asked to respond to the Supplemental Question below. The information can be up to 500 words and should be submitted with the Employment Application. This is considered a required component of the application; applications received without a response will be screened out of the selection process.

Supplemental Questions:

1. Provide an overview of an environmental planning project or study you have been involved in. Outline the tasks you were responsible for and describe your most significant contribution to the project.

2. Which element of the SANDAG environmental program appeals to you the most, and why is this component important from a comprehensive regional planning perspective?

SANDAG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers competitive salaries and benefits.

These positions are Open until Filled. The first review of applications for the Environmental Planner positions will begin on April 3, 2015.