We're Hiring! Seeking a Climate Adaptation and Resilience Planner to join our team.

Updated: Mar 29

Type: Full-time, salaried position. Open until filled.

Location: Berkeley or Los Angeles, CA

Relevant Experience: 1 - 3 years


About Raimi + Associates

Raimi + Associates is a mission-driven planning, policy, urban design, and research firm with offices in Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA. We are advocates, collaborators, organizers, and pioneers committed to creating healthy and resilient places. We bring a multidisciplinary approach to planning, design, policy and applied research. To address the complexity of communities, R+A integrates interrelated disciplines — land use and urban design, sustainability and green building, public health and equity, and community engagement — into planning and applied research efforts. Our work environment is fast-paced, casual, and fun.


About This Position

We are seeking an enthusiastic, creative, and highly organized team member to contribute to our climate adaptation and resilience projects. Examples include preparing climate adaptation plans, Safety Elements as part of focused or comprehensive general plan updates, and resilience plans.


The position offers the opportunity to take on a range of responsibilities, including policy writing and research, technical analysis, community engagement, and business development. The ideal candidate will be comfortable with historic and projected climate hazard data and understand and be able to conduct social vulnerability and risk assessment. The candidate will assist with public outreach and participation, including preparing for and facilitating community meetings and advisory committees and developing educational materials. Responsibilities also include climate adaptation policy development and research of precedents and best practices that advance the field.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in environmental science, planning, or closely related field

  • Minimum of 1 years of relevant work experience on climate projects, such as resiliency strategies, climate adaptation plans, or General Plan Safety Elements

Desired Qualifications

  • Writing, research, and policy development for climate adaptation

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • An understanding of climate science

  • Experience conducting vulnerability/risk assessments, and an understanding of Senate Bill 379

  • Experience working on public engagement programs in diverse communities

  • Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite for graphic design, document layout, and diagram development

  • Experience using ArcGIS

Salary and Benefits

Generous benefits package includes a competitive salary; fully paid medical, dental, and vision; vacation and sick days; retirement account and company-sponsored contributions; and time and resources for professional development.


Application Process

If you are interested in joining our team, please submit a cover letter, resume, and relevant work products (10 pages max) in PDF format as soon as possible to jobs@raimiassociates.com. Please reference “Resilience Planner” in the subject line of the email. The position will remain open until filled. People of color and candidates with diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.


Raimi + Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diversified workforce. Selection is based on merit without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status, or other differences.


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