Job Title: New Jersey Licensed Professional Planner

Location: Hammonton/Tinton Falls, NJ

Company: ARH Associates

Position Type: Full-Time

Salary: Competitive, commensurate with experience. Health insurance and a 401K program are offered.

Job Description:

A New Jersey-based consulting firm seeks a New Jersey Licensed Professional Planner with an urban/regional/community planning background for municipal planning practice. Successful candidates shall possess a demonstrated knowledge of the theories, practices, and principles of state, municipal, and regional planning, as well as a working knowledge of the issues associated with growth, population, traffic and transportation, housing, utilities, and other conditions related to the changing character of urban, suburban, and rural areas.


Successful candidates shall possess a demonstrated ability to use analytical methods and tools to collect, organize, interpret, and use land use, statistical, and other information.

·       Well-developed knowledge of planning principles and practices

·       In-depth understanding of and experience with the New Jersey Municipal Land Use Law, Local Redevelopment & Housing Law, and state and national best practices.

·        Proficiency in the NJ affordable housing process, including the preparation of housing plans and fair share plans.

·       Demonstrated ability to use analytical methods and tools to collect, organize, interpret, and use land use, statistical, and other information.

·       Superior written and oral communication and presentation skills are required.

·       Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel

·       Experience with ESRI ArcGIS products is preferred but not required.

·       Ability to critically analyze ordinances and codes and draft revisions.

·       Capability to identify community problems, develop strategies, and promote economic and community development.

·       Knowledge of group facilitation and public engagement techniques.

·       Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects within deadlines.

Education, Experience & License Requirements:

·       A valid New Jersey Professional Planner’s License is required.

·       Experience in county, municipal, or state planning.

·       An AICP Certificate from the American Institute of Certified Planners is preferred but not required. Related experience is required.

·       Valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation for field visits and client meetings


Assignments will include municipal and private planning work, including master planning, redevelopment planning, affordable housing, and other related assignments.

Examples include:

·       Prepare, amend, and reexamine municipal and master plans and various elements thereof

·       Prepare development review letters for various municipal development applications and planning reports for private development clients

·       Review, evaluate, and recommend zoning ordinance amendments and rezonings

·       Prepare and update Housing Element and Fair Share Plans

·       Conduct redevelopment investigations and draft redevelopment plans and amendments thereto

·       Draft ordinances and regulations relating to development controls

·       Attend evening meetings and public presentations as a municipal client representative or on behalf of private development clients

·       Conduct various research tasks as requested by municipal and private clients

Physical Demands and Working Environment:

·       Occasional fieldwork with exposure to outside weather conditions

·       Frequent and prolonged computer use

·       Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds

ARH Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, or any other protected classification under national or local law.

Note: This job description is intended to reflect the requirements of the position accurately. Management reserves the right to modify duties as necessary.

To apply for this job email your details to rrehm@arh-us.com

About ARH Associates Inc.

ARH is an award-winning design engineering firm that specializes in surveying, professional planning, environmental sciences and GIS Technologies.  Intentionally sized and structured to provide our clients direct access to our diverse team of experts while maximizing our ability to deliver on projects of various scopes and sizes, we have the privilege of working for over 200 clients a year throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

Our work spans all 21 New Jersey counties (and beyond) and includes high-profile projects across the region.  That is why whether you are traveling through the state’s rural towns, urban centers, coastal and bay shore communities, or sprawling suburbs you are likely to see ARH’s work and our legacy.