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Senior Planner BERK Consulting

February 11, 2021 by Judi Pickell

Prothman is helping BERK Consulting located in Seattle, Washington find their next Senior Planner!

Salary: $90,000 – $110,000

 Applications will only be accepted on

Apply by Monday, February 22, 2021 by clicking here, or visiting our website at

About BERK & the Position:

BERK is a dynamic, 30-year-old public policy consulting firm with an outstanding reputation throughout Washington and beyond for providing meaningful, rigorous, and integrated strategy, policy analysis, public finance, and planning services to help communities and organizations create their best futures and thrive. BERK’s clients are primarily state, regional, and local governments within Washington state. BERK also works with educational institutions, non-profits, and foundations.


The organization’s work is guided by the values of curiosity, collaboration, agility, and equity. BERK’s 26-person team includes urban planners, strategic planners, policy and financial analysts, economists, and facilitators who work on a collaborative basis in a team environment. During COVID-19 all staff have been working from home, however this position will be Washington-based in the future.


The Senior Planner performs advanced planning work and communicates directly with decision-makers and stakeholders, develops complex comprehensive plans, subarea plans, and zoning or other development regulation amendments, and provides professional planning assistance to communities on varied housing, transportation, land use, parks system planning, or other policy-based projects. Other typical functions of the position include organizing, editing, and peer reviewing work products, conducting research, and preparing reports on land use, physical, social, and economic issues, and leading design and implementation of community and stakeholder engagement efforts. The Senior Planner also develops non-project State Environmental Policy Act documents in support of comprehensive plans and subarea plans.


The Region:

Seattle sits on the shores of Puget Sound with sweeping panorama views of the Olympic mountain range and majestic Mount Rainier. Seattle offers its residents a high quality of life with urban pleasures like world-class restaurants and hotels, professional sports, and a lively arts and culture scene. With all of the outdoor opportunities such as golfing, sailing, skiing, kayaking, camping, hiking, and whale watching, to name a few, Seattle is an amazing place to live!


Seattle is a diverse and vital community in truly one of the most beautiful areas in the United States. As a coastal seaport city, Seattle is situated between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, with the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas, along with the Olympic mountains to the west of Puget Sound, while the Cascade Range and Lake Sammamish lie to the east of Lake Washington. The Seattle area was inhabited by Native Americans and the city is named after Chief Si’ahl of the local Duwamish and Suquamish tribes. In addition to Native Americans, Seattle has significant and distinct Asian, Asian Pacific Islander, African American, Latino, and East African populations. Twenty four percent of Seattle’s residents are foreign born, and Washington is the 2nd largest refugee receiving state in the country. Seattle also has a large LGBT population. Seattle serves as a vibrant metropolitan hub, offering a wide range of housing options, higher education opportunities, professional and collegiate sporting events, a nationally recognized health care network, a lively cultural arts scene, and endless outdoor recreation opportunities. Seattle’s uniqueness and quality of life are tied to strong neighborhoods and active residents.


Please visit to review the detailed position profile, total compensation package, and to apply online.


Also, please help BERK Consulting by forwarding this job announcement to those you know who might be ready for this career move.


Thank you for your time!


Sonja Prothman

Prothman Company


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