Planning Job Boards and General Job Lists

This document “Planning Job Boards and Job Lists” is an informal document prepared as a general reference item. It is intended for students and former students of the Geography – Earth Science Department at Shippensburg University to use in the job / career search process. The appearance (or lack thereof) does not reflect any particular judgment about or endorsement of an organization. The list merely reflects an effort to best connect students and former students to organizations that may have appropriate job listings / advertisements. It is not in any way an official document of the department or university.

Planning Job Boards (6)

APA National and State Chapter Websites

American Planning Association (APA) - http://www.planning.org/jobs/

American Planning Association, Pennsylvania Chapter (APA / PA) - http://planningpa.org/resources/job-postings/

American Planning Association, Maryland Chapter (APA/MD) - http://www.marylandapa.org/jobs.php

American Planning Association, New Jersey Chapter (APA/ NJ) - http://njplanning.org/resources/job-postings/

American Planning Association, Virginia Chapter (APA/VA) - http://apavirginia.org/jobs/

American Planning Association, New York City Metro Chapter (APA/NY) - http://www.nyplanning.org/jobs.html

American Planning Association, Oregon Chapter (APA/OR) - http://www.oregonapa.org/

Links to other chapter websites may be found at the Chapters webpage of the American Planning Association at http://planning.org/chapters/

Other Planning Job Boards (2)

Planetizen - http://www.planetizen.com/jobs

Cyburbia - http://www.cyburbia.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=60&s=122669622b5930bf95f59c3ba93ce1d2&sort=lastpost&order=asc

Sustainability jobs and educational resources

This information comes from a new website focused on sustainability education and careers - SustainabilityDegrees.com. Here are a few sections of the site that are most relevant to job seekers and students interested in additional education or leadership opportunities in sustainability.

An overview of careers in sustainability, including a salary calculator that factors in position and location (city & state): http://www.sustainabilitydegrees.com/careers/

A comprehensive list of colleges that offer programs in sustainability-related fields: http://www.sustainabilitydegrees.com/degrees/

A college student action guide with over 10,000 words on building sustainability campaigns on campus, finding funding, and reaching goals: http://www.sustainabilitydegrees.com/the-ultimate-how-to-guide-for-students/

Other environmental, GIS, and planning related listing sources in no particular order (4)

Land Trust Alliance - http://www.landtrustalliance.org/about/jobs

GIS Jobs Clearinghouse - http://www.gjc.org/

New Jersey Geographic Information Network - https://njgin.state.nj.us/NJ_NJGINExplorer/browseJobs.jsp

Pennsylvania Land Trust Alliance - http://conserveland.org/jobs

These web sites have their flaws (advertising; other universities; mash-ups), but may be useful (14)

Conservation Job Board - http://www.conservationjobboard.com/

Environmental Career Opportunities - http://www.ecojobs.com/

Environmental Jobs and Careers - http://www.ejobs.org/

GeoCommunity - http://careers.geocomm.com/

GeographyJobs.com - http://www.geographyjobs.com/

GeoSearch - http://www.geosearch.com/

GIS Crossing (Employment Crossing) - http://www.giscrossing.com/#

GISJOBS.COM - http://gisjobs.com/

GISJobs (GISGIG) - http://gisgig.com/

Government Jobs – https://www.governmentjobs.com/

Jobs in Wildlife - http://jobsinwildlife.com/job-postings/

MyGISJobs - http://mygisjobs.com/

NC State University, Dept. of Forest and Environ. Resources Jobs Board - http://cnr.ncsu.edu/fer/career_services/jobs/

Texas A&M, Agri. And Life Sciences Job Board - http://wfscjobs.tamu.edu/job-board/

Job Aggregators (for lack of a better term; these often prove less useful to our graduates) (5)

Career Builder - http://www.careerbuilder.com/
Indeed - http://www.indeed.com/

Monster - http://www.monster.com/

Simply Hired - http://www.simplyhired.com/

US.jobs - http://us.jobs/index.asp

Regional Newspapers (4)

Harrisburg Patriot News - http://www.pennlive.com/jobs/

Philadelphia Inquirer - http://www.philly.com/philly/jobs/

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - http://classified.post-gazette.com/jobs/advinfo/

Washington Post - http://www.washingtonpost.com/jobs/home

Individual Organizations

Non-Profit (6)

Appalachian Trail Conservancy - http://www.appalachiantrail.org/who-we-are/job-opportunities

Chesapeake Bay Foundation - http://www.cbf.org/about-cbf/jobs-internships

Natural Lands Trust - http://www.natlands.org/

The Nature Conservancy - http://www.nature.org/about-us/careers/

The Conservation Fund - https://www.conservationfund.org/who-we-are/employment-opportunities/

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy - http://www.paconserve.org/18

Private Sector (67+)

Advantage Engineers - http://www.advantageengineers.com/

AECOM - http://www.aecom.com/

AKRF - http://www.akrf.com/careers

Alpha Consulting Engineers - http://alphacei.com/

Alpha Environmental Management (Alpha EMC) - http://www.alphaemc.com/

American Environmental Services - http://www.americanenviro.com/

ARM Group - http://armgroup.net/

Booz Allen Hamilton - http://www.boozallen.com/careers

Buchart Horn - http://www.bh-ba.com/

Burns & McDonnell - http://www.burnsmcd.com/

BL Companies - http://blcompanies.com/

Brinjac Engineering - http://www.brinjac.com/

Cardno TEC - http://www.cardnotec.com/

CDM Smith - http://cdmsmith.com/

CH2M Hill - http://www.careers.ch2m.com/worldwide/en/

Clarion - http://www.clarionassociates.com/

CS Davidson - http://csdavidson.com/

Dawood - http://www.dawood.cc/

DB Hartt - http://dbhartt.com/

Delta Development Group - http://www.deltaone.com/

Dewberry - http://www.dewberry.com/

EA Engineering, Science, and Technology - http://www.eaest.com/

ELA Group - http://elagroup.com/

EMS Environmental - http://emsenv.com/careers/

ERM - http://www.erm.com/en/

Environmental Planning and Design - http://www.epd-pgh.com

Gannett Fleming - http://www.gannettfleming.com/careers.asp

GES (Groundwater & Environmental Services, Inc.) - http://www.gesonline.com/

Geo-Technology Associates - http://www.gtaeng.com/

Greenhorne and O’Mara (which has now joined Stantec) - http://www.stantec.com/

GeoDecisions - http://www.geodecisions.com/AboutUs/Careers.aspx

GHD - http://www.ghd.com/mergercet/

Golden Specialty - http://www.goldenspecialty.com/employment.php

GTS Technologies - http://gtstech.com/start.htm

Hanover Engineering - http://www.hanovereng.com/

Herbert Rowland and Grubic (HRG) - http://www.hrg-inc.com/hrg_new/index.html

Johnson Mirmiran Thompson (JMT) - http://jmt.com/

K & W Engineers - http://www.kandwengineers.com/

KCI - http://www.kci.com/

Kennedy and Associates - http://www.landplan.com/

Keystone Consulting Engineers (KCE) - http://keystoneconsultingengineers.com/about/employment/

Kleinfelder - http://www.kleinfelder.com/index.cfm/careers/

Liberty Environmental - http://www.libertyenviro.com/

Marstel-Day - https://marstel-daycareers.silkroad.com/

Maser Consulting - http://www.maserconsulting.com/careers.asp

McCormick Taylor - http://www.mccormicktaylor.com/

McKenna Associates - http://mcka.com/

Michael Baker - http://www.mbakerintl.com/Pages/Careers.aspx

MWH - http://www.mwhglobal.com/careers/

Network Building + Consulting - http://www.networkbuilding.com/working-with-us/

Oasis Environmental - http://www.oasisenvironmental.com/

Parsons Brinckerhoff - http://pbworld.com/

Pashek Associates - http://www.pashekla.com/

Pennoni - http://www.pennoni.com/

Rettew and Associates - http://www.rettew.com/

RBA Group - http://www.rbagroup.com/

RK&K - http://www.rkk.com/this-is-rkk/careers

SAIC - http://jobs.saic.com/

Simone Collins - http://www.simonecollins.com/

Skelly and Loy - http://skellyloy.com/

Snyder Secary & Associates - http://www.snydersecary.com/

SSM Group - http://ssmgroup.com/

Stantec - http://www.stantec.com/

T & B Planning - http://www.tbplanning.com

Tetra Tech - http://www.tetratech.com/

Triad Engineering - http://www.triadeng.com/

URDC (Urban Research & Development Corporation) - http://www.urdc.com/

URS Corp - http://www.urscorp.com/

VHB (Vanasse Hangen Brustlin) - http://www.vhb.com/

Whitman, Requart & Associates (WR & A) - http://wrallp.com/

WRT (Wallace, Roberts, & Todd) - http://www.wrtdesign.com/

Quasi-Governmental (4)

Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (Philadelphia) - http://www.dvrpc.org/HumanResources/

Maryland – National Capital Park and Planning Commission - http://agency.governmentjobs.com/mncppc/default.cfm?&promotionaljobs=0&transfer=0

Or http://www.ncpc.gov/ncpc/Main(T2)/About_Us(tr2)/About_Us(tr3)/Opportunities.html

Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (Pittsburgh) - http://www.spcregion.org/emp.shtml

Tri-County Regional Planning Commission (Harrisburg) - http://www.tcrpc-pa.org/Pages/Job-Opportunities.aspx

Quasi-Governmental - Conservation Districts (2)

Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts - http://pacd.org/jobs/

Virginia Soil And Water Conservation Districts - http://www.vaswcd.org/employment

Pennsylvania State Governmental Jobs

DCNR (Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources), DEP (Dept. of Environmental Protection), and PennDOT (Penna. Dept. of Transportation) hires those with your skill sets, but all hiring is done via the State Civil Service Commission.

Internship Specific Positions –

DCNR - http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/humanresources/externapp/index.htm

DEP - http://www.depweb.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/employment/13766/internships/607957

PennDOT – http://www.dot.state.pa.us/Internet/Bureaus/pdBOP.nsf/infoSummerInternNonEngineering

PA Hist. Preservation - http://pahistoricpreservation.com/penndot-phmc-internships/

Federal Jobs

USA Jobs - https://www.usajobs.gov/

Most federal employment is done through the USA Jobs web portal. For information on jobs NOT listed with USA Jobs, consider the following specific departments and agencies:

CIA – cartographers, geographers - https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/support-professional/view-jobs.html

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGIA) - https://www.nga.mil/CAREERS/CAREEROPP/Pages/default.aspx

The following departments and agencies use USA Jobs, but additional employment information may be found as noted. This is only a selected list that speaks more to environmental planning, conservation, natural resources, and geospatial technologies. It is not a comprehensive listing.

State Level Employment for Nearby States

New Jersey - http://www.state.nj.us/nj/employ/

And http://info.csc.state.nj.us/Vats/JobView.aspx

Maryland - http://www.dbm.maryland.gov/jobseekers/Pages/jobseekersHome.aspx

New York - http://www.cs.ny.gov/jobseeker/

Ohio - http://careers.ohio.gov/

Virginia – http://jobs.virginia.gov/

West Virginia - http://www.state.wv.us/admin/personnel/jobs/

State Level Employment for Other States (in progress)

California - https://jobs.ca.gov/

Ohio - http://careers.ohio.gov/

Washington - http://careers.wa.gov/

Local Government Jobs – County Level (this section is a work in progress)

Pennsylvania Counties*

Adams - http://www.adamscounty.us/Dept/HR/Pages/default.aspx

Allegheny - http://www.alleghenycounty.us/hr/index.aspx

Berks - http://www.co.berks.pa.us/dept/hr/Pages/default.aspx

Bucks - http://www.buckscounty.org/government/administration/HumanResources

Chester - http://www.chesco.org/index.aspx?nid=225

Cumberland - http://www.ccpa.net/index.aspx?NID=71

Dauphin - http://www.dauphincounty.org/government/Human-Resources/Pages/default.aspx

Franklin - http://www.franklincountypa.gov/HR/Pages/HumanResourcesOffice.aspx

Lancaster - http://web.co.lancaster.pa.us/144/Human-Resources

Montgomery - http://www.montcopa.org/index.aspx?NID=146

Philadelphia - http://www.phila.gov/personnel/jobs.html

Westmoreland - http://www.co.westmoreland.pa.us/index.aspx?nid=94

York - https://yorkcountypa.gov/county-administration/human-resources.html

*several of the unlisted counties have websites that do not clearly or comprehensively list jobs. These will not be placed on the list.

Pennsylvania Municipalities (selected or larger municipalities; some of these cities, such as York, utilize services of larger job boards such as Governmentjobs.com)

Harrisburg, City of - http://harrisburgpa.gov/jobs/

Pittsburgh, City of - https://www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us/employmentcenter/MainPage.aspx

York, City of - http://agency.governmentjobs.com/yorkpa/default.cfm

Maryland Counties

Carroll – http://ccgovernment.carr.org/ccg/position/depdirpl.pdf

Frederick – https://frederickcountymd.gov/index.aspx?NID=141

Howard - http://www.howardcountymd.gov/IframeTemplate.aspx?id=6442451745

Montgomery - http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/ohr/staffing/careers.html

Prince George’s – ?

Washington – http://www.washco-md.net/human/job_list.shtm

Note: Many county and regional scale Maryland jobs are listed at www.governmentjobs.com .

New Jersey Counties

Camden – ?

Hunterdon – http://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/personnel/jobs.htm

Mercer - http://nj.gov/counties/mercer/job/

Warren - ?

Washington, D.C. - http://dchr.dc.gov/

Don’t forget your general resources at Shippensburg University in the Career Development Center – www.ship.edu/career

Note: Many environmental jobs are found with organizations or units within organizations that are not primarily environmental or planning related. For example, most mid-sized to larger companies have environmental compliance officers and staff. These types of positions are not likely to be listed at any of the above job boards / listings / links.

Job Titles, Majors, and Key Words

Below is an assortment of terms – job titles, majors, and key words - that broadly closely relate to Geography – Earth Science departmental majors. Although not every person who considers applying is qualified for each position, this provides a reasonable set of search terms when looking for jobs.

Federal – www.USAjobs.gov

intern, cartographer / cartographic technician, conservation, community planner, ecologist, environmental coordinator, environmental protection specialist, environmental engineer, facilities planner, foreign affairs officer, forester / forestry technician, GIS, geographer, geography, physical geographer, geo information specialist, hydrologist, information technology specialist, land law examiner, land management planner, land surveyor, meteorology / meteorology technician, natural resources specialist, outdoor recreation planner, park guide, park manager, park ranger, physical scientist (including physical scientist / environmental), planning and environmental coordinator, planning and environmental specialist, rangeland management specialist, regional economist, social science analyst, soil scientist, statistician, urban studies

Pennsylvania - http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/jobseekers/11372

http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/state_and_local_government_career_opportunities/14272

Conservation program specialists, DCNR ranger, DCNR ranger trainee, park manager, park ranger, park ranger 1, environmental education specialist, environmental trainee, environmental projects construction inspectors and supervisors, forest technician, forester, geologic specialist, licensed professional geologist, planners and environmental planners, soil scientist, surveyors, survey technicians, transportation planning specialist trainee, waste water treatment plant operator / operator trainee, water treatment plant operator.


Compiled by George Pomeroy, Geography – Earth Science Department, Shippensburg University. Last updated 11/19/14.