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Mintier Harnish

About Us

Mintier Harnish is a consulting firm specializing in planning, development, land use, and environmental issues. Since our founding in 1985, we have served more than 160 public agencies, law firms, organizations, and companies.

Our mission is to help public agencies, residents, businesses, and other stakeholders plan their communities and improve their quality of life through solid research, community involvement, innovation, and policy leadership.


About Us

“I want to personally thank you for your hard work, effort and guidance to get these documents ready for release.  While this is an initial step towards adoption, I want to express my gratitude for this milestone.  The documents, including the RHNP, not only look great, but they are the culmination of an exemplary planning process and outreach effort which was improved from previous efforts.”

Jaylen French, Associate Planner/Project Manager, StanCOG RTP/SCS and Regional Housing Needs Plan

“I want to personally thank you for your hard work, effort and guidance to get these documents ready for release.  While this is an initial step towards adoption, I want to express my gratitude for this milestone.  The documents, including the RHNP, not only look great, but they are the culmination of an exemplary planning process and outreach effort which was improved from previous efforts.”

Jaylen French, Associate Planner/Project Manager, StanCOG RTP/SCS and Regional Housing Needs Plan

 Our Services


General Plans

Housing Plans

Zoning

Regional Plans

Community Engagement

Technology

Community Engagement
Technology
Our Services

 Our Staff


Jim Harnish, JD

Principal/Owner

Rick Rust, AICP, GISP

Principal Planner

Brent Gibbsons, AICP

Senior Project Manager

Amy Yang

Associate Planner

Jordan Cowell

Associate Planner

Ryan Lester

Planner

Michael Gibbons

Planner

Judy Harnish

CFO, Business Manager

Theda Justiniani

Office Manager
Our Staff

“I wanted to congratulate you on a job well done. You handled this project very well. In addition to your great skills in planning and processing you brought a very high degree of professionalism and service. I will recommend you highly to anyone that asks.”

Ben Kimball, Deputy Executive Director, TCAG Regional Housing Needs Plan

“I wanted to congratulate you on a job well done. You handled this project very well. In addition to your great skills in planning and processing you brought a very high degree of professionalism and service. I will recommend you highly to anyone that asks.”

Ben Kimball, Deputy Executive Director, TCAG Regional Housing Needs Plan

Join our Team


Mintier Harnish continually seeks people who are enthusiastic about planning and who want to have a positive impact on communities. We pride ourselves in cultivating a work environment that is inclusive, team-oriented, and collaborative, while promoting accountability and self-growth through opportunities to work closely on all aspects of a variety of projects. Our values and commitment to hiring driven people who share similar goals, principles, and outward focus lead to lasting relationships.

Mintier Harnish seeks to be the place where individuals grow personally and professionally, as opposed to simply providing a job to a person seeking employment. The interests and passions of our staff lead and direct the firm’s activities, whether it’s venturing into new areas of planning and public policy or using state-of-the-art technologies and practices in our work. We look for creative, ambitious, and technical staff who embrace opportunities and create new ones for others. Because of our commitment to the growth of our team, many employees stay with Mintier Harnish for years and become leaders in the planning field.

Join Our Team

Current Openings: 
Planner and Project Manager

A rare opportunity for aspiring planners to work with a highly-skilled team of planners on cutting edge contemporary planning challenges including general plans, zoning codes, housing elements, climate change, environmental justice, social equity, and healthy communities.

Mintier Harnish, Sacramento, CA – (Salary: Highly competitive; commensurate with education and experience) – Mintier Harnish is hiring at least two planners, one entry level planner and one experienced planner, to work with cities and counties throughout California as part of our highly-skilled planning team.  Founded in 1985, Mintier Harnish is a northern California planning consulting firm specializing in land use planning, including general plans, housing elements, specific plans, zoning codes, objective design standards, and special planning studies. We are a small firm with a great working atmosphere and unlimited opportunity to excel.  Our office is located within the Sacramento grid in a historic 1890s Midtown Sacramento Victorian and within walking distance of dozens of outstanding restaurants and bars, and wide range of housing opportunities.

Project Manager

The Project Manager position requires familiarity with local governmental organizations and procedures, California planning law, CEQA, planning and environmental theory and practice, and excellent research and writing skills.  Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, InDesign), Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop, and ArcMap GIS is required.  Experience in general plan and specific plan preparation is desirable.  Candidates must have a Master’s Degree in planning or closely-related field and at least three years of planning-related experience, or a Bachelors degree in planning or closely-related field and at least five years of planning-related experience.

Planner

The Planner position requires an understanding of local governmental organizations and procedures, California planning law, planning and environmental theory and practice, and excellent research and writing skills.  Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, InDesign), Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop, and ArcMap GIS is required.  Experience in general plan and zoning code preparation is desirable but not required.  Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree in planning or closely-related field and experience as a planning intern during college. A Master’s degree in planning or closely related field is preferred.

Because we are a small firm, motivated self-starters will excel and find professional fulfillment with us. Project management and public outreach experience, creativity, and analytical aptitude are highly desirable. Critical thinking is essential. We are looking for people who can step into a position of responsibility and play an important role on major planning projects, whether as a project manager or planning support. 

If you are interested in this career-changing opportunity to address planning challenges throughout California, expand your skills and knowledge, and find career advancement, send your resume and any additional information that establishes your qualifications to:
Judy Harnish, Mintier Harnish, 1415 20th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811 or email: judy@mintierharnish.com.  No phone inquiries please.

The positions will remain open until filled.

Mintier Harnish

1415 20th Street | Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 446-0522
office@mintierharnish.com