Rand Paster Nelson

Rand Paster Nelson LLP (RPN)  is seeking a Planner to join a dynamic and growing boutique land use law firm in Los Angeles.

We are seeking a planner with experience in land use and entitlement applications, project management, permit processing, and community outreach. The candidate must have excellent analytical, communication and writing skills, be comfortable working in a small team with attorneys and planners while working remotely, and while also handling matters individually.  We are open to junior or senior level candidates, and job responsibilities will ultimately depend on experience.

We work collaboratively and creatively, and we are seeking a candidate who desires the same. Our main clientele is the development community, ranging from large REITS to individual developers. This is largely a remote position, though we do have a small office in Downtown Los Angeles.  Limited travel to local agencies and community meetings should be expected.

Required Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of active experience in entitlement applications, permit processing, due diligence and related activities, particularly in and around the City of Los Angeles.

  • Strong written, research and communication skills.

  • Experience with local agency staff and processing entitlements.

  • Understanding of California planning and zoning law.

  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities and matters concurrently.

  • Former experience at a local agency is desirable, though not required.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Power Point, and Adobe Acrobat.

Salary and Benefits:

· Salary commensurate with experience.

· Eligibility for benefits including health, vision and dental insurance and 401(k).

HOW TO APPLY: Please send your resume and any relevant work samples to No phone inquiries please.