Associate Planner

4LEAF, Inc.

Maui, HI United States


4LEAF,  Inc. is a professional engineering services firm specializing in providing services to municipal Planning, Building, and Public Works Departments throughout the United States. We are seeking Associate Planners in Maui County, Hawaii.



The Associate Planner position is characterized by increasingly specialized knowledge of the city/urban planning field; it is distinguished from the Assistant Planner position because it involves professional- level duties and judgment. This position level reports to senior planners. Under general supervision, the Associate Planner researches, analyzes and prepares reports and recommendations on planning related issues of minimal to moderate complexity; makes oral and written presentations; and performs related professional and technical planning duties as assigned. The Associate Planner is expected to possess in-depth knowledge within one or more planning specialties such as economic development, comprehensive planning, and environmental planning. 



  • Checks building plans for zoning compliance.
  • Interprets and applies applicable state, county and local codes, ordinances, and regulations.
  • Initiates actions necessary to correct deficiencies or violations of regulations.
  • Conducts review of various development applications including plats, permits, site plans, variance requests and re-zonings.
  • Conducts extensive research in specific or general project areas.
  • Writes and presents formal and technical reports, working papers, and correspondence.
  • Writes, or assists in writing, a variety of ordinances and regulations relating to development controls.
  • Attends evening and weekend meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Must have experience with Hawaii Environmental Planning. 
  • Experience with Permit Management Software (ie. Accela).
  • Knowledge of Bluebeam.
  • In-depth knowledge of one or more planning specialization, such as economic development, transportation planning, and environmental planning.
  • Knowledge of principles, methodology, practices of research and data collection.
  • Knowledge of or experience in community remediation and redevelopment, and knowledge of relevant Federal programs.
  • Knowledge of computer hardware and software programs, which may include Microsoft Office, Internet applications, econometric or transportation modeling, database management, or GIS.


  • Effective communication both verbal and technical writing skills and ability to present research findings to various boards and committees.
  • Ability to review plans and apply provisions of the ordinances and codes to determine compliance with such regulations and to apply regulations to field  conditions.
  • Group facilitation skills for use with community workshops.
  • Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously.
  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment as needed.
  • Ability to attend to details while keeping big-picture goals in mind.


  • Minimum of 2 - 4 years of staff experience working in municipal planning and/or community development AND completion of Master’s degree (preferred) from an accredited college or university with a major in urban planning or a closely related field; or
  • Minimum of 3 - 6 years of staff experience working in municipal planning and/or community development AND completion of Bachelor’s degree (required) from an accredited college or university with a major in urban planning or a closely related field. 
  • Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Hawaii driver's license.


  • $35 to $55 hourly; commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • Benefits Package available including Health insurance, Vision insurance, Dental  insurance, 401(k) Retirement, Flexible spending account, Paid time off.


  • Full-time, 40 hours a week. 
  • On-site, Monday to Friday.
  • Preferably residing in Maui County.

Please send a resume, writing sample, and cover letter of interest in the attachments or to


4LEAF, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. 


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Experience Level
Mid I (1-4 years)
AICP Level
Parks, Open Space, and Recreation Planning
Salary Range
$35 - $55

Contact Information

Katlyn Blevins
2126 Rheem Drive
Pleasanton, CA
United States
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