Website BERK Consulting

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.

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