Entry Level Facility Planner

Fairfax, Virginia
Mar 03, 2022
Jun 29, 2022
Full Time
Dewberry Architects Inc. (Dewberry) invites applications for a full time Facility Planner position within our national architecture practice to work in our Fairfax, Virginia office, or remotely. The selected candidate will work under the supervision of a facility planner and architects and be expected to travel to project sites in the US when necessary, up to 10-25% of the time.

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you're an experienced professional or a new graduate, you'll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call "Dewberry at Work," that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.


Minimum Essential Skills/Qualifications:

Bachelor's or Master's Degree (preferred)
  • in planning, urban design, architecture or related field
  • with an interest in criminal justice and/or federal government projects

  • in criminology, planning, public administration, psychology, economics, or other similar fields,
  • with the ability to think spatially (the ability to visualize in three dimensions), as evidenced through education or work skills/experience.

Ability and desire to pursue American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) credential

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • Statistical/quantitative analysis capabilities, including data collection, cleaning, analysis, and forecasting.
  • Graphical representations of findings in charts, graphs, or other visual tools to illustrate findings using SmartSheets, PowerBI, Tableau, or similar.
  • High level technical writing skills, excellent grammar, spelling, punctuation, and familiarity with how to reference, footnote, and otherwise document research.
  • Research ability - the capability to canvas existing online and other materials to determine a basic working knowledge of new subject matter as needed for each project, and to collaborate with specialists in a wide range of arenas as needed.
  • Presentation skills - the personality and presence to stand confidently in front of a group and speak convincingly about known content.
  • Some publishing abilities - the ability to use standard publishing software and balance color, style, and content on a page or slide. (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Adobe InDesign)
  • Document publication skills -including headers/footers, inserting graphics into a document, and completing the document with Table of Contents, page numbers, and similar, using Microsoft Word and InDesign.
  • Detail oriented - able to assist in quality control, as per the Dewberry QA/QC process.

Must have a valid driver's license, good driving record and ability to pass a driving record background check.

*In accordance with applicable Executive Order 14042 and related requirements, all prospective hires for this position, performing work for the federal government, will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, or qualify for an exemption to this vaccination requirement. Such proof of vaccination, or written request for exemption, will be required, following receipt of written offer.

*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

*Only recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry's background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.

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