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Planning Specialist

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Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Program Coordinator II
Posting Title Planning Specialist
System Member Institution/Agency TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY (TAMU)
Department SEA GRANT ADMINISTRATION AND PROGRAM / 02-153001
Posting Number S00170FY18
Salary Commensurate
Pay Basis Annually
Job Close Date 12/05/2017
Geographic Location Houston
Budget Type Budgeted/Benefits - Full-Time
Is this position restricted by the Patriot Act? No
Is this position D.O.T. regulated? No
EEO AA Statement

The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Position Summary Information

Job Summary

The Program Coordinator II, under general supervision, works collaboratively with leadership to plan, develop and implement programs. This position is located in Houston, TX.

Required Education and Experience

Master’s degree in planning or closely aligned field with two years of relevant experience working in urban planning, land use planning, or related field. Or, bachelor’s degree in planning or closely aligned field with four years of relevant experience working in urban planning, land use planning, or related field.

Preferred Education and Experience

Master’s degree in urban planning or related field. Two or more years experience working as a planner along the Texas Coast or other coastal area.

Required Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations

Valid Texas Driver’s License or ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment.

Preferred Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations

American Institute of Certified Planners, Certified Floodplain Manager, Geographic Information Systems Professional.

Required Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others. Good public speaking/presentation skills. Strong quantitative skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Experience with conflict resolution. Experience with hazard mitigation and working with coastal communities. Experience with facilitating meetings and working with diverse stakeholders.

Preferred Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Interdisciplinary thinking and successful track record working in areas that complement the research and outreach interests of Texas Target Communities, the Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center, the Institute for Sustainable Communities, the Center for Housing and Urban Development, the Center for Texas Beaches and Shores, and the Harte Research Institute. Experience with facilitating community meetings. Experience with community outreach and education on community or environmental planning issues. Working knowledge of Texas coastal planning issues. Demonstrated ability to leverage resources of coastal universities. Demonstrated ability to interact with coastal communities, resource managers, policy and decision-makers.

Other Requirements or Other Factors

Position will be based in Houston, TX.

Preferred Other Requirements or Other Factors

Detailed Job Duties

Duties Performed

Translate research that supports Community Resilience Collaborative efforts within the Healthy Coastal Ecosystems and Resilient Communities and Economies focus areas by partnering with both academia and planning practitioners working along the Texas Coast. Identify pertinent peer-reviewed literature that supports the efforts of Texas Sea Grant Extension as well as meets the needs of coastal communities that lack planning capacity to adequately address coastal issues that impact economies, environments, and communities. Conduct resiliency assessments of coastal communities to assist with the identification of planning needs for coastal communities.

Duties Performed

Lead and facilitate the implementation of outreach activities and provide technical assistance that supports the goals of the Community Resilience Collaborative (technical assistance includes but is not limited to: plan, ordinance and regulation review and writing; assistance in geographic information systems; data collection, analysis and interpretation; working with the Texas Target Communities Program and affiliated partners; educating and training Community Planners and Extension Agents; providing hands-on technical assistance to coastal communities; leading the planning processes for communities that lack planning capacity; and networking with Gulf organizations regarding similar efforts, including Gulf Sea Grant and National Estuarine Research Reserve programs.) Duties require operating a motor vehicle to travel to various work locations.

Duties Performed

Perform other duties as assigned.

Duties Performed

Do reporting, evaluation, and other administrative tasks as required to carry out the research and outreach duties of the position as well as to assist the Texas Sea Grant Extension team achieve the goals and objectives outlined in the Texas Sea Grant strategic plan.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you see this position advertised?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Workplace Diversity
    • Work in Texas
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Job Fair
    • GettingHired.com
    • RecruitMilitary.com
    • This Website
    • Other
  2. If you selected Other, please let us know where you saw the position advertised.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have a valid Texas driver’s license or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have strong quantitative skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills and good public speaking/presentation skills as well as experience with conflict resolution?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have experience with hazard mitigation and working with coastal communities as well as experience with facilitating meetings and working with diverse stakeholders?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * This Position will be based in Houston, TX. Do you agree to this requirement?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

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