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Community Resilience and Mitigation Planner

Community Resilience and Mitigation Planner

 Community Resilience and Mitigation Planner


Main Topic: Places and Regions
Secondary Topic: Environment and Society 

Overview: Community Resilience and Mitigation Planner will contribute to the development of a variety of community and regional resilience planning work including but not limited to comprehensive plans, mitigation plans, master plans, strategic plans, resiliency plans, implementation plans, economic revitalization plans, disaster recovery plans, district and neighborhood plans, redevelopment plans, highest and best use plans, visual planning techniques and market analysis. The individual will work in a team environment with staff members from various disciplines and will be responsible for performing a range of planning functions. Job responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following: Collecting and analyzing and synthesizing data related to economic development, hazards and vulnerabilities, community development, resilience, housing, environmental and natural resources, demographics, infrastructure, and land use planningTechnical writing for sections of reports, planning documents and other related documentsDeveloping strategic actions and implementation stepsAssist in the implementation of a plan's goals, objectives, policies, strategies and projects through identifying and securing public funding from regional, state and federal funding opportunitiesAssist and lead public engagement meetings and stakeholder interviews. Participate in public speaking engagementsWork with a wide variety of stakeholders like elected officials, public policy makers, administrative staff, planning commissions members and authority membersAlthough the selected candidate will work on team, the candidate will require some independent work and need to be able to function in that environment. 

Geographers at work: Environmental Geographers, Hazards Geographers, Economic Geographers, Physical/Human Geographers 

Recommended College Courses: Physical Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, Environmental Management, Hazards Management 

Skills: Geographic Information Science, Environmental Management 

For more information on Careers in Disaster Relief visit: https://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2018/article/disaster-relief-careers.htm

Written by Christopher Hinojosa