Serving more than 6 million people in our region, the Houston Galveston Area Council is the cornerstone to address issues that cross city limits and county lines every day. HGAC is made up of 13 county governments, 107 cities, and 11 school districts. HGAC prides itself in serving as an instrument of local government cooperation, promoting the region’s orderly development and the safety and welfare of its citizens.
H-GAC is seeking a Regional Planner to join the Sustainable Development team within our Community and Environmental department. Through cooperation with local governments, H-GAC’s Community and Environmental Planning Department improves the quality of life for residents across the region.
As the Regional Planner you will have the opportunity to design procedures and develop regional plans for a range of sustainable development programs. The major job duties in this role include collecting and analyzing data, researching best practices and additional funding opportunities, developing local and regional plans or programs; developing procedures for implementing plans or programs, and responding to inquiries on current projects. This is a key support role in which you will assist in the preparation and execution of various committee meetings and training workshops Strong project management, communication and presentation skills are crucial for success in this role. You must be able provide professional and timely feedback to a variety of audiences.
So what are we looking for in a candidate? We are pursuing an individual who enjoys and is passionate about a multitude of sustainable development program initiatives. The Community & Environmental team is one that demonstrates strong team work, an “all hands on deck” attitude and are passionate about doing whatever it takes to improve the quality of life for our citizens. We are looking for someone who shares these same values and who is not afraid to think outside of the box, brainstorm and bring new ideas to the table. You must be a person who enjoys researching, reporting and interacting with the community. If this sounds like you then we would love to hear from you!
The successful candidate will have at a minimum:
- Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Regional Planning or related field
- Three (3) years’ experience in urban or regional planning, monitoring, and reporting.
- Thorough knowledge of pertinent policies, regulations and best management practices.
- Ability to plan and effectively manage complex, long-term projects
Preferred qualifications include:
- Five (5) years’ experience in urban and regional planning, monitoring and reporting.
- Experience with GIS and/or graphics software including Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) and SketchUp
Equal Opportunity Employer